The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for victims of crime. Our mission is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
Call for Workshop Proposals
The National Center for Victims of Crime is seeking presenters for its National Training Institute, to be held September 9-11, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, in Aneheim, CA. Workshops will address a wide range of topics organized into separate conference tracks. Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes (1.5 hours) in length, unless otherwise specified in the proposal. Accepted presenters will be assigned day and presentation time by the Institute planning committee.
The National Center is pleased to present the National Center for Victims of Crime 2015 National Training Institute. As in past years, this training will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. Our National Conference is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Conference sessions will highlight practical information to better support services for the wide range of persons victimized by crimes of all types.
College and university administrators, counselors and advocates are invited to join us on January 22, 2015 for a one-day training as we bring together national Title IX expert Lindy Aldrich, Esq.* of the Victim Rights Law Center and state responders to focus on understanding and responding to sexual violence on campus.Topic highlights include: confidentiality, trauma informed investigations, Title IX for educators, and sexual assault: fact and fiction. Registration is $95 per person. Learn more about this one-day training.
Florida Council Against Sexual Violence is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to serving victims and survivors of sexual violence. College and university administrators, counselors and advocates are invited to join us for a unique one-day training as we bring together national Title IX expert Lindy Aldrich, Esq. of the Victim Rights Law Center and state responders to focus on understanding and responding to sexual violence on campus.
Topic highlights include:
• Title IX Basics and What Victims Should Know • Trauma Informed Investigations • Title IX for Educators • Confidentiality • Sexual Assault: Fact and Fiction
Registration fees are $95* per person.
*Registration cancelation fee is $25. After 01/07/2015 cancelations will not be eligible for reimbursement.
This full day workshop will provide attendees with a fuller understanding of the grooming process and concrete, practical ways to gather information about grooming during an interview. Whether interviewing child victims, family members, or perpetrators, utilizing recent research on grooming and offense pathways can significantly improve the results of interviews. Based on victim environment and grooming research, McDonald developed victim interview protocols that include questions designed to reveal grooming practices of offenders. Her protocols have led to improved interviews, richer prosecution context, and better case outcomes. This workshop will cover the ways offenders groom a victim's environment, the steps of grooming, how to develop an interview plan, integrating grooming information into investigations, and much more!
The Neurobiology of Trauma and Victim Impact-Investigative Implications will include a discussion of brain research, physical impact, the psychological aspects, health impact, spiritual dynamics, and genetic implications of trauma. The adverse childhood experience study will be reviewed and recommendations for screening and early intervention will be provided for participants. Children exposed to violence will be discussed as a newer model of thinking regarding the impact of trauma, helping multidisciplinary teams to understand that the neurobiology of trauma exceeds the scope of only family violence.
Child Sexual Exploitation Today will focus on the extraordinarily more complicated nature of child sexual exploitation. Participants will learn of child sexual abuse images and the victim impact that has led to Supreme Court arguments. In addition, professionals will discuss the reality of familial trafficking of children, the continuum of cyber-enticement to cyberbullying and cyberstalking of children, and the complex nature of children as victims of sex tourism. This presentation will also provide an in-depth discussion of the victim, offender and legal aspects of domestic minor sex trafficking with an emphasis on technology facilitation. Finally, a discussion of self-exploitation and the emerging trend of parental psychological maltreatment of children in the online world will be provided.
About Dr. Sharon Cooper
Sharon Cooper has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. She has provided training to all members of multidisciplinary teams as well as judges, psychologists, military commanders, and universities. Sharon is the lead author of the most comprehensive texts on child sexual exploitation and works closely with local, state, federal, and military investigators and trial counsel.
There is still time to register for the following advanced training:
Registration has been reduced for this three day training to $50.00.
This training will assist advocates to understand the dynamics of conflict and become conflict competent colleagues, leaders and advocates! The goals of this training include learning the neurobiology behind reactions to conflict; fostering constructive responses to conflict and applying professional ethics to guide your response to conflict. In addition, you will be able to recognize personal hot buttons contributing to conflict, understand how interpreting the world through your own diversity lens can interfere with constructive conversations to resolve conflict, and the cost of not resolving conflicts.. Through this training you will become conflict competent with clients, colleagues, supervisors, and allied professionals, as well as skilled at diffusing difficult situations and become more comfortable with confronting conflict.
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA Registration Limited to 25 Scholarships available PCCD Approved Training Hours: 18
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault with the support of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
Registration Fee (training materials and lunch)
• General Public: $30 • MCASA Members: $20 • Students:$20
The annual Women of Color Network Conference will feature local and national speakers on various topics of interest, including:
• Media as a Site of Rape Culture and Racial Discrimination • Online Safety and Security • Hope in Hashtags: Engaging Communities of Color in Activism & Advocacy Panel
Guest speakers include:
• Debjani Roy, the Deputy Director of Hollaback!, an international movement to raise awareness about and combat street harassment. • Soraya Chemaly, feminist writer, media critic and activist. She is a regular contributor to Salon, The Huffington Post, Ms. Magazine and CNN. • Kaofeng Lee, Deputy Director of Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
Through a variety of presentations, the Women of Color Conference will address the harmful and sometimes dangerous effects of popular media on our culture and ways in which social media can be harnessed as a vital tool of empowerment in combating rape culture and racial inequalities. Women of Color and their Allies welcome!
Dr. Cooper will speak on the topics of Brain Research & Trauma as well as Trafficking & Child Exploitation. She has spent more than 35 years working in the area of child maltreatment, with a particular interest in child sexual exploitation. This training is beneficial to all members of the multidisciplinary team and to CAC staff members.
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