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BWJP Military-Related Webinar Recordings

The Battered Women's Justice Project will be posting links to selected webinar trainings. They will be organized by topic and date. These links will take you away from the BWJP website to iLinc's website where you will be asked to sign in to access the recording. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*).



Military–Related Interpersonal Violence Survivors and Co-Occurring Conditions 

April 17, 2014

Presenter: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.

Description: Is the outcome of a history of trauma different for military-related interpersonal violence survivors than it is for survivors who have never had a military connection? How do co-occurring conditions such as PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, and depression affect risk and danger? Are military-related survivors more or less likely to access services? This webinar will address interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault, and how the ongoing consequences of the trauma affect a survivor’s life. It will also provide a trauma-informed and victim-centered framework for provision of services.

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Intersection Between Interpersonal Violence Exposure and Military Service


February 20, 2014

Presenter:
Melissa Dichter, MSW, PhD, Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center

Discussants: Greg Jacob, Policy Director, Service Women’s Action Network, Veteran of the United States Marine Corps; Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP

Description: This webinar addresses interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the context of military employment and how and why this is different for women in the military than for women in the civilian community. Did you know that some women enter and/or leave military service because they are coerced to do so by an abusive intimate partner? Were you aware that interpersonal violence victimization may affect military promotion or the ability to remain in the military? What is the role of the service member’s commander in responding to interpersonal violence victimization? This webinar provides an opportunity to hear about current research and from a former commander about his observations and experiences with responding to interpersonal violence in the context of military service.




Intimate Partner Violence: Risk, Danger, Military Personnel, and Veterans

October 10, 2013

Description:
This webinar will provide an overview of current thinking on risk and danger assessment for IPV. This information will then be applied to the military and veteran populations by subject matter experts for each of those areas. Whether you work in DoD or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge about IPV risk and danger assessment and how it applies to the military-related population.

Presenter: Connie Sponsler-Garcia, Training and Technical Assistance Manager, Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP)

Discussants: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting; Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: Basics
and Practice Tips

August 14, 2013

Presenter: Christine Zellar Church, Associate Dean of Practice and Performance Skills, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Description: Have you ever had a case in which one party claimed that the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act applied to him/her, but you weren't sure?  Have you ever seen someone given extended adjournments due to an SCRA claim and wondered whether that should have happened? Do you have questions about when and how the SCRA applies, and how to deal with it when it does? Do you wonder how this statute may affect your military-related clients? If so, the webinar will provide you with answers. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the SCRA, to whom it applies, and how to make arguments about stays or adjournments under the SCRA. Special consumer protections under the SCRA will also be covered.

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Family Advocacy Programs in the Military Services

June 26, 2013

Description: Do you serve military-related victims of domestic violence? Do you understand the military FAPs and the services provided by each military branch? Do you know how to access FAP services? Do you understand how the DoD and the military services are connected and what this means for domestic violence policies and services? Do you know how to connect with and make referrals to military FAPs? This webinar will help you understand the infrastructure for the military FAPs, how each branch of the military implements the DoD FAP policies related to domestic violence, and the services provided by each.

*Correction: 
The Department of Defense created the option for a restricted report for adult victims of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence in 2006 and not 2007.

Faculty: Kathy Robertson, Family Advocacy Program Manager, Department of Defense; Melvina Thornton, Program Analyst, Family Advocacy Program, Department of Defense; Pamela Collins, Clinical Director, Air Force Family Advocacy Program; Martin Inman, Deputy, Army Family Advocacy Program-Installation Management Command; Rene Robichaux, Army Social Work Programs Manager, Behavioral Health Division; John Reibling, United States Coast Guard Family Advocacy Program Manager; Paulette Hubbert, Section Head, Marine Corps Family Advocacy Program; Lolita Allen, Family Advocacy Program Analyst, Navy Family Advocacy Program.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP

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Family Support Matters and the Military

June 12, 2013

Description: How can I assure that my client is receiving adequate support from a service member spouse? How can I get enforcement or wage garnishment for a civilian support order? What counts as military “income”? What do I do if my client cannot, or does not want to, go to a civilian court, but is not receiving support from a service member spouse? How can I make sure that my service member client is not paying support where that is not warranted or is not paying excessive support payments? By discussing these and other questions, this webinar will present you with an overview of family support matters – with or without a civilian court order. It will provide practical information about the military regulations on such matters and present strategies to use to make those regulations work for our clients.

