The Family Justice Center provides a wide range of training in our community, statewide, and nationally on topics related to sexual assault, domestic violence, trauma-informed care, non-fatal strangulation and more. We provide a monthly 3-hour CEU training at our office that is open to the public, in addition to customized training tailored to various disciplines by request.
Tools for Working with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma
Thursday, September 19th | 9:00am-noon | 701 Loyola Ave, 4th floor
This interactive workshop will be helpful for those who work with children in many settings such as daycares, schools, and any agency that provides direct service to children. The first part of the training will focus on trauma and the brain, attachment, and trauma responses. In the second part of the training, the counselors will share techniques that have been helpful when working with clients! The workshop will provide a space where people can share ideas and connect.
Training is $10 or $25 with social work CEUs
About the trainers:
Katelyn Powell, LCSW (left) works as a bilingual therapist at the New Orleans Family Justice Center providing services to children and adolescents. Katelyn is currently working on becoming a TF-CBT Therapist and TBRI Facilitator. Katelyn enjoys incorporating creative approaches tailored to the needs of each client she works with.
Keva Carr, PLPC (middle) is a human trafficking counselor at The New Orleans Family Justice Center who currently sees children, adolescents and adults. Keva has previously been a therapeutic case manger, emergency shelter supervisor, and emergency shelter counselor; never steering from the path or passion to helping people not only survive but thrive.
Megan Staab, LPC-S, NCC, Doctoral student(right), is the Director of Children’s Services as the New Orleans Family Justice Center and Director of Camp HOPE America-Louisiana, an evidence based camp that children from the Family just attend. Megan has been working as a counselor for children, adults, and families since 2014. Megan likes to utilize creative/experiential processes like improv, yoga, and art when working with clients.
Identifying, Investigating & Prosecuting Domestic Violence Strangulation Cases
October 3-4, 2019 | 9:00a-5:00P
Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, especially to the point of unconsciousness, it is not only a felony but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control that can have a devastating psychological effect on victims. The inability to breathe is one of the most terrifying events a person can endure.
Findings from a study of 300 misdemeanor strangulation cases
Understanding the lethality of strangulation Link to other crimes, police shootings and mass murders
Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation cases
Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
Investigating and documenting a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation cases
Legal aspects of strangulation cases with surviving victims
Developing and using experts in court
Advocating for traumatized victims
Resources and handouts developed by the Institute
Responsive Services for Immigrants Amidst Hostile Politics
June 27th, 2019 | 9:00a-12:00P
See description on flyer.
Training by Request
Do you need training for your staff or organization? We offer all of the training below and more. Please contact Eva Lessinger at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a training for your organization.
Sexual Assault 101 + Responding to Disclosures
Domestic Violence 101
Non-fatal Strangulation: Risks + Response:
Safety Planning for SA + DV
Working with Trauma Survivors
For healthcare professionals:
Documentation of SA & DV