On December 8, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Gabriella Grant, M.A., and Carole Warshaw, M.D., on best practices for incorporating trauma-informed care principles into practice. Ms. Grant is Director of the California Center of Excellence for Trauma Informed Care, where she oversees the Center’s research, program, and professional development, as well as policy analysis activities. She also provides Seeking Safety therapy, a model of counseling to help victims of trauma and abuse improve coping skills. Ms. Grant has trained social services professionals and advocates on topics such as trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. She has worked with criminal justice agencies, the court system, social service agencies, and public health departments to create trauma-informed programming.
Dr. Warshaw is Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, a project of the Chicago-based Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative, of which Dr. Warshaw is Executive Director. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois and a member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Services. Dr. Warshaw speaks about domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and psychiatric disabilities nationally and internationally, and has published numerous articles and chapters on these issues.
Visit the OVC Web Forum to submit questions for Ms. Grant and Dr. Warshaw and return on December 8 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to instructions on how to participate.
The term “restorative justice” can have a myriad of meanings for a variety of communities. In this web conference participants will learn what the term means for members of South Asian and immigrant/communities of color. In particular, the role survivors of child sexual abuse play in the process and the links this process has in preventing child sexual abuse.
This web conference is apart of PreventConnect and Ms. Foundation for Women’s third year of the #PowerInPrevention: Ending Child Sexual Abuse Web Conference Series.
Join experts from the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), Crime Victims Services (CVS), and Social Solutions to learn what research and resources are available to help victim-serving agencies measure their activities and improve their impact.
Susan Howley of NCVC will offer insight into why the victims services field is moving increasingly towards measuring outcomes and delivering evidence-based programming, and what that means for service providers. David Voth of CVS will address how practitioners can contextualize programs in terms of specific outcomes and indicators to help connect staff efforts with participant outcomes, using tools like logic models. Nicole Geller of Social Solutions will address what technological supports exist today to help providers measure those program efforts and improve participant outcomes.
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