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Housing Services for Persons Impacted by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Webinar Series

December 21, 2022 Print ShareThis

Housing Counseling Energy Efficiency Essentials Series

For individuals and families impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, housing and financial security play a key role in securing safety and stability. This series will help participants augment the crucial housing services they already provide, to support survivors seeking housing-related assistance.

In the first session, experienced service providers will highlight how housing providers and housing counselors can better understand and serve clients through both individual casework and agency level program decision-making. This session will explore how attendees can build referral networks to support their clients. The second session will outline the housing-related protections available to consumers under the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 ("VAWA 2022"). VAWA 2022 amended and strengthened VAWA's housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. This session will feature concrete case examples to demonstrate how service providers can help clients take advantage of these protections.

Training Objectives:

Participants will learn about:

  • The unique needs of those experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking
  • How to provide services in a trauma-informed way, sensitive to the range of experiences survivors may have had
  • Key housing referrals and resources, as well as protections available to survivors under VAWA 2022
  • Federal and other resources to assist survivors with other related needs, including legal services, social services, and more.

Schedule and Registration

Registering will automatically register participants for both sessions in the series.

Training Description Date and Time
How to Identify Persons Impacted by Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault This webinar will teach housing counselors and housing providers to recognize and respond to consumers affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. This includes using trauma-informed approaches for working with and making referrals for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, using an intersectional lens. Webinar participants will learn critical information about the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime and other federal resources.
 

Training Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • Identifying consumers who have been impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault
  • How to use a trauma-informed approach to work with clients in a housing context
  • Key resources and referrals for consumers impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault
February 23, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Housing Protections for Persons Impacted by Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Webinar participants will learn about housing protections available to persons impacted by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking under the 2022 Reauthorization of VAWA. Participants will learn about best practices for helping survivors access these protections and secure safe, stable housing.
 

Training Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • What VAWA housing protections are and who they apply to
  • Best practices to help consumers access VAWA housing protections
  • Tools and resources that housing counselors and housing providers can use to help consumers access VAWA protections
March 9, 2023
2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Register Now

You must have a HUD Exchange account to register. Follow these instructions for registering. All sessions will be recorded and posted to the HUD Exchange for viewing at a later date.

Training Point of Contact

Housing Counseling Energy Efficiency Essentials Series Registrar | trainings@hudexchange.info

Additional Information

Visit the Housing Counseling Webinar Archives page for more trainings presented by the Office of Housing Counseling (OHC).

Tags: Housing Counseling Program