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Upcoming Trainings, Webinars and Events Around the Country

Inclusion on the list does not imply endorsement of the event, training, speakers, topics or sponsoring organization by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.  This is not an exhaustive list of training opportunities and events; rather it is a compilation of events that have been submitted to or come to the attention of the National Center. 

If you would like to have your webinar, event or training considered for inclusion on this list, please submit details, including the name of the event, date, location, sponsoring organization, registration information, other pertinent information and a person to contact about the submission.  You will not receive notification about inclusion on this listing. Thank You!

If you have questions about a specific training, event or webinar, contact the sponsoring organization.

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JULY 2020

July 12-14 in Portsmouth, NH Postponed
2020 International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire

July 20-21 in Manchester, NH
Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse, National Criminal Justice Training Center

July 22-24 in Washington, DC
Technology Summit 2020, National Network to End Domestic Violence

July 25-26 in Kingston, RI
Second Annual National Student Leadership Summit, It's On Us

July 28-30 in New Orleans, LA
The National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates, BWJP's National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, in collaboration with Legal Resource Center on Violence Against Women, Southwest Center on Law and Policy, Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center of AEquitas and Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Legal Clinic




August 4-6 in Miami, FL Postponed TBA
2020 Latin@ Institute: Building Community Together, Casa de Esperanza's National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities, in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women

August 9-11 in Franklin, TN
18th Annual Conference ~ 2020 Vision: Expanding Disciplines in the New Decade, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

August 10-13 in Dallas, TX
32nd Annual Crimes Against Children Conference, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

August 25-26 in Los Angeles, CA
2nd Annual Survivor Wealth Summit, FreeFrom



SEPTEMBER 2020 National Campus Safety Awareness Month

September 9-11 in San Diego, CA
20th Annual International Family Justice Center Conference, Alliance for Hope International

September 13-16 in Jekyll Island, GA
26th Annual Family Violence Conference, Georgia Commission on Family Violence

September 14-15 in Mansfield, MA
Criminal Connections: Child Pornography and Child Sexual Abuse, National Criminal Justice Training Center

September 23 in Portland, OR
Voices for the Justice, National Crime Victim Law Institute

September 30 - October 2 in Atlanta, GA
National Training Institute, National Center for Victims of Crime



OCTOBER 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 25-28 in St, Louis, MO
2020 National Conference on Domestic Violence: Recognizing (Y)Our Power, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

October 27-30 in San Diego, CA
Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention Click here to indicate your interest

October 28-30 in Arlington, VA
2020 National Conference on Safe Housing, Safe Housing Initiative




November 4-6 in Washington, DC
Conference on Juvenile Sex Trafficking, Juvenile Sex Trafficking Conference series

November 18-20 in Columbia, MO
40 Years: Foundations. Focus. Future, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence




December 2-4 in Gold Coast, QLD, AU
2020 STOP Domestic Violence Conference




December 14 - December 13, 2020 (online)
Domestic and Sexual Violence, the Impact on Health, and the Patient Safety Card Approach to Integrated Education, Assessment and Response, Indian Health Service




Advocacy for Victims of Abuse
Online Tutorial on Abuse a self-paced tutorial on abuse for clergy, spiritual leaders and teachers. The purpose is to provide leaders with the needed information on issues of domestic violence and childhood sexual assault. Given the prevalence of abuse, all faith leaders need basic knowledge about these two types of violence.

Coaching Healthy & Respectful Manhood ~ Online Training Certification was developed for educators and mentors to educate boys. We encourage both male and female teachers to get certified and implement the lessons in their schools. The curriculum is free.


Battered Women Charged with Crimes this previously- recorded webinar was developed to help prosecutors and criminal justice partners identify, evaluate, and develop improved responses to cases involving battered women who are arrested for using violence against their abusers.

Introducing Expert Testimony in Domestic Violence Cases public perceptions of how victims should respond to physical and emotional trauma often conflict with the way victims actually behave, and these misconceptions can severely affect the fact finders’ assessment of victim credibility and ultimate case outcome. Experienced professionals familiar with victim behavior understand that victims have individual responses to trauma that are often counterintuitive to public expectations, but may be unable or unsure of how to explain this to the jury. Introducing expert testimony to explain victim behavior is a way to dispel myths and assist the jury in making an informed decision based on the evidence. This recording described common victim behaviors and dynamics in intimate partner violence cases, as well as their impact on fact finders' assessments of victim credibility. The presenter discussed the law related to the introduction of expert testimony by the prosecution to explain victim behavior and how to identify experts qualified to testify on this issue. The recording also highlighted the importance of deciding whether to introduce expert testimony in a case. In addition, it identified ways to work with experts to prepare a case for trial even if the testimony will not be introduced.

