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 Upcoming Trainings & Events

 

trengthening our Evidence Toolkit- Fortaleciendo Nuestra Caja de Herramientas de Evidencia en la Practica

Strengthening our Evidence Toolkit: Transformative research and evaluation strategies to center survivors and advance social justice


Fortaleciendo Nuestra Caja de Herramientas de Evidencia en la Practica: Estrategias de investigación y evaluación transformadoras para centrar a los sobrevivientes y promover la justicia social

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET/ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT/ 12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

*This webinar will be in English with Spanish and ASL interpretation. Closed captions in English and Spanish.
 

Presenters: Susan Ghanbarpour, DrPH, MA, Selima Jumarali, MA, Carrie Lippy, PhD

Research and evaluation can be powerful tools for community-based programs in the gender-based violence (GBV) field. Systematic inquiry can help advocates examine how well their programs are working, identify emerging issues affecting their communities, and better understand survivors’ strengths and needs. However, these tools also have a long history of being used to harm marginalized communities, overburden GBV staff and organizations, and reproduce systemic inequities.

Given this history, how can community-based programs conduct research and evaluation in ways that avoid replicating harms and instead center survivors and advance social justice? This webinar will explore key strategies to help achieve these goals, such as expanding our definitions of evidence and employing trauma-informed, language justice, and participatory approaches. The presenters are researchers with experience in community-based participatory research (CBPR) and culturally responsive and equitable evaluation (CREE). The webinar aims to provide participants with concrete strategies and considerations for how to integrate more equity and justice-focused approaches in their GBV research and evaluation.


18 de mayo del 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET/ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm/ 12:00pm - 1:30pm PT

**Este seminario web será en inglés con interpretación en español y ASL. Subtítulos en inglés y español. 

Presentadoras: Susan Ghanbarpour, DrPH, MA, Selima Jumarali, MA, Carrie Lippy, PhD

La investigación y la evaluación pueden ser herramientas poderosas para los programas comunitarios en el campo de la violencia de género (VG). La investigación sistemática puede ayudar a los defensores a examinar qué tan bien están funcionando sus programas, identificar problemas emergentes que afectan a sus comunidades y comprender mejor las fortalezas y necesidades de los sobrevivientes. Sin embargo, estas herramientas también tienen una larga historia de uso para dañar a las comunidades marginadas, sobrecargar al personal y las organizaciones de VG y reproducir desigualdades sistémicas.
 
Dada esta historia, ¿cómo pueden los programas comunitarios realizar investigaciones y evaluaciones de manera que eviten la replicación de daños y en cambio, centren a los sobrevivientes y promuevan la justicia social? Este seminario web explorará estrategias clave para ayudar a lograr estos objetivos, como ampliar nuestras definiciones de evidencia y emplear enfoques participativos, de justicia lingüística y basados ​​en el trauma. Los presentadores son investigadores con experiencia en investigación participativa basada en la comunidad (CBPR) y evaluación culturalmente receptiva y equitativa (CREE). El seminario web tiene como objetivo proporcionar a los participantes estrategias y consideraciones concretas sobre cómo integrar enfoques más centrados en la equidad y la justicia en su investigación y evaluación de la violencia de género.

 

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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.