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 and do not constitute medical or legal advice. All webinars will be recorded unless otherwise noted, with the exception of the Q & A/discussion portion. Slides and recordings will not be sent to participants due to the nature of VIBS’ work and out of respect for confidentiality.

** = Event recognizing National Human Trafficking Awareness Month (NHTAM)

**An Overview of Human Trafficking
Thursday, January 7, 2021– 1-2 pm
A general discussion about human trafficking, including signs and symptoms, red flags and resources on a local, federal and national scale. We welcome individuals of all expertise and career paths to join this interactive experience. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get connected to VIBS’ resources in real time.

Supporting Survivors: Understanding Why They Stay
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – 1-2 pm
Many folx think that when a domestic violence survivor stays in an abusive relationship, they are lying or exaggerating about the abuse. Join VIBS as we dive deeper into why some survivors stay with their abusive partner(s) and learn how to be more open-minded in providing support to all survivors- those who are ready to leave and those who aren’t yet.

Medical Trauma: A Breakdown for Survivors and Professionals 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021– 3-4 pm
One traumatic experience with a healthcare provider or human services professional can be detrimental to a person’s likelihood to seek additional treatment or advocate for themselves in the future. Join us as we identify examples of medical trauma and engage in an interactive discussion on encouraging trauma-informed advocacy and practice for clients in the workplace. 

**Human Trafficking – Disabled Populations 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021  1-2 pm
In a 2012 study, 70% of disabled individuals reported abuse and yet almost 10 years later, there is still such little conversation about traffickers targeting this population. Disabled individuals have a unique set of barriers and vulnerabilities that many traffickers take advantage of and they count on society to continue its ignorance of these high numbers. Join VIBS as we dive deeper into trafficking of disabled individuals, why this population is targeted and examples of this epidemic.

Dating in a Virtual World: Sexting, DM’s and More
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 11 am–12 pm
Join VIBS during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month as we define ‘sexting’ and explore how sexting and other forms of explicit messages can be harmful to teenagers as they navigate the virtual dating world. Perfect for teenagers and those who work with teenage clients.

Greek Life & Sexual Assault
Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 12-1 pm
Did you know that male college students involved in Greek Life are 300% more likely to be involved with, accused or associated with rape? Join us as we examine the link between frat culture and sexual assault, with an open discussion about what should be done going forward.