Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Time: 3:00-4:30 p.m. EDT
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The Battered Women's Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on working with military LGBTQ intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors since the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law a year ago. How has Department of Defense (DoD) policy changed to open existing programs and services for LGBTQ survivors within the military Services? How has the repeal of the law affected services in community-based programs? What are the implications for military Family Advocacy Programs and community-based domestic violence programs? This webinar will address the importance of understanding cultural context when working with LGBTQ survivors, the dynamics of IPV in same-sex relationships, and provide a framework for serving this population. During this session, we will expand our understanding of the strengths, vulnerabilities, and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating military systems, as well as addressing the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors. Whether you work for the military or in the civilian community, this webinar will provide valuable information that will expand your knowledge and enhance your ability to serve military LGBTQ IPV survivors.
Discussants: Kristin Tucker, National Training & Technical Assistance Project Coordinator, Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse; Melvina Thornton, Program Analyst, Family Advocacy Program, Office of Under Secretary of Defense; Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.
Moderator: Glenna Tinney, BWJP
Description: Do you think the dynamics of IPV in same-sex relationships are the same as those in heterosexual relationships? Do you understand the cultural context in which IPV occurs in the LGBTQ community? Have you wondered how the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell law has affected the programs and services offered to IPV survivors in DoD and in communities near military installations? This webinar is an opportunity to engage in a discussion that will address these topics and center on the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people's lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with military LGBTQ IPV survivors.
Audience: Anti-violence advocates, Family Advocacy Program advocates, mental health providers, offender intervention program staff, law enforcement, probation, parole, court, and corrections personnel are encouraged to participate so that we may strengthen our professional relationships and learn from each other as we do this work.
Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW GTEAP Grantees, LAV Grantees, Law School Clinics, the Military Email List, and the general public.
GTEAP grantees: you will need your OVW-issued grant number to register for this training.
LAV Grantees use: 2011-WEAX-8965.
Law School Clinics use: 2012-WEAX-5741
Military Email List use: 2011-WEAX-1981.
General Public you will need to use: 2011-WEAX-1801.
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