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Changes to Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law & Their Impact on Domestic Violence Programs

PCADV is hosting facilitated regional discussions on the recent changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) and the impact these changes will have on domestic violence programs, especially as it relates to mandated child abuse reporting. Two meeting sessions are scheduled in the six member regions.

The goal of these meetings is to assist PCADV member program staff and volunteers in applying the DHS mandatory reporter training to the work they do on a daily basis. The meetings will involve reviewing components of the DHS training and applying it to relevant scenarios that will assist participants in better understanding their obligations under Pennsylvania’s CPSL.

PCADV strongly encourages program staff and volunteers to attend these regional meetings. Please contact the Legal Department at 888-235-3425 with any questions you may have.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Attendance at the regional meetings is restricted to advocates and volunteers working in the PCADV network of domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania


Date: multiple - details available at the registration page
Location: multiple - details available at the registration page

Registration is limited for each session. Register today!

Tax Issues for Domestic Violence Survivors: What Advocates Need to Know

A Free Webinar for Domestic Violence Advocates

Monday, January 26, 2015
12:00pm - 1:15pm EST

Please join Nicole Appleberry, Director, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and Director/Co-Director, Mediation Clinics, University of Michigan Law School and Amy Matsui, Senior Counsel and Director of Women and the Courts, National Women’s Law Center, to explore tax issues for domestic violence survivors.

- Receive tips to assist a survivor in moving towards personal stability and financial independence by understanding tax information that could maximize a survivor’s tax return.
- Get information on federal and state tax credits, filing statuses, Innocent Spouse Relief, tax preparation services, accessing the Premium Tax Credit; and utilizing Low Income Taxpayer Clinics.
- Learn about specific tax issues facing immigrant families.

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Trainings offered by other allies

Engaging Men: Triumphs, Troubles and Tools

2/4/2015 at 12PM Eastern, 11AM Central, 9AM Pacific

This webinar will serve as a virtual workshop designed to generate dialogue about the current proliferation of "engaging men" work.

- What are the benefits of men's expanding involvement?
- How is this shift impacting community-based work?
- What are the unintended consequences of men's expanding involvement and leadership?

This session will be 1.5 hours in length, including time for Q & A. Participants are encouraged to bring questions – especially if your organization has run into successes or challenges when engaging men.

Presenters Include:
- Trace Fleming, Sexual Violence Program Director for 2nd Chance, who will introduce the terminology and concepts framing our discussion.
- Kris Macomber, PhD, Sociology Faculty for Meredith College, who will discuss how her research findings point to an increasing emphasis on men's accountability.
- Ben Atherton-Zeman, Artistic Director for Voices of Men, who will discuss some strategies and tools for incorporating accountability into organizational practices.

Register now!

Click here for more details.

This webinar is sponsored by The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in partnership with 2nd Chance, WISE, and, Voices of Men.

KCIT Basic Crisis Response Training

Sponsored by the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team

Date: June 15-18, 2015

Location: Hampton Inn Williamsburg Square, State College, PA

Registration fee: $200
Fee includes hotel accommodations, training materials, breakfast and lunch each day.

The Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) provides crisis intervention services to victims of crime and their communities in the aftermath of a traumatic event in Pennsylvania.

Online Application for the training is available at www.kcit.org. Cick "Sign up for Basic Training"

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
For more information or questions, please contact: Michelle Kern, KCIT Coordinator at 215-343-6543, email at michelle@novabucks.org.

Crime Victims' Rights Rally


Engaging Communities. Empowering Victims.

Date: April 20, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA

Women of Color Network - 2015 National Call to Action Summit and Conference


The Women of Color Network announces their upcoming 2015 National Call to Action Summit and Conference. Information regarding Call for Workshops and Early Bird registration is coming soon.

Date: May 20-22, 2015

Location: Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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