Coalition Events & Trainings

On this list you will find in-person trainings, webinars, and meetings hosted by the Coalition. If you wish to submit an event for the list, or have a questions about an existing training please click here. As a perk of Coalition membership, we encourage our member programs to request customized trainings and technical assistance as needed. You can complete your request using the button below. 

Note that registration opens on a rolling basis, roughly 2 months prior to each training. 

2020 Training Dates

July 15, 2020

Webinar - Safe Bar

SafeBar: The SafeBar webinar will discuss the process in which you can be involved in transforming bar culture through education or by active involvement. The Tennessee Coalition's SafeBar program collaborates with bars and restaurants to create a healthier experience where patrons can participate in Tennessee's exuberant and bustling nightlife. A focus on sexual assault and bystander intervention will be elaborated upon within the webinar.

June 17, 2020

Webinar - Consequences, Not Punishment: The Challenges and Solutions to Enforcing Rules in a Trauma-Informed Environment

As our cultural and scientific understanding of trauma evolves, victim service programs are adapting their residential environments and program policies to better accommodate survivor’s needs and expectations. For newer advocates in the field, pursuing a trauma informed environment can often mistranslate to a belief that rules cannot be enforced and that staff have no authority over occurrences that take place in shelter. This webinar will cover the basics of trauma-informed programming, best practices for discussing rules with residents and the differences between ‘punishment’ and ‘natural consequences.'

June 24, 2020

Webinar: Serving LGBTQ+ Survivors of Domestic & Sexual Violence in Rural Tennessee

While LGBTQ+ survivors of domestic and sexual violence can face unique challenges in rural areas, there are also opportunities and strengths that rural communities can offer. This webinar will explore the differences, and important similarities, between the LGBTQ+ survivor’s experience in rural and urban settings. We will challenge some of the negative stereotypes about what it means to be LGBTQ+ in rural settings, as we also evaluate the harmful laws and policies which target and negatively impact LGBTQ+ rural survivors. Victim service advocates and other allied professionals are invited to join us as we discuss and discover creative practices for serving LGBTQ+ survivors in rural communities.

September 23, 2020

Webinar - Social Media on a Budget

Many nonprofits struggle with building a social media following because of a lack of time, money, and resources. Additionally, organizations in the domestic and sexual violence field may struggle to create content due to client confidentiality concerns. This webinar will share tips and tricks for nonprofits looking to expand their social media presence with limited resources.

October 14, 2020

Webinar - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: What the History of the Domestic Violence Services Movement Can Teach us About its Future

From neighbors offering up their homes to professionally staffed shelters and Family Justice Centers, the field of domestic violence services has evolved significantly within the accomplishments of the larger feminist movement. This progress has been accompanied by tensions surrounding inclusivity and the marriage of government funding with grassroots advocacy.  For advocates passionate about determining the best way forward, reviewing the history of the movement can be both inspiring and illuminate potential pitfalls.  This webinar will explore key moments in the history of the domestic violence services field as well as prompt discussion between advocates about its future.

October 28, 2020

Webinar - Sexual Assault Response Teams: Development and Beyond

November 11, 2020

Webinar - Male Sexual Assault in the Military (pre-recorded)

This webinar will offer care providers with key data and research on sexual assault in the U.S. military. We will discuss resources, remedies, and trauma-informed practices for sexual assault advocates and other allied professionals serving active duty members and veterans. This will be a pre-recorded webinar.

POSTPONED Training - Legal Advocacy (Nashville)

The training will explore Tennessee law as it relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and advocacy. The training will also give advocates a foundation of best practices and practical tips for helping survivors to navigate the legal process.

POSTPONED Training - ABCs of Advocacy (Nashville)

The ABCs of Advocacy Training is designed to improve understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault, improve understanding of how oppression contributes to violence against women, and increase capacity to work with victims and survivors in a domestic or sexual violence program. This training will provide an opportunity for practice and discussion.

September 09, 2020

POSTPONED Training - Legal Advocacy (Knoxville)

The training will explore Tennessee law as it relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and advocacy. The training will also give advocates a foundation of best practices and practical tips for helping the survivors they are working with to navigate the legal process

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Training Archive

You can access an archived selection of our past webinars through Youtube anytime by clicking the icon. 

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Board Meetings 2020

February 21st, April 3rd, August 21st, November 13th

Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council Meetings 2020

March 6th, June 5th, September 25th, December 4th

Executive Director Roundtable Meetings 2020

February 20th, April 2nd, August 20th, November 12th

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This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Tennessee.