Diane L. Rosenfeld for Harvard Law School, Berkman Center for Internet & Society
This series of 5 online learning modules explores the various ways in which violence against women is facilitated through the use of the Internet, as well as ways in which the Internet may be used as a site of resistance to such violence.
*Registration is required.
Modules include: Campus Sexual Assault Policies, Pornography, Sex Trafficking
The Internet as a Site of Resistance, Safety.
Cicatelli Associates Inc. with the National Center for Victims of Crime and Safe Horizon, Inc. for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
This online program is a basic victim advocacy training offering victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Specific information is also provided to meet the needs of target populations. Each module in VAT Online is taught using interactive methodologies, case studies, exercises and other suggested activities to enhance the user’s learning. Each module or section takes about 30–60 minutes to complete. *Registration is required.
Teaching scenarios used in this self-paced online course are designed for use in groups and classes of all kinds. The following teaching scenarios are designed for use in groups and classes of all kinds. Although they are phrased in terms of what to do if you have "a friend" in a given situation, the scenarios are designed to educate everyone.
Prevention Pathways, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Each year, more than 500,000 non-fatal violent crimes are committed against women. These crimes include sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. Many of these crimes involve the use of alcohol or other drugs. The course describes these "hidden problems" and identifies risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues.
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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP): Prevention Pathways
This 11-module online course discusses substance abuse, violence against women, the connection between the two, signs and symptoms, myths, how to see if a problem exists, as well as prevention, treatment and legal options.
Arkansas in training their staff and volunteer advocates. The course includes modules that will enable the student to gain self-study credit toward certification as a trained victim assistance advocate. In addition, the information and exercises will provide valuable information to anyone wanting to learn more about the complex issue of sexual assault. Access is free, but registration is required. The course includes: quizes, slideshows, cases/scenarios and video lectures.
David S. Lee, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault & Prevention Connection
This web conference call describes ways in which service-delivery organizations could benefit from a primary prevention approach to VAW prevention. It also discusses the challenges of adopting a primary prevention approach within service-delivery organizations. Includes slides and handouts as well that can be downloaded in PDF format.
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