News

Posted: Feb 26 2015

Access to primary care providers in rural AZ is a problem. Our National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program and the State Loan Repayment Program are part of the solution- recruiting primary care workforce resources in those areas. Still, there’s not enough providers in rural Arizona- and 150 rural communities in Arizona need access to primary care providers.

To help alleviate this problem and support recruitment of providers in rural areas, our Bureau of Health Systems Development recently developed a partnership with the Center for Rural Health and the Arizona Alliance of Community Health Centers to support the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network (3RNet) Program. It’s kinda like a Match.com for linking health care professionals and jobs in rural and underserved areas.

The 3RNet Program is made up of members from state agencies and non-profit organizations that work together to help many health care professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas. They also work collaboratively to provide technical assistance to clinics about this free recruitment tool. This provides clinics with no cost marketing including tools allowing them to post online photos, detailed descriptions, maps, and other materials to attract health care professionals.

For questions about the 3RNet Program, please email the representatives from each individual agency: Ana Roscetti at Ana.lyn.Roscetti@azdhs.gov, Joyce Hospodar at hospodar@email.arizona.edu, or Lourdes Paez at lourdesp@aachc.org. If you’re an employer or clinic, register to become a 3Rnet user here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:00 to Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 17:00
Posted: Feb 18 2015

U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and ASISTA Immigration Assistance.  

Please note that this training is open solely to non-lawyer legal advocates.

Course Details:

This two-day course is geared towards non-lawyer legal advocates who will be or are currently working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence (DV) or sexual assault (SA). Trainers will combine a basic overview of immigration law with an introduction to legal and case management skills critical to becoming an effective immigration law advocate. This training is designed to help prepare legal advocates to become Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited. BIA accreditation allows non-lawyers to practice immigration law and assist survivors with obtaining lawful immigration status without the abuser’s knowledge or consent.

Topics covered shall include: an overview of the immigration system and laws, immigrating through marriage and other family relationships, grounds of inadmissibility and removability, immigration remedies under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA and U status), adjustment of status, BIA recognition and accreditation and ethical considerations in working with immigration cases.

The training will be interactive with group and individual exercises and several opportunities for discussion and information sharing. Participants will also have the opportunity to sign up to receive an individual consultation on assembling their BIA recognition and accreditation applications. This is a two-day training, and participants will be required to attend both days of the training. 

Faculty members include Silvana Arista, Kristina Karpinski, and Susan Schreiber of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) and Gail Pendleton of ASISTA Immigration Assistance. CLINIC and ASISTA assists DV and SA advocates with obtaining BIA recognition for their agency and BIA accreditation for themselves as staff working for those agencies.

This training is open to Legal Assistance for Victims, Rural Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence and Stalking grantees and partners, as well as recipients of the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Program (STOP) sub grantees. The grantees referenced above will have priority for the training.  If OVW Technical Assistance providers and other OVW grantees are interested in participating, they will be admitted if space is available. Registration is limited to 38 participants. Up to two participants from the same organization/agency are permitted to register. If there are more than two participants from the same organization/agency interested in attending, we will place them on a waiting list and contact them if additional spaces become available.

To register for this course click on the link below.

https://cliniclegal.org/civicrm/event/info?id=264&reset=1

The deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.

*** If you are interested in this training but the date does not work for your schedule, please note that the same training will be offered again in late September 2015 in either the Midwest or in the Pacific Northwest***

In the registration form please include any accommodations you may need; such as wheelchair access, spoken language or ASL interpreters, large font handouts, or any other assistance. 

If you have any questions about the training or registration form, please contact:  Silvana Arista of the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) at 301-565-4827 or via Email at sarista@cliniclegal.org.

Thank you,

The ALSO STAAR Project Team

Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO Local Roots, National Reach
2401 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone: (773) 235-5705
Fax: (773) 235-5747
www.also-chicago.org

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:15
Posted: Feb 18 2015

Webinar conversations to strengthen interagency responses to violence against women   

Rose Thelen, Praxis CCR Technical Assistance Partner*

Click here to REGISTER

CCR coordinators are often perceived as the person who plans and facilitates task force, inter-agency, or CCR team meetings. To be effective, however, the coordinator's job must encompass much more than that; s/he translates problems survivors experience with the system into solutions that agencies can implement. Coordinators must collaborate with advocates, key community and agency leaders, and front line practitioners. This session will explore how to advocate for sustainable practices that enhance victim safety and well-being and hold offenders accountable based on strategies taught in  Essential Skills in Coordinating Your Community Response to Battering: An E-Learning Course for CCR Coordinators. Join us to discuss:

  • Grounding system reform efforts in the experiences of survivors,
  • Identifying and documenting gaps in public records such as police reports, policies, protocols, and procedures,
  • Observing practitioners in action to understand their work environment and expectations, and
  • Collecting and distilling information to develop potential solutions and facilitate an interagency process for change.

