International Association of Forensic Nurses and National Sexual Violence Resource Center
The Violence Against Women Act, reauthorized in 2005, mandated states receiving STOP funding to provide free sexual assault forensic exams to victims without having to report the sexual assault to law enforcement. This webinar recording reviews findings from the first evaluation to look at implementation practices across the U.S.
In this interview, Rebecca Campbell discuss the five primary reasons that Detroit developed a large number of sexual assault kits that were not submitted to the crime lab for DNA-testing. Dr. Campbell — one of the nation’s foremost experts on sexual assault — also talks about how these “risk factors” could apply to other jurisdictions. These are among the first findings to come in on NIJ’s action-research projects in Houston and Detroit to study the issue of unsubmitted evidence in sexual assault cases.
Megan Greeson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at DePaul University, presents preliminary findings via webinar for NSVRC staff and advisors on a research project about Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in rural communities.
This webinar will focus on some of the key transgender inclusions in the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, case examples of medical advocacy with transgender survivors, and discussion of unique differences (both challenges and solutions) in providing care and advocacy to transgender survivors. Guest presenters include Kim Day (IAFN) and Eric Stiles (NSVRC).
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 1 of this 3-part podcast series, Karla Vierthaler discusses what she learned while developing a curriculum to cross-train elder protective service workers and rape crisis advocates in Pennsylvania around SVLL.
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 2 of this 3-part podcast series, Mary Beth Pulsifer discusses the creation and ongoing efforts of the New River Valley Elder Justice Task Force to support victims of SVLL in their community.
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 3 of this 3-part podcast series, professionals from three agencies talk about how they came together to organize a community colloquium that focused on the sexual rights of older adults.
In this course victim service professionals will review trauma-informed practices for working with children surviving sexual abuse, learn role-specific recommendations for working with these children, and identify new ideas for collaborating with other professionals.
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