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Statewide Comprehensive IPV Training DAY 1

Statewide Comprehensive IPV Training DAY 1

This Statewide Comprehensive Training provides professionals with in-depth information about working in the field of domestic violence. The training emphasizes victim safety, victim empowerment, abuser accountability, and a comprehensive system’s response to intimate partner violence. MNADV emphasizes partnering with local domestic violence programs and utilizes local experts to present throughout the training. MNADV developed this training for professionals from a variety of different fields who encounter domestic violence in their work.


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March 02, 2021


  1. MNADV’s 5-Day Comprehensive Intimate Partner Violence Training Day 1 –

    Introduction & Framework
  2. Meet the Team Angel Campbell Darrell Holly K-Tony Korol Evans

    Lucane LaFortune Jenn Pollitt Hill Melanie Shapiro Training & LAP Administrator Statewide Trainer Deputy Director Interim Executive Policy Director Technical Assistant Director
  3. Housekeeping • Certificates and CEUs • Cancellations • Attendance •

    Accessing Materials • All attendees will be MUTED except during breakout sessions. • Use the chat box to ask questions or engage in dialogue • Evaluations
  4. Introductions History of the domestic violence movement Framework, definitions, &

    prevalence BREAK Social normalization of violence against women LUNCH Privilege and oppression Intersection of Sexual Assault & IPV BREAK National & statewide landscape Coordinated Community Response Speed networking Evaluations
  5. Land Acknowledgement The original inhabitants of the area that is

    now Maryland included: .
  6. “If you’re destroying and poisoning the things that give us

    life, the things that shape our identity, the places that we are from and the things that sustain us, then how can you not be poisoning us? How can that not be direct violence against our bodies, whether that be respiratory illness or cancer or liver failure, or the inability to carry children. – Iako’tsi:rareh Amanda Lickers (Turtle Clan, Seneca)
  7. Beyond Land Acknowledgement • Locate yourself in relationship and responsibility

    to… including actively acknowledging your complicity in settler colonialism. Learn Indigenous histories, current events, and realities • Follow Indigenous media and artists; Believe and respect Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing and doing • Unsettle settler colonialism …including land rights and settler reparations
  8. How is this connected to Intimate Partner Violence? • The

    MNADV Acknowledges that we are on Native Land. We are committed to dismantling all forms of oppression including the ongoing legacy of settler colonialism. Colonialism is the root of all isms and prejudices • We recognize that colonial violence on the land is connected to systemic violence including domestic violence, sexual violence, family violence, human trafficking for both labor and sexual exploitation, missing and murdered Indigenous women, and reproductive coercion of the enslaved Africans. • We acknowledge that colonialism introduced strict moral codes supported by patriarchy, which created and continues to enforce gender roles and binary with the use of sexual violence, transphobia, and homophobia.
  9. TAKE ACTION • Donate to any of the ongoing land

    tax/ land returns struggles. • Host a fundraiser and direct money towards supporting Ingenious organizing. • If you have access to land and are interested in land repatriation to Indigenous people, begin building relationships with people and see if there is interest in local land returns. • Support ongoing Indigenous-led organizing or land return struggles. *Resoursegeneration.org
  10. Why We’re All Here

  11. Our Workshop Agreements ❑ Active listening ❑ Be open ❑

    Be present: silence that internal chatter ❑ Push through growing edge ❑ Respectfully challenge each other ❑ Continue to have these conversations ❑ Remember why we’re all here
  12. Historical Context A Brief History of the Anti-Violence Against Women

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  13. • Explore the history of violence against women and the

    domestic violence (DV) movement. • Learn the definitions and current statistics important to this work. • Discuss the roots of violence against women as it connects to social structure and power. • Identify local and national partners and resources and the importance of a coordinated community response.
  14. Origin Story 1800’s: Women-led Movement Building • Anti-slavery movement •

