This webinar will provide an overview of the resources available at the newly launched www.seethesigns.org. Learn how local domestic violence programs and rape crisis centers can partner with employers to offer:
• Online bystander intervention courses with certificate of completion • Video vignette trainings for both managers and employees • Onsite training materials (including downloadable PowerPoint presentations, facilitator's guide/script, and Quick Start guide) • And more!
This web conference will engage participants in a discussion of popular education as a community mobilization approach rooted in social justice. We will explore the use of popular education in statewide prevention capacity building, in addition to exploring the Texas Assosication Against Sexual Assault's (TAASA) support of rape crisis centers in using the methodology themselves. The presenters will explore the benefits and challenges of using this methodology for sexual violence prevention work at both the state and local level.Learning Objectives:By the end of the series, participants will be able to:
describe the basics of popular education - principles and practice and
identify ways to engage communities in sexual violence prevention, through popular education.
Presented by: Dr. Kirsti A. Dyer, physician, health educator, lecturer, author; Dr. Sonia Oyola, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Chicago; Ann Marie Winter, COO Specialized Programs and Policy, Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services.
This past December, CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, Rochelle Tatrai-Ray, was murdered by her estranged husband. This webinar explores the response in the Clearwater community and discusses the impact of trauma, grief and loss in a workplace setting, focusing on recommendations for workers and managers, general coping strategies and integrative therapies.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Consider the impact of traumatic events in workplace settings, especially in a domestic violence context
Identify strategies to build an environment of support in a workplace setting
Recognize coping strategies and integrative therapies that can be effective in a workplace
Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting three national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) – to partner on a novel initiative to provide training and technical assistance to enhance probation responses to cases involving sexual assault. This project aims to promote well-informed, victim-centered probation responses within the context of a comprehensive approach to sex offender management through on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars.
Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. During this webinar, presenters will:
Provide an overview of this project and the resources it can offer to the field;
Highlight the importance of victim-centeredness as an underlying tenet of sex offender management efforts, including probation practices;
Summarize findings from a national needs assessment of representatives from the victim advocacy and probation/parole supervision communities regarding shared goals, current practice trends and collaborations, and decision points that have implications for enhancing victim-centered probation responses; and
Offer examples of ways in which victim-centered sex offender supervision practices are being implemented.
Anticipated presenters for this session will be:
Karen Baker, Executive Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Dr. Kurt Bumby, Project Director, Center for Sex Offender Management
Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST; please plan to join approximately 10 minutes early to ensure your computer’s compatibility. For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Stevyn Fogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
This training will help advocates learn more about the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner and better understand the sexual assault medical exam. Included will be help in understanding general anatomy, medical findings and forensic evidence collection. Additionally, this training will include information on the collaborative roles of advocates and SANE nurses in the care of sexual assault patients.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the role of the SANE nurse in the care of sexual assault patients
2. Gain an increased understanding of what occurs in a sexual assault forensic exam
3. Develop increased knowledge of normal anatomy and medical findings in sexual assault exams
4. Discuss key aspects of the collaborative roles of the sexual assault advocate and SANE.
5. State important follow up considerations for patients including follow up medical exams, referrals for counseling and support, and safety planning.
In this month’s webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for small and/or multi-service agencies on providing rape crisis services to survivors in facilities that are located far from large cities and towns. We’ll review some of the unique challenges of working in rural detention facilities, and discuss ways to work around barriers such as distance and a lack of community response teams. Becca Korby, Executive Director of Healthy Families, a multi-service agency in rural Washington state, will join us to share her strategies for working in a community with multiple needs and limited resources. We’ll end with ample time for questions and answers. The webinar is geared toward rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Michelle M. Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault—both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.
This webinar will discuss the implications of the new Administrative Relief announced by President Obama and how advocates can help inform survivors.Presenters include: Andrea Carcamo-Cavazos, Assistant Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network; Grace Huang, Public Policy Coordinator, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; Sonia Parras-Konrad, Co-Director, ASISTA; and Cecelia Friedman Levin, Attorney, ASISTA.*Esta conferencia web se presentará en español. Publicaremos los detalles de esta presentación la próxima semana.
The Internet is a haven for sex traffickers to recruit, advertise, and communicate with their victims. Traffickers frequently use mobile phones, online services, and nontraditional banking methods, which all present their own challenges to investigations. At the same time, these activities leave “digital breadcrumbs” to follow during an investigation. Investigators and prosecutors should work together to use the latest available resources to preserve valuable evidence that can be presented to great affect at trial.
This webinar will provide practical information and investigative strategies that will assist in the identification, investigation, and successful prosecution of traffickers. It will address how digital evidence can corroborate victim and witness testimony, support charging decisions, and reinforce evidence-based trial strategies that do not rely entirely upon victim testimony.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to law enforcement officers and prosecutors are encouraged to view this recording.
CLE Credits This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one (1) hour of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
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