What are the benefits of National Alliance membership?

Annual membership includes:

  • Ten 90-minute webinars from September through June (usually the third Thursday of the month)
  • 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per person per webinar through our partnership with the National Association of Social Workers
  • Professional Development Certificates
  • Audio downloads of current webinars and previous year's webinars
  • Downloads of all handouts for past and current webinars
  • Access to interactive members-only Facebook group
  • Annual membership is $250 for organizations, which includes webinar access, CEUs, recordings and professional development certificates for up to 20 staff members. Individual membership is $150. Though the Alliance year runs from September through June, you can join anytime.

Which webinars have you had in the past?

JWI has offered webinars since 2005. You can see a list here.

Who should join the National Alliance?

The National Alliance provides high-quality webinars on diverse topics around domestic abuse and sexual assault. A wide range of professionals have benefited from these calls, including educators, clergy, DV advocates, social workers, attorneys, mental health professionals, law enforcement, and more. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the domestic violence field from national experts is welcome to join.

I’m not a member, but one of your webinars looks interesting. Can I just join one?

Yes. You may register for individual webinars for $25 each.

Is there any way to access these webinars for free? My organization cannot afford them and/or I don’t need Continuing education credits.

Unfortunately, while we understand the challenges of finding funding for ongoing professional development, we are not able to offer webinars free of charge at this time. The Alliance is not grant-supported and needs to charge to be sustainable.

I am a member. Do I still have to register for webinars?

Yes. Members need to register for each webinar that they plan to attend. You can register for the next webinar by clicking on the event at jwi.org/national-alliance. Membership does not automatically register you for webinars.

How do I get my CEU or PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE?

JWI provides 1.5 CEUs per webinar through our partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). After you view the webinar, visit the CEU and PDC page and fill out the appropriate form. Once we've confirmed that you were registered for the webinar, we will send you the CEU or PDC. You must have been registered for the webinar to be eligible. We cannot guarantee that CEUs will be accepted from organizations other than NASW.

How do I download a webinar?

Members can download all webinar recordings from this year and last year on the National Alliance Member Access page. You will need a password to view this page; contact Eileen Sherman if you are a member and do not have a password, or join the National Alliance


Past Webinars

2016-2017 Webinars

Thursday, September 22, 2016: Parenting After Violence
Presenters: Sherri Kendall, CEO of AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse), with colleagues Shay Shaikh and Chastidy Patterson.

2015-2016 Webinars

Wednesday, June 22, 2016: New Legal Cases Impacting the Domestic Violence Field
Presenters: Joan Meier, founder and legal director of the Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project; Rob Valente, vice president of policy for the National Domestic Violence Hotline

Thursday, May 26, 2016: Understanding and Practicing Cultural Competency
Presenters: Fran S. Danis, Ph.D. and Lettie L. Lockhart, Ph.D., LCSW, co-editors of  Domestic Violence: Intersectionality and Culturally Competent Practice (Columbia University Press, 2010)

Thursday, April 21, 2016: Achieving Economic Justice for Survivors: Expanding Our Approach to Safety
Presenters: Erika Sussman, founder and executive director of the Center for Survivor Agency and Justice (CSAJ); Sara Wee, director of research and program development for CSAJ

March 17, 2016: Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Homicide: Understanding the Connection
Presenter: Tracy Schott, Producer/Director of "Finding Jenn's Voice"

February 25, 2016: Working With Teen Victims and Survivors
Presenter: Ilene Stohl, MPH, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV)

January 21, 2016: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking
Presenter: Elaina Roberts, Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime

December 17, 2015: Then and Now: Reflecting on the Domestic Violence Movement
Presenters: Lois Galgay Reckitt, Family Crisis Services of Cumberland County, Maine and Rose M. Garrity, NCADV

November 19, 2015: Engaging Communities in Ending Domestic Violence
Presenter: Barbie Brashear, Executive Director for the Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council

October 22, 2015: The Future of Batterer Programs: A Research Perspective
Presenter: Edward W. Gondolf, EdD, MPH, research associate and former director for the Mid-Atlantic Addition Research and Training Institute (MARTI) based at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

September 24, 2015: Changing Our Approach to Survivors with Disabilities
Presenters: Dr. Mary Oschwald, Regional Research Institute for Human Services at the Portland School of Social Work, and Roberta Sick, Partners for Inclusive Communities at the University of Arkansas

2014-2015 WEBINARS

June 18, 2015: Testifying to Educate: Sharing DV Expertise in Court Settings
Presenters: Toby Myers and Deborah Tucker, both on the Board of Directors for the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