Participating programs will receive a free copy of the E-Learning Course after the session.  

Join our conversation! 

Registration is required.  A confirmation will be sent. If you do not receive it, check your spam/junk folder, then contact liz@praxisinternational.org

Do you require closed captioning? Please allow 3 business days notice and email Liz Carlson at the address above with  "Closed Captioning" in the subject line.

Speaker Bio:

 

* Rose Thelen is a Praxis Technical assistance partner providing training and technical assistance to Rural OVW grantee in the area of Coordinated community responses (CCR). Rose co-founded the Gender Violence Institute in Clearwater, MN in 1993. In that capacity from 2003 - 2007, she completed a multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency federal grant with two Tribal Reservation advocacy programs to coordinate a CCR. Prior to that, she co-coordinated a project with MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to develop collaborations among advocacy programs, law enforcement, and County Attorney's offices in 10 MN counties.

Rose has also consulted with the MN Advocates for Human Rights to provide training to programs from 20 East European countries on the CCR approach. She provides training domestically and internationally on CCR methodologies, law enforcement investigations, individual and systems advocacy, facilitating batterer's groups and battered women's groups, and the intersection of child welfare and domestic violence.  

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 17:00
Posted: Feb 18 2015

OVW PRE-APPROVED AND NO REGISTRATION FEE 

Teaching Objectives

This training conference is intended for members of domestic violence teams who are recipients of the Grants to Encourage Arrest (GTEAP) grant and Rural Grantees, including police officers, dispatchers, victim advocates, probation officers, prosecutors, batterer intervention program staff, and child welfare workers. The teaching objectives are to give participants up-to-date information and perspective about risk markers for domestic homicides and serious assaults, and to help identify more comprehensive and safe practices for assessing danger, protecting victims, and monitoring batterers.

Click here for more information and to register

Registration ends March 10, 2015 or until slots are filled. For questions related to content, please email David Adams at dadams9@aol.com.

Quick Links:

BWJP's website

Praxis Rural TA

Office on Violence Against Women

Praxis disseminates training and TA information, opportunities, and resources to rural grantees with the support of Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K103 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:15
Posted: Feb 23 2015

 


The criminal justice system has the ultimate obligation to keep communities safe, yet its sheer size and complicated structure can prevent domestic violence cases from being handled as effectively as they could be. The Blueprint for Safety changes this; it is a fully articulated plan for the coordination of the justice system response to domestic violence offenses, enhancing its capacity to stop violence, reduce harm and save lives. Originally developed and implemented in Saint Paul, MN, the Blueprint is a prototype that can be used by any community hoping to link its criminal justice agencies together in a coherent, philosophically sound domestic violence intervention model. 

Click here to REGISTER

The Blueprint:

  • Improves how information is shared between agencies in the criminal justice system - from 911 operators to the police to prosecuting attorneys to the courts
  • Ensures risk is assessed and responded to at every step
  • Encourages collaboration to prevent unintended negative impacts on survivors and their communities

These webinars will help you decide if the Blueprint is for your community. (Office on Violence Against Women solicitations will be released soon!) We will explore the key features of the Blueprint, the key steps in adapting the Blueprint to local jurisdictions, how to be successful in policy writing and approval, and what it takes to sustain the Blueprint over the long term. Lessons learned from the Blueprint for Safety Adaptation Demonstration Initiative will also be shared.

Speakers include:

Praxis staff: Denise Eng, Blueprint for Safety Program Manager, Julie Tilley, Managing Director, and Maren Woods, Program Manager

Guests: Bree Adams-Bill, Saint Paul Blueprint for Safety Coordinator, Amy Brown-Jensen, Saint Paul Police Department, and a representative from Saint Paul City Attorney's Office.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:30
Posted: Feb 18 2015

Join us for an interactive webinar, with guest presenter Eric Stiles from NSVRC, outlining how agencies that provide sexual assault services can increase community involvement in rural areas. This webinar will provide concrete strategies and resources for advocates to connect more effectively with community members as well as encourage agencies to share their own innovative strategies. Topics will include marketing sexual assault services to rural communities and outreach to key community partners.

