"Health Care Reform and Sexual Assault: Implications for Survivors, Rape Crisis Centers, and Coalitions"Participant Eligibility: Advocates and attorneys for battered women, sexual assault survivors, stalking victims who are employed by community based organizations. State DV and SA coalition staff and direct service providers. Legal services and LAV attorneys. State and local directors of healthcare systems. Physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners. Researchers on healthcare reform and economic justice issues re survivors of DV/SA/dating violence/stalking.
Date: August 19, 2010. 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EDT
Faculty: Cat Fribley, Coordinator of the Resource Sharing Project of the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project (RSP) for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Discussant, TBA. Host: Barbara Hart, J.D., Director of Strategic Justice Initiatives, Muskie School of Public Service Topic: Cat Fribley will address the sections of the Health Reform Acts of 2010 that have the most immediate relevance for sexual assault survivors, sexual assault coalitions, advocates and NGOs working to end violence against women. Issues examined will include: long-term health impact(s) of sexual assault; costs of healthcare and sexual assault; the prohibition on pre-existing condition exclusion; fees for forensic examinations; federal health insurance exchanges that will enable low income families to purchase insurance; Medicaid expansion; access to ob-gyn services; employer incentives and more.
Article: Articles will be posted on the drop site for this webinar – available to all registered participants.
If you are an OVW Arrest grantee, please use your OVW-issued grant number. If you are NOT an Arrest grantee, you MUST use following code to register: 2007-WEAX-1801. This number is only valid for Muskie School Series. Please do not use it for other Arrest Grant trainings.
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Deputy District Attorney Paul Greenwood will draw upon his 14 years experience of prosecuting felony elder abuse cases in this webinar training. Paul Greenwood will explore some of the more common misconceptions that seem to hinder the investigation and prosecution of many elder abuse incidents. Paul will illustrate his presentation with case studies and will offer practical suggestions for establishing a multi disciplinary team in your community. He will identify types of elder abuse crimes and provide tips for presenting evidence in financial exploitation scenarios.
This live webinar begins at 3:00 PM EST and is for teen advocates, parents, adults in the youth ministry profession, and other adults working with teens.
Teen dating violence cuts across culture, class, geography, sexual orientation, faith, and gender, though females ages 16-24 are more vulnerable to intimate partner violence than any other age group—at a rate almost triple the national average (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics).
Technology has also added a new twist to unhealthy teen relationships; because of cell phones it is now possible for controlling teens to keep tabs on their partners 24/7. Faith communities and other groups can help teens learn the warning signs of abusive relationships and develop the skills to discern the difference between affection and control.
This webinar, will explore these issues and what might work in your particular setting, including a look at an abuse prevention resource,Love – All That and More, a program designed for high school age youth.
Stop It Now! is pleased to host a free webcast by Prof. Adele Jones, PhD, Professor of Childhood Studies and Director of the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies at the University of Huddersfield (UK), who will present the latest research findings on attitudes and beliefs about child sexual abuse in the region. Dr. Jones is the lead researcher and author of a 2008-2009 research study on child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean funded by UNICEF.
The webcast will consist of three 50-minute presentations (with ten-minute breaks):
• Hour 1 (9 am): Culturally Contexted Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse: An Overview of Research Findings
• Hour 2 (10 am): Patriarchy, Gender Inequality and Culture: Colliding Dynamics in the Construction of Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean
• Hour 3 (11 am): Deconstructing Narratives of Child Abuse (Survivor's Voices)
Join the conversation on shared challenges, opportunities and considerations for working on community-based child sexual abuse prevention across cultural and policy contexts. Register for the webcast!
This sixth webinar in the 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.
Presented by Linda Ledray, PhD, RN, FAAN, SANE-A, this webinar will offer education and practical solutions to Sexual Assault Response Teams that are looking for resources to create a case review process. For SART teams that are "seasoned" at the process, this webinar will provide an opportunity to enhance practices.
At the end of the event, attendees will be able to
Describe the SART case review process;
Identify reasons that case review should take place; and
Identify how case review in the SART can positively impact the quality of victim response in communities.
Linda Ledray, RN, PhD, FAAN is the founder and director of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Sexual Assault Resource Service (SARS), one of the first Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE-SART) programs, which she developed in 1977. SARS provides competent forensic-medical services to sexual assault survivors at seven hospital sites in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Ledray is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota where she has taught in the School of Nursing and the Psychology Department. She is the SANE section editor for the Journal of Forensic Nursing and has published many articles and books, including The Single Woman's Vacation Guide (1986), Recovering from Rape (1988 and 1994), and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Development and Operation Guide (1999). Her latest book, Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span: A Clinical Guide, is in press
Dr. Sarah Ullman Professor of criminology, law and justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago discusses findings and implications from her book: Talking About Sexual Assault Society's Response to Survivors.
The Sexual Violence Justice Institute @ MNCASA specializes in assisting multidisciplinary teams in designing and strengthening their response to sexual assault victims/survivors. In thier upcoming three-part webinar series, they will explore how teams and communities can move beyond protocols and explore justice making. Intriguing information and insights will be shared showing how society and professional response influences victims/survivors' access to justice.
The first webinar will focus on the concept of justice making. Specifically, they will:
Explore an understanding of justice-making for victims as a process, rather than just a criminal justice system outcome.
Describe the role that tangible and intangible supports play in the justice-making process--specifically the power of listening generously.
Provide specific examples of how multidisciplinary teams can influence this broader approach to justice-making for sexual assault victims/survivors.
Join WATCH on Tuesday, July 20th at 11:30am CST (9:30am PST, 10:30am MST, 12:30pm EST) for a one-hour webinar on System Accountability for Sexual Assault Cases with special guest Laura Jones, attorney and CourtWatch Manager of King County Sexual Assault Resource Center in Seattle. Through monitoring, research, and feedback, court watch programs promote system accountability by examining and reporting on court procedures, policies, and practices. But with so few cases of sexual violence getting reported to the police and even fewer going to trial, how can court monitoring help? This one-hour presentation will provide an overview of court monitoring and address ways sexual assault programs and advocates can highlight flaws in the system and advocate for change. Special guest Laura Jones will discuss her program’s project using court monitors to examine their Sexual Assault Protection Order process.
COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to: WATCH, 608 2nd Ave S, #465, Minneapolis, MN 55402. If paying with a check, please include the name of the webinar you are registering for, as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact. QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 341-2747 x7.
A WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.
This live webinar begins at 3:00 PM EST and is for advocates, clergy, lay leaders, social service providers and will explore some of these lessons and the implications for those doing this work.
For some thirty years, battered women and their advocates have been confronting the epidemic of men’s violence against women. We have learned that survivor safety and empowerment are of primary importance. But— within the context of survivor safety—what is our responsibility to the perpetrator? We know that in order to provide meaningful safety and justice for survivors, we also have to hold their batterers accountable. What does accountability mean? Whose responsibility is it to make that happen? When does holding batterers accountable compromise the safety of survivors? Is the criminal justice response always an appropriate and effective solution? Do batterer intervention programs work? If not, what are our alternatives?
Questions that will be addressed include:
Can advocates trust men to hold survivor safety as a primary concern?
Why is it easier for us to focus on what we think the survivor needs to do rather than what the perpetrator needs to do?
What are the implications of involving law enforcement?
What are proven strategies for holding perpetrators accountable while ensuring survivor safety?
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