Faculty: Ellen C. Schell, Esq., Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY.  CDR  Andrew House, JAGC, United States Navy, Deputy Judge Advocate General for Legal Assistance.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project

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Domestic Violence, Firearms, and the Military


April 24, 2013

Description: Do you have questions about domestic violence firearm prohibitions? Confused about what makes a protection order or misdemeanor qualifying? Do you work with domestic violence survivors who are in the military or are military family members? Do you work with service members whose jobs depend on the ability to carry a firearm? Do you have questions about how existing laws apply to active duty service members who are domestic violence offenders? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this Webinar is for you.

Faculty: Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit; Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY.

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The Long Road Back: Resources for Women Veterans
 

March 28, 2013

Faculty:
Betty Moseley Brown,  Ed.D, Associate Director of the Center for Women Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs; Joy J. Ilem, Deputy National Legislative Director, Disabled American Veterans; Deborah L. Frett, Chief Executive Officer, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation; Rachel Natelson, Legal Director, Service Women’s Action Network; Kayla Williams, Author/Veteran. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP
 
Content: Do you serve women veterans? Do you know where to find services for women veterans? Do you understand the VA system and who is eligible for services? Do you know how to access these services? Do you find it difficult to make referrals to programs that provide the kinds of services needed by women veterans? This Webinar will help you identify the issues faced by women veterans and maneuver the maze of programs and services available for them.

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Protection Orders: Tools in the Client-Safety Toolkit

February 13, 2013
 
Content: What is a Military Protective Order (MPO)?  How is it different from, or similar to, a civilian order of protection? How do you get an MPO? Should it be utilized in conjunction with a civilian order or does it stand as something separate that needs nothing else to be effective? How are they enforced?  Are civilian orders of protection enforceable on a military installation? What do we know about how to craft effective orders? Join this BWJP Military-Related Legal Technical Assistance Project webinar to learn the answers to these questions and more. This webinar will address best practices in use of orders of protection – both civilian and military – and will allow you a chance to ask questions of experts from both sides of the equation. You will gain solid information about these important documents, as well as hear discussion about strategies to make them as beneficial as possible for your clients.

Faculty: Robert Reed, Department of Defense Office of General Counsel; Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, The National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith and Credit.  Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY

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Women Veterans and Trauma

January 22, 2013

Content: Do you serve women veterans? Do you screen for military service, deployment to combat zones, combat and trauma-related conditions? Do you understand the intersection between combat exposure and other types of trauma? Some women veterans are survivors of military sexual trauma. Some are intimate partner violence survivors or may still be in abusive relationships. Some had trauma histories before entering the military. In addition, some women veterans are dealing with physical injuries and/or co-occurring conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, and depression, etc. This Webinar will address these issues and will provide a trauma-informed approach to serving women veterans.

Faculty: Glenna Tinney, MSW, DCSW, BWJP, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator; April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Board Certified Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Associate Professor, Univ. of Washington, School of Nursing, Gerlock Consulting.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, BWJP

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You've Been Served:  Ins and Outs of Serving Active Duty Military Personnel with Legal Papers

November 7, 2012


Presenter: Brent Tanner, Esq., Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan, P.A.

Moderator:
Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY

Description: Have you ever struggled with having legal papers served on active duty military personnel? Would you like some information and practical tips to help make this easier?  If so, this webinar will provide you the information and tips you need. The presenter is an associate from the Law Offices of Mark E. Sullivan in North Carolina. Mark Sullivan wrote the Military Divorce Handbook and is the guru on military-related divorce matters. He and his associates provide trainings about dealing with military divorces, and Brent has agreed to share information regarding service of process issues. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in writing via the webinar chat function and have those questions answered by the presenter. Please be aware, however, that we may have to limit questions regarding specific case-related service of process issues in order to both maintain confidentiality and to make sure that as much general information as possible is covered.

