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About the Event

The annual Victim Services Conference (VSC) marks a statewide training opportunity for Victim Services professionals and allies. One of the goals of the CJC is to increase the availability of local training for victim services professionals. By doing so, we aim to strengthen the quality of victim service programs in Delaware and provide support and professional development to victim services career professionals.

The theme of the 2022 VSC Webinar Series was “Equity in Victim Services.” The sessions provided multiple opportunities to learn, grow, and virtually network with others in the field.

Dates & Topics

The Victim Services Conference is happening virtually to allow for maximum flexibility within and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a varied menu of offerings; participants are welcome to sign up for as many sessions that interest them. Registration is required to attend live sessions. Live sessions have limited space, so register to secure your spot! Recorded sessions (below) are available for viewing and sharing. Flyers and Zoom registration links include session descriptions. Registration links for upcoming sessions contain session descriptions and speaker biographies. The 2022 VSC concluded in June 2022.


2022

VICTIM SERVICES CONFERENCE WEBINAR SERIES
January 26 Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Legislative Update
Presenter: Paige Schmittinger, Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program

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February 17
February 24
March 3
Exploring the Effects of Trauma, presented by the Brain Science Training Institute
Presenters: Kiera McGillivray & Shannon Fisch, Children & Families First
Registration Flyer

View the Session 1 Recording (2/17): The Neuroscience of Toxic Stress and Inequity
View the Session 2 Recording (2/24): Adversity and Resiliency
View the Session 3 Recording (3/3): Vicarious Trauma & Self-Care
March 2Delaware’s Lethality Assessment Protocol: What it is and how it helps Victim Service Providers
Presenter: Gary Melvin, Capital Police
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March 31Improving Services and Advocacy for Delaware’s Latin@ Survivors
Presenters: Maite Aros, Child Inc.; Pedro Torres, New Castle County PD Victim Services; Kathleen Seipel, Amanecer Counseling & Resource Center
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April 5Lethal Violence Protection Orders: What they are and why they matter to Victim Service providers
Presenter: Traci Murphy, Delaware Coalition Against Gun Violence
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May 19The Myths and Benefits of working with an Outside Advocacy Team
Presenter: ​Alisa O’Neill, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
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June 15Survivors Speak: Comparing Outcomes & Experiences of Domestic Violence Survivors
Presenters: Survivors of Domestic Violence, Moderated by Paola Pacheco-Vazquez, Latin@ Outreach Program at Abriendo Puertas
Registration Flyer
Folleto de Sesión

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*Note: at the time of recording, Zoom was unable to record the Spanish to English interpretation. The available recording contains the original audio with no interpretation.

 

2020 – 2021

Victim Services Conference Webinar Series

October 20, 2020

The Medical-Legal Partnership – A holistic and coordinated response to domestic violence and sexual assault in Delaware – Speakers: Laura Graham, Esq., and Katelyn Lentz, Esq.

Session Flyer

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November 17, 2020

Innovative Program Approaches to Breaking the Cycle of Gender-based Violence – Social Entrepreneurship Projects – Speakers: Ziwei Qi, Ph.D., Lucy Bloom, and Jessica Warren

Session Flyer

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November 18, 2020

Navigating Victim Services as a Transgender Survivor – Speaker: Ethan Levine, Ph.D.

Session Flyer

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December 1, 2020

School-Based Trauma Interventions in Delaware – Speaker: Kiera McGillivray

Session Flyer

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December 3, 2020

Promoviendo Servicios para la Comunidad Latinx (en español) – Presentadores: Maite Aros, Nancy Castellanos, Pedro Torres, Monserrat Matos, Sabdi Vazquez, Carmen Mendez. Moderadora: Jenn Castaneda

Session Flyer

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December 10, 2020

Promoting Culturally-Responsive, Trauma-Informed Services to Latinx Survivors – Presenters: Maite Aros, Jessica Carino, Pedro Torres, Monserrat Matos, Sabdi Vazquez, Carmen Mendez. Moderator: Jenn Castaneda

Session Flyer

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December 15, 2020

Innovative Program Approaches to Breaking the Cycle of Gender-based Violence – Housing Projects – Speakers: Ziwei Qi, Ph.D., Dung Kimble, and Deb Kluttz

Session Flyer

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January 12, 2021

Police Based Victim Services Connecting Victims to Services to Help Navigate the CJS – Speakers: Mayra Chavez, Stephanie Hamilton, and Debra Reed

Session Flyer

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Presentation Slides from Police-based Panel

DE Victim Services Bookmark

Victims’ Bill of Rights

February 3, 2021

A Deep Dive into Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Eligibility – From application to payment – Speaker: Paige Schmittinger

Session Flyer

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February 10, 2021

A Deep Dive into Victims’ Compensation Assistance Program Benefits – What they are & how they work – Speaker: Paige Schmittinger

Session Flyer

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February 17, 2021

A Sneak Peek into the Online Portal: VCAP’s new online application process – Speaker: Paige Schmittinger

Session Flyer

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May 18, 2021

Trauma Informed Leadership – Speakers: Michelle Palmer, LICSW, and Melissa Sellevaag , LICSW

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More Information

This conference series is FREE and made possible by funding from the United States Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, through the Office of Victims of Crime, VOCA Discretionary Grant Training Program Award 2018-V3-GX-0084.

Past Conference Programs:

2018

2019



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