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July 2020

July 13 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

July Webinar Series – The Brain on Trauma: Domestic Violence and PTSD

Date of webinar: Monday 7/13 @ 10am-11:30am central U.S. time - FREE Topics that will be discussed: The different tactics and forms of emotional abuse The impact of emotional abuse on mental health and sense of self Research & techniques to heal from the impacts of emotional abuse *Note: this is the SAME webinar content as was presented on 6/25/2020 Click here to register for the brain on trauma webinar

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July 23 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

July Webinar Series – Healing from Trauma: Centering the Survivor

Date of webinar: Thursday 7/23 @ 1pm-2:30pm central U.S. time - FREE Topics that will be discussed: Trauma-informed and survivor focused advocacy Best practices for promoting the healing process The roles of advocates + beyond Click here to register for the healing from trauma webinar

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July 28 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

July Webinar Series – Let’s Do Better: The Pillars of Healthy Relationships

Date of webinar: Tuesday 7/28 @ 10am-11:30am central U.S. time - FREE Topics that will be discussed: The key components of healthy relationships Tools to breed connection and vulnerability and trust Healthy communication skills and conflict navigation Click here to register for the healthy relationships webinar

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August 2020

August 6 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

August Webinar Series – Assessing for & Responding to Reproductive Coercion

Assessing for & Responding to Reproductive Coercion Date of webinar: Thursday, August 6th, 2020 from 1pm-2:30pm central US time | FREE Topics that will be discussed: The definition & tactics of reproductive coercion Resources for assessment & response Responding to Disclosures & Warm Referrals Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates & Meggie Royer, Violence Free Minnesota, Youth and Prevention Program Manager Click here to register for the reproductive coercion webinar

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August 12 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

August Webinar Series – Domestic Violence 101

Domestic Violence 101 Date of webinar: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 from 10am-11:30am central US time | FREE Topics that will be discussed: The basics of domestic violence including the definition, common dynamics Who experiences it & how it is experienced: Warning signs & different forms How to support someone experiencing domestic violence Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates Click here to register for the domestic violence 101 webinar

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August 19 / 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

August Webinar Series – Supporting Children Through Trauma

Supporting Children Through Trauma Date of webinar: Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 from 1pm-2:30pm central US time | FREE Topics that will be discussed: How children experience trauma (specifically abuse) & how to support them How to include children in advocacy Specific therapeutic considerations & tools to center children in their healing journey Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates & Mary Willis, Domestic Abuse Project Early Childhood Therapist Click here to register for the supporting children webinar

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August 25 / 10:00 am - 11:30 am

August Webinar Series – Navigating when a Survivor is in Crisis

Navigating when a Survivor is in Crisis Date of webinar: Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 from 10am-11:30am central US time | FREE Topics that will be discussed: Trauma-informed crisis navigation What crisis resource advocates do (what to expect when a survivor calls a crisis line) Safety planning over the phone, and more! Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates & Mary Beth Becker, Women’s Advocates Crisis Resource Advocate Click here to register for the navigating crisis webinar

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September 2020

September 9 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Webinar – Using Money and Finances to Manipulate

Topics that will be discussed:

Common manipulative behaviors involving finances, how to spot the early signs, the lasting impact, & COVID-19 considerations
Financial safety planning & resources
Financial empowerment after abuse
Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates

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September 15 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Webinar – Navigating Housing as a Survivor

Topics that will be discussed:

Strategizing in finding housing options for survivors from a housing agency & housing advocate perspective
Housing barriers for survivors including screening criteria, tenant selection plan, common reasons for denial
How to navigate various situations of domestic violence occurring within and/or impacting the unit (survivor protection national and state laws)
Presenters: Kristen Kvalsten, Common Bond Communities, Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates

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September 23 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Webinar – Beyond Being Followed: Stalking 101

Topics that will be discussed:

What exactly is stalking? What does it look like in real life?
Common examples, warning signs, and who experiences/engenders stalking
The impacts of stalking, specific safety planning tools, and resources for survivors
Presenters: Brenisen Wheeler, Women’s Advocates

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