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Working With Military LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Survivors Post-Don’t Ask Don’t Tell


September 27, 2012

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.

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Military Justice and the Legal Assistance Program

August 29, 2012  

Content: Have you ever wondered what kinds of accountability exist for perpetrators of intimate partner violence who are service members? What are courts martial? Not sure whether the UCMJ is a rock band or something to do with military law? What kinds of legal help are available in civil matters for service members and their families? Answers to these questions and more will be available through this webinar. An overview of the military disciplinary/justice system will be provided, as well as an explanation of the Legal Assistance Program. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in writing, via the webinar chat function, and have those questions answered by the presenter.

Faculty: CDR  Andrew House, JAGC, USN, Deputy Judge Advocate General for Legal Assistance. Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY

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The Invisible War - Sexual Assault in the Military


June 26, 2012

Content: Do you understand what survivors of military sexual assault experience when they report the assault? How does the system respond? What effect is there on a survivor’s military career? Do you think that sexual assault survivors in the military have fewer options for seeking assistance than civilian survivors? Are offenders held accountable? This webinar will provide an opportunity to hear from a survivor and from the director of the award winning film, The Invisible War.

Faculty: Amy Ziering, Producer of The Invisible War; Kori Cioca, United States Coast Guard veteran and sexual assault survivor. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP

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The DoD Response to Intimate Partner Violence
 
June 11, 2012
 
Presenters: Melvina Thornton, LICSW, Program Analyst, Family Advocacy Program, Office of Under Secretary of Defense and Karen C. Roksandic, LMSW, ACSW, FAP, Case Management Section Lead, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC). Moderator: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY 

Description: What is the military’s response to IPV?  What resources are available to assist military-related survivors? What entities within the system can be your allies in assisting these clients? What are some specific programs available to deal with some of the potential consequences of IPV for survivors? What is transitional compensation, and when and how can it become available for your clients? This webinar will provide information to attorneys and advocates who are not in the military about the military infrastructure that addresses IPV, and programs that have been established to provide assistance to military-related IPV survivors.

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Military and Veteran Cultural Competence for Civilian Attorneys and Legal Advocates

April 25, 2012

Content: What can you expect if you represent a survivor who is connected with the military? What do you need to know about how the military works and what you, and your clients, are likely to experience? What resources will you have available that you might not in civilian cases? How can you effectively advocate for your clients’ needs within the military structure.  How does military and veteran culture affect responses to survivors and to abusers? This webinar will provide an overview of military and veteran structure and culture for attorneys who are not in the military, to provide participants with guidance on how to handle these complex cases so clients have the greatest chance of successful outcomes.

Faculty: Ellen C. Schell, Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY, Consultant, BWJP Military-Related Legal Technical Assistance Project and Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, BWJP.

Due to technical difficulties only a portion of the webinar is available. Click here to view the presentation.


Sexual Assault, Military Personnel, and Veterans

April 10, 2012

Content: Do you think that sexual assault survivors in the military have fewer options for seeking assistance than civilian survivors? Do you know what the VA term military sexual trauma means and how that differs from how DoD defines sexual assault? Do you know the resources available for survivors in DoD and the VA? Do you know how to access those resources? This webinar will provide an overview of sexual assault statistics, policies, programs, and services in both DoD and the VA. It will help you understand the difference between DoD and the VA and what that means for survivors who are seeking assistance. It will also provide information about screening, assessment, prevention, response, and intervention. 

Faculty: Jean Wertman, Victim Assistance Analyst, Department of Defense, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office; Amy Street, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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Resources for Advocates and Attorneys Working with Military-Related Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

January 31, 2012
 
Description: Have you worked with military-related survivors and found it difficult to get good information regarding the military and whether/how the connection will have an impact on your case? Ever feel that there might be something important you were missing that would have allowed you to better assist your clients? This webinar will address why it is important to be aware of the unique legal issues that are presented in working with military-related IPV survivors, identify some of those unique needs, and explain how that knowledge can allow attorneys and advocates to more appropriately and effectively advise and/or represent such clients. This webinar will also provide participants with information about and access to new legal technical assistance resources available through BWJP’s Military Advocacy Resource Network.