May 21, 2015: Mental Health and Intimate Partner Violence
Presenters: Dr. Carole Warshaw and Cathy Cave, both from the National Center on Domestic Violence

April 16, 2015: Helping Survivors with Criminal Histories
Presenter: Dr. Sheryl Pimlott Kubiak, Michigan State University

March 19, 2015: Gang Violence and Domestic Violence
Presenters: Eve F. Sheedy, Esq., Counsel for Domestic Violence Policy in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Officel; Kenny Green, Program Manager of the Gang Intervention Department at the Toberman Neighborhood Center

February 19, 2015: Responding to Trauma in the Workplace
Presenters: Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS, FT; Dr. Sonia Oyola, Assitant Professory of Family Medicine at University of Chicago; Ann Marie Winter, COO Specialized Programs and Policy, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services

January 29, 2015: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Presenter: Stéphanie Wahab, PhD., Associate Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work2014 WEBINARS

December 18, 2014: Helping Children Heal from Violence
Presenters: Natalie Wright-Umoh and Katheryn Lotsos from the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

November 20, 2014: Serving American Victims Globally
Presenters: Brooke Galloway, Global Safety Net Program Director for Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC) and Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad Program (SASHAA), and Paula Lucas, Founder and Executive Director of AODVC and SASHAA  

October 30, 2014: Homelessness and Domestic Violence
Presenters: Kris Billhardt, Director of Volunteers of America Oregon's Home Free Program, and Linda Olsen, Housing Program Coordinator with Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

September 18, 2014: Engaging Men to End Violence Against Women
Presenters: Ramesh Kathanadhi, Director of Community Engagement at Men Stopping Violence, and Pheng Thao, ManForward

2013-2014 WEBINARS

June 26, 2014: Current Cases: Legal Appeals Impacting the Domestic Violence Field
Presenters: Professor Joan S. Meier, Executive Director of DV Leap and nationall-recognized expert on domestic violence and the law and Rob Valente, Policy Consultant for the National Domestic Violence Hotline

May 8, 2014: Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence: Intersecting Problems, Intersecting Soutions
Presenters: Lori Cohen, Director of the Anti-Trafficking Initiative at Sanctuary for Families and Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of Sanctuary for Families' Center for Battered Women's Legal Services

April 3, 2014: Immigrant Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Presenters: Leslye D. Orloff, National Immigration Women’s Advocacy Project at the Washington College of Law and Ednya Yang, American Gateways

March 13, 2014: Part of the Family: Animal Abuse and Family Violence
Presenters: Lesley Ashworth, developer of community coalitions and written curriculum for diverse professionals on the link between interpersonal violence and abuse of animals; Allie Phillips, nationally-recognized author, attorney and advocate for animals and vulnerable victims

February 13, 2014: Dating Abuse in a Digital Age
Presenter: Koafeng Lee, Senior Technology Safety & Communications Specialist at NNEDV Safety Net Project

January 23, 2014: Understanding Batterer Programs
Presenters: Phyllis Frank, Associate Executive Director of VCS Inc.; Dr. Chris S. O'Sullivan

December 19, 2013: Vicarious Trauma and Self Care
Presenters: Mary Jo Barrett, The Center for Contextual Change, Ltd.; Dr. Linda Stone Fish, the David B. Falk Endowed Professor of Marraige and Family Therapy at Syracuse University

November 21, 2013: LGBTQ Victims of Intimate Partner Violence
Presenters: Austin Bay, GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project and Chai Jindasurat, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs

October 24, 2013: Guns and Intimate Partner Violence: Addressing Guns in the Home with Victims and Survivors
Presenters: Millicent Shaw Phipps, National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit; Shannon Frattaroli, John Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.

September 12, 2013: Taking Care of Business: Helping DV Survivors Navigate the Workplace
Presenters: Robin Runge (Wider Opportunities for Women) and Julia Parish (Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center).

2012-2013 WEBINARS

June 27, 2013: Sexual Assault in the Military
Presenters: Terri Spahr Nelson, author of For Love of Country: Confronting Rape and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military; and Debby Tucker, National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

May 23, 2013: Elder Abuse: Domestic Violence in Later Life
Presenters: Bonnie Brandl, founder and director of the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life; and Art Mason, director of the Elder Abuse Prevention Program at Lifespan in Rochester, New York.

