Date/Time: 
04/26/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Sexual Violence Justice Institute
Description: 

This is the last in a series of four webinars focusing on stages of the 8-Step Protocol Development Cycle. Participation in the earlier three webinars is not a prerequisite for participation. However, familiarity with the Cycle is useful. To view previous webinars, please contact the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault at svji@mncasa.org.

This presentation will provide a brief introduction to the evaluation process and some key considerations for developing your evaluation plan.

We will also examine:

  • Strategies for honing in on your key questions
  • Data collection tools and methods
  • Some examples of effective evaluation efforts
  • Considerations for hearing from survivors and responders
  • Strategies for engaging your team in the evaluation process

Register online now!

Date/Time: 
03/30/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
OVW and IAFN
Description: 

Don't miss your opportunity to participate in this webinar on Victim Centered Care to be presented at 2:00 p.m., Eastern, Tuesday, March 30, 2010. This fourth webinar in the SAFE-ta series is presented as part of the SAFE Technical Assistance Project. The project is a cooperative agreement between the Office on Violence Against Women and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN).

Presented by Laura Williams, MPA, and Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, this webinar will offer education and practical solutions to clinicians, advocates, and law enforcement professionals on the sometimes clashing ideas of what victim centered care looks like. At the end of the event, attendees will:

  • Have an increased understanding of what "victim centered" care is;
  • Understand the impact that victim centered care can have on design, implementation and evaluation of local protocol responses to sexual assault.
  • Be able to maximize ways to ensure that your team is victim centered

Register online now!

Date/Time: 
03/02/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Center for Victims of Crime
Description: 

On March 2, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. (ET), the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) will present the second in a series of Webinars on DNA evidence for victim service providers. This training, supported by a grant from OVC under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, will increase understanding about the role sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) play in the proper collection of forensic evidence and in providing a supportive and empowering response to survivors. Participants will learn about how SANEs increase the probability of obtaining probative DNA evidence while minimizing trauma for survivors and how the involvement of SANEs increase prosecution rates.

Date/Time: 
03/16/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
PreventConnect
Description: 

Countering norms that contribute to the production of cultures of violence is a key element of any effort to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This web conference will highlight specific strategies and efforts that seek to change norms related to gendered violence. Different norms will be examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work

Date/Time: 
03/09/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
PreventConnect
Description: 

Countering norms that contribute to the production of cultures of violence is a key element of any effort to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This web conference will highlight specific strategies and efforts that seek to change norms related to gendered violence. Different norms will be examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work

Date/Time: 
02/22/2010 (All day) to 03/05/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
RWJF Vulnerable Populations Portfolio
Description: 

This virtual forum will take place from February 22 through March 5. You can participate at any time throughout these two weeks by:

  • Following "A Healthy Conversation about Teen Relationships"
  • Answering any of the board questions on:
    • Identifying and Engaging New Partners
    • Innovation, Insight and Advice
    • Mobilizing Youth to Take Action
    • A Public Health Priority
  • Helping to spread the word about this forum to people you know who care about these issues
Date/Time: 
02/24/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime
Description: 

2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Anne Seymour and Viki Sharp regarding Strategic Planning for Victim Service Leaders.

Ms. Seymour is Cofounder and Senior Advisor of Justice Solutions, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that specializes in criminal and juvenile justice, crime victims’ rights and services, and community safety. In addition to serving victims for 25 years as a crime victim advocate, she has also helped more than 30 local, state, and national entities to develop strategic plans and authored or contributed to more than 30 OVC publications, including the Strategic Planning Toolkit.

Ms. Sharp has spent 30 years as an advocate for crime victims’ rights and continues to educate and train others during her retirement. As a consultant for the National District Attorneys Association and OVC, Ms. Sharp helped establish and expand victim services throughout the country and provided extensive training in crisis intervention, communication, vicarious trauma, team building, and victimology to law enforcement and victim service providers.

Visit the OVC Web Forum now to submit questions for Ms. Seymour and Ms. Sharp. Learn how to participate beforehand so you are ready for the discussion.
 

Date/Time: 
02/23/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Institute of Justice and the Government Innovators Network
Description: 

This webinar will highlight the latest prevention and intervention research.


Topics of discussion will include:

  • School-based teen dating violence preventive interventions with at-risk youth.
  • The results of health-clinic interventions in reducing teen dating violence, birth control sabotage and sexual coercion.
  • Links between pregnancy and interpersonal violence; ways of improving the lives of pregnant and parenting teens.
  • Exploring ways to prevent teen dating violence and improve the lives of those impacted by teen dating violence.

Ample time will be allocated for audience Q&A.

The discussion will be moderated by Carrie Mulford, PhD, Social Science Analyst at the National Institute of Justice.

The panel includes:

  • David A. Wolfe, PhD - RBC Chair in Children's Mental Health; Director, CAMH Centre for Prevention Science; Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD - Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Pat Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH - President/CEO, Healthy Teen Network
Date/Time: 
03/11/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
Deakin University’s School of Health and Social Development & Phoenix House
Description: 

Topics will address the categories of primary prevention, secondary prevention, tertiary prevention, and new technology.

Cost is FREE.

To register, please send the following information to Serena Kemsley, Administrator, Phoenix House at SKemsley@phoenixhouse.com.au

  • Name
  • Professional job title (e.g.: counsellor, manager, lecturer, student)
  • Organizational Name (if applicable)
  • Organizational or home address:
  • Country you are located in
  • Phone number
  • Email address

Any questions about the conference, please contact Georgia Babatsikos from Deakin University at Georgia.babatsikos@deakin.edu.au or mobile (within Australia 0425763112 or outside of Australia 61-0425763112) or Kathy Prentice from Phoenix House at KPrentice@phoenixhouse.com.au or (07) 4153-4299 within Australia (61-7-4153-4299 outside of Australia).

 

Date/Time: 
02/10/2010 (All day)
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Victim Rights Law Center
Description: 

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EST
Free to all OVW Grantees and their Partners!

This workshop focuses on the legal issues faced by victims of sexual assault who are minors. Participants will learn the legal framework governing how schools respond to sexual assault and the legal educational remedies available to victims. Special attention will be paid to conducting intakes with victims who are minors.

Registration is limited to 50 participants; if you are interested in attending this
teleconference register early!

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