This training, Ethics in Victim Services, explores common ethical conflicts and how to apply ethical standards and decisionmaking to resolve them. The participants will learn information and skills related to values and responses to victims, ethics in victim services, and standard decisionmaking process.
(~1 hour) This interactive online course addresses the increased vulnerability to sexual violence that can occur during and after disasters. Participants will learn about the connections between oppression, sexual violence, and disasters. With case studies from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, and examples from other recent calamities around the world, the module highlights the need for pre-planning to prevent and respond to sexual violence in future disasters.
A recording of a webinar presents information on sexual behaviors in children to help show the differences between age-appropriate and concerning sexual behaviors. It discusses how to respond to all types of behaviors for children of various ages. The focus is on pre-pubescent children.
This 1.5 hour course was written by Kelly Wilt and Janine D’Anniballe, produced by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).This course provides an overview of the neurobiological and psychological implications of sexually violent trauma and the information and skills necessary for victim service providers to provide trauma-informed services. Registration in our eCampus is required to participate in the course.
This program teaches how to conduct sexual assault medical examinations that are patient-centered and that preserve evidence. It's designed to complement the recommendations outlined in the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations. You can take a virtual tour of the Sexual Assault Forensic Facility by following the link provided.
Resources from this workshop, including videos and presentations, address the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence.
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
The International Association of Forensic Nurses and the IAFN Foundation in collaboration with Seedworks Films brings you a look into the world of Forensic Nurses. This film is the first part of a series on forensic nursing. Titled "Part 1: A lens into the world of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner," this is only a snapshot of the world of Forensic Nurses. The aspects depicted in this video do not represent all the sub specialties of Forensic Nursing.
VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.
Chitra Raghavan discusses the topic of sexual coercion, helping to define sexual violence within intimate relationships. Concepts such as relationship status, negotiations for intimacy, and common features in intimate sexual aggression. These common features include manipulation, use of force, and blackmail.
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