Training

Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed (ACRTI) Advocacy Across the Lifespan

Brief Overview

This webinar series is devoted to discussing how NCDVTMH’s signature ACRTI philosophy applies to and can inform advocacy with survivors across all ages and life stages.

Accessibility

Each session will be delivered live with Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation and recordings will be available through our webinar library.

Webinar Information

June 20, 2023
2-3pm CDT

The conversation in this webinar session will focus on domestic violence and elder abuse and how human service organizations can be more responsive to the presence, voices, and support of elders who have experienced abuse later in life. The session will also look at NCDVTMH’s ACRTI framework and what accessibility, cultural responsiveness, and trauma-informed practices mean for Elders who are accessing services and leading efforts to combat elder abuse.

Victoria Wynecoop-Abrahamson, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, NCDVTMH
Victoria Ferguson-Young, M.S.W., A.P.S.W., Director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)
Gregory Potts, MA, Clinical Supervisor
Amanda Lyon, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist, NCDVTMH

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May 23, 2023
2-3pm CDT

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this interactive session will focus on Pod Mapping as a tool for supporting safety and well-being through community building. Pod Mapping was first created by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective to support people experiencing harm as well as the people causing harm. It is uniquely survivor-centered and draws upon the power of social support through intentional community building. Join us to learn more about Pod Mapping, create your own pod map, and think about ways this resource could support survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence, and their families.

Victoria Wynecoop-Abrahamson, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, NCDVTMH

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April 25, 2023
2-3pm CDT

The original Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study was a wake-up call for people across fields to recognize how trauma underlies so many common problems experienced today, including heart disease, mental health, substance use, and domestic violence, just to name a few. Since then, a growing body of research has focused on identifying ACEs beyond individual households as well as expanding knowledge on positive childhood experiences. Both of these new directions are essential for advancing equity-based and strengths-based approaches that reject victim-blaming and pathologizing frameworks. In this session, we will dive deeper into our Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed (ACRTI) approach to adults and their families by expanding the conversation on ACEs to include a holistic understanding of the four realms of ACEs as well as positive childhood experiences.

Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW CADC, Associate Director, NCDVTMH
Arika Trimnell, Executive Director of Prism Lite

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2-3pm CDT

Young adults experiencing intimate partner violence and trauma are often met with barriers to physical and emotional safety when seeking support. Providers often struggle to discuss, understand, and accommodate each survivor’s unique cultural, generational, and communal perspectives and needs. Structural oppression in many forms—including but limited to racism, sexism, ageism, transphobia, and marginalization due to spirituality—impacts welcoming and belonging. The disconnections between service, setting expectations and the variety of ways that survivors present has led to survivors exiting services. This webinar offers an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach for understanding the impacts of trauma on young adults and creating healing-centered environments that are intentionally inclusive and supports that are consistently survivor-driven.

Cathy Cave, Senior Training Consultant, NCDVTMH
Madison Dao-Whitten, Principal, Brilliant Way Global Consulting

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST

To mark Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, this webinar will be a conversation on youth leadership in domestic violence organizations and how we can be more responsive to young people’s presence, voices, and leadership. This session will also look at NCDVTMH’s ACRTI framework and what accessibility, cultural responsiveness, and trauma-informed practices mean for young people leading the domestic violence movement.

Victoria Wynecoop-Abrahamson
Training and Technical Assistance Manager, NCDVTMH

In conversation with Love is Respect

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Originally aired Tuesday, January 24, 2023
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CST | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MST
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AKST | 10:00 am – 11:00 am HST

This webinar will consider the impacts of experiencing domestic violence and trauma on infancy and early childhood. Incorporating an accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) approach, together we will explore strategies to strengthen emotional safety, support healing, and facilitate connection by keeping both children’s needs and survivor’s needs in mind. This framework facilitates working with survivors who parent and their children within the context of their culture and caregiving.

Cathy Cave
Senior Training Consultant, NCDVTMH

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