Faculty: Ellen C. Schell, Esq., Counsel & Director, Military Families Program, The Legal Project, Albany, NY. Ellen has developed training for attorneys and advocates, in addition to providing technical assistance, about the unique legal needs of military-related clients, and how to deal with those aspects of a civil case.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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Military Personnel, Veterans, Suicide, and Intimate Partner Violence

Date: January 25, 2012

Description:
Do you think that military personnel and veterans are at higher risk for suicide? Do you know the risk factors for suicide for active duty military service members, Reserve and National Guard personnel, and veterans? Are these risk factors different from the general civilian population? Do you think that IPV cases involving military and veteran offenders are more likely to become lethal? This Webinar will provide an overview of suicide involving military personnel and veterans, including a discussion of risk factors. It will provide information about the suicide prevention initiatives and programs in place in both the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. This Webinar will also discuss the intersection of suicide and IPV, the risk for lethal IPV, and how to address depression and suicide when they co-occur with IPV. 
 
Faculty: Colanda Cato, PhD, Subject Matter Expert, PTSD and Violence Prevention, Resilience & Prevention Directorate, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; Jan Kemp, RN, PhD, National Director, Suicide Prevention Program, Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration; April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, University of Washington, School of Nursing.
Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.
 
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 The Complex Dynamics of Intimate Relationships for Treatment Seeking Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

August 31, 2011

Content:
This Webinar will address the results of an analysis of 23 couples interviewed as part of the larger "Relationships and PTSD: Detection of Intimate Partner Violence" study of veterans in treatment for PTSD, and their intimate partners. The couples demonstrate unique dynamics that aggravate conflict and distress and interfere with communication and conflict resolution, especially when PTSD and IPV exist together. Additional implications for responding to identified IPV, minimizing destructive relationship patterns, and facilitating communication and mutuality in the relationship will be discussed.

Faculty: April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner & Research Scientist, Mental Health, PTSD Outpatient Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, Tacoma, WA. Jackie L. Grimesey, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, Health Services Research & Development, Veteran's Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA. George Sayre, Psy.D., L.M.F.T, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Seattle University, Seattle, WA. Jackie L. Grimesey, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, Health Services Research & Development, Veteran's Administration Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA. George Sayre, Psy.D., L.M.F.T, Assistant Professor, Psychology, Seattle University, Seattle, WA. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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PTSD and Relationships: Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan

August 10, 2011

Content:
This Webinar will address some of the research outcomes from the Department of Veterans Affairs funded study, "Relationships and PTSD: Detection of Intimate Partner Violence." There was a high rate of IPV perpetration in this sample of male veterans seeking PTSD treatment. The male veterans were predominately the primary aggressor; however, women did use physical force. Their descriptions matched their husbands as they described incidents where they used resistance violence. The Webinar will also address accurate detection of IPV and include a discussion about the importance of obtaining information about the context and overall pattern of violence, the use of coercive control, motivations for using violence, emotional response to the violence, and injuries.

Faculty: April Gerlock, PhD, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner & Research Scientist, Mental Health, PTSD Outpatient Clinic, VA Puget Sound Health Care System, American Lake Division, Tacoma, WA. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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Custody Issues and Military Families

July 28, 2011

Content:
Military families are very mobile, which presents special issues for military parents seeking to initiate, enforce, or change a custody order. This Webinar will provide basic information for advocates who are working with IPV survivors concerned about custody issues. The Webinar will include information on which state has the power to decide custody questions, and how to help survivors who may have to go to court in another state. Information will be divided into two sections: how you can help survivors who are seeking an initial custody order, and how to help survivors who want to enforce or change an existing custody order.

