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Victims Services Conference


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.

This year, the event will be held virtually! The theme of the 2020 VSC is “Victims First in the First State.” The series of webinars promise to be filled with opportunities to learn, grow, and network with others in the field.

Dates & Topics

The 2020 Victim Services Conference is happening virtually to allow for maximum flexibility within 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. Live sessions have limited space, so show up early to secure your spot! Recorded sessions will be posted for viewing after the live broadcast. Flyers and Zoom registration links will be released two to three weeks prior to the live broadcast. Registration links contain session descriptions and speaker biographies.

 

October 14th
at 10 am:
A Survivor Driven MDT Approach to Sexual Assault (live session only) – Speakers: Survivor Speaker, Melissa Pennachi, and Angela Seguin

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October 20th
at 2 pm:

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.

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November 17th
at 2 pm:

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 18th
at 2 pm:

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

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December 1st
at 10 am:

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

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December 3rd
at 10 am:

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

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December 10th
at 10 am:

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

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December 15th
at 2 pm:

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

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January 12th
at 10 am:

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

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Presentation Slides from Police-based Panel

DE Victim Services Bookmark

Victims’ Bill of Rights

February 3rd
at 2 pm:

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

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February 10th
at 2 pm:

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

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February 17th
at 2 pm:

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

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May 18th
at 12 pm to 3 pm:

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

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More Information

This conference webinar 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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