Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Schedule of Free Webinars for the Community

All webinars are free and open to all members of the community. Closed captioning will be available. All attendees will be sent a meeting invitation via Cisco Webex. If you have any questions about these workshops or if you are interested in requesting a personalized workshop on behalf of your organization, please contact Taryn Kutujian, Community Education Manager, at tkutujian@vibs.org.


Note: Information provided in these webinars is for educational purposes only. Recordings will not be a part of the follow up from each webinar due to the nature of VIBS’ work and out of respect for confidentiality. All information contained in webinars is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical or legal advice.




An Overview of Domestic Violence

Friday, May 22 — 12:30 – 2 p.m. EDT
An examination of how situations of domestic violence can occur and a discussion on various factors that increase the likelihood for abuse. Community members, professionals and students are invited to attend this introductory workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get connected to VIBS’ resources in real time.

Trauma-Informed Care at VIBS and in Today’s Society
Wednesday, May 27 — 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Join us for a conversation about the trauma we are experiencing now, why trauma-informed care is so important and how VIBS counselors, attorneys and advocates can assist with the healing process.


Safety Planning during COVID-19
Tuesday, June 2 — 12:30 – 2 p.m.
An in-depth look at safety planning in a time with limited access to the outside world. An ideal workshop for students, community members and professionals.  Special emphasis on resources for seniors and those with disabilities.

Stalking and Harassment: It’s Not OK
Thursday, June 4 — 1 -2:30 p.m.
Stalking is absolutely not OK, but there is often limited information available pertaining to reporting and seeking help for the traumatic effects of the experience. Join us for an interactive discussion that includes stalking on college campuses, on social media and in everyday situations.

Setting Boundaries During Stressful Situations
Tuesday, June 9 — 12:30 – 2 p.m.
We are all pushed to our limits during times of crisis. How do we maintain our sanity while ensuring sustainable families, businesses, relationships and communities? Explore various techniques and methods for creating your own healthy boundaries while allowing freedom to be fully present in the lives of others.

Media Hype: An Examination of Culture and the Acceptance of Toxic Masculinity
Thursday, June 18 — 1-2:30 p.m. 
We project our own societal influences in the way we speak, how we act, and in the choices we make. A dialogue about challenging our own biases and cultural assumptions in a virtual safe space.

Senior Bullying and Neglect: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, June 24 — 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Seniors are human beings with feelings, emotions, thoughts and experiences that are often overlooked for various reasons. Learn how to identify warning signs of senior bullying, neglect or abuse and gain a better understanding of the various issues around why so many seniors’ cries for help go unnoticed.

Vulnerable Populations: Disabilities and Domestic Violence
Tuesday, June 30 — 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Individuals with disabilities are significantly affected by violence, rape and sexual assault each year. Learn how to advocate, educate and report instances of abuse in a home or in a professional setting.