Training Institute
The NRCDV Training Institute ensures that all training efforts and educational resources are relevant, forward thinking and innovative, and center the voices and lived experiences of diverse survivors in our work.

We accomplish this by providing high-quality and accessible training opportunities designed to increase individual and organizational capacity of our constituents as well as our own organization’s capacity.

NRCDV’s Training Institute provides development opportunities that enhance knowledge, develop skills and enrich participants. We model, promote and foster an organizational culture that values development, diversity, inclusivity and growth opportunities for all.

 

 

NRCDV Training Highlights

 

 

 

View all of our training videos and podcast recordings on our Videos page.

 

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NRCDV’s training programs can be tailored to meet the needs and time limitations of your organization. To inquire about NRCDV providing a training for your organization or event use our contact form.

Events

NRCDV’s training events aim to build individual, organizational, and systemic capacity to provide empowering, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and survivor-defined intervention and prevention efforts. NRCDV staff and consultants serve as a key training resource for domestic violence coalitions, federal agencies and others needing trainers with particular expertise.


Educational Programming

What is our expertise? NRCDV's trainers provide educational programming on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

Survivor-centered Advocacy
This training explores ways to advocate for survivors in ways that support their right to self-determination. We take a look at leadership in advocacy, principles in survivor-centered advocacy, intention vs. impact of advocacy practices, shelter rule reduction and promising practices in survivor-centered advocacy through a racial justice lens.


Building Promising Futures: Services and Outcomes for Enhancing the Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth
This training explores ways to advocate for survivors in ways that support their right to self-determination. We take a look at leadership in advocacy, principles in survivor-centered advocacy, intention vs. impact of advocacy practices, shelter rule reduction and promising practices in survivor-centered advocacy through a racial justice lens.  


Self-care and Wellness for the Advocate
Working with survivors of domestic violence can be stressful for advocates, learning about  the abuse survivors endure day after day can have an impact on an advocates propensity for compassion fatigue. Through this training, participants will increase their understanding of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and will learn how to recognize the indicators of compassion fatigue and burnout as well burnout prevention strategies including how to create a self-care plan.


Serving Male Survivors
This workshop explores how different ideas of masculinity affect help-seeking, how systemic barriers and challenges prevents us from doing effective work with male and male identified survivors and how the dynamics of violence are different when working with male survivors, including those who are gay, bisexual or trans identified.  In addition, this workshop addresses  compliance issues and doing system advocacy for male survivors. 


Integrating a Racial Justice Lens in all Aspects of your Work
Domestic violence is linked to a web of oppressive systems such as racism, that disproportionately affects women, children, and other historically marginalized groups. Experiencing multiple forms of oppression increases one’s vulnerability to violence, and can make it more challenging for victims to find the help and support that is responsive to their individual needs. By applying a racial justice lens, we acknowledge the role of racism and privilege in perpetuating violence and oppressive behavior in our culture. This training and facilitated discussion exposes the impact of our own (unintended) biases on the quality of our work, and challenges all isms and privileges as a roadblock to effective action. The facilitators also discuss ethical communication principles for resolving conflict, barriers to alliance building, and strategies for becoming an inclusive organization.

 

NRCDV Upcoming Trainings & Events

 

 

Addressing the Influences Implicit Biases, Inequities & Historical Trauma Have on Aging Processes for Children of Color with Jacqueline Miller, Healthy Actions Intervening Responsibly (H.A.I.R.)

April 16, 2020 3:00 pm ET/2:00pm CT/ 12:00pm PT

Trauma and toxic stress often stem from experiences that occur disproportionately in the lives of girls and women, and of girls and women of color in particular. The adultification of African American girls who have histories of trauma has become the manifestation of how the needs of women and girls of color are overlooked and misunderstood. In this webinar, attendees will learn about the impact of implicit biases, inequities and historical trauma on the lives of children of color.

 

Keeping your Cup Full Is Essential to Trauma Informed Advocacy Part II with Vanessa Timmons, Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence

May 14, 2020 3:00 pm ET/2:00pm CT/ 12:00pm PT

How are you really doing? Are you tired and feeling there are not enough hours in a day? Adequate self-care is vital to sustaining long-lasting careers as a victim advocates. Through storytelling, Vanessa Timmons will discuss strategies for managing work related stress and will address the importance of taking time to address the emotional and physical damage caused by compassion fatigue.

 

Enhancing Services to Male Survivors Series: Changing the Narrative with Emily M. Douglas, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Denise A. Hines, George Mason University

June 24, 2020 2:00 pm ET/1:00pm CT/ 11:00am PT

Shame and stigma are devastating for many male victims. Like many female victims of abuse, male victims often fear that their complaints will not be taken seriously or that they will be blamed for the abuse if they tell anyone. Many programs continue to struggle with the idea of making shelter services more gender inclusive. On part I of the Enhancing Services to Male Survivors Series, the presenters will engage in a discussion about including a gender-conscious philosophical framework for enhanced services to male survivors of domestic violence that links to and builds upon the historical roots of the movement against gender-based violence and is consistent with anti-discrimination laws and related grant conditions.