    1848 Women’s Rights Convention Early 1900’s: First Wave Feminism • Re-defining women’s roles • 19th Amendment 1960’s/1970’s: Second Wave Feminism • Roots in Civil Rights & Student’s Free Speech Movements • Fighting against injustice, institutionalized violence, and unequal rights
  15. Before 1970: ▪ There were no shelters for victims of

    abuse ▪ There were no rape crisis centers ▪ White women made less than 59 cents to a man’s dollar (women of color even less) ▪ “Homosexuality” was still classified as a disease by the World Health Organization ▪ It was legal for a man to rape his wife ▪ You could discriminate against a woman in the workplace because she was pregnant
  16. Before 1970 continued ▪ Once married, any property owned by

    a woman was solely the right of her husband ▪ A married woman could not take out a credit card in her own name ▪ There was, and never had been, a woman on the Supreme Court or a woman elected to the US Senate ▪ Women’s basketball was not an Olympic event
  17. The Goal = Equality “Survivors said; if male authority, power,

    and privilege were re- distributed so that women had an equal share of that authority, rape and domestic violence would be eliminated. The reasoning was – and is – a person who respects another person as his equal will not beat her…Rape and abuse is about the threatening, intimidating and forceful behavior of one person against another. It’s about the misuse of power; it’s the enforcement of domination and control…. Adapted and abbreviated from “A Brief History of the Anti-Rape Movement” Polly Poskin, Executive Director Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  18. The Goal = Equality …It is why men primarily abuse

    women and adults abuse children and not vice versa. Inequality is why white people stand a much better chance in this culture than a person of color. Inequality is why rich people not only live better, they will live longer to use up the resources of the world than will poor people. And until inequality is addressed and eliminated, we will have shelters and they will be overwhelmed with the individual, complex, excruciatingly painful needs of people who do not have anywhere else to turn.” Adapted and abbreviated from “A Brief History of the Anti-Rape Movement” Polly Poskin, Executive Director Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  19. Social Movements 1. Movements are born from grassroots engagement -

    “people power”; 2. Movements capture a trend or need that a community or group of people feel passionate about; 3. Movements have identified an unjust social condition and policies and they seek to change them; 4. Movements are about action by ordinary people
  20. Social Movement Victories • United States • Abolition of Slavery

    • Right of Labor to Organize • Child Labor Laws • Voting Rights • Anti‐Vietnam War Movement • Civil Rights Movement • Environmental Conservation • Black Panther Party • MADD - Drunk Driving • Ethical treatment of animals • Disability movement, ADA passage • Seat belt & child restraint safety • Reduced lead levels in paint • LGBTQ Rights • Littering & recycling • Women’s Rights Movement • Women can own property, have credit cards • Sexual Harassment laws • Criminalization of DV • Marital rape laws • Title IX • Employment Discrimination laws • Women in higher education • #MeToo
  21. Importance of Survivor Perspective • Survivors central to the movement

    • Empowerment model • Professionalization of the movement
  22. Let’s talk about language! Which terms do you use in

    your work? Why? What comes to mind when you think of each term? In what ways does each term reflect a particular approach to the issue? In what ways does each term reflect an understanding of the data we have available on the issue? Do any of the terms exclude a person or group of people? How? 1 Domestic Violence Domestic Abuse Intimate Partner Violence Spousal Abuse Dating Abuse Family Violence 3 Battered Woman Battered Person Survivor Victim Victim/Survivor 2 Stalker Abuser Abusive Partner Rapist Perpetrator Batterer Suspect Offender
  23. Let’s talk about language! “Language can never be neutral; it

    creates versions of reality. To describe an event is inevitably to characterize that event.” • “Person-first” language • LGBTQIA+ • Pronouns • Undocumented vs. Illegal Alien • What about gender? Bavelas & Coates, 2001; MacMartin, 2002
  24. Changing the Narrative What can we all do about it?