Click here to REGISTER

About the Rural Training & TA Program

The Rural Training and Technical Assistance team here at the Resource Sharing Projectis always available for assistance on a range of issues in sexual assault services that rural dual/multi-services sites frequently face, such as

  • Developing an outreach plan for sexual assault survivors in your community
  • Performing a sexual assault needs assessment
  • Providing culturally and linguistically specific/accessible services to sexual assault survivors
  • Advocacy for the unique needs of sexual violence survivors
  • And many more topics.

We are happy to chat with you about any particular challenges, send you resources, or even come visit your state to provide training and technical assistance. You can also access publications, e-learning tools, and past webinars HERE

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:30
Posted: Feb 18 2015

Multilingual advocates working with sexual assault survivors can feel isolated and overwhelmed in rural areas where they may be the only one able to provide appropriate services. This interactive webinar, hosted by Elizabeth Balcarcel and guest presenter Maria Jirau-Torres from NSVRC, will outline how agencies can support rural multilingual advocates, provide ideas for self-care strategies for multilingual advocates, and provide an opportunity for rural multilingual advocates to seek support with one another. 

Click here to REGISTER

About the Rural Training & TA Program

The Rural Training and Technical Assistance team here at the Resource Sharing Projectis always available for assistance on a range of issues in sexual assault services that rural dual/multi-services sites frequently face, such as

  • Developing an outreach plan for sexual assault survivors in your community
  • Performing a sexual assault needs assessment
  • Providing culturally and linguistically specific/accessible services to sexual assault survivors
  • Advocacy for the unique needs of sexual violence survivors
  • And many more topics.

We are happy to chat with you about any particular challenges, send you resources, or even come visit your state to provide training and technical assistance. You can also access publications, e-learning tools, and past webinars HERE

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:30
Posted: Feb 18 2015

 

The variety of services that support healing for sexual assault survivors are expansive and sometimes look different than what we think of as traditional services. This webinar is intended for rural advocates who are interested in learning and sharing about advocacy for sexual violence survivors that goes one step further. Topics include housing advocacy, employment advocacy, long term advocacy, medical advocacy, and education advocacy. 

 

Click here to REGISTER

About the Rural Training & TA Program

The Rural Training and Technical Assistance team here at the Resource Sharing Projectis always available for assistance on a range of issues in sexual assault services that rural dual/multi-services sites frequently face, such as

  • Developing an outreach plan for sexual assault survivors in your community
  • Performing a sexual assault needs assessment
  • Providing culturally and linguistically specific/accessible services to sexual assault survivors
  • Advocacy for the unique needs of sexual violence survivors
  • And many more topics.

We are happy to chat with you about any particular challenges, send you resources, or even come visit your state to provide training and technical assistance. You can also access publications, e-learning tools, and past webinars HERE

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:30
Posted: Feb 18 2015

 


One in six males are survivors of sexual violence, however historically this has been an underserved community for dual/multi-service agencies. This webinar, with guest presenter Eric Stiles from NSVRC, will address creating inclusive spaces for male survivors from a trauma informed lens by looking at policies, language, and internal culture. 

Click here to REGISTER

About the Rural Training & TA Program

The Rural Training and Technical Assistance team here at the Resource Sharing Projectis always available for assistance on a range of issues in sexual assault services that rural dual/multi-services sites frequently face, such as

  • Developing an outreach plan for sexual assault survivors in your community
  • Performing a sexual assault needs assessment
  • Providing culturally and linguistically specific/accessible services to sexual assault survivors
  • Advocacy for the unique needs of sexual violence survivors
  • And many more topics.

We are happy to chat with you about any particular challenges, send you resources, or even come visit your state to provide training and technical assistance. You can also access publications, e-learning tools, and past webinars HERE

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 08:00 to Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 17:00
Posted: Feb 18 2015

The Resource Sharing Project is providing this exciting 2.5-day training on enhancing sexual assault services exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service agencies. This national conference will bring you together with your rural peers from dual/multi-service advocacy agencies all around the country to discuss concrete strategies for providing innovative services to rural sexual assault survivors. Participants will learn how to use their strengths to craft individualized plans to confront sexual violence in their rural communities through a trauma informed lens. Together, we will identify the barriers in rural communities and build on our strengths to create meaningful solutions for dual/multi-service advocacy agencies.   

