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Logic Models for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability

Date: March 24, 2022Length: 1.25 hours

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During this training, participants will learn how the use of a logic model is an essential component of victim services program evaluation and planning. Information and discussion on the relationship between resources, activities, and outcomes will help prepare participants to consider the range and types of program outcomes to track. These outcomes have valuable practical use beyond reporting and can be used to support program communications, fundraising, and grant applications.

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The Intersection of Trauma Informed Victim Assistance & Community Violence Intervention

Date: February 25, 2022Length: 1.5 hours

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This presentation increases understanding of the effects of trauma on victims of violence, discusses best practices for providing trauma-informed services and assistance and identifies how this approach should be an integral part of broader community violence intervention efforts.

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Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants - Part 2

Date: January 19, 2022Length: 2 hours

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Victim serving organizations often struggle with fluctuating funding sources and levels of support. The second session in this series explores the essential ingredients of complex grant applications: compelling statements of need, detailed budget justifications aligned with project goals and objectives, and quality outcome measures. Implementing these plans and using these tools will improve the odds of success in finding strategic and sustainable funding.

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Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants - Part 1

Date: January 12, 2022Length: 2 hours

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Victim serving organizations often struggle with fluctuating funding sources and levels of support. The first session in this series explores two critical domains of sustainability planning—effective resource and partnership development—and helps participants apply strategies that build strong support for their programs, potentially leading to new funding opportunities. Participants create a diversified funding plan framework, which includes new approaches for expanding a potential donor/funder pool.

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Practical Strategies for Self-Care

Date: December 13, 2021Length: 1.5 hours

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Developing an intentional and consistent self-care practice is critical to help minimize the impact of work-related trauma exposure and maintain healthy resilience, but it is not a “one size fits all” concept. While traditional self-care activities, such as massages or yoga practices, can be valuable parts of a self-care toolbox, this webinar explores why it’s critical to recognize the importance of other factors, including setting healthy boundaries and accessing support as an integral part of a holistic approach to self-care.

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Representation Matters: Using Trauma-Informed Language and Imagery in Victim Services

Date: November 18, 2021Length: 1.25 hours

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The principles of trauma-informed care provide a framework for our work in both victim services and allied professions. These principles guide our interactions with victims and survivors, and inform programming, policies and procedures in victim service organizations. This webinar reviews the ways the core principles of trauma-informed care can be applied to the use of language and images/visuals in direct services, within the organization, and in training and outreach materials.

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