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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 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:

  • Courtney Winkler, Training and Outreach Coordinator, Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

For over 15 years, DCADV has recognized individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and best practices in domestic violence services. In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the importance of prevention practices, in addition to intervention services. To reflect the changing landscape of the domestic violence field, we have expanded the DVS Certification Program to recognize those improving conditions and eliminating domestic/intimate partner violence at all levels!

During this webinar, participants will learn more about Delaware Domestic Violence Specialist Certification and walk through the application process.


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: https://parentingforliberation.org


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:  http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/connecting_the_dots-a.pdf
  • 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