Date/Time: 
04/10/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
SAFEta Source
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
SAFEta Source
Description: 

The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiniations is based on the concept of delivering high quality, victim centered care for all sexual assault victims.  Providing Ethical and Effective Testimony is one of the cornerstones of practice.  Come join us at 2pm, Easter, Tuesday, April 10, 2012.  This webinar is a part of the SAFEta webinar series on Best Practices.  The SAFEta project is a cooperateive agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the International Association of Froensic Nurses (IAFN).

Presented by Jenifer Markowitz, ND and Jennifer Gentile Long, this webinar will focus on the ethics of testimony, and how to be an effective witness, whether the examiner is called as an expert of fact witness.

Date/Time: 
02/16/2012 - 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates
Description: 

This webinar will teach participants about the prevalence and impact of sexual violence in detention; the unique dynamics of sexual violence of detention; staff-on-inmate sexual abuse; complex consent issues; vulnerable populations, the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) overview, purpose and national standards; and PREA advocacy work in Washington state.

Date/Time: 
03/08/2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
US Department of Education's Higher Education Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
US Department of Education's Higher Education Center
Contact Website: 
http://higheredcenter.ed.gov/services/training/webinars
Description: 

As a way to extend its reach and services to institutions of higher education, the Higher Education Center convenes and broadcasts a series of interactive Webinars on current issues in campus alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention. The Webinar topics and materials focus on using research-based prevention strategies, as well as current and emerging AODV issues based on the work of leading researchers and practitioners in the field.

The Center’s Webinar series as a whole will represent a coherent “prevention program,” with skills and knowledge based on the Center’s comprehensive approach to AODV prevention. While each interactive Webinar will be an effective, discrete learning opportunity, those who participate in the entire series will gain a toolkit of AODV prevention skills and build their prevention capacity.
 

Date/Time: 
02/09/2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
National Alliance
Contact Website: 
http://www.jwi.org/Page.aspx?pid=375&srctid=1&erid=1465809
Description: 

This webinar, co-led by Dave Thomas, as retired police officer and expert in domestic violence, and Lisa Ferentz, a clinical social worker specializing in trauma, will focus on the adverse impact of the Reid technique used by police when interviewing victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.  the impact of chronic trauma on survivors will be discussed and connected to inevitable outcomes in victims' behaviors at the scene of their traumas, in the police station, and in the courtroom.

Participants will learn how these presentations are often misinterpreted by member os the criminal justice system, leading victims to be viewed as deceptive, pressured to recant, or even criminally charged with "False Report." Mental health professionals and advocates will learn how to work with victims and collaborate with the criminal justice system to ensure that victims receive the victim-centered treatment they truly deserve.

Date/Time: 
01/18/2012 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
APHA
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
APHA
Description: 

A webinar co-sponsored by APHA will take place on Wenesday, Jan. 18, 11:30am to 1pm PST.  Although the Prevention and Public Health Fund survived the end-of-th-year budget negotiations, the threat to the fund continues to be very real.  Representatives and senators return to Washington, D.C., in mid-January to negotiate longer-term extensions to the payroll tax reduction, federal unemployment benefits, and to maintain Medicare reimbursement for physicians - and the prevention fund will likely be used as a bartering chip.  APHA, PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health invite you to join in a discussion to review strategies to educate elected officials about the value of prevention and public health-related programs and to identify action steps you can take to help protect funding for public health in 2012.

Date/Time: 
01/17/2012 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Futures Without Violence and Office on Violence Against Women (USDOJ)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
That's Not Cool
Contact Website: 
www.ThatsNotCool.com
Description: 

You are invited to join us for a webinar on innovative new tools for teens from That's Not Cool to prevent dating abuse.  This webinar is just in time ti add value to your National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month plans in February and beyond.

Date/Time: 
01/17/2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
Futures Without Violence and Office on Violence Against Women (USDOJ)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
That's Not Cool
Contact Website: 
www.ThatsNotCool.com
Description: 

You are invited to join us for a webinar on innovative new tools for teens from That's Not Cool to prevent dating abuse.  This webinar is just in time ti add value to your National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month plans in February and beyond.

Date/Time: 
02/16/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
EVAWI and IAFN
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
EVAW International
Contact Phone: 
509-684-9800
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

All states and territories must certify that they are in compliance with VAWA 2005 requirements for medical forensic examinations. Specifically, exams must be available to sexual assault victims: 1) free of charge, and 2) regardless of their decision to participate in the criminal justice process.
 
Communities have faced considerable challenges in designing protocols that are compliant, in areas such as: the initial response to a sexual assault disclosure, payment for the medical forensic examination, mandatory reporting to law enforcement, storage and transportation of evidence, case tracking and retrieval, processing of evidence, and the potential for evidence-based prosecution (i.e., without the victim's cooperation). For many states and territories, the changes that are required in public policy and daily practice have been described as "monumental."

Date/Time: 
02/07/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
EVAWI and IAFN
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
EVAW International
Contact Phone: 
509-684-9800
Contact Email: 
info@evawintl.org
Description: 

All states and territories must certify that they are in compliance with VAWA 2005 requirements for medical forensic examinations. Specifically, exams must be available to sexual assault victims: 1) free of charge, and 2) regardless of their decision to participate in the criminal justice process.
 
Communities have faced considerable challenges in designing protocols that are compliant, in areas such as: the initial response to a sexual assault disclosure, payment for the medical forensic examination, mandatory reporting to law enforcement, storage and transportation of evidence, case tracking and retrieval, processing of evidence, and the potential for evidence-based prosecution (i.e., without the victim's cooperation). For many states and territories, the changes that are required in public policy and daily practice have been described as "monumental."

Date/Time: 
01/19/2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Michelle Duhart-Tonge
Contact Phone: 
703-225-2103
Contact Email: 
mduhart-tonge@nttac.org
Description: 

This Webinar is desinged to teach participants how to:

  • Become familiar with basic concepts and key terminology related to evaluation and performance measurement
  • Develop preliminary understanding of the concept and value of logic models

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