    • Talk about intimate partner violence within the fuller social context • Don’t sensationalize, romanticize, and sexualize women and abuse • Don’t perpetuate myths and misrepresentations which can skew public perceptions about who perpetrates IPV, who is most at risk of violence and where violence occurs • Don’t (directly and indirectly) shift blame from perpetrators of violence and assign responsibility for violence to victims • Uplift the stories of victims, survivors, women, and underserved populations and not rely on law enforcement as the “experts” • Choose our language carefully, place agency where it belongs (on the abusive partner!), and use person-first language Sutherland, Simons, Blatchford. News media and the primary prevention of violence against women and their children: Emerging Evidence, Insights and Lessons 2017 Our Watch AU
  25. Definitions & Prevalence

  26. Intimate Partner Violence A pattern of abusive behavior in any

    relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. -Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
  27. What Does IPV Include? Physical violence, sexual violence, stalking and

    psychological aggression (including coercive tactics) by a current or former intimate partner (i.e., spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend, dating partner, or ongoing sexual partner). - Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  28. Duluth Power and Control Wheel

  29. Ellen Pence: P&C Wheel

  30. Nationally… • Domestic violence victims are found in all socioeconomic

    levels, educational, racial, genders, sexual orientations, and age groups. • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner and reported an IPV-related impact during their lifetime. (NISVS, 2015).
  31. Prevalence • The 2015 Asian & Pacific Islander on Domestic

    Violence report found that between 21%-55% of Asian women reported experiencing IPV and/or sexual assault during their lifetime • In one study, 48% of Latina victims reported an increase in their partner’s violence since immigrating to the U.S. • 51% of Native American women will experience IPV during their lifetime • Those who are deaf and hard of hearing are 1.5 times more likely to experience IPV than the hearing population
  32. Prevalence • Women are more than 4 x more likely

    than men to be beaten, 6 x more likely to be slammed against something, and 9 x more likely to be hurt by choking or suffocating (NISVS 2013). • 30-60% of perpetrators of partner abuse also abused the children in the household (NISVS 2013). • On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls made to domestic violence hotlines in the US (NCDSV). • 45% of female rape victims were raped by an intimate partner (NCADV) • The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500% (NCADV).
  33. Lesbian Women Bisexual Women Straight Women Gay Men Bisexual Men

    Straight Men 44% 61% 35% 26% 37% 29% Lifetime Prevalence of Rape, Physical Violence, or Stalking by an Intimate Partner for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals *This study did not include gender identity or expression CDC’s 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
  34. In Maryland… • In 2020, There were 22343 requests for

    DV Projective Orders. • 4,707 Temporary Protective Orders during Fiscal Year 2020. • 2,749 Final Protective Orders during Fiscal year 2020 • In one day, 702 victims of domestic violence were served in Maryland. (2019) MSP, 2020 MD Judiciary, 2020 NNEDV Census 2019
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  37. 2-Minute Stretch Break!

  38. Social Normalization of Violence Against Women

  39. Normalization of Violence • When violence is normalized it is:

    • Expected • Accepted • Seen as “natural” • Seen as isolated incidents vs. larger narratives When… • Men are seen as intrinsically violence • Violence is sexualized • Violence is romanticized Then… • DV/SA are not taken seriously • Survivors do not come forward Survivors are blamed for their abuse
  40. Real World Implications • Participants watched either romantic comedies or

    psychological thrillers that feature a man persistently pursuing a woman • Hypothesis: • “Movies portraying persistent romantic pursuit of a female character can influence viewers’ beliefs about stalking.” “I Did It Because I Never Stopped Loving You: The Effects of Media Portrayals of Persistent Pursuit on Beliefs About Stalking” Lippman.
  41. Real World Implications • Half Watched Romantic Comedy: • .88

    times more likely to believe in harmful stalking myths • Half Watched Psychological Thriller: • 1.13 times less likely to believe in harmful stalking myths “The experiment reported here demonstrates that media depictions of these romanticized pursuit behaviors can in fact have a clear and negative impact, in that they can lead people to see stalking as a less serious crime than they otherwise would.” “I Did It Because I Never Stopped Loving You: The Effects of Media Portrayals of Persistent Pursuit on Beliefs About Stalking” Lippman.
  42. “Animals” Baby, I'm preying on you tonight Hunt you down

    eat you alive Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals Maybe you think that you can hide I can smell your scent from miles Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals Yeah, you can start over, you can run free You can find other fish in the sea Maybe you think that you can hide I can smell your scent from miles Just like animals, animals, like animals-mals
  43. What’s particularly disturbing about Animals is that the song’s message