Workshop topics include:

  • Working with immigrant and refugee survivors
  • Providing support groups
  • Working with male survivors
  • Child and teen advocacy
  • Rural vicarious trauma
  • Collaborating with other agencies

And more!  

Click here to REGISTER

There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant (lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees. Hotel information will be sent to participants after registration. Rural grantees may use their OVW set-aside training funds to cover travel expenses to attend. Since this is an OVW-sponsored event, they do not need to get pre-approval from their OVW program specialist. 

 

Posted: Feb 17 2015

The Telemedicine & Telehealth Service Provider Directory is a service of the Arizona Telemedicine Program. The directory is a resource for hospital and healthcare administrators and other decision-makers who want to expand or improve their healthcare services to their patients, employees, clients, etc.

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:00
Posted: Feb 6 2015

The Rural Outreach Benefits Counseling Program is a community-based pilot program to improve outreach and service delivery in local and regional rural communities by expanding outreach, education, and enrollment efforts to eligible uninsured individuals and families and newly insured individuals and families in rural communities.

Eligibility:

(1) Must be located in a rural county or eligible rural census tract;

(2) be a rural public or rural non-profit private entity, and

(3) Represent a consortium of at least 3 health care providers.

Guidelines Available at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=272389

Please register for this free webinar at: https://mezcoph.webex.com/mezcoph/onstage/g.php?MTID=e5308be3345d0148169e6ee411be15913

 

 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:00 to 12:30
Posted: Jan 21 2015

The first in a three-Part Webinar Series:  Trauma-Informed Approaches for Supporting Domestic Trafficking Survivors Webinar Series, will focus on minor and adult; Native, citizen and immigrant/refugee women and youth trafficked for sex, labor and other purposes.  Advocates will learn strategies for operationalizing trauma-informed approaches within their organizations and key considerations to build their agency's capacity to establish innovative partnerships and provide accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed services.

The first webinar lays the foundation for understanding the types of domestic trafficking, the traumatic impacts of victimization, and operationalizing trauma-informed responses within new and existing advocacy structures and partnerships.

Click here to REGISTER

Quick Links:

Asian Pacific-Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence

National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

Praxis Rural TA

Office on Violence Against Women

Praxis disseminates training and TA information, opportunities, and resources to rural grantees with the support of Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K103 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Departmetn of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 07:00 to 17:00
Posted: Jan 13 2015

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan presents The 4th Annual African American Symposium on Disabilities

Financial assistance:  Financial support is available for general admission through the Leadership Education Advocacy Partnership (LEAP) program, to assist parents/guardians of individuals with developmental disabilities, self-advocates and consumers with disabilities to attend the Symposium. To apply for financial assistance, please contact LEAP at http://www.pilotparents.org/ppsa/ProgramsandServices/Leap.aspx or Pilot Parents at (520) 324-3150 or leap@pilotparents.org.

Workshops:  Include topics such as self-advocacy, special education law, employment law, autism, positive behavior supports, mental health, assistive technology, diabetes, cardiovascular care and more…

Opening Keynote: Aaron Bishop, Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Lunch Keynote: Tawara Goode, Director of the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University

Continuing Education Unit’s (CEUs):  6.75 for Social Workers and others check with your professional licensing board or entity to determine if CEUs are applicable for other professions.

Registration:  To purchase tickets go to https://2015africanamericansymposiumondisabilities.eventbrite.com

Sponsorship and Vendor/Exhibitor Opportunities: http://2015africanamericansymposiumondisabilitiessponsor.eventbrite.com

Highlights:

2011 Conference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdB1avmfmzc&feature=channel&list=UL
2013 Symposium Footage by Juniques MultiCultural Connections: http://vimeo.com/103948252

Contact Information:  Information on the symposium and sponsorship and vendor opportunities :

Renaldo Fowler, Arizona Center for Disability Law (602) 274-6287 or

David Carey, Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (602) 443-0723.

 

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 08:00 to Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 17:00
Posted: Jan 13 2015

The Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma at Alliant International University presents the

20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy and Policy

and affiliated Trainings August 21-22, 2015

Visit www.IVATCenters.org for more information

 

Pages