Faculty: Dean Christine Church, Assistant Dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Dean Church was an attorney advocate for domestic violence victims for 24 years in Clarksville, Tennessee, the community adjacent to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, one of the largest Army installations in the U.S. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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Civil Law Issues and Intimate Partner Violence: What Happens to Military Family Members?


June 23, 2011

Content: Do you work with IPV survivors who are in the military or are military family members? Do you understand military benefits and what happens to them when there is a separation or divorce? This Webinar will focus on economic security for military family members who are considering separation or divorce. Advocates will learn about military benefits such as medical care, financial support, pension benefits, and transitional compensation should the servicemember be separated from the military due to acts of domestic violence.

*Correction: Only spouses and dependent children are eligible for the Transitional Compensation Program.

Faculty: Dean Christine Church, Assistant Dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Dean Church was an attorney advocate for domestic violence victims for 24 years in Clarksville, Tennessee, the community adjacent to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, one of the largest Army installations in the U.S. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

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The National Guard and Reserves and Intimate Partner Violence

May 24, 2011

Content: Description: Do you work with IPV survivors who are in the National Guard or Reserves or are family members of Guard and Reserve personnel? Do you have questions about the programs and resources available to these survivors? This Webinar will provide an overview of the mission and infrastructure of the National Guard and Reserves and clarify how they relate to the Department of Defense. The Webinar will also provide substantive information about the response to IPV involving Guard and Reserve members and their families.

Faculty: David W. Lloyd, Director, Family Advocacy Program Office, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy); Alex Baird, Chief of Family Programs, National Guard Bureau; Jane Lux, Program Manager, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, National Guard Bureau.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs and Intimate Partner Violence: An Overview of Mental Health Services and Resources

May 12, 2011

Content: The Battered Women’s Justice Project, in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Mental Health Services, is pleased to present this Webinar on the VA and mental health services pertaining to Veterans impacted by intimate partner violence (IPV). Do you know what types of mental health services are available at the VA for survivors and perpetrators of IPV? This Webinar will provide an overview of VA mental health services and programs (i.e., evidence-based terapies for specific mental health conditions and homelessness programs) that are relevant to IPV survivors and perpetrators seen in the VA. Whether you work for the military or work in a civilian community-based organization or program, this Webinar will provide valuable information that will expand your understanding of the VA mental health programs and enhance your ability to intervene effectively when serving Veterans and their families.

Faculty: Dr. Susan McCutcheon, Director for Family Services, Women's Mental Health and Military Sexual Trauma, Office of Mental Health Services, VA Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Katherine M. Iverson, Clinical Research Psychologist, Women's Health Sciences Division, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System and Office of Mental Health Services, VA Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Roger Casey, Director, VA's National Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program, VHA Homeless Programs Office, VA Central Office, Department of Veterans Affairs.

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 Military and Civilian Protection Orders: What You Need to Know

March 10, 2011

Content:
The Battered Women’s Justice Project, in collaboration with the Department of Defense Family Advocacy Program, is pleased to present this Webinar on military and civilian protection orders. Is a military protective order sufficient to protect a domestic violence survivor affiliated with the military? Is it necessary to have both a military protective order and a civilian protection order? Are civilian protection orders recognized and enforced on military installations? This Webinar will provide in-depth answers to these questions and explore the different jurisdictional issues involved in obtaining a protection order and how they are enforced. Whether you work for the military or work in a civilian community-based organization or program, this Webinar will provide valuable information that will expand your understanding of military and civilian protection orders and enhance your ability to intervene effectively when serving military service members and their families.


Faculty: CPT Matthew W. Kuskie, Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Army, Sarah Henry, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit and Monica Player, Attorney Advisor, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project

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Introduction to the Military-Civilian Advocate Resource Network

March 2, 2011

Content:
The Webinar is the first step in disseminating information about BWJP’s new password-protected Military-Civilian Advocate Resource Network site. The goal of the Webinar is to walk participants through the site to introduce them to the organization, navigation, and content and to answer questions. In addition, participants will be provided information about how to join the Network.

