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Training Opportunities

Child Tax Credit Navigator Training for HOPWA, FVPSA and OTIP Grantees – Wednesday, September 22nd 1:30-2:30pm EDT.

Join us for a navigator training on enrolling eligible families in the Child Tax Credit. 

HUD’s Office of HIV/AIDS Housing in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Children and Families’ (ACF) Division of Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) and the Office of Trafficking in Persons (OTIP) is joining with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the White House to provide a training for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), FVPSA and OTIP grantees to learn how to help enroll eligible families in the Child Tax Credit.

Experts estimate the new Child Tax Credit has the potential to cut child poverty in half.  It provides the largest child tax credit ever and historic relief to most working families ($3,000 per child 6-17 years old and $3,600 per child under 6 years old).

This one-hour session will provide an overview of the Child Tax Credit and walk attendees through the Non-Filer Portal to show how you can help families enroll in this historic Child Tax Credit. For more information on the Child Tax Credit please visit – Child Tax Credit Update Portal | Internal Revenue Service (

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.  While this training is targeted towards HOPWA, FVPSA and OTIP grantees, it is appropriate for any service provider who works with families who may be impacted by intimate personal violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence and human trafficking.

The Child Tax Credit Navigator Training will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd from 1:30-2:30pm EDT. 

Registration is required.  The maximum capacity is 1,000 attendees.

Please register here.

When registering, under Comments/Questions, you will need to indicate which grant you are associated with: HOPWA, FVPSA or OTIP.

Registrations cannot be confirmed without this information.


If you have any questions about this webinar or encounter difficulties, please contact TDA Event at

Center on Victimization and Safety

End Abuse of People with Disabilities – The Movement Starts Here
September 21, 2021 
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm MST

Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office “2021 – Hosted Trainings”

  • Courtroom Testimony 
    Teresa Stewart – Training Coordinator at: or (208) 446-2224
    Courtroom Testimony – Tuition Free  –  September 27 – 28, 2021

  • Trauma-Focused Mental Health & Wellness Training
    March 30, 2022 – 8 am – 12 pm
    March 31, 2022 – 8 am – 12 pm
    June 1, 2022 – 8 am – 12 pm
    June 2, 2022 – 8 am – 12 pm

    Mental Health Symposium, October 8th, 2021

    We would like to invite you to register for our upcoming Symposium. This will be our second annual statewide training event, and we are very excited about the quality presenters who will be in attendance. 

    This training will have both CEUs and POST credits, and will come at no cost to you. This training is appropriate for: educators, first and front line responders, child care providers, mental health professionals, medical professionals, community service providers, and anyone who has experienced trauma firsthand or through a loved one’s experiences.

    We have attached a flyer with more information, and you can register through our website here:

    The Symposium will be available in person and virtually. We recommend that you register early if you would like an in-person seat. Most of the courses will be available after the training, however, CEUs and POST credits can only be received if you attend live.

    If you have any questions, please contact our Education Coordinator at: 

    See you at the Symposium!

Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Training

Free training: September 2021.
Neurobiology of Trauma / Victim Centric Approach to Interviewing

Trainer: Retired Detective Angela Weekes

  • Idaho Falls: September 20
  • Pocatello: September 21
  • Twin Falls: September 23
To register, contact Jeff Basterrechea at or 208.573.1160.

SANE-A Training for Nurses and Medical Staff

These trainings are for nurses and medical staff doing forensic collections. The class is to become SANE educated but does not make someone SANE certified. It is a base level training and then more study, education, and practice is needed to sit for the SANE-A certification exam. Our goal in Idaho is to ensure that every nurse doing sexual assault evidence collection and treatment has been through the basic 40-hour course. Please register ASAP if you are interested! To register, contract trainer Deb Wetherelt at or 208-884-7286.

Lewiston: Sept. 27-Oct. 1

Montpelier: Oct. 18-22, 2021

Coeur d’Alene:  Nov. 1-5, 2021

Weiser:  Nov. 15-19, 2021

September 22, 2021
Domestic Violence: The Common Denominator Behind Many Types of Crime
Presented by Wendy Patrick, JD, PhD
Price: $49 Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Time: 12:00pM, PT / 1:00pm MT / 2:00pm CT / 3:00pm ET Duration: 75 Minutes

April 19 – April 21, 2022
2022 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Reimagining Justice

Confronting School Violence and Victimization – YouTube
Facilitators of Help-Seeking for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in the U.S. – Sept. 9, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

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Access our list of Training Opportunities HERE.

•     Training Materials – Office for Victims of Crime Training & Technical Assistance Center
Are you Prepared? The Role of Victim Assistance Providers in Preparing and Responding to Incidents of Mass Violence

Join the City of Rexburg, Grant Writing USA and other regional partners

for two online training opportunities.

Polyvictimization in Later Life

Polyvictimization in Later Life is a 6-hour web-based training presented in five modules. The purpose of the training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims.

How to Get Started
  • Visit the Polyvictimization in Later Life page

( to learn more about the training.

  • No registration is required. You can take the course right from the OVC TTAC website


  • Let your colleagues know that this FREE training is available to help those new to the field or as a refresher for experienced professionals.
Benefits of Training
  • No costs attached. Polyvictimization in Later Life is free training you can take at your own pace.
    • Information you need to know. Five modules are available, including:
      • Module 1: The Context of Polyvictimization
      • Module 2:  Older Adults Affected by  Polyvictimization
      • Module  3:  Perpetrators  of  Late  Life Polyvictimization
      • Module 4: Working With Older Adults Affected by Polyvictimization
      • Module 5: Lessons Learned from the Polyvictimization in Later Life Project

OVC’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) provides training to support professional development, enhance services to the community, and expand outreach to underserved victims of crime.

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