Lifespan Project Online Learning Resources



Online Courses

Lifespan Project Webinar Series

This presentation will help advocates and allied victim service professionals identify some of the ways in which people with communication disabilities may relay messages, both verbally and non-verbally, and will highlight some techniques and technologies that can help bridge the language gap in order to provide quality sexual violence services. (27 minutes) 
This webinar discusses the challenging dynamics of supporting a child's resiliency after experiencing sexual violence by a family member. It reviews ways that advocates and allied professionals can nurture resiliency. (1 hour)
This webinar recording addresses the misperceptions about the dynamics of incest to help promote better response by victim service providers and other members of the system. (1 hour)


This webinar recording presents information for criminal justice professionals on understanding not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest 
stereotypes used to cast doubt on testimony.

At Any Age Podcast Series

Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life

Part 1: Why collaboration? Karla Vierthaler discusses what she learned while developing a curriculum to cross-train elder protective service workers and rape crisis advocates in Pennsylvania around SVLL.

Part 2: Starting a task force Mary Beth Pulsifer discusses the creation and ongoing efforts of the New River Valley Elder Justice Task Force to support victims of SVLL in their community.

Part 3: Deepening the conversation Professionals from three agencies talk about how they came together to organize a community colloquium that focused on the sexual rights of older adults.

Lifespan Project Online Courses

This interactive online course is designed to increase advocates’ and other victim service professionals’ capacity for serving victims of sexual violence in later life. Considerations for serving older adult victims are explored in three sections--social, physical, and emotional factors--with opportunities to practice and reflect upon the information. (1 hour)


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