Introducing Expert Testimony in Sexual Violence Cases the public has deeply-rooted perceptions about sexual violence and about how victims of sexual assault should behave. The realities of sexual violence are quite different. Experienced professionals familiar with the dynamics of sexual violence understand that victims have individual responses to trauma that are often counterintuitive to public expectations. Without the benefit of a proper explanation, however, jurors may wrongly interpret a victim’s actions during and after an assault as reasons not to believe the victim’s testimony. Expert testimony to explain victim behavior is often the best way to dispel myths and assist the jury to make an informed decision based on the evidence, viewed in its proper context. This previously-recorded webinar described the impact of trauma on victims, including cognitive and behavioral reactions, and discussed the effect of common victim behaviors on factfinders’ assessments of victim credibility. It discussed the law related to the prosecution’s introduction of expert testimony on victim behavior, how to identify experts qualified to testify on this subject, and what the parameters of such testimony should be.

Investigating and Prosecuting Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault this previously-recorded webinar was developed to assist investigators, prosecutors, and other allied professionals address the unique challenges these cases present.

Against Violence & Abuse
Complicated matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health domestic and violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health are three issues which often co-exist. And when they do, things can become complicated. This course is designed to 'uncomplicate' matters by raising your awareness about how the three issues interlink and reflecting on the most effective ways to engage with individuals and families who are affected by these issues.

Alliance of Military & Veteran Family Behavioral Health Providers
MVP a series of continuing education modules that are intended for behavioral health providers who are already licensed or have completed their terminal degree. All of these modules will include up to date research, practices, role-plays, and reflective questions so that providers, clinicians, and extenders can build on their competency in delivering relationally based care for individuals, couples, and families. Successful completion of a module will result in a certificate, however this certificate is intended to be used for professional advancement and cannot be considered a replacement for a university based course.

America's Heroes at Work
TBI, PTSD & Employment an online training tool for employers, supervisors & hiring managers.

American Judges Association
Effective Adjudication of Domestic Abuse Cases the AJA, with the assistance of Futures Without Violence, and the National Center for State Courts, is proud to provide this high-quality, web-based, comprehensive domestic violence education for judges. Using adult-learning instruction tools and interactive exercises, separate training modules on key issues allow new and experienced judges to learn at their own pace from leading national experts they might not otherwise have the time, opportunity or funding to see. The AJA offers this timely, engaging and convenient resource at no cost to judges who want to apply this state of the art learning to make our communities safer. Note: NCDSV Board Member, The Honorable Marshall Murray is a faculty member.

American Nurses Association
Human Trafficking: Recognition & Intervention this course introduces nurses to the emergent nursing care of human trafficking victims. An overview about the types of human trafficking, methods of coercion, recruitment strategies, and recognition of human trafficking victims is provided. Nurses will explore screening tools, available resources, and nursing interventions that facilitate interdisciplinary, victim-centered, care.

American Probation and Parole Association
Domestic Violence: Fundamentals for Community Corrections Practice through this distance learning training, you will learn about guidelines and recommended strategies for supervising domestic violence offenders to achieve the goals of increased victim safety, offender accountability, and offender behavior change.

ASISTA, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies and Tahirh Justice Center
Helping Those Released from Family Detention: Asylum Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence this webinar series is for attorneys, accredited representatives, domestic and sexual violence advocates, mental health service providers and social workers already familiar with VAWA and U visas to help women and children released from family detention centers. Specifically, it is designed to expand your knowledge and capacity to help survivors fleeing domestic and sexual violence in their home countries apply for asylum. Copyright © 2016 ASISTA, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies and Tahirih Justice Center.

Asylum Overview for Attorneys and Advocates Working with Survivors (part 1 of 3)

Mechanics of Filing an Asylum Application (part 2 of 3)

Advanced Asylum Legal Issues (part 3 of 3)

Battered Women's Justice Project
Safety at Home: Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel and Veterans the course is designed for advocates (military and civilian) who provide services to military-related families experiencing intimate partner violence. The course will also be helpful for social service and mental health practitioners who are working with these victims and their families. The self-paced course includes eight modules with mini-lectures, case studies, video clips, practice scenarios, and opportunities for self-assessment to test mastery of course content. Supplemental materials are available to download.

Bureau of Justice Assistance
The BJA Grant Writing and Management Academy assists you with the grant management process within the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Academy includes the following modules: 1) Before Applying for BJA Funds; 2) Applying for BJA Funds; 3) Managing Your BJA Funds; 4) Strategic Planning; and 5) Budget.

Center for Deployment Psychology
Online Courses the CDP provides interactive web-based training to educate professionals (military and civilian providers) working with Service members and their families.

Center for Prevention of Child Maltreatment
Early Detection of Child Maltreatment Training are you a medical professional looking to earn FREE continuing education credit? Learn to identify signs of child maltreatment / abuse and arm yourself with knowledge that could save a child's life. Our free online training provides continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, teachers, psychologists, licensed counselors, family therapists and social workers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Connecting the Dots a training on shared risk and protective factors across multiple forms of violence. Topics include: how to identify these connections, shared risk and protective factors across violence types, ways to integrate these practices into prevention initiatives and recommendations for community collaboration. Combined with evidence-based practices, Connecting the Dots will help users implement prevention strategies and address risks in the context of the home environment, neighborhood, and community.

The Center for Prevention of Child Abuse Maltreatment
Early Detection Training Program teaches medical professionals how to identify and report potential signs of child treatment.

Clery Center

Online Clery Act Training Program in response to increasing demand and requests from in-person training participants, the Clery Center is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever comprehensive, four-module online training course for Clery Act compliance. The newly-launched program addresses common challenges and promising practices in emergency response and notification, crime reporting, sexual violence guidelines, prevention education and development of the institution's annual security report. Through this flexible and engaging online course, participants will be able to: identify compliance requirements under the Clery Act, review institutional policies and procedures, and develop strategies for enhanced collaboration.​

Understanding the Role of a Campus Security Authority this course provides an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of campus security authorities, including special considerations related to the intersection of Title IX and the Clery Act, their influence on ongoing reporting requirements, and strategies for training CSAs. If you’re involved in identifying and training campus security authorities, this course is a helpful tool for developing a strategy for communicating with CSAs and provides case studies and materials that may be adapted for your institution.​

Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Online Learning Center CCADV hosts the Online Learning Center (OLC) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  These online, on-demand courses provide participants with uniform, self-paced training. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of a course. This is an on-going project that CCADV will continue to build and strengthen. Available courses include:

Domestic Violence 101

Ethics for Colorado Advocates

Introduction to Client-Centered Advocacy (Trauma-Informed, Survivor-Centered Advocacy)

Understanding Batterers

Colorado SANE / SAFE Project
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault: An Educated Response the target audience is registered nurses, advocates, attorneys, and law enforcement.  The purpose of this activity is to provide an overview on drug facilitated sexual assaults appropriate for a multi-disciplinary audience. This pre-recorded webinar is available online and is presented by: Kim Nash BSN RN SANE-A, SANE-P. Brought to you by the Colorado SANE/SAFE Project. Register for this FREE pre-recorded online course by completing the registration form in its entirety. Contact Shay Ramirez at shamaree.ramirez@uchealth,org with questions. 

Darkness to Light
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training ONLINE this prevention training program teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth. The online version allows individuals to take the training at any time or place, at a pace of their choosing.

DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office and Office for Victims of Crime
Advanced Military Sexual Assault Advocate Training combines expertise in learning development from the Office for Victims of Crime’s Training and Technical Assistance Center with DoD’s broad range of SAPR advocacy capabilities and initiatives. This combination promises a dynamic learning experience that focuses on providing appropriate support for military victims of sexual assault.

East Tennessee State University
SANE Refresher Course a 40-hour didactic course designed specifically for registered nurses who have already completed a previous SANE training and would like a refresher. This course follows the educational guidelines of the 2006 National Training Standards for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examiners and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Empire State College, State University of New York
Advanced Certificate in Veteran Services enhance your ability to advocate for veterans and do effective outreach; gain insight into the needs and culture of specific veteran populations; and deepen your understanding of the evolving politics of veteran services.

End Violence Against Women International

OnLineTraining Institute state-of-the art training to anyone who is interested, on the topic of criminal justice response to sexual assault. This OnLine Training Institute provides the opportunity for interested professionals to expand their knowledge of cutting edge developments in the criminal justice and community response to sexual assault, with particular emphasis on those crimes committed by someone who is known to the victim (i.e., non-strangers). Numerous courses on a variety of topics are available through the Institute.

Webinar Archive

Everyday Feminism

Beyond Diversity: How to Build a Truly Anti-Racist Organization (available anytime starting June 18, 2018) an online training program to understand how your organization is complicit in systemic racism and supremacy culture.

