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April, 2021

Wednesday
14
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Please join OVWA and Jeannette Adkins, Chair NACP and NOVA Board Member for an in depth look at the National Advocate Credentialing Program.
Attendees will learn about the advocate credentialing process at the National Level and the benefits of becoming a nationally credentialed advocate.
Thursday
15
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OCVJC Victims’ Rights Training is a FREE four-hour comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training that informs trainees about the legal rights of victims and the ethical obligations of those assisting them. The training includes a focus on access to justice for crime victims. Many of these rights have changed with the passage of 2017’s Issue 1, Marsy’s Law. This training will update criminal justice system officials and related professionals on these changes to victims’ constitutional and statutory rights.

This event will be held virtually on the platform Zoom. The link to attend this event will be sent through Eventbrite to those who have registered.
Friday
16
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Please join Liz Poprocki, Executive Director of OVWA, and members of the OVWA Board of Directors, for the OVWA Quarterly Membership Meeting. We will discuss current and future OVWA business, and this meeting will be open for participation from members. We encourage questions and discussion topics from members during the meeting and hope to connect with all OVWA members across the state.
Monday
19
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The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include:

Statistics and History of Disabilities;
Myths, Bias, and Assumptions;
Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective;
Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders including Intellectual Disabilities;
Autism Spectrum Disorder;
Cerebral Palsy;
Physical Disabilities;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
Communication Disorders;
Mental Health Disorders;
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
Bipolar and Related Disorders;
Depressive Disorders;
Anxiety Disorders;
Trauma-Related Disorders;
The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing;
Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities;
Introduction to the Adapted Protocol for Individuals Who Do Not Speak;
Interview Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders; and
Post Interview Considerations
Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Minimum requirements include:

Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or an expert review/letter of recommendation.
Monday
19
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Please join OVWA and Micaela C. Deming, Policy Director and Staff Attorney for the Ohio Domestic Violence Network, to learn about updates to protection order forms in Ohio. Participants will learn about the updates to each form for both criminal and civil protection orders, learn about the newly created forms and will discuss the impact of these changes when considering the safety of victims of crime.
Tuesday
20
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The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include:

Statistics and History of Disabilities;
Myths, Bias, and Assumptions;
Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective;
Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders including Intellectual Disabilities;
Autism Spectrum Disorder;
Cerebral Palsy;
Physical Disabilities;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
Communication Disorders;
Mental Health Disorders;
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
Bipolar and Related Disorders;
Depressive Disorders;
Anxiety Disorders;
Trauma-Related Disorders;
The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing;
Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities;
Introduction to the Adapted Protocol for Individuals Who Do Not Speak;
Interview Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders; and
Post Interview Considerations
Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Minimum requirements include:

Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or an expert review/letter of recommendation.
Wednesday
21
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The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include:

Statistics and History of Disabilities;
Myths, Bias, and Assumptions;
Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective;
Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders including Intellectual Disabilities;
Autism Spectrum Disorder;
Cerebral Palsy;
Physical Disabilities;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
Communication Disorders;
Mental Health Disorders;
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
Bipolar and Related Disorders;
Depressive Disorders;
Anxiety Disorders;
Trauma-Related Disorders;
The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing;
Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities;
Introduction to the Adapted Protocol for Individuals Who Do Not Speak;
Interview Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders; and
Post Interview Considerations
Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Minimum requirements include:

Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or an expert review/letter of recommendation.
Wednesday
21
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Akron Sexual Assault Kit Initiative: The
Journey to Best Practice
April 21, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DNA testing has allowed our criminal justice system to
evolve over the last two decades. Join us as we share
the impact the backlog of untested sexual assault kits
has our system and what victim advocate agencies,
partnered with law enforcement, have done about it.
Social Work CEUs available for live webinar.
CEUs: 2 | Cost: $50
Thursday
22
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The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include:

Statistics and History of Disabilities;
Myths, Bias, and Assumptions;
Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective;
Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders including Intellectual Disabilities;
Autism Spectrum Disorder;
Cerebral Palsy;
Physical Disabilities;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
Communication Disorders;
Mental Health Disorders;
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
Bipolar and Related Disorders;
Depressive Disorders;
Anxiety Disorders;
Trauma-Related Disorders;
The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing;
Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities;
Introduction to the Adapted Protocol for Individuals Who Do Not Speak;
Interview Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders; and
Post Interview Considerations
Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Minimum requirements include:

Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or an expert review/letter of recommendation.
Friday
23
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The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include:

Statistics and History of Disabilities;
Myths, Bias, and Assumptions;
Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective;
Individuals with Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders including Intellectual Disabilities;
Autism Spectrum Disorder;
Cerebral Palsy;
Physical Disabilities;
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD);
Communication Disorders;
Mental Health Disorders;
Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders;
Bipolar and Related Disorders;
Depressive Disorders;
Anxiety Disorders;
Trauma-Related Disorders;
The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing;
Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities;
Introduction to the Adapted Protocol for Individuals Who Do Not Speak;
Interview Considerations for Individuals with Mental Health Disorders; and
Post Interview Considerations
Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Minimum requirements include:

Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience working with individuals with disabilities and/or an expert review/letter of recommendation.
Thursday
29
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OCVJC Victims’ Rights Training is a FREE four-hour comprehensive, multi-disciplinary training that informs trainees about the legal rights of victims and the ethical obligations of those assisting them. The training includes a focus on access to justice for crime victims. Many of these rights have changed with the passage of 2017’s Issue 1, Marsy’s Law. This training will update criminal justice system officials and related professionals on these changes to victims’ constitutional and statutory rights.

This event will be held virtually on the platform Zoom. The link to attend this event will be sent through Eventbrite to those who have registered.