Faculty: Marijka Belgum-Gabbert, Technology and Communications Manager, Battered Women’s Justice Project and Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Manager, Battered Women’s Justice Project.

About the Network: The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to introduce our new Military-Civilian Advocate Resource Network. The password-protected site is intended to be the first stop for advocates seeking information about intimate partner violence (IPV) involving military service members and veterans and their families. It includes information about the Department of Defense, Reserves, National Guard, and Department of Veterans Affairs systems and their response to IPV. The site will also include pertinent articles and research on IPV and co-occurring conditions such as combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder. There will also be links to related Websites and materials. The site includes a discussion component that will allow advocates to network and share information. If the information needed is not found on the site or obtained through the discussion, an advocate can request consultation with a subject matter expert with specialized expertise working with military members, veterans, and their families.

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What You Always Wanted to Know About Military Justice, Intimate Partner Violence, and Sexual Assault But Didn't Know Who to Ask!


February 24, 2011


Content: Have you ever wondered how the military justice system differs from the civilian criminal justice system? Do you want to know the options for how the command and the military justice system can respond when there are incidents of intimate partner violence and sexual assault? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this Webinar is for you. The Webinar will provide an overview of the military justice system with an emphasis on intimate partner violence and sexual assault. There will also be an overview of the DOD Victim Witness Assistance Program.


Faculty: Major Breven Parsons, U.S. Marine Corps, Deputy, Military Justice Branch, Judge Advocate Division, Headquarters Marine Corps. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project

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The Department of Defense Response to Intimate Partner Violence

February 18, 2011

Content:
What do you need to know about the DOD response to intimate partner violence that will help you be more effective in working with military victims and offenders? This Webinar will provide an overview of military structure and culture and the DOD policies and practices for responding to intimate partner violence. The Webinar will include information about the Family Advocacy Program, confidentiality (restricted and unrestricted reporting), victim advocacy, risk and danger assessment, safety planning, and the Transitional Compensation Program that provides support to family members when a service member is separated from the military due to family violence.

Faculty: Melvina Thornton, LICSW, Program Analyst, Family Advocacy Program (FAP), Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy. Karen C. Roksandic, LMSW, ACSW, FAP Case Management Section Lead, Commander, Navy Installations Command-Millington Detachment. Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project

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BWJP & NRCDV Webinar Series: Military Experience, Trauma, and Intimate Partner Violence

Session 2: Justice-Involved Veterans and Intimate Partner Violence

Presented in partnership with the
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence

December 1, 2010

Content: On any given day, veterans account for nine of every hundred individuals in U.S. jails and prisons. Although veterans are not overrepresented in the justice system as compared to their proportion in the United States general adult population, the unmet health and mental health needs of justice-involved veterans is a growing concern. As more veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom return home from combat exposure resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury, we are seeing growing numbers of them in the criminal justice system for a variety of offenses, including intimate partner violence.

Faculty: Guy Gambill, a Soros Senior Justice Fellow, The Justice Policy Institute. Brian Clubb, Veterans Treatment Court Project Director for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP).

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BWJP & NRCDV Webinar Series: Military Experience, Trauma, and Intimate Partner Violence

Session 1: What I Need to Know About Intimate Partner Violence and Military-Related Issues Even if I Don’t Live Near a Military Installation

Presented in partnership with the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).

November 10, 2010

Content: Over 2 million people have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, including National Guard and Reserve personnel. Many of these veterans remain on active duty and are located at military installations nationwide, but a significant percentage of these are veterans from the National Guard and Reserves who return to their communities following deployment. Therefore, advocates in every community across the country are finding themselves involved with military-related intimate partner violence victims whether their community is located near a military installation or not.

The webinar addresses the co-occurrence of intimate partner violence and PTSD related to the offender’s combat experiences, the unique and complicated dynamics in these cases, risk and danger assessment, and the implications for assisting victims and holding offenders accountable.

Faculty: April Gerlock, Ph.D., ARNP, Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner/ Adult Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist—Board Certified, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Nursing. Glenna Tinney, Military Advocacy Program Coordinator, Battered Women’s Justice Project.


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