The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.
This session is aimed to bring a message of hope and urgency for establishing effective behavioral health programs, interventions and policies which support young women in crisis including those who face juvenile justice system involvement, homelessness, and violence.
Are you a SANE program manager struggling with recruiting and retaining staff, budgeting, and program management? Do you ever think, “Wow, they sure didn’t teach this in school!” Consider applying for this free, online 6-week SANE Sustainability course offered by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Taught by nationally recognized experts, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P and Jenifer Markowitz ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this course will provide education and skill building on issues of program sustainability, including budgeting, staffing, and collaboration, as well as ongoing technical assistance and capacity building to SANE Program Managers. Approximately 15 nursing contact hours (CE) will be awarded upon completion of the course. Eligibility: attendees must either be a current SANE Program Manager (nurse or non-nurse) or a nurse who aspires to become a SANE program manager. Cost: the course is free, but requires a commitment to attend all 6 weeks and devote a minimum of 2.5 hours per week to webinars and assignments. Students must complete the entire course to receive the 15 nursing CEs. Students will also receive a certificate upon completion. Format: each week, attendees will view a recorded webinar on that week’s topic. The webinar will be followed by a homework assignment and then a live discussion webinar to further explore the topic. Agenda: the course will begin April 1 and coursework must be completed by May 31. Live, real-time webinars will be held at 2 pm Eastern Time on Mondays. Students should plan to attend these sessions in real-time after watching the week’s recorded content at their leisure. Click the above link Web-Based SANE Sustainability Training Application to view the course agenda for each Monday. How to Apply: submit the online application before March 10, 2013. If you are interested and unable to participate in this first round, this course will be repeated in late summer. The application period for the second round will open in June.
Designed to help you acquire the knowledge and confidence to perform well on the SANE-A certification exam, this new, live webinar focuses on two areas of the SANE-A test content outline: 1) Assessment of the Sexual Assault Patient; and 2) Interaction Throughout the Judicial Process.Presented by content expert and IAFN Board President Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, this webinar will review select areas of the content outline (SANE Certification Candidate Handbook, page 9). Following the hour-long webinar, there will be an opportunity for a 30-minute question-and-answer session.
Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and Cindy Hounsell, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
Planning for a secure retirement can be challenging, but the sooner you start the easier it will be. It may feel like there are many demands on your income: credit card debt, school loans, car payments or your children’s education. Although it is important to save for these short-term goals, it is important to remember to save for long-term goals like retirement as well.
Here is one simple way to get you on the road to financial security. Join us as we explain how you can use EBSA’s new interactive worksheets to set goals, start a budget, manage debt, and determine how much to save for a secure financial future.
Our Savings Fitness webcast starts you on the way to setting goals and putting your retirement high on the list of personal priorities.
Who should attend? Anyone who wants to make saving for retirement a priority!
Jewish Women International & The National Association of Social Workers
routine screening for domestic violence and brief counseling was recommended by the Institute of Medicine and will be implemented as part of the affordable health care act roll out in 2012! Join Jacquelyn Campbell on Thursday, January 12, 2012 from Noon to 1:30 pm EST for a discussion on impact, implementation and the exciting new opportunities for advocates to collaborate with healthcare professionals in a variety of settings.
Pre=registration is necessary to participate.
Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.Presenter: David LisakDr. David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who for 25 years has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His work has focused on the long term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists. Dr. Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country, and has conducted workshops in all fifty states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies, and frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases. Dr. Lisak is a founding member of 1in6, a non-profit agency that serves men who were sexually abused as children.
Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.
On February 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jennifer Stith and Sheri Vanino, PsyD, on best practices for serving adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). Ms. Stith is Interim Executive Director of WINGS Foundation, Inc., an organization in Denver, Colorado, that provides education, advocacy, and support to adult survivors of CSA and their loved ones. She also works with partners in the domestic violence, sexual assault, child advocacy, and health care fields to increase awareness about the need to address CSA-related trauma in adult survivors' lives in order to restore their overall health, well-being, and ability to thrive.Dr. Vanino specializes in working with victims of trauma and sexual assault. In addition to her private therapy practice, she provides psychological assessments for the Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department in Denver, Colorado, as well as expert testimony on sexual assault cases and training on the topics of sexual assault and trauma. Previously, Dr. Vanino served as Director of Victim Services and Counseling Director for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program in Colorado.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Stith and Dr. Vanino and return on February 25 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
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