    – that men are “animals” with no self control – implies there is nothing we can do about issues of sexual violence. If sexual predators are ‘animals’ or ‘crazy’, then it absolves us of social responsibility ... because you can’t control an animal, amiright? It’s just in their nature. (A fairly insulting vision of male sexuality, I must say.) But men aren’t animals, and neither are rapists or stalkers – they’re people. People we’ve raised, people who have grown up seeing ‘sexy’ images of battered women, people who have been brought up to think that women’s sole purpose to be available to them. “ ”
  44. • Cockblock • Netflix & Chill • Stealthing • Run

    a train • Smash • GNOC • Body Count • Face beat • Face rape • I’m dead • Savage • Slay The Code
  45. Male entitlement over women + Objectification of women’s bodies =

    Violence against women
  46. Language of Consensual Acts Using the language of consensual sex

    to describe assaultive acts Bavelas & Coates, 2001 © 2015 Claudia J. Bayliff “Raped or Seduced? How Language Helps Share Our Response to Sexual Violence” Eroticized/Romanticized 1. “He fondled her breasts.” 2. “She kissed, hugged, and caressed her.” 3. “They had intercourse.” 4. “She performed felatio.” 5. “She put her hands on him” Accurate 1. “He groped her breasts.” 2. “She forced herself upon her.” 3. “He raped her.” 4. “He forced her to perform oral sex on him.” 5. “She beat him”
  47. Privilege & Oppression

  48. Objectives • Define systems of oppression, identify and examine various

    forms of privilege, and recognize where power exists or doesn’t within certain communities • Discuss the importance of an intersectional and culturally responsive approach when working with marginalized communities and domestic violence survivors • Examine the ways in which an anti-oppression framework can be incorporated into your work • Identify best practices for ally-ship and advocacy
  49. Let’s talk about language! • Privilege • Systems of Oppression

    • Power • Identity • Intersectionality • Equity/Equality • Agency • Representation
  50. Understanding Power, Privilege, and Identity https://www.diversityessentials.com

  51. What is Privilege? The unearned special right, advantage, benefit, or

    favor granted to and/or enjoyed by an individual or specific group of people. Remember: Having privilege does not mean that an individual will not or has not experienced hardship. All people are both privileged and non-privileged in certain aspects of their life.
  52. “Privilege is an invisible, weightless backpack of special provisions, maps,

    passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks.” - Peggy McIntosh
  53. The Privilege Checklist

  54. Male Privilege The set of advantages and benefits that are

    given to men as a group, due to their institutional power in relation to women. Remember: Every man benefits from male privilege in our society, but every man also experiences privilege differently due to his intersecting identities, other forms of privilege and/or oppression that he experiences, and the social capital that he holds.
  55. Male Privilege Societal: • Men can dominate conversations without being

    judged or being seen as “too talkative” • Men get paid more than women • What else?
  56. Male Privilege Domestic Violence: • Treating her as a servant

    • Making all the big decisions • Acting like the “Master of the Castle” • Being the one to define men’s and women’s roles • Placing all of the responsibility for protecting the children on mothers instead of both parents
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  58. Heterosexual Privilege The unearned advantages afforded to straight, cisgender people

    largely based in heteronormative and heterosexist ideology. Heteronormativity is the belief that people fall into distinct and complementary genders of either male or female and either straight or gay. Remember: Heterosexual privilege reinforces the gender binary, patriarchal gender roles, upholds the notion of “deviant sexuality”, and is rooted in colonialism.
  59. Heterosexual Privilege Societal: • Straight people are never expected to

    come out as straight or asked why they are straight • Straight people are not accused of being abused, warped, or psychologically confused because of their sexual orientation • Straight people are not asked to speak for all straight people • Straight people can be open about their sexual orientation and romantic relationships without worrying about losing their jobs • Straight people can be sure that when they watch TV or read a magazine that their sexual orientation will be represented
  60. Heterosexual Privilege Domestic Violence: • In heterosexual relationships, your partner

