Training Calendar

 


RESCHDULED- September 16, 2022, 9-10:30 AM CDT, Leadership Session- How to Have Brave Conversations

As leaders, we are often called upon to engage in challenging conversation with clients, staff, partners, and funders. These conversations stretch our skills in crisis response, negotiation, empathy, strategizing, and improvisation. They can make us feel anxious, stressed, resentful, and even burned out. This workshop will help reframe difficult confrontations into brave conversations, offering tools to support your work and ample time for conversation and practice.

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September 29, 2022, 1-2:30 PM CDT, Hispanic Heritage Month Panel

OFS and partners will come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing expertise in implementing inclusivity-based practices in their agencies and how this approach has benefited their work and growth as well as their connection with diverse communities. Too often, Hispanics in Nashville confront many barriers to access culturally and linguistically competent care. Join us to learn more about how your agency can be more effective in relating to clients with multicultural backgrounds.

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October 4, 2022, 12:30-2 PM CDT, Intersections of Mass Violence, Community Violence, and Domestic Abuse – Panel

Our panelists will discuss Domestic Violence (DV) preparation as a predictor of engagement in additional crime in the community, the connection between DV and mass violence/mass shootings, and DV’s extensive impact on community safety as a whole. The discussion will challenge the persistent stereotype of DV being a ‘private’ issue that doesn’t impact the broader community outside of the home.

Panelists Include-

  • Becky Bullard- Senior Director of Programs, Metro Nashville Office of Family Safety
  • Captain Kevin Lovell- Metro Nashville Police Department, Domestic Violence Division
  • A Representative of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  • A Representative of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)

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October 7, 2022, 11-12:30 PM CDT, Leadership Series- Trauma Informed Supervision

How do we balance our mission to provide safety and empowerment for victims of interpersonal violence, with the knowledge that our staff absorb the stories of those that they serve and over time may exhibit the same trauma symptoms we see in our clients? What does it mean to make our supervision with staff as trauma-informed as our work with victims? Is it possible to preserve our duty to victims while weighing our concern for staff? This workshop will give attendees space to explore those and other important questions, and to learn how trauma-informed supervision practices can lead to more effective, productive staff in the long term.

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October 11, 2022, 2-3:30 PM CDT, Batterer’s Intervention Program (BIP) Core Concepts

Tina L. Fox, Assistant Director of Programs with the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence will be our guest presenter leading this training. She will be giving all attendees a foundational understanding on what BIPs are, how they operate, what guidelines govern them in Tennessee, how they are certified, and best practice standards.

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October 11, 2022 from 11-12:30 PM CDT or, 
October 14, 2022 from 9-10:30 AM CDT
Compassion Fatigue Interactive Course – In Person Only, Limited to 15 Attendees per Session

Compassion Fatigue is often equated with the experience of Vicarious Trauma, but they are very different experiences with different causes. This interactive training will explore the cause of compassion fatigue and give you the tools to fight it. The Office of Family Safety is excited to offer this training twice in October, at two different dates and times to accommodate the varied schedules of our partners.

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October 18, 2022, 1:30-3 PM CDT, The Post-Roe South: Reproductive Coercion, Abortion, and Domestic Violence

Pregnancy is one of the most dangerous times for people in abusive relationships, especially when there are existing patterns of reproductive coercion. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of how reproductive control and coercion trap people in abusive relationships. This training will also discuss the current state of abortion legislation in Tennessee and contextualize it within the legal history of abortion in the United States and its impact on victims of violence..

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