April 18, 2013: Financial Abuse: Prevalence, Impacts and Strategies for Serving Survivors
Presenters: Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski, Wider Opportunities for Women’s Project Manager for the Economic Security for Survivors Project; and Tiloma Jayasinghe, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women and co-author of the Manhattan Borough President’s Office’s report on financial abuse in New York City.

March 21, 2013: Substance Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence
Presenters: Dr. Larry Bennett, a widely-published Professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago with 20 years of experience in community-based mental health settings and independent practice; Dr. Caroline Easton, an international expert on best practice procedures for the treatment of clients with co-occurring addiction and intimate partner violence; and Michelle Wall, Program Director for Angel Step Inn Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter, a shelter with specialized services for domestic violence victims with coexisting substance use disorders.

February 14, 2013: Let's Talk About Sex: Adolescents and Sexual Violence
Presenters: Mitru Ciarlante (ACT for Change, LLC) a lifelong children’s advocate with more than 25 years of leadership experience developing youth outreach and advocacy programs, and Rachel Dart (Sex Discussed Here), a senior peer educator and trainer at the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence

January 17, 2013: Working with Survivors with Developmental Disabilities
Presenters: Paul Feuerstein, President and CEO of Barrier Free Living, Shirley Paceley from Blue Tower Training and Nancy Smith from the Vera Institute of Justice

December 20, 2012: Lights, Camera, Social Action: DV Filmmakers Speak Out
Presenters: Kit Gruelle, creator of Private Violence; Olivia Klaus, producer of Sin by Silence; Margaret Lazarus, director of Defending Our Lives

November 29, 2012: Domestic Violence and the Parent-Child Relationship
Presenters: Elena Cohen, M.Ed., ACSW, Safe Start Center; Edwina Reyes, MFT, CSAC, National Child Traumatic Stress Network; Marylouise Kelley, PhD., Director of the Family Violence Division of the Family & Youth Services Bureau

October 25, 2012: Firearms and Domestic Violence: Practical Issues and Safety for Victims
Presenter: Rob Valente from National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

September 27, 2012: Witness Intimidation of Domestic Violence Survivors: How Advocates Can Help
Presenter: Rhonda J. Martinson

2011-2012 WEBINARS

June 20, 2012: Meet Bea Hanson, Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women
Presenter: Bea Hanson, Acting Director of the Office on Violence Against Women

May 10, 2012: Finding and Helping the "Hidden Victims" - Responding to Children at the Scene and Beyond
Presenter: Lt. Mark Wynn

April 19, 2012: Getting Her From Going To Gone
Presenters: Kristen Howell, MSW, and Detective Sheila Greene

March 8, 2012: Emerging Models: Domestic Violence High Risk Teams and GPS Monitoring
Presenters: Kelly Dunne and Diane Rosenfeld, J.D., LL.M.

February 9, 2012: The Presumption of Guilt: How the Criminal Justice System Inadvertently Re-Traumatizes Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Presenters: Dave Thomas and Lisa Ferentz

January 12, 2012: Screening for Domestic Violence: The New Healthcare Regulation’s Impact on the Medical Profession and Domestic Violence Practitioners
Presenter: Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing     

December 15, 2011: Penn State: Did It Have to Happen?
Presenter: Dr. Jackson Katz, co-founder of The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading sexual and domestic violence prevention program in college and professional athletics

November 16, 2011: When Battered Women Kill: What influences decisions to prosecute and verdicts?
Presenter: Diane Follingstad, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical School

October 11, 2011: When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home Again...and Again...and Again... 
Presenters: Russell W. Strand and Deborah D. Tucker

September 15, 2011: International Commission Finds United States Denied Justice to Domestic Violence Survivor
Presenters: Jessica (Lenahan) Gonzales, Professor Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, and Joan Zorza

2010-2011 WEBINARS

June 23, 2011: She Made Me Do It. Heat of Passion as a Murder Defense
Presenters: Donna Coker and Elizabeth Aguilar Tarchi

May 12, 2011: Through Children's Eyes
Presenters: Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, Casey Keene, Hoa Nguyen, and Ericka Kimball

April 14, 2011: Sexual Assault on College Campuses: How DV Providers Can Help
Presenters: Dan Esparza, Claire Kaplan, Carmen Hotvedt, and Livia Rojas

Mar 10, 2011: When the Batterer is a Law Enforcement Officer
Presenter: Jan Russell, JD, Violence Against Women Policy Project Director for the Cook County Sheriff's Office

February 3, 2011: Teens Trafficked in the US: How You Can Help
Presenters: Christina Bain, director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery within the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School; and Robin Hassler Thompson, senior program director of Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, and co-founder of the International Justice Connections, Inc.