    cannot threaten to “out” you as a form of control • There is a shelter in every state that will house you for domestic violence and you can be assured that you would more or less feel physically safe entering shelter • There is less likelihood of being questioned as the primary aggressor or seen as mutually combative in an abusive relationship • Advocates and law enforcement personnel will not inaccurately assume the gender or pronoun of your partner
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  62. White Privilege The unearned institutional advantages and privileges given to

    white people by virtue of a system that has established “whiteness” as the norm and as the most esteemed. Remember: • Pointing out white privilege is not reverse racism • Pointing out white privilege is not about being held responsible for what your ancestors did
  63. White Privilege Societal: • Being able to say things like

    “I don’t see race”, being “color blind”, saying that “All Lives Matter” or that you are “tired of talking about race” • Having your history taught as a core curriculum, while other histories are silenced or taught as an elective • Being able to use a “flesh-tone” bandage that matches your skin tone • Being able to go shopping alone and be certain that you will not be followed or harassed • Being able to talk about racism without being seen as self-interested or self-seeking • Being late to a meeting without having the lateness reflect on your race • Accepting a job with an affirmative action employer without having your co- workers suspect that you were hired because of affirmative action
  64. White Privilege Domestic Violence: • Anger is seen as a

    result of trauma and is not based on stereotypes • More likely to be believed to be a true victim by police and advocates • Not having your immigration status questioned upon entering shelter or when applying for services and housing • Having substance use acknowledged as a coping mechanism • Being able to interact with staff and upper management who more than likely look like you
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  66. Class Privilege The advantage of being afforded a higher social

    ranking basedon income, wealth, education, status/position, and power. Class privilege is not solely based on ”economic capital” but is influenced by social and cultural capital as well.
  67. Class Privilege Societal: • Being gifted with a car at

    age 16 • Not having to worry about being able to afford college • Being able to afford a nanny or childcare and not having to rely on the eldest child to take on a care- giver role for younger siblings • Being able to swear or even commit a crime without people attributing it to the low morals of your class • Large families are celebrated • Having access to healthy food options within your own neighborhood • Choosing to wear second- hand clothing • Knowing that elected representatives probably share a similar background
  68. Class Privilege Domestic Violence: • Being seen as needing temporary

    relief, instead of being seen as “scamming the system” when applying for benefits • Being seen as more honest because you come from a “good” background or neighborhood • The ability to afford a private attorney and not having to rely on a public defender or pro-bono attorney to accept your case • Shaming a victim who do not leave the relationship by saying things like “I’d rather be homeless than abused”
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  70. 15-Minute Break

  71. Recognizing our own privilege! Remember: Becoming aware of privilege should

    not be viewed as a burden or source of guilt, but rather, an opportunity to learn and be responsible so that we may work toward a more just and inclusive world.
  72. Power and Control

  73. The Parallels • Bodies need water vs. your body isn’t

    worthy of clean water • Why was she wearing that skirt? Why was he wearing a hoodie? • Why was she drinking so much? Why didn’t she just leave? Why was he illegally selling cigarettes? • Look like a Thug, get treated like a Thug • Look like a Ho, get treated like a Ho Bodies Value • Yes, my son had a record but he didn’t deserve to die for it. • Yes, you killed 9 people and injured one at a church but would you like Burger King or Sonic? • Michigan Rape Kit Backlog • “A steep price to pay for 20 minutes of action” vs. being sent to Rikers Island and placed in solitary confinement for stealing a book bag at age 16 Intimate Partner Violence, Rape Culture, #MeToo, Racism, Black Lives Matter
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  75. Understanding Intersectionality • What does intersectionality mean? • What does

    it mean to have intersectional identities? • What privilege and power exists within those intersections? • Why is important to recognize these multiple layers of identity?
  76. Cultural Relevancy & Responsiveness • Understanding that culture shapes identity

    • Giving voice to those who have been silenced and/or victimized • Creating a safe space • Building trust and mutual respect • Equitable services and resources • Learning opportunities on both sides • Better safety planning and community engagement strategies • A continued recognition of your own privilege
  77. Shake It Out!

