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May 2018
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ALSO Hosted Underserved Project In-person Training 


October 9-11, 2018 

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) will host the 
2018 Underserved In-Person  Institute in 
Chicago, IL

This meeting is mandatory for 2016 and 2017 grantees. If your organization is unable to attend, please contact your OVW Grant Manager Kara Moller at  Kara.Moller@usdoj.gov.

*Pending OVW Approval *

More details soon to follow. 

Other Webinars & In-person Training Opportunities*


TitleThe SART Toolkit: tools and resources to facilitate a coordinated team approach to sexual assault
Host International Association of Forensic Nurses
Date: July 12, 2018
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm 
This webinar will introduce forensic nurses to the updated Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Toolkit, hosted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. The new SART Toolkit is the result of collaborative efforts to provide evidence-based information on best practices to SARTs.

TitleEnhancing Language Access: A Culturally Responsive Approach
Host: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Ensuring meaningful access to limited English proficient (LEP) survivors of domestic and sexual violence is recognizing how gender bias and cultural identity may prevent access to services. Survivors of diverse communities may face challenges when systems of help are not responsive to their cultural identity. Recognizing and respecting individual cultural differences are important to sensitive and effective work with survivors. In addition, differences in concepts of suffering and healing can influence how individuals may experience the effects of gender based victimization and interaction with systems of help. This is the first of a series of three webinars.  

Archived Webinars

Title: Reaching Latino Male Survivors of Sexual Violence 
Host: Casa de Esperanza .

When Latino male survivors of sexual violence make the decision to disclose their abuse or seek support, we want to ensure that rape crisis centers are prepared. This webinar focuses on the key considerations needed to enhance outreach efforts to Latino male survivors of sexual violence. Attendees will be equipped with strategies, messages and resources to support these outreach efforts.

Title: Transforming Care in Tribal Communities for Sexual Assault Survivors Through Partnership and Technology
Host: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center 

For many remote Indian communities, it often is difficult to create, develop and sustain trauma-informed and culturally appropriate services and resources as part of a health response for Indigenous women who have been sexually violated. Sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) have specialized training, education, and experience in providing quality forensic medical examinations and patient-centered care to survivors. Given high medical staff turnover, it is challenging to keep SANE nurses on staff in tribal community health care facilities. Join us for this webinar to learn how we are working effectively to respond, using telemedicine, to the needs of victims of sexual assault living on tribal lands with limited resources.

Title: Sovereignty of the Soul: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America 
Host: National Indigenous Women's Resource Center 

Understanding the scope of sexual assaults committed against American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) within the context of intimate partner relationships and supporting timely tribal government responses can help reduce the trauma experienced by Native victim survivors of sexual assault. This webinar will focus on historical and contemporary sexual violence experienced by AI/ANs and share policy recommendations focused on the intersection of sexual assault and the related crimes of domestic violence and other related issues and limitations faced by tribal nations. The webinar aims to reduce disparities in the response to sexual assault of tribal victims by increasing awareness of the need for adequate and culturally appropriate responses to sexual assault in tribal communities.

In-Person Trainings/Events

Title : 2018 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC)
           "Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation"
Host: California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
Location: Anaheim, California
Date: August 29- August 31, 2018
The conference facilitates opportunities to share information and resources, advance learning, develop skills, and increase professional capacity to support survivors of sexual assault, to raise the profile of sexual assault as an important community health and justice issue, and to prevent sexual assault from happening.
*To use OVW grant funds for any training & technical assistance opportunities, you must send an email to your OVW Program Manager, Kara Moller, at Kara.Moller@usdoj.gov to request approval. ALSO Underserved TA Project webinars and in-person trainings (including New Grantee Orientation) do not need prior approval.
Funding Opportunities & Resources 

The following recordings of past webinars were hosted by the Resource Sharing Project as part of a series on financial management. 

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This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K034 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.