January 13, 2011: Domestic Violence: Its Impact on the Workplace
Presenters: Kim Wells, Executive Director of the Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence; Jane Randel, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Brand Services for Liz Claiborne Inc.; Jeremy Bruce, Manager, Employee Relations for Verizon Wireless

December 2, 2010: Domestic Violence, Abuse and Child Custody
Presenters: Mo Therese Hannah, PhD, and Jennifer Collins

November 4, 2010: Domestic Violence Intervention and Investigation
Presenter: Lt. Mark Wynn

October 7, 2010: Reproductive Coercion and Partner Violence: A New Study on Unintended Pregnancies

September 16, 2010: Teens, Bullying and Suicide: Understanding the DV Connection
Presenters: Lundy Bancroft and Wendy Murphy, Esq.

2009-2010 WEBINARS

June 23, 2010: The 2010 Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Domestic Violence
Presented by Joan Meier, JD, and Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD.

June 3, 2010: A Conversation with the Experts:  Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women;  Judge Susan B. Carbon, Director of the Office on Violence Against Women in the DOJ;  Christina Tchen, Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement & Executive Director of the White House Council on Women & Girls

May 6, 2010: From Park Avenue to the Bronx: Financial Abuse of the Elderly
Presented by Elizabeth Loewy, Esq.; Joy Solomon, Esq.; and Bonnie Brandl, MSW.

April 21, 2010: Intimate Partner Homicides and Familicides
Presented by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD. RN, FAAN and David Adams, PhD

March 4, 2010: Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence
Presented by Leslye Orloff, J.D.

February 4, 2010: She's Got All Kinds of Trouble: Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
Presented by Patti Bland, M.A., CCDC

January 7, 2010: Partner Stalking
Presented by TK Logan, Ph.D. and Teri Faragher, MSW

December 3, 2009: Exploring the Intergenerational Effects of Domestic Violence on Health and Behavior
Presented by Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH

November 5, 2009: Adolescent Witnesses to Family Violence
Presented by David Pelcovitz, PhD.

October 6, 2009: Meeting the Post-Separation Needs of Women and Children
Presented by Lundy Bancroft

September 3, 2009: Coercive Control
Presented by Dr. Evan Stark, PhD.

2008-2009 webinars & Teleconferences

June 18, 2009: Men's Rights Groups' Lawsuits Against Battered Women's Shelters
Presented by Dr. Molly Dragiewicz, Nancy Lemon, J.D., and Kristine C. Lizdas

May 21, 2009, Expert Witnesses in Domestic Violence Cases: How They Can Assist Survivors
Presented by Sarah Buel, J.D., and Toby Myers, Ed.D.

March 24, 2009: The Chris Brown/Rihanna Case: What We Can Learn from the Media's Coverage of This Case
Presented by Wendy Murphy, J.D., and Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD

March 5, 2009: GPS Technology: An Effective Tool to Monitor High-Risk Domestic Violence Offenders
Presented by Diane Rosenfeld, J.D., LL.M., Michael Bischof, and Mardi Chadwick, Esq.

February 9, 2009: The Impact of Our Economic Downturn on Domestic Violence and Homelessness
Presented by Lynn Rosenthal and Mary R. Lauby

January 15, 2009: 21st Century Strategies for Inspiring Men and Boys to be Allies in Gender Prevention
Presented by Jackson Katz, Ed.M.

December 11, 2008, Understanding Domestic Violence through Complex PTSD
Presented by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

November 13, 2008, The Growing Public Health Crisis of Domestic Violence by Returning Veterans
Presented by Tanya Biank, Jaine Darwin, Psy.D., and Christine Hansen

October 16, 2008: Domestic Violence: A View from the Hill
Presented by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

September 11, 2008: Preventing Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence on College Campuses
Presented by Alan Berkowitz, PhD., and Christine Gidycz, PhD.

2007-2008 TELECONFERENCES

June 26, 2008: The 2008 Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Domestic Violence

May 15, 2008: Kids Caught in the Crossfire: How to Assist Children Exposed to Men Who Batter
Presented by Lundy Bancroft

May 8, 2008: Domestic Violence and People with Disabilities: What you should know
Presented by Nora J. Baladerian, PhD.

