Welcome, rural grantees! Since 1998, Praxis has been providing training, technical assistance (TA) and networking opportunities to rural communities funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
trainings: Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to
cover travel expenses to attend this training and do not need to get approval
from their OVW program specialist.
No registration fee.
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AUDIO CONFERENCE AND WEBINAR NETWORKING
Rural Routes to Change, informal monthly discussions intended to facilitate networking and dialogue. Registration is now required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not receive registration confirmation.
All calls take place the third Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3:15pm Central Time.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
When Battered Women Stay: Accounting for Advocacy Beyond Leaving in Your CCRRegister nowPublicity
advocates know that leaving is not the only or often the best strategy
for dealing with abusive partners, CCRs and advocates work in
communities that expect the promotion of leaving as the only way to move
forward for victims. In Jill Davies’ 2009 article Advocacy Beyond Leaving: Helping Battered Women in Contact With Current or Former Partners
she writes, “Advocates are skilled and effective in helping victims to
limit contact or leave a relationship. Yet, when a victim’s focus and
goals are to remain in contact, to remain in the relationship, or to
improve her children’s relationship with their father, we may quickly
move out of our comfort zone. We might struggle to identify safety
strategies, to find resources, to know what to do and what to say.” Join
us as we discuss with Laurie Jorgensen the reasons and vision for
developing more effective advocacy to support women who stay in contact
with current or former partners. In this call, we’ll discuss:
• Information about victims in contact,
• Advocacy and safety planning with victims in contact,
• Safety planning and advocacy with women who stay,
• Ending violent and controlling behavior, and
• Advocacy safety, training and support.
SAVE THE DATES!
INSTITUTELarge groups of grantees and national experts gather for training on a range of topics.Due to the multiple OVW-sponsored training opportunities this fall/winter, the following Praxis institute will be postponed:
The Critical Role of the Leader: Coordinating Rural Inter-Agency Efforts to End Violence Against Women
March 26 – 28, 2014 (Previous dates: February 11 - 13, 2014)
A training institute for advocates, coordinators, and leaders of coordinated inter-agency efforts to improve community and systems responses to violence against women
This training institute will focus on the key philosophies, skills, and methods of successfully organizing and maintaining rural inter-agency efforts to improve community and system responses to all forms of violence against women. Rural advocates, coordinators, and leaders will come together to develop specific skills necessary to lead effective inter-agency work in rural communities.
Registration open soon
Winter 2013 OVW-Sponsored Training Opportunities
• Just Rural Conference on Child Sexual Abuse, Dec. 10-12*
• Domestic Violence Danger Assessment & Risk Management, Dec. 16-17*
*Pre-approved by OVW for Rural Grantees.
critical-thinking and problem-solving events with a small group of rural advocates, practitioners, Praxis staff and a national expert.
Stay tuned for more info!