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DCADV has presented a number of webinars in conjunction with local and national speakers.  You may listen to recordings of these webinars at any time.  Webinars are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent recordings listed at the top.  Click on the title of the webinar to access the recording.

Guest Presenters:

  • Megan Bittinger, Co-Chair, Joint Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee
  • LaWann Moses, Joint Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee
  • Brooke Ophardt, Joint Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee
  • Makenzie Swanson, Co-Chair, Joint Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee

This webinar, presented by the Joint Task Force Social Justice Subcommittee, was originally presented as an interactive three-part series.  This comprehensive recording covers the material from all three sessions.  The times for each part are noted in the descriptions below, so you can move around the recording as needed.

Part 1 (Foundations of Social Justice in Our Work- 00:00-14:40) discusses common ideas about social justice- going beyond the basics to how social justice applies in the field of domestic and sexual violence. The presenters define social justice in a broader sense and large scale concepts, then narrow down how this applies to us as individuals and our works as advocates.

Part 2 (Challenging Privilege, Bias, and Inequity- 14:40-24:50) builds off of the foundations learned in the previous (but not required) webinar.  During this session, we apply the concepts of privilege, bias, and equity in a virtual group activity. Through the eyes of others, we challenge our own thoughts and assumptions and look at how this affects the clients we serve. (Note: due to the structure of this webinar, there is not a recording available.)

Part 3 (Putting Your Toolkit Into Action- 24:50-43:51) the presenters demonstrate resources and activities complied in the Social Justice Toolkit. Whether you are a director or manager and have the ability to make agency-level change or an individual advocate just looking to do better, we will walk through how to utilize this toolkit to create positive social change.

  • This webinar was presented by PreventConnect, a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), and featured speakers from DCADV and CHILD, Inc.

    Engaging youth in violence prevention efforts is essential to creating change in our communities and culture. Many organizations are exploring creative approaches to engage youth outside of and beyond classroom settings. Join PreventConnect and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence to learn how state coalitions and their community partners move power, not information, to youth and provide leadership opportunities to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence. Guests will discuss how they involve youth from historically marginalized and disadvantaged communities in civic engagement, build trusting relationships with youth for development and program leadership, and create space for youth to lead prevention and social justice efforts by being effective, authentic, and accountable adult allies.

    Hosts/Facilitators: Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez & Tori VandeLinde, PreventConnect and CALCASA

    Co-Hosts/Co-Facilitators: Arlene Vassell & Casey Keene, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


    • Courtney Winkler, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    • Colleen Yeakle, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    • Latasha Shorter, Child, Inc.
    • Michele Ostafy, Child, Inc.
    • Donna Johnson, Child, Inc.
    • Shatoyia Moss, Community & Family Resources Department, City of Bloomington
    • Stephanie Solomon, Youth Services Bureau of Monroe County

  • Guest Presenters:

    • Nikki Kress, RPE Program Manager, DCADV
    • Brooke Ophardt, Training & Prevention Specialist, DCADV

    During this webinar, we explore how economic justice initiatives are an integral part of our work to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence (SV/IPV).  We examine the risk factors for and the effects of SV/IPV on the community. We also look at protective strategies that strengthen economic opportunities for women and girls that can lead to preventing SV/IPV.   Finally, we discuss policies and programs put in place in Delaware and other states that focus on eliminating some of the risk factors for SV/IPV. 

  • Guest Presenters:

    • Nikki Kress, RPE Program Manager, DCADV
    • Brooke Ophardt, Training & Prevention Specialist, DCADV

    During this introductory-level webinar, we learn what primary prevention is and explore how it applies to our work in the field of domestic/sexual violence. We examine the risk factors that can lead to sexual violence and/or intimate partner violence.   Finally, we discuss strategies that can be used to create safe and protective relationships and communities to stop the violence before it starts.

Guest Presenters: 

  • Angela Seguin, M.Ed., DVS, CA - University of Delaware
  • Mariann Kenville-Moore, LCSW, DVS - Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects every student's right to educational opportunities and benefits free from sex discrimination, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new regulations for schools that will have significant implications for the civil rights of all students, especially students affected by gender-based violence and harassment.  This webinar provides an overview of the proposed changes to Title IX, potential implications of these changes, and how individuals and agencies can provide advocacy through the "notice and comment" period. 

Guest Presenters:

  • Sue Ryan, Executive Director, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Zainab Shah, DVS, Training Specialist, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Have you ever wondered if the advocacy you engage in crosses any legal boundaries? Join us for a webinar where we will use an empowerment advocacy framework and explore how advocates can help survivors of domestic violence without engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

Guest Presenters: 

  • Amy Hopkins, Engaging Men Project Coordinator, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
  • Estelle Murray, Delaware National Guard 
  • Juan Rodriguez, Turning Point at People’s Place 
  • Joanne Sampson, University of Delaware Student Wellness and Health Promotion 

Engaging boys and men work is a concept that draws our attention to the harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence in our community. Challenging harmful notions of masculinity is a form of prevention that takes on the underlying cause of sexual violence. 

During this webinar participants will learn about why engaging men work is vital to sexual violence prevention and learn about the different ways Delaware community members are furthering this practice.

Guest Presenter:

  • Alicia Aiken, J.D., Director, Confidentiality Institute

This 90-minute webinar covers the basics on how advocates and other victim services professionals can protect confidentiality for survivors of domestic violence as required by federal law, with a special emphasis on how to foster collaborative relationships with allied professionals (such as doctors, law enforcement, attorneys and mental health providers) without violating the boundaries of confidentiality.

