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PCADV Webinars

PCADV offers a myriad of informative and educational pre-recorded webinars on various topics.

PCADV webinars are designed for two audiences:

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Webinars for Advocates

For Advocate Survivor Driven, Trauma Informed Services and Rapid Rehousing

This Rapid Rehousing webinar will be specifically tailored to the needs of survivors and will provide needed information to serve survivors with new CoC grant funds.

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For Advocates Protection Orders

This webinar will educate advocates on the processes and procedures for Protection from Abuse Order and Protection from Sexual Violence and/or Intimidation Orders. It will explore the differences and similarities between these laws, recent updates and cases on the laws, and best practices for advocates assisting survivors seeking a protection order.

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For Advocates Human Trafficking for Domestic Violence Advocates

This webinar is for domestic violence advocates to learn more about human trafficking, and how it relates to their work. This webinar will help advocates feel more comfortable discussing this topic and engaging with survivors.

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For Advocates Trauma 1: Secondary Trauma & Self-Care

This webinar will provide advocates with knowledge of trauma responses, an overview of secondary trauma and how it impacts advocates, and how to develop a meaningful self-care plan.

Seconday Trauma & Self-Care is part 1 of a 2-part Trauma series. This Trauma series can be watched independently or together as a piece.

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For Advocates Trauma 2: Multi-Abuse Trauma

This training will provide advocates with knowledge of trauma and trauma responses, the multi-abuse trauma tool and how to apply it to your work.

Multi-Abuse Trauma is part 2 of a 2-part Trauma series. This Trauma series can be watched independently or together as a piece.

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For Advocates Intimate Partner Violence in Later Life (IPVILL)

This webinar training will provide an overview of domestic violence in later life, identify abuse tactics used in IPVILL, acquire best practice for working with older adults.

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For Advocates Campus Crime & Dating Violence

This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of Title IX, the Clery Act, and VAWA as they relate to campus safety, statistics, and demographics of campus sexual assault and dating violence, information on the utility of attorneys in these cases, as well as best practices, and information on recent changes in law and policy.

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For Advocates Human Trafficking of Older Adults: Abuse, Trafficking & Exploitation

This webinar will educate advocates on how to recognize human trafficking in older adults, the differences between human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and will explore best practices and resources for older adult survivors of human trafficking.

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For Advocates Working With Male Survivors of Domestic Violence Webinar

Male survivors of domestic violence face unique hurdles in accessing services and disclosing their victimization. This webinar provides valuable information on understanding the dynamics of male victims of intimate partner violence, how to identify male survivors, how socialization and victimization affect the male survivors’ interactions with the legal system, and best practice advice on how to relate to male survivors so their needs are addressed appropriately.

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For Advocates Housing Part 1: Addressing Discriminatory Evictions

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For Advocates Housing Part 2: Understanding and Asserting Federal Housing Protections

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PCADV webinars for judges, court personnel, law enforcement and prosecutors are supported by grant funds awarded by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. Funding is also awarded by PCCD, to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) and from the AOPC to PCADV by means of a passthrough agreement. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in these webinars are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD, AOPC or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

For Legal Professionals Advocating for Immigrant Victims of Crime

This webinar will provide a detailed overview of immigration forms of relief survivors often qualify and highlight recent changes that impact eligibility for and processing of VAWA, Battered Spouse Waiver, and U and T Visas.

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For Legal Professionals Double Trouble: Trauma and Substance Use Disorder

This webinar is designed to provide all Criminal Justice, Healthcare and Human Services Professionals with an overview of the management of complex cases involving substance use disorder and trauma. This webinar uses teaching techniques consistent with PowerPoint, experimental practice, Question/Answer discussion, as well as table-top discussion of applications. Audience: Addiction Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Criminal Justice Lawyers, Judges

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For Legal Professionals Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence: A Legal Perspective

This webinar explores the fundamental shift in the way the justice system and victim service providers view the commercial sex industry. From “what used to be standard prostitution cases, now there’s a keen eye out there for warning signs of human trafficking,” says one investigator.

  • Learn about relevant federal and state laws
  • Identify the intersection between domestic violence and sex trafficking
  • Understand why victims of sex trafficking don’t always identify themselves as domestic violence victims and that the psychological and trauma bonds with their trafficker are fundamental obstacles

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For Legal Professionals Understanding Pennsylvania’s Strangulation & Domestic Violence Law

Strangulation of victims of domestic violence is a common tactic used by batterers. Pennsylvania’s new strangulation law recognizes this and now make it a felony to strangle an intimate partner or household member. This webinar will explain strangulation and discuss the new law. The speaker is John F. Wilkinson, J.D., an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. As an Attorney Advisor, he presents on trial strategy, legal analysis and policy, and ethical issues related to violence against women at the local, state, national and international level.

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For Legal Professionals Working with Victims of Domestic Violence in Later Life

This recorded webinar was developed for court personnel to define and recognize domestic violence in later life, as well as identify ways to enhance access to justice for victims of domestic violence in later life.

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