Healing from Toxic Whiteness an online training program for white people committed to racial justice.

Family Planning National Training Centers
The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) & HIV this independent learning module explores the intersection of IPV and HIV in a family planning setting. There is growing evidence that clients who have HIV are at higher risk for IPV, and clients who are victims of IPV face higher risks for HIV. This training offers providers knowledge, skills, and tools to enhance their screening in order to identify “red flags” for IPV and HIV. It also offers risk reduction tools to use when HIV or IPV risk factors are present.

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
Human Trafficking Training Program teaches law enforcement officers how to recognize human trafficking encountered during routine duties, how to protect victims, and how to initiate human trafficking investigations.

Florida Coalition Against Sexual Violence

Investigating Sexual Assault: Working with Victims (scroll down)

Law Enforcement and Prosecutors: Working Together to Win Sexual Battery Cases (scroll down)

Law Enforcement Training Webinar Series: Crime Scene Investigations (Parts I-II), October 2013

Law Enforcement Training Webinar Series: Sexual Assault Investigations ~ A Step Beyond (Parts I-III), April-May 2013

Sexual Assault Victims Rights and Services (scroll down)

Florida State University, Institute for Family Violence Studies

Domestic Violence 101: An Introduction to Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence 101: A Competency-Based Training Manual for WIC and Other Nutrition Program Staff

Domestic Violence: A Competency-Based Training Manual for Animal Abuse Investigators

Domestic Violence: A Competency-Based Training Manual for Community Mental Health Center Staff

Domestic Violence in Later Life: A Competency-Based Training Manual for meals on Wheels Volunteers & Other Elder Services Staff

The Intersection of Domestic Abuse and Child Victimization

Forensic Science Education

Continuing Education and Training for Medicolegal Death Investigators – web-based training for forensic and medical professionals, law enforcement and ancillary professionals. Courses are related to medicolegal death investigations, missing and unidentified persons, National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NAMUS) training, and sudden unexplained infant death (SUID) investigations.

Online courses for Expert Testimony: :Expert Testimony for the Prosecutor and Scientiest" and "How to Be a Good Expert Witnesss"

Headington Institute
Understanding and Addressing Vicarious Trauma– this module is an introduction to the topic of vicarious trauma and humanitarian work. It provides an overview so that you can learn about this at your own pace. It also includes links and references to other resources on this topic.

Helping Services for Northeast Iowa
Domestic Violence Awareness Training– incorporates the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence required content for the 30-hour victim counselor training. What will you gain?

  • Understand experiencing and fleeing from abuse through victims' perspectives
  • Insight into effects of violence on children
  • Correct and sensitive response techniques
  • Connection with others who are passionate about ending violence

This course isn't just for victim counselors! Domestic violence awareness is critical for all professionals and community members.

Honor our Voices
Honor our Voices ~ Children's Perspectives of Domestic Violence – a unique online learning module providing you with the opportunity to see domestic violence through the eyes and voices of children. The purpose of this learning module is to create a multi-pronged response to increase the awareness and sensitivity of shelter advocates and other social service providers to the needs of children and suggest promising ways of enhancing services for children exposed to domestic violence.

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Online Domestic Violence Foundation Training – a web-based courses featuring domestic violence topics that in part meet the 40 hour domestic violence training requirement (in Illinois) needed for most domestic violence advocates who work in a full service domestic violence program.This foundation training includes five separate modules listed below. 

Module A ~ Foundations of Domestic Violence

Module B ~ Advocacy for Domestic Violence Victims

Module C ~ Children's Issues; Cultural Competency

Module D ~ Domestic Violence Victims with Complex Issues

Module E ~ Legal Issues; Making Referrals; Domestic Violence Certification

International Association of Forensic Nurses
SANE 43-Hour Online Pediatric / Adolescent Training Program – this online pediatric / adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing in the role of pediatric SANE.  This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines and provides 43 contact hours in nursing upon completion. 

SANE 41-Hour Online Adolescent / Adult Training Program (scroll down) – this online adult / adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) didactic training program is geared toward the Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse planning on practicing in the role of SANE.  This course meets the IAFN SANE Education Guidelines and provides 40 contact hours in nursing upon completion. 

The National Center for Campus Public Safety
Campus Public Safety Online includes upcoming webinars and links to previously conducted, closed captioned webinar recordings. Webinars will cover topics of interest to the college campus public safety and emergency management community like: fair and impartial policing, trauma-informed sexual assault investigations, large event management, National Incident Management System, behavioral threat assessment and others.

