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Introduction to VSTTA and TAC

Date: October 18, 2023 Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

To elevate excellence in TTA provision, OVC is expanding OVC TTAC, which now encompasses two unique projects: the OVC Victim Services TTA (VSTTA) project, which will deliver customized TTA to the victim services field and allied professionals on request and at no cost, and the OVC Technical Assistance Collective (TAC), which will be a hub for OVC TTA provider engagement and collaboration, as well the lead for innovative, multi-modal TTA delivery and resources online.

Please join us for a webinar on October 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET to find out more about VSTTA and TAC and how this nuanced approach to TTA will expand OVC’s ability to serve as a strong partner for victim service organizations and provide a sustainable resource for managing and supporting all of OVC’s TTA efforts.

Expert Q&A: Using the Expressive Arts To Provide Interpersonal Violence Services

Date: October 30, 2023 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

The expressive arts, either writing, painting, singing, movement, or making music, can offer powerful strategies to provide services to victims. The arts can be used to explore feelings, foster self-awareness, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem. This session will provide an overview of the healing power of the arts and how to incorporate the arts into your work with victims and survivors, even if you are not an artist.

“I found I could say things with color or shape that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”  Georgia O’Keefe

Vital Subjects - Leaning In: Historical Trauma and Cultural Responsiveness in Victim Assistance Services and Programming

Date: November 15, 2023 Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET

Learning about the key differences in cultural competency, cultural humility, and cultural responsiveness and the complexities of historical trauma among traditionally underserved members of communities impacted by crime is a critical factor in delivering trauma-informed services to victims and survivors of crime. This webinar will discuss communicating the importance of cultural responsiveness and how to incorporate these concepts into practice for service delivery and program development to significantly enhance the services and support provided to victims of crime.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between cultural competency, cultural humility, and cultural responsiveness.
  • List two strategies to incorporate cultural responsiveness in agency practices.

Expert Q&A: Providing Services to Victims of Impaired Driving and DUI Crashes

Date: December 20, 2023 Time: 2:00–3:15 p.m. ET

Drunk, drugged, or distracted drivers are more likely to cause traffic crashes and cause harm or death. Drugged driving is increasing due to the opioid crisis, the prevalence of prescription drugs, and the laws legalizing recreational marijuana use. Distracted driving—engaging in other activities while driving—is increasingly common. How can victim service providers best provide services to survivors, families, and friends following an impaired driving incident?