Confident Confidentiality: 3-Part Series – Webinar – June – July 2021

Confident Confidentiality: 3-Part Webinar Series

Audience: KCSDV Member Program Staff Only

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Logo


Confidentiality is foundational to sexual and domestic violence victim advocacy. Given the complexity of situations encountered within advocacy, it is important to have a strong grasp of the laws, principles, and policies that guide advocate confidentiality. Becoming more confident about confidentiality obligations can help empower advocates to have necessary and productive conversations with survivors and with allied professionals. It can also help advocates to manage situations where information must be released in a way that promotes survivor safety and autonomy. Join us for this three-part webinar series, where we will start with the Foundation and Fundamentals (Part 1), and then dig deeper into the three avenues by which personally identifying information may be released: Survivor-Driven Releases of Information (Part 2) and Statutory Mandates and Court Orders (Part 3).

Part 1 – Confident Confidentiality: Foundation and Fundamentals

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe why confidentiality is an essential foundational component of advocacy.
  • Describe the federal confidentiality provisions that apply to community-based victim advocacy programs.
  • Identify the limited exceptions to the federal confidentiality provisions.
  • Identify best practices for maintaining survivor confidentiality and following federal requirements.

To register for part 1 select HERE

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.

Part 2 – Confident Confidentiality: Survivor-Driven Releases of Information

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify the essential components of a valid release of information.
  • Integrate the Guiding Principles into the process of obtaining a release of information.
  • Identify and understand how informed consent is an essential step in securing a valid release of information.

To register for part 2 select HERE

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.

Part 3 – Confident Confidentiality: Statutory Mandates and Court Orders

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. CST

As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Make general determinations about when requests for survivor information legally require a disclosure of information and when they do not.
  • Describe strategies for enhancing survivor safety and autonomy in the event of a legally required disclosure of information.
  • Describe best practices for mandated reporting, responding to subpoenas, and responding to arrest and search warrants.

To register for part 3 select HERE

The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you after you register.

Presenters:

Sarah Hachmeister
Accreditation and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

Sara Rust-Martin, JD, MSW
Director of Legal and Policy
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)


Accessibility:

We are committed to creating environments where we see our own and each other’s full humanity and everyone has the ability to thrive and fulfill their full potential in learning environments. Every effort will be made to ensure equitable access at this event.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Questions:

Training 
Sarah Hachmeister
shachmeister@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Registration 
Shelly Newman
trainingteam@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784


This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor

Total Training Hours: 3 (each part is 1 hour).


 

  • June 29, 2021 - July 27, 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am