Guest Presenter:

  • Zainab Shah, Training Specialist, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

How are we working to prevent domestic violence in our communities?  Join us for a webinar where we'll introduce the key concepts and foundations of domestic violence prevention work.  We'll focus on primary prevention efforts, and explore how to incorporate prevention at all levels, from individual-level strategies to true social change.  

Guest Presenter:

  • Trina Greene Brown, Founder, Parenting for Liberation

This webinar builds upon concepts from DCADV’s THRIVE Conference which explored the linkages between multiple forms of violence.  Societal and structural violence is intrinsically linked to violence in the home.  This webinar features Trina Greene Brown, the founder of Parenting for Liberation-- which is a hub of resources of liberated parenting strategies. Trina shared tools and strategies informed by an intergenerational collective of activist parents of color that address the root causes of multiple forms of violence.  This webinar offers a space for DV advocates to learn best practices to engage with a network of liberated parents who are change agents fighting for a world where all children can be liberated.  Participants will walk away with Parenting for Liberation resource guide and workbook tools for engaging in liberated parenting practices.  Visit the Parenting for Liberation blog and podcast:

Guest Presenters:

  • Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health
  • Rosemary Martinez, MSW, Shelter Director, Abriendo Puertas at People’s Place
  • Melinda Dubinski, MSW, Project Coordinator, REAL Relationships

The wellbeing and resilience of parents and children are interwoven with each other and with our families, cultures and communities.  Yet, parenting in the context of domestic violence can erode a parent’s sense of confidence, energy, and capacities, and can also put parents in a position to agree or comply with an abuser’s demands when trying to protect their children from graver harm.  These challenges can be further compounded by discrimination and structural violence faced by victims and children living in oppressed and marginalized communities.   Intrinsic to our role as advocates is our ability to hold and understand these complexities, and provide compassion and support as we engage and support families affected by trauma. Through a “fishbowl” format, webinar participants will have the opportunity to listen in to experts in the field having a conversation with local advocates about applying frameworks, principles and strategies to best support parents with lived experiences of abuse, trauma and chronic adversity.  Participants are encouraged to download and review the Guide for Engaging & Supporting Parents Affected by Domestic Violence publication from the National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health prior to viewing the webinar.

Guest Presenters:

  • Mariann Kenville-Moore, LCSW, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Kimberly Green-Cauley, Communications Specialist, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

In preparation of the 2016 Legislative Advocacy Day on April 12, 2016, DCADV hosted a webinar to assist you whether you want to learn more on how to get involved or to expand your policy advocacy skills. This webinar is designed to provide information, resources, and practical tips for engaging in policy and legislative advocacy.

Guest Presenters:

  • Noël Sincere Duckworth and Matt Leibowitz, Training and Prevention Team, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Harry Lewis, Vice President, Men’s Action Network @ UD, University of Delaware
  • William H. Wightman III, Major, U.S. Army Reserve

The current national movement to end gender based violence has recognized engaging men as an effective strategy for prevention. With that in mind, this webinar provides an overview of engaging men work as both a strategy and as a population - going into concepts such as bystander intervention and healthy masculinity. Larger principles of primary prevention - along with specific examples from Delaware Men's Education Network partner organizations - will be provided to offer a general understanding of engaging men work from multiple perspectives.

Guest Presenters:

  • Noël Sincere Duckworth, Director of Training and Prevention, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence 
  • Kristen Herman, safe+respectful Project Coordinator, Child, Inc.
  • Eric Robinson, Intern, Child, Inc.
  • Melinda Dubinski, REAL Relationships Project Coordinator, Turning Point at People’s Place

This webinar builds upon concepts from THRIVE Delaware’s first webinar, Connecting the Dots and Breaking the Silos, which explored the linkages between multiple forms of violence, such as teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, youth violence, child maltreatment and bullying, and identified opportunities to work across issues on joint action that can benefit all.  Delaware presenters share insights and best practices from their experiences implementing community-centered prevention efforts within a New Castle County neighborhood and on social media platforms targeting youth in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Guest Presenters:

  • Natalie Wilkins, PhD and Marci Hertz, MS, co-authors of the new research brief, “Connecting the Dots:  An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence.” This research brief was recently published by the CDC and Prevention Institute and is being showcased through a variety of national venues.  Join us for this special opportunity to discuss what these findings may mean for Delaware. View the brief here:
  • Alyson Lang, Chair, Wilmington Health Planning Council. The mission of the Wilmington Health Planning Council is to improve the health of those who live and work in Wilmington, by health promotion and disease prevention, through individual, organizational and community involvement. The WHPC is dedicated to working to implement the goals and objectives of Healthy People 2020, including violence prevention as a major health target area.

Deborah Prothrow-Stith, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, has stated, “Gang violence is connected to bullying is connected to school violence is connected to intimate partner violence is connected to child abuse is connected to elder abuse is connected. It’s all connected.” But how? And what does that mean for communities experiencing these types of violence? Or for any of us in advocacy, criminal justice, healthcare, public health, education, social services, child welfare or adult protection, who are responding to the immediate or long-term aftermath of violence or planning for prevention?

During this webinar, we explore the linkages between multiple forms of violence, and identify opportunities to work across issues on joint action that can benefit all.

Guest Presenters:

  • Marilyn Siebold, MS, NCC, DV, Trauma, and Mental Health Associate, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Mariann Kenville-Moore, LCSW, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how a trauma-informed approach to domestic violence makes it easier to understand and then talk about DV/IPV.
  • Review basic do’s and don’ts in any discussion about domestic violence.
  • Introduce specific DV resources