The theme of this year’s conference is “Hand in Hand Through a Lifetime.” This theme acknowledges the various points in people’s lives during which they may be affected by sexual violence. We also wish to highlight the importance of creating a caring and connected community in order to prevent and intervene in sexual violence, especially for children. This year’s keynote speaker will be Olga Trujillo. She will address the dynamics and impacts of sexual assault with a focus on the resiliency of children and the importance of culture in healing. The goal of our conference is to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and facilitate social change.
A night of empathy building for those who have been directly and indirectly caused by sexual assault. The event will have live music, speakers, open-mic and a walk through the university's campus. Please join us as we take back the night!
"Confront the silence” that surrounds sexual violence. Take 20 minutes out of your lunch to show your support!
Opening remarks by Anttimo Bennett and Dolly Nguyen, ASUW President and
and Jackie Mayer, CORE Director.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC led the way in pioneering training such as this and the Clinics provide an unparalleled 40 hour intensive training opportunity for professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases. APSAC’s curriculum emphasizes state-of-the-art principles of forensically sound interviewing as set forth in the APSAC Practice Guidelines for Investigative Interviewing in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse, with a balanced review of several prominent interview approaches and models.
Each Clinic provides presentations and practice interview critiques from well-known experts, videotaping of participant practice interviews, and a Mock Court experience. In addition to the Clinic notebook, participants receive a resource CD containing a wealth of resource material and articles related to child interviewing, as well as several excellent books that will enhance any interviewer’s knowledge and ability to defend the interview in court. The APSAC Clinic is aimed at professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases, including law enforcement and social service investigators, as well as specialized child interviewers and those who are interested in learning more about forensic child interviewing. They are appropriate for professionals just beginning to conduct investigative interviews, as well as for those with some experience.
Office for Victims of Crime Trainig and Technical Assistance Center
The goal of this training is to help victim advocates and other professionals who work with victims of crime build the skills necessary to recognize, intervene, and prevent stress, burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Participants will learn information and skills related to:
-Sources and impact of stress and trauma.
-Indicators of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
-Personal and agency care plans to minimize the risk of Compassion fatigue.
The training is designed for those who work in the field of victim services, as well as those in other fields who work with victims of violent crime. The training includes interactive exploration of self-care techniques, strategies for recognizing symptoms of compassion fatigue, and strategies managers can use to ensure balance and self-care for those they supervise.
This training is designed primarily for victim advocates who are volunteers or staff at victim services facilities. However, the broad range of information regarding compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma may also make the training useful for professional counselors, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and medical staff.
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Additional Information: A week-long Child Forensic Interview Clinic that provides an unparalleled intensive training opportunity for professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases. Appropriate for those just beginning as well as those with some experience. The APSAC Clinics present a balanced review of several prominent interview models and bring some of the most well-known national experts together to teach and facilitate practice interviews which are critiqued and videotaped. The Clinic culminates with a Mock Court experience for attendees.
Participants include: law enforcement investigators, child interviewers, CPS investigators, social workers, and any other professional responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected child abuse cases
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