DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Trauma-Informed Care and Military-Related IPV Survivors

I’m teaching today in Wichita–another advanced testimony workshop. It’s the last training of the busy spring season. After this I come off the road a bit. I get to slow down and enjoy the fact that my kid is in DC for the summer (as of Saturday–happy birthday to me!) I take only one significant travel job each month during summers, so while I will have plenty to occupy my time (as if), I will be doing it from the comfort of my tiny DC dollhouse by and large.

Fortunately there’s no slowing the availability of online offerings over the summer. Here’s one geared toward folks like us: BWJP has a webinar coming up June 5th, 2-3:30 pm CT: Trauma Informed Care and Military-Related IPV Survivors. From the site:

The Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP) is pleased to announce a webinar on trauma-informed care for intimate partner violence (IPV) survivors and how it applies to military-related survivors. What is trauma-informed care and how does it affect the work we do with IPV survivors? What are the consequences if we don’t have a trauma-informed approach to the services we provide? Dr. Warshaw will provide a basic overview of trauma-informed care and why it is important when intervening with IPV survivors. Dr. Kelly and Ms. Hallum will then discuss how the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of the Army Family Advocacy Program approach trauma-informed care for IPV survivors. Whether you work in the Department of Defense or in a community-based program, this webinar will enhance your knowledge of trauma-informed care and how it can be applied to improving the services provided for military IPV survivors and their families.

Presenters: Carole Warshaw, MD, Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative; Ursula Kelly, PhD, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Scientist, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Assistant Professor Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing; Lisa Hallum, LCSW-C, Family Advocacy Program Social Worker, Army Family Advocacy Program, Ft. Meade, MD.

Moderator: Glenna Tinney, Senior Advisor, Military Advocacy Program, BWJP

Description: What are the consequences of trauma in a person’s life? How does it affect their relationships and ability to seek help? Do you have to understand trauma to provide effective services to IPV survivors? Are the services needed by military-related IPV survivors different from those needed by those who have no connection to the military? This webinar will give you a basic understanding of trauma-informed care and how it is applied within the VA and military systems.