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If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Gbemisola, community engagement specialist, at 401-467-9940 or brandi@ricadv.org

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering in-person trainings for the remainder of 2020. To protect the safety and wellbeing of advocates and training session attendees, the RICADV will offer trainings remotely via Zoom.com video conferencing, with discussion and support.

The Fall Webinar Series is still being developed. Please check back for upcoming training events and learning opportunities.

In an effort to go paperless, we are phasing out our training calendar postcards this year.


 Summer Webinar Series 2

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Sexual Violence 101 
Thursday, August 27, 2020


Time:
10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $5
Presenter(s): Angela Marandola programs manager, Katie Brown Educational Program
CEUs will be provided.

Through this interactive training, participants will learn and examine effective, empowering ways to offer advocacy and support to victims of sexual violence and get a better understanding of the traumatic effects of victimization and rape culture on survivors - including sexual violence and assault, rape and sexual harassment.

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Angela Marandola works for the Katie Brown Educational Program as programs manager. KBEP is a local, evidence-based relationship violence prevention program devoted to prevention education, and serves as a resource for school districts, community organizations, and other health and education professionals. Prior to her role at KBEP, Angela worked for various nonprofits that addressed the needs of domestic and sexual violence survivors. Her previous roles include work as a victim advocate, sexual response coordinator for the Rhode Island National Guard, education coordinator, and Health Equity Zone (HEZ) coordinator.


trans flagDomestic Violence 101: Two-Part Series

Part One: Dynamics of Domestic Violence
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $5
Presenter: Elissa May Franklin, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) coordinator and Sara Eckhoff - law enforcement training coordinator, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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Part Two: Applying Concepts: Interactive Case Study
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $5
Presenter: Elissa May Franklin, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) coordinator and Sara Eckhoff - law enforcement training coordinator, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

CEUs will be provided*

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This comprehensive two-part training provides a necessary foundation for advocates and community members aiming to support survivors and help end domestic violence. During the first training session, participants will learn about the dynamics and forms of abuse, including patterns of abusive behaviors, the cycle of violence, power and control tactics and the various barriers survivors face.

"Part two" of this training focuses on key concepts in survivor empowerment, foundational aspects of victim advocacy and state and national resources. During this session, participants will work with an interactive case study to connect and apply concepts learned during "part one" of this training.

Elissa is the SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) coordinator at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). Prior to joining the team at RICADV, Elissa coordinated volunteers, including a survivor speakers’ bureau, and provided counseling and advocacy to survivors of sexual violence in Massachusetts. She is passionate about empowerment and equity for survivors of violence, and hopes to bring just and positive changes to communities in Rhode Island. Elissa served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Charlottesville, Virginia, at a youth mentoring agency after graduating from Lesley University in 2013, and earned a master’s degree in macro social work from Boston University.

Sara is the law enforcement training coordinator at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). Prior to starting her work at RICADV, Sara worked as advocacy coordinator at Day One, a sexual assault and trauma resource center in Providence, where she provided advocacy services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes. Additionally, she has served as a law enforcement advocate, assisting survivors of violence through the criminal justice process at four police departments in southern Rhode Island. Sara holds a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of Rhode Island and a master’s degree in Holocaust and genocide studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

*Must attend both sessions to receive CEU credits


Grant Writing 101compassion fatigue
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., Vice President of Capacity Building – Rhode Island Foundation

This introductory session will help new and aspiring grant writers with the process of submitting funding requests. We will aim to take the fear out of the process, explain what potential funders are looking for and offer tips for how to best explain an organization or program to a funder.

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Grant Writing 201
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Presenter: Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., Vice President of Capacity Building – RI Foundation

During this training, participants will dive deeper into grant writing, and have the opportunity to improve their own writing process by reading successful and unsuccessful grant proposals. If you are willing to share a successful and/or unsuccessful grant proposal for some gentle feedback, please let us know when you register for the session.

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Jill Pfitzenmayer, Ph.D., is vice president of capacity building at the Rhode Island Foundation (RIF). Jill works with nonprofits across the state around governance, fund development, leadership and financial literacy. She regularly reviews grant proposals for the organizational development grant program with the RIF and has written both successful and unsuccessful grant requests herself.


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Presenter: Krista D'Amico, director of Prevention
CEUs will be provided

Many of us ask ourselves, "What can I do to prevent violence? It's such a big problem. Can I really make a difference?" The answer is yes - and we need you to act! We often hear from survivors that bystanders have been a critical support and lifeline for them. Each of us can play a role to support those experiencing domestic violence and also to challenge the societal norms that allow abuse to continue. Domestic violence can be prevented - if we view it not as a private matter between two people but as a community health issue that affects all of us. To realize our vision of a future without violence, we need prepared and engaged bystanders to speak up and take action. During this workshop, we will explore safe ways to intervene when we witness or suspect abuse, and we'll share resources geared toward supporting bystanders to change the culture of violence.

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Krista is the director of prevention at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV). A native Rhode Islander, Krista has been part of the RICADV team since 2013, two years after graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in communications. In her current role, Krista coordinates local and statewide activities to prevent intimate partner violence, overseeing the organization’s prevention initiatives and related training.


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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Time: 1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Presenter: Sara Kelly-Palmer, LICSW - Family Service of Rhode Island
CEUs will be provided

Reflective supervision is the process of identifying thoughts, feelings and actions that come up as a result of working with children and families. This workshop will encourage a collaborative relationship between supervisor and supervisees, and encourage advocates to understand the perspective of the families they are working with. Participants will learn about the reflective model and have the opportunity to practice associated skills during the training. This training is geared toward supervisors looking to incorporate and improve a trauma-informed approach into their supervision. Self-care practices will also be explored.

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Sarah Kelly-Palmer is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) and serves as vice president, trauma and loss services at Family Service of Rhode Island. Sarah received her master's degree in social work at the State University of New York at Albany and specializes in trauma-informed care in mental health and child welfare systems. She is trained in trauma-informed, evidence-based practices such as child-parent psychotherapy, alternatives for families, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma systems therapy. Sarah is an adjunct faculty member at the Rhode Island College School of Social Work and Fordham University, where she teaches classes in child and adolescent trauma. Sarah provides training and consultation in trauma-informed treatment and practices in mental health and child welfare settings and presents nationally about trauma-informed practices.


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $10
Presenter: Jill Davies, deputy director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid
CEUs will be provided*

Using the framework of "Listen, Connect, Offer," this webinar presenter will explain how to develop an advocate plan for victim-defined safety planning. Topics will include victim risk analysis and decision-making, child safety, identifying relevant safety strategies and advocacy with victims who remain in contact with a current or former abusive partner. The meaning of "safety" will be discussed, along with how commonly held views of safety align with victim perspectives and affect advocacy.  

There will be three discussion sessions following this webinar (please choose one to attend):

  • Session 1: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Session 2: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Session 3: Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Through structured discussions, these smaller group sessions will explore victim-defined safety planning in more depth, raise practical issues and challenges that advocates face and offer opportunities to explore the evolving and essential role of advocates.

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Attorney Jill Davies is the deputy director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid and directs Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, a key initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. A national leader, Jill has written about and consulted extensively on issues of importance to family violence victims, including advocacy and safety planning, poverty and legal issues. Her writing and advocacy encourages critical thinking and supports improved practices. She is the co-author of the book, "Domestic Violence Advocacy 2d: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices."

*Must attend discussion session to receive CEUs