National Center for PTSD
Increasing Effectiveness of PTSD Treatments– this online course addresses how to increase the effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for PTSD, particularly in difficult cases and situations. The author presents how to decide who is appropriate for evidence-based treatment using assessment. She discusses common barriers to effective delivery of PTSD treatment and provides solutions to overcome these barriers.

National Center for School Engagement, in collaboration with The Partnership for Families and Children
Getting Serious: A Best Practice Approach to Bullying Prevention ~ in nine units you will gain an understanding of key bullying concepts and trends, the ways in which bullying and school climate are linked, and what some organizations and practitioners are doing to successfully prevent bullying in their schools and communities. You will also learn strategies for supporting specific youth populations ~ namely gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, as well as youth who are members of minority religious groups ~ that are disproportionately targeted by bullies. Each unit in this use-friendly course is supplemented by links to outside reading materials, websites and video clips that illustrate the main concepts taught in the unit. A Community Forum allows you to share ideas with other course-takers.

National Center for State Courts

The Beat A Law Enforcement Officer's Guide to Drug Court ~ law enforcement officers will learn the core knowledge, skills and information necessary to effectively monitor, supervise and participate on a drug court team. We have course modules to educate you on how to effectively respond to individuals with mental health and trauma and to educate you on "why people can't stop using drugs."

Justice Responses to Elder Abuse a self-paced course offering a wide array of information and resources to address and reduce elder abuse.  It is designed for use by practitioners and members of the public alike.The course presents the latest research on aging issues, including physical, cognitive and emotional changes that increase an older person’s vulnerability to abuse.  Medical, prosecution and judicial experts explore the dynamics of elder abuse and highlight individual and systemic barriers to effective remedies for victims.  Practitioners in the justice system will discover how specific tools can improve access to justice and enhance outcomes for older victims of abuse.  The course units include a mix of expert presentations and discussions, video clips, interactive exercises and supplemental resources, 2014. Read news release.

National Children's Advocacy Center
NCAC Virtual Training Centeroffers a wide range of FREE online training opportunities for child abuse professionals. NCACvtc includes live and archived webinars and recorded trainings.

National Consumer Law Center
Credit Reporting and Repair for Domestic Violence Survivors, Federal Tax Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors and Screening for Consumer Issues: A Tool for Domestic Violence Advocates and Attorneys – presentations and recordings available from previous webinars.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate – designed to train civilian behavioral health and primary care providers, on military orientation and specific issues affecting veterans and their families. It offers 14 self-directed, self-paced online courses that provide the latest clinical guidelines from the Department of Defense; demonstrate applicable knowledge and skills through real-life examples; and emphasize cultural sensitivities to ensure clinical competency.

National Criminal Justice Training Center

Distance Learning: Community Training Catalog ~  training for child serving organizations, tribes/tribal partners, community leaders, educators, court system personnel, community members/leaders, and other members of the public that will help address community concerns.

Distance Learning: Criminal Justice Professionals Catalog~ special access to training designed strictly for law enforcement, law enforcement support, social workers, victim service providers, child serving professionals, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals. You will find exclusive content to help you gain the necessary skills to make lasting and meaningful change in your community. In addition, you will have access to all of the standard content from the Community catalog.

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Recognizing and Responding to Human Trafficking in a Healthcare Context, October 1992.

National Institute of Corrections

PREA Learning Center

PREA: Investigating Sexual Abuse in a Confinement Setting: Advanced Investigations

National Institute of Justice

Español for Law Enforcement: An Interactive Training Tool this online training was developed to help law enforcement officers obtain a working knowledge of Spanish and to apply it to law enforcement situations. The course walks viewers through English translations, phonetic spellings and pronunciations of Spanish words in situations involving interviews, crime scenes, motor vehicles and domestic violence.

Multimedia audio recordings and transcripts from seminars, webinars and interviews addressing a variety of issues, sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.

National Judicial Education Program
Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse – Adjudicating This Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence Cases this website provides current interdisciplinary research from law, medicine and the social sciences that is applicable to judicial decision-making and case management. This site can be treated as a course or a resource to be consulted as needed.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Creating a Culture of Acceptance: Abuse, HIV and Women in Shelter, November 2014.

Domestic VIolence: Understanding the Basics this 1 hour interactive eLearning module describes the dynamics and common tactics that characterize domestic violence, provides an overview of the scope and impact on individuals and society, explores the underlying factors that allow domestic violence to exist, offers insight into the various risks and choices that survivors face, and shares how to be part of the solution. Divided into 10 sections addressing common questions related to domestic violence, this course will help new advocates, allied professionals, students, and the general public achieve a basic understanding of this complex issue.