April 17, 2008: Teen Dating Violence: What You Should Know
Presented by Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD., Juley Fulcher, and Barri Rosenbluth, LCSW

March 20, 2008: Motivational Interviewing: Strategies to More Effectively Interview Survivors of Domestic Abuse
Presented by Kathleen Sciacca, MA

March 6, 2008: Men Who Abuse Women: Why Do They Do That?
Presented by Lundy Bancroft

February 7, 2008: Children's Physical Health: The Link to Asthma, Smoking, Lung Function and Childhood Obesity
Presented by Rosalind J. Wright, MD, MPH

January 17, 2008: Danger Assessment: A Tool to help Identify the Risk of Intimate Partner Homicide and Near-Homicide
Presented by Dr. Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN

January 10, 2008: Pet Abuse and Domestic Violence: How We Can Identify Families at Risk
Presented by Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D., and Maya Gupta, Ph.D.

December 13, 2007: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence in the Military: Understand the Dynamics and Respond
Presented by Debby Tucker, MPA, and Terri Spahr Nelson, MSSW, ACSW

November 1, 2007: Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Does it Matter for Battered Women and Their Children
Presented by Joan Zorza, Esq., and Molly Dragiewicz, PhD

October 11, 2007: Lethality Assessments & the Domestic Violence Death Review Teams
Presented by Jacquelyn C. Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Toby Myers, EdD, LCSW, LPC

September 20, 2007: Stalking Goes Hi-Tech: How Batterers Use Technology to Stalk Victims
Presented by Sandy Bromley and Cindy Southworth

2006-2007 TELECONFERENCES

May 10, 2007: Child Sexual Abuse: Best Practices and the Importance of Collaboration Between All Professionals
Presented by Mary Jo Barrett, MSW

April 19, 2007: Domestic Violence and the Workplace: How DV Advocates and Business Professionals Can Help
Presented by Johnny Lee, Joan Dawson, and Debra Lewis

February 1, 2007: Intimate Partner Domestic Violence Involving Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual People
Presented by Susan Holt, MA, and Diane R. Dolan-Soto, LCSW

January 11, 2007: Why Men Batter
Presented by Charlie Stoops, PhD, LCSW, and David Garvin

December 7, 2006: More Than a Few Good Men: Strategies for Inspiring Men and Boys to be Allies in Gender Violence Prevention
Presented by Jackson Katz, ED.M.

November 2, 2006: Betraying the Trust, Rabbis and Child Sex Abuse
Presented by Mark Weiss, Michael Lesher, Esq., Amy Neustein, PhD., and Rabbi Mark Dratch

October 12, 2006: Human Trafficking in the United States: It’s in Your Community Too!
Presented by Katherine Chon, Tina Frundt, Nancy Aiken, PhD., and Dorchen A. Leidholdt

September 14, 2006: Batterer Intervention Programs: Do They Work?
Presented by Jeffrey Edleson, PhD, and Phyllis Frank

2005-2006 TELECONFERENCES

Summer 2006: Supreme Court Decisions Affecting Domestic Violence
Presented by Joan Meier, Jim Whisman, and Anthony J. Franze

June 1, 2006: Compassion Fatigue: The Cost of Caring
Presented by Mary Jo Barrett and Laurie Kahn

May 4, 2006: The Children Affected by Domestic Violence: Understanding the Impact and Taking Steps to Promote Healing
Presented by Elizabeth Vermilyea, MA, and Terri Pease

April 18, 2006: Elder Abuse: Factors Contributing to Elder Abuse, How to Identify It and Mitigate It
Presented by Joy Solomo and  Risa Breckman

March 2, 2006: Pursuing a Vision for Family Justice Centers Across the United States (part II)
Presented by Casey Gwinn

February 2, 2006: Family Justice Centers: "One Stop Center" for Domestic Violence Services
Presented by Amy Barasch and Bettina Richardson

January 5, 2006: Why Do Child Victims of Abuse Become Adult Victims?
Presented by Esther Giller, MA, and Elizabeth Vermilyea, MA

December 1, 2005: How to Bring Awareness of Domestic Abuse to Synagogues and How to Engage Rabbis in Your Work
Presented by Rabbi Ron Muroff and Rabbi Susan Shankman

November 2005: The Impact of Katrina/Rita on DV in Louisiana: What We Learned and How We Can Do It Better
Presented by Carmen Weisner, LCSW, Victoria Peay, LCSW, and Nancy Aiken, PhD.

October 2005: The Importance of Embracing Clients’ Culture and/or Religion to Better Serve Them
Presented by Ellen Loy, LCSW-C

September 2005: Exploring the Possibility of Abuse When Marks are Not Visible
Presented by Toby Myers, Ed.D; Joan Zorza, Esq.