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Upcoming Webinar: Child Welfare Webinar Series Part 1: Bringing Marginalized Communities to the Center

August 23, 2018 ~ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Child welfare cases are emotional and difficult under any circumstance, but when domestic violence is involved they become much more complex. This webinar will explore both the foundational information of how domestic violence impacts children and how the system treats domestic violence victims while also addressing unique issues that can arise when American Indian and Alaska Native children are involved. Understanding both statutory and cultural considerations will assist everyone to be more helpful to families in these difficult cases while also promoting statutory compliance. Suggestions for solutions will be discussed along with identified resiliency factors specific to American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will understand some of the common issues and concerns associated with Indian Child Welfare cases when domestic violence is the reason why children are removed.
  2. Participants will learn about statutory requirements of ICWA and how they might impact Domestic Violence cases.
  3. Participants will also understand more about American Indian history, trauma, and cultural concerns and gain some ideas of how to most effectively assist families in these situations.

Presented by: Terri Yellowhammer


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Recorded Webinar: Child Welfare Webinar Series Part 1: Bringing Marginalized Communities to the Center

June 20, 2018 ~ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET

Presenters: Melissa Mangiaracina, Program Attorney, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and Emily Butera, Senior Policy Advisor, Women’s Refugee Commission

This webinar will be aimed at informing child welfare services for immigrant communities. The presenters will combine their knowledge of domestic violence, immigration, and child welfare to help inform child welfare workers and other professionals on the unique challenges facing survivors simultaneously involved with child welfare and immigration enforcement proceedings.  Finally, the webinar will suggest innovative ways to provide reasonable efforts to immigrant survivors involved with child welfare. (90 minutes)

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to understand how immigration proceedings impact families.
  2. Participants will recognize the unique challenges domestic violence poses for immigrant families.
  3. Participants will identify innovative ways to better serve immigrant families experiencing domestic violence when there is child welfare involvement.

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Recorded Webinar: Helping Survivors Gather Evidence of Technology Abuse Webinar

Original broadcast on Monday, June 18, 2018

Presenters: Ian Harris, National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Amanda Kay, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Social media, texting, and emails are everywhere. And in the hands of an abuser, they become yet another tactic. For a domestic violence survivor trying to demonstrate the abuse to the court, however, documenting evidence of electronic abuse and harassment can be confusing - it's not as simple as handing the judge your smartphone. This webinar will help you support your clients with guidance on evidence concepts and clear, step-by-step instructions for how to get tech abuse evidence in a form that the court can consider. (90 minutes)

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Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence

New Resources on Services and Protections for Immigrant Survivors

New Resources on Services and Protections for Immigrant Survivors
This Domestic Violence Awareness month is a time to strengthen our resolve to make sure that our community response to domestic violence is truly relevant to all survivors. Please find below a statement from our Policy Director, Grace Huang, for Huffington Post (originally posted here). We also invite you to browse our recent publications on supporting immigrant survivors:
Additional information and resources are available on our website.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month SRL Videos

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, these guides will help you find someone who can help you with your case. A lawyer who knows about domestic violence may be the best person to help. Parts of this guide will give you ideas about how to find one. However, you may not be able to find a lawyer to represent you in court. This guide also gives you ideas of other ways to get help with your case without a lawyer. This quick guide has links to websites that may help you and some national telephone numbers.

Please feel free to contact the NCJFCJ's Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody at 800-527-3223 or visit the website at www.rcdvcpc.org for information and referrals.

https://rcdvcpc.org/resources/resource/10-steps-for-presenting-evidence-in-court-dvam-video.html
https://rcdvcpc.org/resources/resource/10-ways-to-find-help-with-your-case-dvam-video.html

Strong Hearts - Now Taking Calls

The StrongHearts Native Helpline is now taking calls!

The National Indigenous Resource Center and The Hotline have been working together for the past few years to launch a culturally-appropriate, confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. The StrongHearts Native Helpline is now taking calls!
Through StrongHearts, Native callers can connect one-on-one with knowledgeable StrongHearts advocates who can provide immediate support, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to Native-centered resources. Advocates are available at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483), Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST. You can also connect with StrongHearts through social media.


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Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody.

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