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)
This recorded webinar explores the unique roles of victim service professionals in responding to child sexual abuse. Participants will be able to share communication strategies to enhance multidisciplinary team members' ability to meet the needs of children who experience sexual abuse. (90 minutes)
This 2 hour recording of the Policy and Practice Forum held on September 19, 2013. The panelists discuss innovative practices and research across law enforcement and justice systems, science and medicine.
This audio podcast is an interview with Jeanne Ronayne, the Program Manager for Victim Services for Dodge, Filmore, Olmstead Community Corrections in Rochester Minnesota. Her program provides sexual assault services as part of a multiservice agency and has been a part of a collaboration with a local Child Advocacy Center since its inception.
This audio podcast is an interview with Mary Brennan-Taylor, the Vice President of Programs for the YWCA of Niagara, a dual domestic violence and sexual assault program. Mary described her program's work to launch a satellite office for the local Child Advocacy Center within the YWCA facility.
This audio podcast is an interview with Rachel Gregory, the Prevention Education Coordinator and Youth Counselor at Safe Harbors. Rachel discussed some basic logistics for her center’s collaboration with their local Child Advocacy Center, focusing on the importance of forging through difficulties to show the value of an advocate and that every community partner plays a role in keeping services child-focused.
This audio podcast is an interview with Renee Yokum, the Sexual Assault Services Coordinator at Women Aid in Crisis in Randolph County West Virginia. She discusses the history of a collaborative effort with the local Child Advocacy Center that has spanned nearly a decade.
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.
This recorded web 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 recorded webinar provides an overview of the second edition of the Attorney General's National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, including changes from the previous edition and the impact on policy and practice. Log-in is required. (1.5 hours)
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