Stories of Transformation (scroll down) listen to NRCDV's podcasts at your desk or on the go.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
Online Learning Campus aims to provide a variety of eLearning modules to educate and support you in your efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence.

One Caring Adult, a new course added to the Online Learning Campus that trains educators on how to do just that

Sexual Violence in Disasters: Understanding the Scope of the Problem, a new course added to the Online Learning Campus

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Bringing Hope: Responding to Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse in this course, victim service professionals will learn how to describe types of sexually abusive behavior, review practical skills for listening to a disclosure of child sexual abuse, and identify the three guiding principles for responding to a disclosure, 2014.

Data Analysis Series consists of four courses designed to show users how to enter, analyze, and report on evaluation data captured from pre/post surveys. These courses contain sample data for practice, and users can pause, review, and revisit any portion of the courses, 2017. Watch brief video overview.

Evaluating Sexual Violence Prevention Programs: Steps and Strategies for Preventionists walks the user through the basics of evaluating the impact of sexual violence prevention programs, 2012.

From Approach to Practice: Improving outcomes for children after sexual abuse in this course, victim service professionals will review trauma-informed practices for working with children surviving sexual abuse, learn role-specific recommendations for working with these children, and identify new ideas for collaborating with other professionals, 2014.

Maturing Your Services: Advocating for Survivors of Sexual Violence in Later Life this interactive online course is designed to increase advocates' and other victim service professionals' capacity for serving victims of sexual violence in later life. Considerations for serving older victims are explored in three sections ~ social, physical and emotional factors ~ with opportunities to practice and reflect upon the information, 2013.

Reporting on Sexual Violence, Poynter Institute this course provides information for journalists on understanding sexual violence, including explanations about the differences between prevention and risk reduction. It offers tools and guidelines for interviewing sexual violence survivors, using video, photography and other visuals in news media and avoiding predictable or potentially harmful coverage, 2013.

Sexual Violence in Disasters

Building Community Partnerships for Pre-Disaster Planning this online course discusses the importance of planning for sexual violence prevention and response before a disaster, and highlights guiding strategies and key community partners in the pre-disaster planning process, 2013.

Developing a Plan for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response this online course is designed to assist local and state sexual violence preventionists, victim advocates and their community partners in creating pre-disaster plans for their organizations and communities. It highlights four core components of a pre-disaster plan to help organizations recover quickly and continue to provide vital services in a disaster, 2013.

Understanding the Scope of the Problem this interactive online course addresses the increased vulnerability to sexual violence that can occur during and after disasters. Participants will learn about the connections between oppression, sexual violence and disasters. With case studies from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and examples from other recent calamities around the world, the module highlights the need for pre-planning to prevent and response to sexual in future disasters, 2012.

Understanding National Rape Statistics, 2012.

National Sheriffs' Association
On-Demand Learning Center explore these sessions to gain deeper insight into the trends shaping your industry.

Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center

Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery a user-friendly e-learning tool that will teach victim service professionals and allied professionals knowledge and skills to more effectively serve victims of identity theft and assist with their financial and emotional recovery, 2009.

Legal Assistance for Crime Victims OVC TTAC is partnering with national experts to offer training opportunities to the legal community. The trainings provide attorneys across the country with the tools needed to increase their knowledge base about crime victim issues and increase their capacity to provide pro bono or no-cost legal representation to crime victims. OVC TTAC offers Webinars, Online Training options, and Training options.

Polyvictimization in Later Life a 6-hour web-based training presented in five modules. The purpose of the training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims. The training addresses the context of polyvictimization; victims and perpetrators of polyvictimization; best practices to work with older adults affected by polyvictimization using trauma-informed, ethical, and culturally appropriate practices; and the latest research and best practices to serve this population.

Victim Assistance Training Online has been revised and updated with up-to-date information to help strengthen your knowledge and skills to assist victims of crime. This is a foundational Web-based victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime. VAT Online has four sections: Basics, Core Competencies and Skills, Crimes, and Special Populations.

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Materials, information and trainings on Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law (CPSL).

PreventConnect Campus
Based on current research, experience and context, PreventConnect Campus addresses the prevention of sexual violence, domestic violence and dating violence on college and university campuses.

PreventConnect Campus is part of PreventConnect, a national online community of prevention practitioners, and was developed as an online resource for practitioners working on campuses and community-based practitioners partnering with campuses,. PreventConnect Campus offers a growing national community of campus prevention practitioners, web conferences, eLearning, podcasts and more.

