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The AVA will be hosting a special two-part event. The first event is on November 7 and the second event is on December 16. You can download the file, or use the link below to RSVP for both events. We can't wait to see you there!

Register for this virtual conference taking place Friday, October 14, 2022.

Systems of care are geared toward helping survivors leave abusive relationships. However, abuse does not necessarily end with separation. Abuse and harassment frequently escalates following separation, with an increased risk for lethality. Mother/ child dyads face unique barriers to safety following separation from an abusive partner as they continue to navigate civil legal systems that regulate custody and co-parenting. The purpose of this presentation is to provide practitioners (domestic violence advocates, child welfare professionals, court professionals, and health care professionals) with an overview of the literature on postseparation abuse, tactics and consequences of post-separation abuse, directions for future research, and practical applications to support the safety and health of survivors and their children.

Participants will be able to:

-Describe 3 key non-physical tactics of post-separation abuse.
-Describe at least 3 functional consequences of post-separation abuse
-Identify 2 ways practitioners can intervene to promote health and safety of survivors experiencing post-separation abuse

This training consists of a 90 min presentation and up to 30-min Q&A to allow interaction between the presenters and participants in real time.

Please join us on September 2nd for our ACEs Health Champions Gathering event. You can learn more about our speaker and the topic of the event by clicking on the attached invitation!

You can register for the event by clicking on the "RSVP Here" button and scrolling to RSVP. You can also register by using the link below.

We can't wait for you to join us on September 2nd!

Register above for the ACE's/No Hit Zones Davis County training event. Starts on June 30, 2022 at 12:00pm Mountain Time.

Part-1 of a 2-Part series: Can Early Intervention in Intergenerational Trauma Improve Health and Save Lives? Presented by Nora Nora Montalvo-Liendo PhD, RN, FAAN. May 20, 12:00-1:00pm PT.

Save the Date for Part 2: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm PT Can Primary Care Providers Address Intergenerational Trauma? Presented by R.J. Gillespie MD, MHPE, FAAP.

Please use this link to register for part-1:

Domestic violence victims may experience terrible and traumatic physical violence, often directed at the head, neck and face, through blows to the head or strangulation. Brain injury caused by domestic violence is rarely identified, almost never immediately treated, and can result in short and long term physical, emotional, and cognitive consequences that can impact every area of a person's life. We are just discovering how that violence impacts the brain. It can also impact a survivor's ability to successfully access and participate in agency services.

This session will provide an overview of what we learned in Ohio about the intersection of brain injury and domestic violence, and equip you to use an innovative framework to address brain injury developed by the Ohio Domestic Violence Network in partnership with The Ohio State University called CARE that includes practical, hands on tools available for you to use.

Please join us at The National Citizen Review Panel 2022 conference May 23-25, at the beautiful Asilomar Retreat Center—Pacific Grove California.

California’s Citizen Review Panels are excited to welcome their colleagues from across the country to the first in-person National CRP Conference in two years! We are hoping that other state teams will join us in celebrating our ability to learn from one another about the great work that is taking place in their states.