  78. National & Maryland Landscape

  79. Violence Against Women Act VAWA - 1994 The cornerstone of

    our nation’s response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. • Reauthorized in 2000, 2005, 2013, 2019 Resulted in: • Yearly domestic violence rates dropped dramatically by 64% from 1993 to 2010 • In the first six years, an estimated $14.8 billion in net averted social costs. • 51% increase in reporting of domestic violence and 18% increase in National Domestic Violence Hotline calls each year. • Increased collaboration between nonprofits, government agencies and criminal justice system
  80. VAWA Reauthorization • Maintaining vital protections for all survivors; •

    Investing in prevention; • Ensuring victim service providers can use VAWA funding to help victims experiencing a range of domestic violence behaviors, not just physical abuse; • Ending impunity for non-Native perpetrators of sexual assault, child abuse co-occurring with domestic violence, stalking, sex trafficking, and assaults on tribal law enforcement officers on tribal lands; • Improving access to safe housing and economic independence; • Protecting dating violence from abusers with firearms; • Improving the healthcare systems and workplace responses to the four crimes; and • Improving enforcement of court-ordered firearm relinquishment.
  81. VAWA Violence Against Women Act Prevention Intervention CDC Center for

    Disease Control HHS Health & Human Services DOJ Department of Justice OVW Office on Violence Against Women
  82. National Technical Assistance Providers Statewide Coalitions Local, Community-Based Programs

  83. MNADV Services • Training • Technical Assistance • Prevention &

    Education • Policy, Legislation & Media • Statewide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Coordination • Statewide Lethality Assessment Program – Maryland Model (LAP) Coordination • National LAP Coordination
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  85. What is Technical Assistance? General Advocacy • We have a

    trans woman coming to stay in our shelter. What can we do to make sure she’s welcomed? Outreach • There are a lot of Spanish-speaking immigrants in my service area, what are some ways I can do outreach to this community about domestic violence? Management • I’m a new supervisor and I’m noticing some signs of vicarious trauma in my staff. What can I do to help them? Compliance/Accessibility • How do I make sure that my shelter is ADA compliant and accessible to survivors with physical disabilities? Have a question? Reach out to us!
  86. Some Major Legislative Accomplishments 1980 Battered Spouse Program Protection from

    Domestic Violence 1985 Protective Orders - Abuse by Household Members 1991 Child Custody and Visitation 1994 Domestic Violence Act of 1994 1996 The Governor’s Gun Violence Act of 1996 2002 Interim Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Interim Peace Orders 2009 Protective Orders to include Surrender of Firearms 2010 Rental Housing Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 2012 Trafficking of Minors Deemed Child Abuse – Mandated Reporting 2014 Burden of Proof for Peace Orders and Protective Orders and DV Committed in Presence of a Minor - Enhanced penalties 2017 Health Care Decisions Act – Advance Directives and Surrogate Decision Making
  87. Comprehensive DV Programs These programs provide: • 24 hour hotline,

    • Shelter, • Counseling, and • Advocacy Many also provide legal advocacy or representation
  88. Culturally-Specific Programs Adelante Familia at House of Ruth Maryland Hispanic/Latino

    Services – Baltimore area CHANA Jewish Victim Services – Statewide SAFE: Stop Abuse of Elders at CHANA Baltimore area Asian/Pacific Islander DV Resource Project Statewide ElderSAFE Center, Charles E. Smith Life Communities Older Adult - Montgomery County Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Violence Statewide
  89. Maryland is Awesome! • Hospital-based Programs • Abuse Intervention Programs

    (AIPs) • County-wide Domestic Violence Fatality Review Teams (DVFRTs) • Domestic Violence Coordinating Councils (DVCCs) • Lethality Assessment Program – Maryland Model (LAP) • Family Justice Centers (Harford, Montgomery, and Prince George’s)
  90. Coordinated Community Response