Comprehensive Prevention on Campus eLearning Module

Sexual Assault Prevention on U.S. College Campuses: A National Scan

#TheHuntingGroundTwitter chat to prepare for national screening

The Hunting Ground on CNN

It's On Us to Prevent Sexual Assault Against ALL Students

It's On Us to Intervene

Got Consent?

APHA Presentation: Preventing Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Building Comprehensive Prevention Programs on College Campuses

Rethinking Serial Perpetration of Sexual Violence: Implications for Prevention


Learn.PreventConnect.org creates a central learning "hub" for prevention practitioners that offers the information and interaction you seek, accessible at your convenience. Your learning isn't confined to a particular day or time and you can discuss what you learn with prevention practitioners from anywhere.

Introductory Courses

Being Smart about Statistics

Building Blocks of Prevention

Comprehensive Prevention Efforts

Introduction to Sexual Health

Intermediate Courses

All Research is Not Created Equally: Assessing the quality of program evaluation studies

Coalition Building and Turf Management for Strategic Prevention Partnerships

Collaboration for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

Community Mobilization and Primary Prevention

Coordinating Prevention across Sexual and Domestic Violence

Engaging Bystanders in the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Integrated Evaluation for Program Improvement

Measuring the Impact of Your Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

A Positive Youth Development Approach to Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

Social Marketing as a Tool in Primary Prevention

Using Logic Models for Planning Primary Prevention Programs

Using Media and Technology in Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention Efforts

Utilizing Youth as Prevention Volunteers

Advanced Courses

Putting Social Justice at the Heart of Public Health

PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women

Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series (recordings), 2014-2015. This web conference series will also focus specifically on communities that are not promoted at the forefront of ending child sexual abuse prevention but committed to the change needed for healthier environments for our children. Through conversation, we hope to encourage everyone to share how each one of us has moved towards individual and collective action.

RTI International ~ www.forensiced.org

Expert Testimony Training for the Prosecutor and Scientist

Expert Testimony Training for the Prosecutor and Scientist II

How to Be a Good Expert Witness

Structuring Best Practices ~ Practitioner Stakeholder Meeting ~ Organizing and Transferring SANE / SAFE / SART Knowledge and Best Practices Practitioner Stakeholder Meeting, July 14, 2014

Safe and Together Institute
Domestic Violence-Informed E-Learning Courses: Meaningful Tools for Real Change

SANE-SART Online+Clinical
SANE-SART Online+Clinical delivers online and on-site interactive learning for RNs interested in becoming a SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner). The program is also appropriate for current SANEs, MDs, SAFEs and SAMFEs. Learners practice and gain experience conducting a medical forensic exam and testifying at trial. The program also provides online and on-site learning for victim advocates, members of law enforcement, prosecutors and crime lab specialists. These learners practice and gain experience at investigating sexual assault crimes, assisting victims and prosecuting offenders. SANE-SART Online + Clinical coursework highlights the value of a sexual assault response team (SART) and techniques for forming and operating a SART. By participating in this program, SANE candidates and SART members take a significant step in improving care for sexual assault victims and obtaining victim-centered justice in their community. They are awarded CEUs for successful completion.

School Safety Advocacy Council
Online School Safety Training Academy this course is designed to provide the newer school based law enforcement officer with insight and skills for functioning in the educational setting. Our staff is aware that no police academy in the country prepares an officer for the unique assignment of school based policing. Officers attending online will be exposed to numerous sections on a variety of school based topics, including Special Education, Homeland Security for Schools, Community Oriented Policing Concepts, School Crisis Planning, SRO/Administrator relations, mentoring students, and more. This course is also recommended for School Administrators, DARE Officers, School Resource Officers, School Security Professionals and School Probation Officers.


7 Steps to Workplace Violence Crisis Response Plan, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence.

Pre-Employee Screening and Background Checking and the Supervisor's Role When Domestic Violence Comes to Work, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence.

Zero Tolerance Is Not Enough: Making Workplace Violence Prevention Really Work, National Institute for the Prevention of Workplace Violence.

The State University of New York
Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Online Training an online training system to assist colleges and universities in training students in prevention of sexual, interpersonal and related violence.

Bullying Prevention Training Course Discover your role in bullying prevention! This training provides guidance on how to take a public health approach to bullying prevention through the use of long-term, community-wide prevention strategies. Take the course, earn continuing education credit and make a difference today!

Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

Online Investigating Strangulation Training ~ This module will enhance your response to calls involving strangulation by providing methods to:

Explain the dangers of strangulation.

