Inspire Action for Social Change provides free support, leadership, & technical assistance to DOJ, OVW Justice For Families grantee communities.

Inspire can provide free individualized & tailored consulting via email, over the phone, video conference, in-person, or through one of our interactive trainings.

Inspire Action knows providing supervised visitation services can feel challenging and isolating. In addition, we know that serving victims of domestic violence in a manner that centralizes safety, humanity, and each individual’s unique circumstances requires both skill and a lot of support. We are here to provide that support. 

Assistance, Training, and Support Available to OVW JFF Grantees

Supervised Visitation Immersion Training (Part 1) AND Working with Infants, Children, and Youth Immersion Training (Part 2)

These two-day training options provide grantees with a hands-on, interactive opportunity to enhance the skills needed to operate a visitation center while learning how to best serve the women, men, and children who have been affected by domestic violence. 

Download the 2019 Supervised Visitation Immersion Training Flier

Peer-to-Peer Cohort Work

Each JFF grantee community has been assigned to a peer cohort team. All grant partners and supervised visitation program staff are invited to participate in their cohort group to engage in on-going mutual learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and produce tools that advance the field. Each cohort team will come together via video conference and/or phone call on a regular basis and attend in-person events and cohort meetings together.  

Download Cohort Assignment and Technical Assistance Point of Contact List for Grantees

Download Cohort Meeting Details & Call-in Links

Organizational Health & Success Assistance & Support

  • Centralizing safety for survivors

  • Mission-driven programming

  • Leadership development

  • Program building & sustainability

  • Partnerships & community collaborations

  • Policy & procedures

In-The-Moment Assistance & Support

  • Supervised visitation & safe exchange programming assistance

  • Family consultation

  • De-escalation strategies

  • Documentation & record keeping

  • Post-separation advocacy

  • Working with the courts

Download an overview of the training, assistance, and support

Upcoming Events

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for Supervised Visitation Immersion Training Part 1 and Part 2

These two-day training options provide a hands-on, interactive opportunity to enhance the skills needed to operate a visitation center while learning how to best serve the women, men, and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Attending “Supervised Visitation Immersion Training” prior to “Working with Infants, Children, and Youth Supervised Visitation Immersion Training” is strongly recommended. “Supervised Visitation Immersion Training” is the foundational training that provides skills and tools for the practical application of supervised visitation and our “Working with Infants, Children, and Youth Supervised Visitation Training” builds on those foundations and takes a deeper dive into visitation practice with young people.

Supervised Visitation Immersion Training

September 10-11, 2019 in Akron, OH*

This two-day training provides supervised visitation staff and community partners with a hands-on, interactive opportunity to enhance the skills needed to operate a visitation center, while learning how to best serve the women, men, and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Roll up your sleeves, have fun, and gain take-home skill-based practices. 

Topics include:

  • Accounting for domestic violence when conducting supervised visits.

  • Intervening in visits.

  • Decision-making during challenging situations.

  • Structuring successful staff meetings.

  • Self-reflection and growth to enhance professional resiliency.

  • Engaging the community to help women, men, and children who have experienced domestic violence.

Registration is now open: https://inspireactionforsocialchange.wufoo.com/forms/z1x7vywd0z5qo0r/

Working with Infants, Children, and Youth Immersion Training

October 2-3, 2019 in Portland, OR*

This two-day continuation training is an interactive and intensive training is designed to inspire and prepare trainees to work with infants, children, and youth in a manner that promotes resilience and healing in a supervised visitation setting. Participants are strongly encouraged to have attended Supervised Visitation Immersion Training prior to attending this training. 

Topics include:

  • Key strategies and skills to build trust, rapport, and relationships with infants, children, and youth.

  • Strategies for positively engaging with infants, children, and youth in a manner that promotes resilience, hope, and healing.

  • Infant, child, and youth defined policies and practices.

  • Center design and strategies to support creating an infant, child, and youth supportive environment.

  • Self-reflection and growth to enhance professional resiliency.

Registration is now open: https://inspireactionforsocialchange.wufoo.com/forms/zni9py612g3fwn/

*Please note: Please do not make travel arrangements until you receive travel confirmation from Inspire Action for Social Change to attend this event.

Inspire Action for Social Change Staff Contact Information

E: info@inspireactionforsocialchange.org
Beth McNamara: 406-558-9334 | beth@inspireactionforsocialchange.org
Jennifer Rose: 505-490-9058 | jennifer@inspireactionforsocialchange.org

This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-TA-AX-K020, 2016-TA-AX-K009, & 2017-TA-AX-K028 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.