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LGBTQ 101: Terminology, Concepts & LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence (Recorded 2.17.2015)


This webinar focuses on increasing knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities in an effort to provide inclusive services to these communities and to prevent discrimination, harassment, and bullying.  After completing the recorded webinar, viewers will be able to understand a brief LGBTQ history, describe terms and concepts related to LGBTQ identities, and explain similarities and differences between IPV in LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ relationships.


It is the first of a three-part series about inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and how to develop non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinars 2 and 3 are: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People, and Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement. 

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.  


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When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

Custody and Placement - Overview and Troubleshooting (6.9.14)

Morgan discusses some of the most commonly raised issues regarding custody and placement, including non-marital children, leaving with children and changing orders.

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Working with Battered Immigrants: VAWA Immigration Remedies

Join Morgan Young, End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney, for a discussion of VAWA remedy trends, concerns and best practices when working with battered immigrants. 

You will learn about: 

  • Common distinctions and strategies within VAWA immigration law
  • Which questions to ask and what type of assistance to seek in your advocacy with battered immigrants

This webinar was designed for advocates who have little or no knowledge of immigration law.  The webinar was recorded on December 4, 2013, and runs for less than 60 minutes.

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Calculating True Program Costs

February 12, 2013 Webinar Recording

Do you know what it costs to deliver your programs? An understanding of true program costs is essential for management decisions, program design and effective development work. This webinar provides an overview of how to: allocate expenses; build realistic program budgets; and communicate what your work actually costs.  Information provided can assist programs to provide required detailed cost reporting to WI DCF.  Presenters: Dennis Johnson and Ben Williams of Forward Community Investments join WCADV’s Patti Seger and Teresa Weinland-Schmidt.

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Transforming Services for Children & Youth: Creating Trauma-Informed Support for Families & Children in WI DV Programs

February 7, 2013 Webinar Recording

 Join special guest Susan Blumenfeld of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) for this exciting learning opportunity. This webinar will provide Wisconsin domestic abuse Services providers a framework for building a trauma-informed approach to meeting the needs of children, youth and families exposed to domestic violence.

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Prevention: Voices of Men - Stepping Up and Speaking Out

December 12, 2012 webinar recording

The Fox Valley community has mobilized men and boys to address violence against women and girls. This webinar discussed current initiatives undertaken by Voices of Men and ways the initiative might be replicated in other communities. Presented by: Dave Willems, Fox Valley Voices of Men member, volunteer, and program consultant; and Julie Fevola, Executive Director, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.

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Prevention: Men as Allies

November 27, 2012 webinar recording

This webinar explored promising local initiatives that engage men, and ways to develop an approach to mobilizing men in your community.  Presented by Molly Zemke, Prevention Program Coordinator from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

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Recruiting and Orienting an Effective Board of Directors

September 14, 2011 webinar recording

This program, presented by Gary Kelsey of Kelsey & Associates, focuses on board recruitment, board planning, i.e. forming committees, and board orientation.

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Creating and Supporting an Effective Board of Directors

March 10, 2011 webinar recording

The program, presented by Gary Kelsey of Kelsey & Associates, focuses on roles and responsibilities of boards and their executive committees as well as staff and board relationships.

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Financial Empowerment Training Webinar Session II

September 15, 2010 webinar recording

Presenters:     Dr. Vivian Larkin, Director of Economic and Social Justice, WCADV     Graciela Laguna, Victim Services and Access Specialist, WCADV     Nataliya Runte, Sojourner Family Peace Center     Chia Yang, Wisconsin Housing and Economic Authority (WHEDA)In this session presenters discuss culturally sensitive strategies for assisting survivors from diverse backgrouns, including immigrant victims, to improve financial stability.

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Financial Empowerment Training Webinar Session I

May 25, 2010 webinar recording

Presenters:     Dr. Vivian Larkin, Director of Economic and Social Justice, WCADV     Morgan Young, Immigration/Poverty Law Attorney, WCADV     Jolynn Woehrer, Task Force on Family ViolenceThis webinar is the first in a two-part series. The content has been condensed from a 4-hour training that was designed to help advocates provide survivors with: Resources to strengthen confidence in order to take action; Strategies to address financial and safety challenges of ending a relationship with an abuser; Resources for working through quality-of-life changes they may encounter when fleeing abuse; Strategies to work through challenges that occur after identity or name change and abuser misuse of her personal records; Tactics to understand financial fundamentals and basic steps to building a strong financial base, including budgeting, saving, building credit, and managing debt.(Apologies for missing the first 15 minutes)

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Mondays with Morgan Legal Issues for Mixed Families Handouts

Morgan Young's Mondays with Morgan webinar topic on July 21 was: Legal Issues for Mixed Families - How immigration status complicates system response.  This session discussed common complications for mixed status immigrant families, including custody and placement and public benefits. Supplemental handouts can be printed from the link below.  Beginning July 28 (one week after the webinar) these handouts will be accessible only to members who are logged in.

Preventing Homicide: Milwaukee’s Lethality Assessment Program (Recorded 9/30/2014)

Milwaukee County has embarked on an exciting initiative to implement the Maryland Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) county-wide.  The LAP is an emerging best practice to teach police officers the indicators of potentially lethal domestic violence and victim risk assessment techniques, and implement a follow up protocol that connects high lethality risk victims with an advocate while officers are still on the scene.  

Dr. Jackie Campbell conducted an extensive study which revealed that only 4%  of women victims of DV homicide or attempted homicide had ever sought shelter at a domestic violence program, despite the fact that such services are a protective factor against DV homicide.  The LAP, developed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, works to close that gap and connect high-risk victims to life-saving advocacy services from the moment they reach out to police.  The protocol can also be adapted for use by other first responders, such as emergency room doctors.

The presentation slides can be printed either as full-sized powerpoint slides (one slide per page) or a handout with three slides per page.  Links are below. 

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