Date/Time: 
05/07/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH)
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/
Description: 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) invites you to attend its free webcast- Make the Connection: How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention. The webcast will feature Evelyn Kappeler, Director of OAH, moderating a panel discussion featuring:Karen Pittman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Forum for Youth Investment;Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D., Bartley Dobb Professor for the Study and Prevention of Violence, Director, Social Development Research Group and Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington;Gina Wingood, Sc.D., M.P.H., Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University;Lisa Lauxman, Ph.D., Director, Division of Youth and 4-H, Institute Youth, Family and Community. Register to learn more about the connection between promoting healthy youth development and preventing teen pregnancy.

Date/Time: 
09/23/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.

Date/Time: 
08/26/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.

Date/Time: 
07/22/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.

Date/Time: 
06/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.Project CARE (Community, Accessibility, Responsiveness, Education) is a collaboration of two disability service provider and four victim-service provider partner agencies located in Hamilton County Ohio.  Project CARE is united by the vision that women with disabilities who are victims and survivors of violence are empowered to access services that are welcoming, comprehensive, and pose no barriers.  CARE was first funded in 2007 and received continuation funding in 2011.  This Webinar will review importance of screening as research reveals that when individuals are screened for abuse, they are 4 X more likely to use an intervention and 2.6 X more likely to exit the abusive relationship.  As disability service providers typically do not have formal policies and practices to screen for types of interpersonal violence, it is important for your Collaborations to recognize the need to create and implement a Screening Initiative to enable disability-agency sites of change to use best practice to comfortably and professionally screen for signs of domestic violence, stalking, sexual/physical assault, and financial/emotional abuse, prior to the need to develop a safety plan for survivors with disabilities.  This webinar will explore the ground-breaking work of how to:• Develop a screening assessment protocol to assist disability service professionals and violence prevention agencies;• Involve self-advocates with disabilities to ensure the needs of survivors with disabilities are met;• Address confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements; and,• Provide helpful guidelines to put the issue in context that normalizes the screening process.

Date/Time: 
05/21/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of
Description: 

The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.The “Picture Guide to the Exam after Sexual Assault” series was developed as a part of the Illinois Imagines project to support survivors with disabilities during the forensic exam.  We know that some women with disabilities may not have had access to gynecological care in the past, and the pelvic exam provided with the healthcare exam and evidence collection process may be her first.  This can add a lot of stress, fear, and additional trauma to an already overwhelming experience.  Additionally, medical staff and victim advocates may not have experience responding to the needs of survivors with disabilities. With these thoughts in mind, three sets of pictorial guides and support materials were developed (one for medical staff, victim advocates and self-advocates) to provide education and support.  This webinar will focus upon:• How the tools were developed• How to use the tools• How to access the tools

Date/Time: 
06/24/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
VERA Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.vera.org/
Description: 

Project CARE (Community, Accessibility, Responsiveness, Education) is a collaboration of two disability service provider and four victim-service provider partner agencies located in Hamilton County Ohio.  Project CARE is united by the vision that women with disabilities who are victims and survivors of violence are empowered to access services that are welcoming, comprehensive, and pose no barriers.  CARE was first funded in 2007 and received continuation funding in 2011.  This Webinar will review importance of screening as research reveals that when individuals are screened for abuse, they are 4 X more likely to use an intervention and 2.6 X more likely to exit the abusive relationship.  As disability service providers typically do not have formal policies and practices to screen for types of interpersonal violence, it is important for your Collaborations to recognize the need to create and implement a Screening Initiative to enable disability-agency sites of change to use best practice to comfortably and professionally screen for signs of domestic violence, stalking, sexual/physical assault, and financial/emotional abuse, prior to the need to develop a safety plan for survivors with disabilities. This webinar will explore the ground-breaking work of how to: develop a screening assessment protocol to assist disability service professionals and violence prevention agencies; involve self-advocates with disabilities to ensure the needs of survivors with disabilities are met; address confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements; and, provide helpful guidelines to put the issue in context that normalizes the screening process.

Date/Time: 
05/21/2014 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
VERA Institute of Justice
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.vera.org/
Description: 

The “Picture Guide to the Exam after Sexual Assault” series was developed as a part of the Illinois Imagines project to support survivors with disabilities during the forensic exam.  We know that some women with disabilities may not have had access to gynecological care in the past, and the pelvic exam provided with the healthcare exam and evidence collection process may be her first.  This can add a lot of stress, fear, and additional trauma to an already overwhelming experience.  Additionally, medical staff and victim advocates may not have experience responding to the needs of survivors with disabilities. With these thoughts in mind, three sets of pictorial guides and support materials were developed (one for medical staff, victim advocates and self-advocates) to provide education and support.  This webinar will focus upon: how the tools were developed, how to use the tools, and how to access the tools.

Date/Time: 
04/28/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
AEquitas
Description: 

Prosecutorial effectiveness is commonly measured by conviction rates, largely because they are readily available. But, are conviction rates an accurate measure of success? For difficult cases, like sexual assaults, conviction rates do not capture the quality of the prosecution strategies or the relative difficulty of the cases taken forward. Experienced prosecutors know they won’t win every case. In fact, some would argue that if you aren’t losing any cases, you aren’t trying the right ones. With a singular focus on high conviction rates, far too many cases go unprosecuted because of fears that the cases won’t be won, which results in sex offenders escaping justice and communities and victims being less safe. So, how can success in sexual assault prosecution be measured, if not by conviction rates? Is there a better way of measuring the effectiveness of practices in these cases that would allow us to improve and sustain them?This presentation will discuss promising sexual assault prosecution strategies as well as measuring effectiveness in a way that does not rely solely upon conviction rates. The presenters will discuss other, more meaningful performance measures, and will describe how they can be used to more accurately measure and sustain effective prosecution practices.Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, and judges are encouraged to register for this webinar.

Date/Time: 
04/23/2014 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVC
Description: 

On April 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention will cosponsor a Web Forum discussion with David Corwin, M.D., and James Henry, MSW, Ph.D., on the implications of adverse childhood experiences for practitioners. Dr. Corwin is a Professor in the Pediatrics Department at the University of Utah, where he directs Forensic Services. He also is President of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, which is dedicated to increasing health professionals' knowledge and skills in preventing, recognizing, and intervening with those harmed by violence and abuse. Dr. Corwin has lectured and consulted nationally and internationally on child abuse issues. One of his primary focuses is on evaluating, mitigating, and preventing the adverse health effects associated with experiencing violence and abuse across the lifespan.Dr. Henry is Cofounder and Project Director for the Western Michigan University (WMU) Children's Trauma Assessment Center. He has more than 17 years of experience as a child welfare and protective services worker. Dr. Henry is on the Steering Committee for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and is cochair of the NCTSN Child Welfare Committee. Previously, he worked as a professor in WMU's School of Social Work, developing and providing trauma-informed instruction and teaching courses in child sexual abuse, child welfare, and advanced treatment of children.Visit the OVC Web Forum now  to submit questions for Drs. Corwin and Henry and return on April 23 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Click here for instructions on how to participate.

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