  91. Clip - Coordinated Community Response Teams NCALL, 2018

  92. Overarching Questions • What is a coordinated response? • What

    does one really look like? • What impact does a solid coordinated response have on the lives of survivors and their families?
  93. Guiding Principles of CCR • Requires coordination and partnership from

    many agencies and stakeholders • Domestic violence programs should be the driving force • Balance of diplomacy and assertive advocacy
  94. Good Collaborators • Have empathy and understanding towards others’ perspectives

    • Articulate their own needs clearly • Are patient and thorough with explanations • Actively listen • Advocate strongly for survivors
  95. Fostering relationships with: The Interfaith Community Train clergy and lay

    leaders: Emphasize empowerment advocacy and referral; Include screening for domestic violence in pastoral counseling • Stay connected: Outreach materials, thank you notes, personal invitations • Targeted donation drives (“adopt the shelter,” etc.) • Encourage them to sign up for MNADV newsletter • Collaborate with faith-based organizations to sponsor domestic violence awareness events
  96. Fostering relationships with: The Interfaith Community • Encourage clergy and

    pastoral counselors to include domestic violence screening in premarital counseling • Collaborate with faith-based organizations to sponsor domestic violence awareness events • Encourage targeted donations (“adopt the shelter,” etc.)
  97. Fostering relationships with: The Department of Social Services (DSS) •

    Cross-train staff • Develop screening and referral protocols • Identify loopholes and procedures that allow survivors to receive services promptly. • Safety plan around appointments • Advocate for the survivor to obtain needs such as purchase of care (daycare) vouchers, transportation • Attend and advocate at systems-level meetings
  98. Fostering relationships with: The Health Care System • Cross-train staff

    • Identify, screen, and assess • Mandated reporting • Referrals and resources • Encourage protocols and procedures for patients to be screened, assessed, and referred alone • Outreach materials • Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence • Futures Without Violence • MNADV • Encourage utilization of hospital-based DV programs
  99. Fostering relationships with: Legislators • Participate in legislative committees and

    lobby days • Attend hearings on issues that will impact survivors • Send hand-written letters and/or call legislators to advocate for survivors’ rights and needs https://whoismyrepresentative.com/ https://www.house.gov/representatives/find- your-representative http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/ • Invite legislators to speak and/or participate in awareness-raising activities
  100. Fostering relationships with: Mental Health & Substance Use Programs •

    Cross-train staff • Referral protocols for survivors and abusive partners • Encourage discussion around: • Psychiatric diagnosis • Trauma and mental distress • Common mental health disorders of survivors and abusive partners • Coping strategies (healthy and unhealthy) • Stages of change • Harm reduction strategies • Program restrictions and practices REMEMBER! • Mental health disorders/ substance use do not cause DV • Both the survivor and the abusive partner may be struggling • Mental health disorders/substance use are often used as a way to blame the victim while excusing the abusive partner’s behavior • A victim’s perception of their situation and the potential danger they are in can be impacted by their mental health disorder and/or substance use
  101. Fostering relationships with: Partnerships with Law Enforcement • Cross-train •

    Domestic violence dynamics • Confidentiality requirements • Stages of change • Identify a main contact • Outreach materials • Follow-up • Collaboration impacts safety planning!
  102. Who is Represented Here? Speed Networking Activity

  103. Who is in Your Support System?

  104. Speed Networking • Who is already in your network? •

    What are the culturally specific or specialized programs in your county and what services do they offer? • What are the successes your county has made? • What can be improved? How would you do this?
  105. References • “A Brief History of the Anti-Rape Movement” Polly

    Poskin, Executive Director Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault • Bavelas & Coates, 2001, MacMartin, 2002 © 2015 Claudia J. Bayliff “Raped or Seduced? How Language Helps Share Our Response to Sexual Violence” • Sutherland, Simons, Blatchford. News media and the primary prevention of violence against women and their children: Emerging Evidence, Insights and Lessons 2017 Our Watch AU
  106. Evaluations 2 Ways: • Paper: (limited) • Online: surveymonkey.com/r/DVDay1 Questions

    to think about: • What did you learn that you’re going to take with you back to your work? • Is there something you wanted to learn about that wasn’t addressed, or wanted more time spent on it? • Was there something that can be improved for next time?
  107. Stay Connected

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