June 2017
MNADV Coalition Connection
Transitional Housing: Understanding Voluntary Services
As part of the Transitional Housing Toolkit, the "Understanding Voluntary Services" handout describes the fundamental practices that make up the foundation of this approach. The approach is based on the idea that participation in wrap-around victim services should be voluntary and not a condition of housing. 

Safe Housing Partnerships
Domestic and sexual violence are a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, and the need for safe and affordable housing is one of the most pressing concerns for survivors. The Safe Housing Partnership website provides up-to-date information and best practices and serves as the primary vehicle through which providers can request assistance and support in strengthening their work at this critical intersection.
In-Person Training: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day International Summit
National Center for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Webinar: Maintaining Privacy and Safety in a Social World
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Thursday, June 15 at 1:00 pm

Online Q&A: The Vulnerabilities of LGBTQ and Homeless Youth to Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
Office on Victims of Crime
Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety - Where Do We Go From Here?Battered Women's Justice Project
Wednesday, June 21, at 3:00 pm

In-Person Training: Maryland Violence and Injury Prevention Forum 
In-Person Training: Comprehensive 32-Hour Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training
Baltimore, MD
June 26-29, 2017

Webinar: Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan - A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices
Tuesday, June 27 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: Confidentiality and Suicide Intervention - What Domestic Violence Service Providers Need to Know
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Wednesday, June 28 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: Building Capacity to Make Sexual and Domestic Violence a Community Responsibility
Wednesday, June 28 at 2:00 pm

Webinar: Implementing a Firearm Surrender Protocol
Battered Women's Justice Project
Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00 pm

Webinar: Economic Justice - Making The Case
New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Thursday, June 29 at 10:30 am

Webinar: Technology: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown
Virginia Action Alliance
Friday, June 30 at 10:00 am 

Webinar: Taking Action: A Training on Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud
National Center for Victims of Crime
Tuesday, July 11 at 11:00 am

Webinar: Stalking - The Hidden Crime
Stalking Resource Center
Wednesday, July 12 at 12:00 pm 

Webinar: Understanding Technology Evidence in Intimate Partner Violence Cases

Stalking Resource Center
Friday, August 11 at 12:00 pm

Webinar: Is Your Website Trauma-Informed?
North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Friday, August 11 at 2:00 pm

Looking to work in the field? 
Project Manager
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Project Specialist 
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Program and Data Management Assistant
Court Watch Montgomery 

Family Reunification Specialist
Catholic Charities

Data Analyst
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Adolescent/Child Therapist
TurnAround, Inc.

Program Specialist

Legal Advocate (Bilingual)
HopeWorks of Howard County

Clinical Therapist (Bilingual)
Betty Ann Krahnke Center

Have you seen us around? Here's what we've been up to this past month!
MNADV Trainings 

May 26
Children's Resiliency and Parenting
(Howard County)

June 5
Children's Resiliency
(Calvert County)

June 12
Housing Rights for DV Survivors
(Prince George's County)

June 13
Assessing Risk and Safety Planning in Civil Protective Orders
(Carroll County)

Committees & Meetings

NNEDV Advocacy Day 

Interfaith Domestic Violence Coalition Meeting

Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force's Victim Services Committee Meeting and Foreign Nationals Subcommittee Meeting

Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence Meeting

Langley Park Civic Association Meeting 

Family Violence Council Meeting - GOCCP Strategic Planning Meeting

Family Violence Council Teen Healthy Relationships Subcommittee Meeting

NeShante and Chloe Davis Domestic Violence Prevention Task Force Meeting
Upcoming MNADV Trainings
The Right to a Roof: Housing Advocacy for Domestic Violence Survivors

This training is designed to inform professionals  on the federal fair housing protections, 2013 VAWA implementation i n housing, and current fair  housing trends and how they can be used to promote  DV survivors' access to housing. The presentation covers what constitutes housing discrimination and the federally and local protected classes as well as rec ent HUD guidance. It also provides an outline of the housing protections for survivors of domestic  violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking outlined in the 2013 reimplementation of VAWA. Finally, the training will include a discussion of how professionals can best advocate for survivors who are experiencing housing discrimination.

  Friday, July 14, 2017
  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  BECO Conference Center
  4425 Forbes Blvd
  Lanham, MD 20706

Presented by:
  Susie McClannahan
  Fair Housing Intake and Grant Coordinator
  The Equal Rights Center  

Breaking Barriers:
Best Practices in Serving LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

This training is for service providers (advocates and allied professionals) who work with survivors of domestic violence.

Participants who already have a foundational knowledge of the LGBTQ Community (LGBTQ 101) are welcome to skip the first hour and join us at 1:30 for more in-depth safety planning and outreach tips.

In the optional first hour, participants will be able to:
  • Define terms associated with the LGBTQ community 
  • Identify the dynamics involved in LGBTQ intimate partner violence
  • Discuss specific types of abuse used by abusers in LGBTQ relationships

In the second section, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the barriers to services for LGBTQ individuals
  • Increase accessibility for LGBTQ survivors seeking services 
  • Screen and assess for primary aggressor 
  • Improve their community response to LGBTQ intimate partner violence
  Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  Harford Community College
  Darlington Hall, Room 202A
  401 Thomas Run Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
Presented by:
  Jess Staskal
  Project Manager, Communications and Training
  Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
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2017 Advocacy Day on the Hill!
Each year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence organizes an Advocacy Day, where coalitions and local programs from across the country come together and speak up about domestic violence at our nation's capitol. 

This past week, MNADV, along with representatives from 4 local programs met with the Maryland Delegation to talk about the importance of domestic violence funding and legislation. Thank you to everyone who came out to support survivors!

Short Survey for Asian/Pacific Islanders in Maryland

The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) is conducting a Needs Assessment for Asian/Pacific Islanders (A/PI) living in Maryland. They are surveying 250 A/PI individuals to understand their knowledge of domestic violence and services available to them in the state. 

If you live in Maryland and identify as A/PI, please take this short 60-second survey. Responses are anonymous and confidential. 

Once completed, they will analyze the results and submit a report on the need for culturally-specific services for A/PI survivors of gender-based violence in Maryland. 
Resource Collection: 
LGBTQ Survivors

In honor of Pride Month, we are highlighting resources for working with LGBTQ Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence.

MNADV's LGBTQ Domestic Violence Law Resource for Advocates, Attorneys, and Survivors
MNADV, FreeState Legal, The Network for Public Health Law

Open Minds Open Doors - Transforming DV Programs to Include LGBTQ Survivors
The Network la Red

Shades of Change: A Guide for DV and SA Service Providers Working with LGBT People of Color
In Our Own Voices, Inc.

Shelter Response to Intimate Partner Violence in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community
St. Catherine University 

Model Policies for Serving LGBTQ Victims of Violence
Virginia Anti-Violence Project 
Name and Gender Change Guide for Maryland Residents
Whitman-Walker Health and TransLAW 
Movement Building with Youth, People of Color, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People, and People with Disabilities in the LGBTQ Anti-Violence Movement
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP)

LGBTQ Survivor Handbook 
Virginia Anti-Violence Project 

In Solidarity, 
Project Manager
Communications and Training