Recognize the various signs and symptoms of strangulation.

Apply victim interview questions to your investigation of strangulation.

Identify and implement the actions to help a strangulation victim.

TrainingForums.org Domestic violence service providers and others working with survivors of violence and trauma will find these free online courses on hot topics, along with forum discussions hosted by experts, informative and practical; a project of Witness Justice.

Tribal Forensic Healthcare
Through online and live courses, clinical training and webinars, TFH delivers training related to the identification, collection, and preservation of medical forensic evidence obtained during the treatment of victims of sexual and domestic violence. These trainings allow medical professionals to acquire and maintain the knowledge, skills, and competent clinical forensic practice to improve the response to domestic and sexual violence in hospitals, health clinics, and health stations within the Indian health system.

U.S. Department of Justice
Online Grants Financial Management Training DOJ is offering two grants financial management trainings. Both courses are basic-level grants financial management courses. The topics are broken out into separate modules, with the overall course taking as much as 16 - 20 hours to complete. Once you have completed the overall registration process, you may select the appropriate training course and begin taking each module (in order) at your own pace. You will have 1 full year from the initial registration date to complete an entire course.  Each course module is followed by several review questions to test your comprehension of the course material just covered. Upon completion of each set of questions, you will receive immediate feedback on your response, including an explanation when you’ve made an error. You are welcome to review each module and complete each set of review questions until you are satisfied you have mastered the topic. The results of your review quizzes do not impact your chances of passing the overall course. Please remember that you can also refer to the appropriate DOJ Financial Guide at any time while you are taking one of the courses.

Child Rights and Why They Matter this  short course will transform and/or refresh your understanding of child rights and a child rights approach, introduce you to UNICEF’s mandate as it relates to child rights, and inspire you to apply a child rights lens to your everyday work and life.

United Nations Population Fund and World Education, Inc.
Managing Gender-based Violence Programmes in Emergencies (English, Français and Español) this 146-page guide features the entire e-learning course transcript as well as new material, including: "Programmes in Focus" - illustrative examples of GBV programming in action; "Voices from the Field" - first-person accounts from practitioners like you who have experienced and implemented the concepts covered in the Course; and "Thinking Locally" - short segments that encourage you to consider how you would apply course concepts to your own context. We have also included additional case study questions that will allow you to explore the content more thoroughly. We hope you find this document useful for your work and that you continue to share your experiences using these tools with us at UNFPA.

University of Florida
Forensic Science Programs provides online master's degrees, certificates and continuing education courses in the forensic sciences.

Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
The Basics of Domestic Violence a four-hour web-based training course designed to explore the complex issue of domestic violence as it affects women, men, and children. Participants learn about power and control in relationships, the cycle of violence, barriers to leaving, and working with victims from diverse populations. This training is NASW approved for four (4) CEU hours.

Volunteers in Police Service
Building Blocks of a Law Enforcement Volunteer Program this online introductory course teaches participants how to implement a volunteer program within a law enforcement agency. You will come away with a greater understanding of the importance of program infrastructure, recruitment, selection and management, training, recognition, and assessment.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs E-Learning Center
Prevention Five-Hour Orientation (scroll down) designed to increase knowledge of the critical aspects of sexual violence prevention.

The Social MEDia Course ~ the global format of the world's first university elective course focusing on medicine and social media for medical and public health students (and anybody else who is interested in this area). The rationale behind the course, the history of the university course and all the details needed are available under the link above.

West Virginia University
Principles of Death Investigation ~ an introductory course designed to discuss the fundamentals of death investigation. The course is written using the NIJ guidelines, "Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator". In addition, information has been included from death investigation texts, handbooks, and other resource. The content primarily focuses on scene procedures, collection of information, and the various causes, mechanisms, and manners of death. The course is especially written for medicolegal death investigators, crime scene investigators, and law enforcement personnel.

World Health Organization

Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Prevention Course this course presents an evidence-based pubic health and life-course approach to preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women. It provides an overview of the scale of the problem, its consequences and costs, risk and protective factors for intimate partner and sexual violence, and the importance of intimate partner and sexual violence primary prevention strategies.

Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability Short Courses short courses provide a complete training resource, each addressing a specific injury or violence area. They have been designed to provide facilitators around the world with everything they need to conduct a short court of 2-5 days on various topics. These "trainings in a box" can be downloaded from our website free of charge. Available courses include: child maltreatment prevention; intimate partner and sexual violence prevention; trauma care system planning and management; and trauma care quality improvement.

Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability Webinar Archives.


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