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

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 on Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors and Families

January 29-30, 2019 ~ Portland, OR

Our newest Supervised Visitation Immersion Training has been enhanced to offer tailored training and support to programs working with American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors and Families.

Beth McNamara, Jennifer Rose, co-executive directors of Inspire Action for Social Change in partnership with Jeremy NeVilles-Sorell from Mending the Sacred Hoop, will provide participants with a hands-on, interactive opportunity to enhance the skills needed to provide supervised visitation services, while learning how to best serve the American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors and Families women, men and children who have been affected by domestic violence.

Topics include:

  • Accounting for domestic violence when conducting supervised visits.

  • Providing culturally responsive visitation services.

  • Intervening in visits.

  • De-escalation strategies.

  • Decision-making during challenging situations.

  • Structuring successful staff meetings.

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

Supervised Visitation Immersion Training on Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Survivors and Families is available to OVW grantees. Grantees should contact their program specialist and submit a GAN for approval to attend.

Registration is now open. https://inspireactionforsocialchange.wufoo.com/forms/zd8yzrx0fez9yl/

This is a pilot of this training and space is extremely limited.

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

Download the training flyer and registration information 

 Supervised Visitation Immersion Training Offerings for 2019

April 2-3, 2019 in Charleston, SC*

May 14-15, 2019 in Phoenix, AZ*

May 28-29, 2019 in New Orleans, LA*

Registration will be opening soon.

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

Working with Infants, Children, and Youth Immersion Training Offerings for 2019

April 16-17, 2019 in Buffalo, NY*

June 18-19, 2019 in San Diego, CA*

October 2019 - Date and Location to TBD*

Registration will be opening soon.

*Please note: this event has not had final approval. 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.