National Sexual Violence Resource Center
2013

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)

 

Just Detention International
2013

This JDI webinar covers the juvenile detention system, focusing on the crisis of sexual abuse facing youth detainees. Expert presenters review the offenses that most often result in the incarceration of young people, and the types of facilities that are used to detain them. The session also looks at the newly released Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which apply to youth facilities.

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Office for Victims of Crime
2013

OVC provides a page of videos and resources discussing the role and impact of trauma from violence in the lives of children who have experienced victimization. These resources focus on increasing capacity to identify, respond to and treat this trauma in children.

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Institute of Medicine
2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) provides video recordings from a 2-day workshop to explore the evidentiary basis for violence prevention across the lifespan and around the world. The public workshop was organized and conducted by an ad hoc committee to examine needs, common approaches, and effective interventions.

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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National Institute of Justice
2012

In this webinar recording Dr. Rebecca Campbell discusses the neurobiology of sexual assault and the effect trauma has on victim behavior. Her work examines how rape crisis centers and the legal, medical, and mental health systems respond to the needs of adult, adolescent, and pediatric victims of sexual assault. A transcript of the webinar is also available.

Just Detention International
2013

This webinar will provide an overview of the crisis of sexual abuse in jails, outlining the factors that make this violence so prevalent, as well as its devastating impact on survivors. Presenters provide first-hand accounts of sexual abuse in jail from JDI Survivor Council members. The webinar also features JDI staff who have worked extensively to ensure services for incarcerated survivors.

Just Detention International
2012

This JDI webinar offers information for community service providers on responding effectively to sexual assault in prison. The presenters emphasize the practical skills needed both to develop services for prisoner rape survivors and to build lasting partnerships between rape crisis organizations and corrections agencies.

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Emily Demarco
2012

Panelists Jessica Kenyon of Benefiting Veterans; Ali Mailen Perrotto of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center; Dr. Katie McCorkle of Balanced Heart Healing Center; and Jacqueline Shellaby of Veterans Place share their responses to audience member questions following a screening of the film "The Invisible War" on November 29, 2012.

FORGE
2012

This webinar recording discusses why sex work is so common among transgender people and outlines the additional barriers standing between sex workers and crime victim services.  A copy of the slides for this presentation is available.

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