April 26, 2022 WILMU Webinar Series: Immigrant Survivors and Their Children: Assisting Survivors With Immigration Case Filings and Anticipating Issues In Preparation for Court

Webinar Description

Victims of domestic violence are subjected to many forms of coercive
control and abuse. Immigrant victims have unique needs and concerns that distinguish them
from non-immigrant victims. Human services professionals need to be aware of the complex
issues when working with immigrant victims of domestic violence. This webinar will explore
the unique needs of immigrant victims, focus on the increased likelihood of domestic violence
when immigration status is an issue, identify what kinds of perpetrator control tactics to expect
in these types of cases, and discuss how to protect and prepare the victim. Federal protections for
immigrant victims, such as the U visa, VAWA self-petitions, and VAWA confidentiality
protections, will be discussed and analyzed.

Session Objective:

Learn the complicated overlay that immigration status plays in a domestic violence case and how to improve outcomes for immigrant survivors by qualifying survivors for both state and federal relief.

Training Materials

PowerPoint Presentation


All NIWAP Webinars

Immigration Relief

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petition

U Visas

Public Benefits

Trauma-Informed Work With Immigrant Survivors


Dynamics and Barriers for Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures

Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

U and T Visa Certification


Immigration Relief for Immigrant Children and Youth

VAWA Confidentiality

Trauma-Informed Assistance

Impact of Trauma on the Brain Development of Children

Public Benefits Interactive Maps and State Charts

Public Benefits and Services for Immigrant Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Bench Cards

Public Benefits Key Government Documents

Overviews and Chapters, Multiple Benefits

CARES ACT and COVID-19 Related Resources Accessible to Immigrant Victims

Public Charge and Immigrant Victims

Non-Work Social Security Numbers

Legal Services Corporation Funded Assistance for Immigrant Victims

Child Care

Driver’s Licenses


Health Care

Housing – Shelter and Transitional Housing

Housing – Public and Assisted

Low-Income Home Energy and Weatherization Assistance Programs

SNAP – Food Stamps


VAWA Confidentiality

Bench Cards

Training Materials

Statute, Regulations, Policies and DHS Publications

VAWA Confidentiality, Protected Areas, Sensitive Locations,  and Courthouse Enforcement Policies

VAWA Confidentiality and State Court Discovery

Family Law Cases: Special Issues for Immigrant Crime Victims and Children

Family Law Service of Process


Child Development and Trauma

Securing a Detained Parent’s Participation in Court Proceedings Involving Children

Protection Orders


Economic Relief

Child Welfare Proceedings