Virtual Peer to Peer
We recently reached out to you to gauge your interest and availability in participating in an in-person or virtual peer-to-peer that would focus solely on Implementation Planning.
We appreciate your prompt response and more importantly, your interest in participating.
Based on the feedback, many VAWA SAA’s are still under travel restrictions and thus would be unable to participate in-person. With that in mind, the AVA Board has decided to offer a series of AVA Connect Conversations over the next seven months during which we will focus on one component of implementation planning each month.
With this approach, everyone can participate via Zoom and you can decide in advance if the topic of the month is one that you need assistance with.
Our next scheduled AVA Connect Conversation is June 22 at 1:30 EST. During that conversation, we will give a broad overview of what we intend to discuss each month. You can participate in any or all of the upcoming AVA Connect Conversations that you believe would prove most useful. Although the actual dates have not yet been determined, please see below for a tentative plan for addressing implementation planning.
AVA Connect – Implementation Planning
June 22, 2021 – This AVA Connect conversation will last 60-90 minutes and will provide an overview of AVA’s plan to share IP resources and to summarize our monthly, AVA Connect Conversations around Implementation Planning from July to December.
July, 2021 (Date TBD) – This conversation will last between 60-90 minutes and will focus on how to plan and start your IP process – documentation, documentation, documentation.
August, 2021 (Date TBD) – This conversation will last between 60-90 minutes and will focus on needs assessments, focus groups, meetings, etc.
September, 2021 (Date TBD) – This conversation will last between 60-90 minutes and will focus on Consultations with Tribes.
October, 2021 (Date TBD) – This conversation will last between 60-90 minutes and will focus on Consultations in General.
November, 2021 (Date TBD) – This conversation will last between 60-90 minutes and will focus on the impact that VOCA, SASP, FVPSA, RPE may have on your IP.
December or January /, 2021/2022 – We are hopeful that by this time, all travel restrictions will be lifted. If so, our plan is that this will be a final in-person meeting and administrators can bring with them to the meeting the IP that they have developed to this point and we can all work on putting it together.
I know this is a lot to absorb in one email but you have made it clear that you need this guidance and we are eager to work with you in sharing what others are doing with their IP.
Please plan to attend the June 22, 2021 AVA Connect Conversation at 1:30PM EST, as we believe it will help make everything clearer.
Here’s the link to that first conversation: