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March 2021

Start by Believing: 10 Years and Counting

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm MST

A FREE community event showing the difference it makes when we Start by Believing.

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Start by Believing Get-Togethers: Start by Believing Day 2021

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am MST

This 30-minute session will provide an opportunity for communities to get new ideas, share recommendations, and collectively generate excitement for the 6th Annual SBB Day (and the 10th Anniversary of Start by Believing!!!)

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April 2021

Transforming the Way We Respond to Gender-Based Violence Webinar

April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

In April 2021, we are celebrating ten years since EVAWI first launched the Start by Believing campaign. Over the past decade, 554 US communities have launched campaigns, seeking to improve the way we respond to sexual and domestic violence, and thousands of people have made the pledge to Start by Believing. Campaigns have been launched in approximately 23 other countries that we know of. During this webinar, we will discuss the ways in which Start by Believing can improve justice…

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Virtual Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Trauma and Resilience

April 6 - April 8

Our annual conferences focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking and elder abuse. We consistently bring together law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, health care professionals, faith community members, educators, researchers and others in this three-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

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Start by Believing Day

April 7

Start by Believing Day provides an opportunity for communities across the country, and around the world, to unify with a single voice for those who have been the victims of sexual violence: We hear you, and we are here to help.

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May 2021

Webinar: The Empathetic Workplace: Five Steps to a Compassionate, Calm, and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am PDT

We are facing unprecedented challenges as our nation confronts a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and economic and political turmoil simultaneously. Rates of anxiety and depression have tripled; meanwhile, communication skills are dwindling. The way we support each other through this challenging time will have lasting effects. When we respond well to those in trauma, we build strong bonds of trust and enhance communication.  

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Webinar: New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

This presentation addresses the issues that investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, and medical personal often encounter in alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Investigators and prosecutors face many hurdles, including the consent defense, perceptions about “he said/she said” cases, and victims suffering from memory loss, as well as challenges related to victim shame, embarrassment, and lack of trust in law enforcement. This means that sexual assault by intoxication cases are some of the hardest and most difficult cases to investigate and prosecute. These…

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June 2021

Webinar: Opioid Addiction and Interpersonal Violence

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

Substance abuse and addiction impacts individuals, interpersonal relationships, and the community at large. The connection between alcohol and domestic violence has long been established, but what about other drugs? This program will examine the link between opioid addiction and interpersonal violence. Although there are significant differences in terms of progression, treatment, and outcome, addressing drug use within relationships involves an understanding of the unique aspects of opioid addiction, how it develops, and best practices for treatment both individually, and relationally.

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Start by Believing: How to Keep the Momentum Going

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am PDT

Start by Believing is not a singular event. Rather, it is a philosophy that must be implemented into our everyday practice to create real, long-lasting change for survivors.

During this 30-minute session, we will offer tips and strategies to keep the focus on Start by Believing year-round, and how to continue energizing and connecting with your community.

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August 2021

Help Plan Start by Believing Day 2022

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm PDT

We want to hear from you! Join us on August 19th at 10AM Pacific to help plan the 7th Annual Global Start by Believing day – April 6, 2022.

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