Webinars

 

  • Impact of state and local level policies on violence prevention efforts: sustaining and leveraging the health approach (November 8, 2017): This HJA webinar features representatives from the Prevention Institute, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and YouthAlive! as they unpack state and local level strategies to systematize the health approach to violence prevention. Prevention Institute will discuss the national landscape including why it is imperative and possible for states to take a leadership role to embed this work across sectors. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence will highlight key aspects of a recently released report which analyzes 4 states who are funding work and seeing results. YouthAlive! Will then discuss outside the box strategies that community’s are using to gain buy-in through financial resources as well as political will to support ongoing work to prevent violence.
  • Planning for Successful Communications Campaigns (September 13, 2017): Effective communications campaigns play a key role in efforts to create safer communities and trauma-informed systems. We often spend hours attempting to find the “right” messages or talking points. Although it may appear counter-intuitive, effective communications do not begin with a good message. Rather, they flow out of an well-defined strategy. In this webinar, Berkeley Media Studies group will lift up examples of effective communications campaigns being conducted in the field to illustrate the key steps of developing a communications plan. We will also share a practical tool advocates and practitioners can use to guide their efforts. By the end of the session, participants will be better equipped to take on the daunting challenge of implementing a strategic communications plan, and to do so with confidence.
  • Opportunity Knocks-Obtaining  VOCA Funding for Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs (July 12, 107): This 90-minute webinar is designed to familiarize HVIP groups with the exciting funding opportunities presented by the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and to provide an overview of how HVIPs can apply for VOCA assistance grants. The presentation will feature first-hand accounts from a program that has successfully obtained VOCA assistance grant funding for a number of years, as well as a group that is currently in the midst of the application process. A detailed overview of the VOCA landscape will be provided by Latrina Kelly-James of Equal Justice USA and Mike McLively of the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Topics will include: 1) An overview of VOCA and important background; 2) Why HVIPs are a good fit for VOCA assistance grants; 3) An overview of basic requirements and the application process; 4) The technical tools and resources needed to prepare a successful application. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and will leave the session with a much better idea of the concrete next-steps needed to access this promising funding source.
  • Building Healthy Masculinity: Gender as Wellness (May 10,  2017): This webinar will explore a groundbreaking new approach to working with boys of color that drives healthy new masculinity and academic achievement. We will explore definitions of manhood, perceptions of masculinity, and the multiple identities boys and men of color have. The Brown Boi Project will discuss how to create safe and inclusive spaces, provide culturally relevant and competent services, and engage in discussions about masculinity and gender identity. Topics include healthy masculinity, gender transformative learning, engaging GBT boys of color, social emotional learning, and rites of passage.h to working 
  • The U Visa: Immigration Relief for Survivors of Crime (March 8, 2017): This webinar will an overview of U nonimmigrant status (the "U visa") which provides a path to a green card for certain immigrant survivors of crime. The webinar will discuss general U visa eligibility, the benefits of getting a U visa, and screening tips. 
  • Putting the Community at the Center of Conversations About Violence (January 11, 2017): This webinar will help advocates broaden the conversation about violence to reveal how trauma harms communities as well as individuals, and highlight the role that we all must play to prevent trauma. Berkeley Media Studies Group and Prevention Institute will discuss the framework for understanding and preventing violence and trauma at the community level and strategies for elevating this framework in the public conversation. Most interventions to address violence — and most media coverage of it — focus on individuals, and do not acknowledge the increasing understanding among community members that entire communities are traumatized as a result of both interpersonal and structural violence. 
  • Outreach Strategies to Reduce Community Violence (November 9, 2016): Working with High-Risk Individuals: In this session you will learn evidence-based strategies for working with high-risk individuals to reduce their risk of involvement in community violence. The webinar will be presented by R. Brent Decker, Chief Program Officer, and Ricardo “Cobe” Williams, National Coordinator, from Cure Violence.
  • Performing Power: Trauma, Control, and the Pressures of Masculinity (September 14, 2016): This webinar delves into the way people, particularly men, internalize beliefs around gender and how the pressures of performing masculinity interact with feelings of self-esteem, shame, control, and coping with trauma. Connections between masculinity and violence will be explored, including strategies for creating safe and healing spaces for all people that acknowledge intersectional identities, struggle, and resilience.
  • Beyond the Data: Telling Your Story (July 13, 2016)In this session you will learn how to incorporate story elements to support advocates’ messages and frames. Story elements include visuals, sound or media bites, “authentic voices” or spokespeople who can deliver messages to specific targets, and social math, which helps bring visual context to data, statistics or trends.
  • Inequities of Violence (May 11, 2016)The Burns Institute will provide an analysis of the inequities of violence and explain how to eliminate racial and ethnic disparity by building a community-centered response to youthful misbehavior that is equitable and restorative.  Their approach is unique and based on the belief innovation comes from the bottom and influences those at the top. That’s why they work with decision makers at the local level to affect change that transforms juvenile justice systems near and far. Join the Burns Institute to learn more about the inequities of violence and how to successfully address these and provide high-risk youth with a safer, healthier future.
  • Learn How to Change the Discourse (March 9, 2016)Monitoring the news helps us understand the public conversation around violence and identify opportunities to change it. Join us to learn how to monitor news about violence, analyze it, disseminate it strategically to your networks, and capitalize on opportunities to move the conversation toward solutions.
  • Introduction to Trauma-Informed Care (January 13, 2016)