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.
training! Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to
cover travel expenses to attend all training listed here and do not need to get approval
from their OVW program specialist.
No registration fee.
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Rural Routes to Change Networking Sessions
Building Blocks--webinar trainings
BUILDING BLOCKS--TRAINING SESSIONS
Webinars on the core components of effective institutional and individual advocacy that improve outcomes for victims and accountability for offenders. These trainings are intended to provide in-depth perspective and thinking on relevant
issue from national and rural experts in the field. Registration is required. Please contact email@example.com if you do not receive registration confirmation. All calls take place the third Wednesday of each month from 2 - 3:15pm Central Time.
Wednesday, November 19Practical Implications of Current
Intimate Partner Violence Research for Advocates and Service Providers
Andrew Klein, Advocates for Human Potential
In 2009, the National Institute of Justice published Andrew
Klein’s Practical Implications of Current
Domestic Violence Research: For Law Enforcement, Prosecutors and Judges. In Dec 2013, this work was expanded to include what the research suggests is
important about the additional data from the perspective of victims, advocates
and service providers as well as about the efficacy of particular advocacy
services themselves. The research results found that this compilation can
optimize individual advocacy, other service programming and coordinated
community response efforts. Join us to
discuss highlights of research findings which help provide answers to the
- How can research assist you in providing
services and efforts to change your community response?
- What do victim
advocates and service providers need to know about the impact of the civil and
criminal justice system?
- Is arrest the best response? Does prosecution deter further abuse? Can
cases be successfully prosecuted without the victim?
services and advocacy are most effective for increased victim well being,
safety and court outcomes?
- Should domestic violence victims who suffer sexual
assault be encouraged to participate in SANE programs?
RURAL ROUTES TO CHANGE--WEBINAR NETWORKING
by Rose Thelen, Praxis TAP and expert on rural coordinated community responses,
Rural Routes to Change feature guests working to implement key CCR strategies
in rural communities to share their current experiences.
Wednesday, December 17
Leveraging Key Features of Rural Life to Benefit CCR Efforts
, Praxis Technical Assistance Partner + Rural Grantee
Effective CCR’s are built on relationships, which
are often already in place in small rural communities. Key people may have
taken up the cause of improving inter-agency responses before your CCR was even
in place. Identifying these people and changes can make the task of
standardizing and improved outcomes simpler than starting from scratch. Relationships
that exist outside of the agencies directly involved in a CCR can influence
community support for overall goals. Also, people have more frequent
access and interaction with each other in a variety of settings. While not
negating the problems associated with implementing a CCR in a small community,
this session will help you identify rural strengths that can
work in your favor. Join our conversation as we consider:
- Formal and informal power in Rural communities,
- What’s already been done,
- Leveraging informal access, and
and maintaining media relationships
INSTITUTELarge groups of grantees and national experts gather for training on a range of topics.October 21 - 23, 2014
Building & Enhancing Rural Coordinated Criminal Justice Responses to Battering
An interdisciplinary training institute for rural granteesOverview of training:The training institute provided the latest research and information on best practices for coordinating
criminal justice system responses to battering. It also provided an opportunity
for teams to work together to integrate the information shared and develop
customized action plans for communities. Participants gained an understanding of how to build a CCR that prioritizes and implements solutions to better protect victims and
their children, hold offenders accountable, and maximize the efficacy of a local coordinated community response. Follow up resources available
March 26-28, 2014, 2014
Phoenix, AZThe Critical Role of Leadership: Coordinating Rural Interagency Response to Violence Against Women
training for advocates, coordinators, & leaders of coordinated
interagency efforts to improve community & systems responses to
ending violence against women
Overview of training:
institute focused on the key philosophies, skills, & methods of
organizing and maintaining successful rural interagency efforts to
improve community & system responses to all forms of violence
Follow up resources availableContact Janice Wick for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 218-525-0487, x251
critical-thinking and problem-solving events with a small group of rural advocates, practitioners, Praxis staff and a national expert.
Stay tuned for upcoming roundtables!
Contact Janice Wick for more information: email@example.com, 218-525-0487, x 251