DNA Initiative
2012

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This course provides 13 modules, giving a comprehensive discussion of recommended practices for the forensic expert to follow when preparing for and testifying in court. Because laws may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, experts are advised to check with local attorney(s) and become familiar with the laws applicable in the court where they will testify. You must register to participate in this module. A PDF version of this course is also available for download.

End Violence Against Women International
2010

Although penal code definitions of criminal sex offenses vary, most are conceptually similar and can be understood by analyzing their elements.  This type of analysis is represented in the charts provided with this module.  By following the charts and making a series of decisions, law enforcement investigators can determine not only which specific crime was committed but also frame the entire investigative strategy based on the defense that is most likely to be raised. 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2013

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.

Amy E. Street, Ph.D.
2009

This course aims to provide clear definitions of sexual harassment and sexual trauma and discuss the frequencies and mental health impacts of these events on women and men in the military.
After viewing the presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define the terms used to describe sexual harassment and assault in the military
  2. Report estimates of the frequencies of sexual harassment and assault in the military
  3. Describe the mental health impact of sexual trauma and implications for care
Centers for Disease Control
2011

This online course offers interactive learning features and expert interviews, leading individuals working to end violence through an explanation of leading principles on violence prevention.  The course breaks down components of violence including the economic burdens of violence, child maltreatment, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and youth violence.

Poynter Institute
2013

This course provides information for journalists on understanding sexual violence, including explanations about the differences between prevention and risk reduction. It offers tools and guidelines for interviewing sexual violence survivors, using video, photography and other visuals in news media and avoiding predictable or potentially harmful coverage. Registration is required.

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The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)

Designed for use by trainers, this 2-day curriculum teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. The curriculum focuses on intervening with individuals in a crisis rather than long-term and group counseling.

Virginia Department of Health, Division for Injury and Violence Prevention

This online course discusses statutory sexual assault and coercion in the state of Virginia.  It discusses related laws and legal issues, information perpetrators and victims of statutory sexual assault, and health outcomes and consequences.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2013

This online course discusses the importance of planning for sexual violence prevention and response before a disaster, and highlights guiding strategies and key community partners in the pre-disaster planning process. (~1 hour)

National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2013

This online course is designed to assist local and state sexual violence preventionists, victim advocates, and their community partners in creating pre-disaster plans for their organizations and communities.It highlights four core components of a pre-disaster plan to help organizations recover quickly and continue to provide vital services in a disaster. (~1 hour)

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