Canada’s population is becoming increasingly diverse. However, the provision of culturally responsive services is still a challenge to our society. In particular, community services for partner violence and sexual assault in are insensitive and inadequate for certain groups of people. Individuals from various racial, ethnic, religious and linguistic backgrounds, different age groups and sexual orientation, continue to express their concerns of having limited access to culturally relevant services. What do service providers need to do to work effectively with diverse people in diverse environments?This webinar will highlight the services provided by the Diversity Outreach and Court Support Program at the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton, followed by a presentation on the complexity of working with people from diverse cultural background with diverse worldviews and perspectives. The webinar will then explore various strategies that allow service providers to apply a multicultural worldview that responds to increasingly complex environments. It will include a segment on community development principles, relationship building, and learning from the wisdom and lived experiences of the people.
Media and technology offer essential tools to advance prevention efforts. What are best practices for their use and what are alternatives for individuals without ready access to these tools? We will explore social media like the old standbys, Facebook and Twitter, plus newer and genre-specific sites; technology from flip phones to geotrackers; media from movies to magazines. You don't have to be a techie to get the most out of today's technology - learn how to promote positive, healthy behavior using media and technology at any skill level.Objectives:
Describe why media and technology are useful in sexual violence prevention.
Identify at least three strategies for use in sexual violence prevention work.
Identify at least three technological tools for use in sexual violence prevention work.
Articulate at least one best practice for media and one best practice for technology use in sexual violence prevention work.
Identify at least one alternative strategy for media and one alternative strategy for technology in sexual violence prevention.
Presented by Ashley Maier, Training & Technical Assistance Coordinator with California Coalition Against Sexual Assault's national PreventConnect project
This fast-paced webinar is designed to assist victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Many providers are committed to serving transgender clients, but seek additional information in order to provide more competent and sensitive services. This webinar will primarily focus on basic transgender concepts, but will include references and examples specific to victim service providers. The components covered will include: 1) discussing the diversity under the "transgender umbrella;" 2) exploring social, medical, legal, and other options transgender people may pursue; 3) stimulating thought about which components of a transgender person's life might (or might not be) relevant to the roles crime victim professionals play; and 4) disseminating resources to support transgender crime victims and the professionals who serve them. Pre-webinar worksheets will help guide participants during the webinar. Ample time for questions and answers will help solidify materials learned.Objectives:1. Describe the terms paradox and its relevance to working with transgender victims of crime.2.Identify at least three components of being transgender that they do NOT need to ask of a transgender victim in order to properly serve the victim (within their specific professional role)3.Identify at least two questions they need to ask of any transgender victim of crime.4.Be able to articulate at least one way people may respond when they are asked to choose an identity box that doesn't fit them.
The abuse of older adults is a common problem in our society, but rarely discussed. This is particularly challenging because victims/survivors of elder abuse are often an invisible population across cultures, gender, immigration status, etc. In this 30 minutes session, presenters will discuss the specific and unique needs of Latin@ victims of elder abuse as this group is especially underrepresented in research and practice. Best approaches for bridging this gap as well as examples of successful collaborations to address this problem will be highlighted.What is BlogTalkRadio? A web-based platform that allows callers to host a live call-in internet broadcast using a computer and a phone. BlogTalkRadio is entirely web-based and requires no download. Joining this session is easy! Just click on the seesion link on the day/time of the event.
What Is Ethical Communication? What is the best way to address conflicts in the work place, whether personal, philosophical or professional? How do we ensure that our communication in professional settings promotes respect for divergent points of view, honors and supports our co-workers, and clearly conveys our own perspectives and values. This webinar will provide an overview of ethical communication principles and how adherence to those principles can promote organizational health and a supportive working environment. Strategies for respectfully addressing conflict and holding others accountable for upholding ethical communication principles will be covered.
The history of virginity throughout the ages is explored, from bizarre medieval “virginity checks” to current surgical procedures for “revirgination”. This presentation is suited for anyone who has ever questioned the history of virginity, why we believe what we believe and how these “truths” ultimately shape the course of child sexual abuse investigations. The longstanding myths surrounding virginity are challenged and information is provided to help the learner build a strong case even when the medical examination is normal.
This webinar will address typical and atypical findings in child sexual abuse evaluations. Common and not-so-common findings, including injury and disease process, will be discussed in a case review format. What can and cannot be testified to regarding these findings will also be reviewed.
Suicide is a prevalent health care problem. It is not until we pay attention to their methods of choice, the notes they leave behind and the psychosocial aspects that lead up to successful suicides are we then able to develop and implement healthcare interventions to try to intervene. This presentation will provide information regarding suicides which have been investigated by Forensic Nurse Death Investigators involving many methods, different types of notes left behind, staging behavior and a variety of motives. The goal of this presentation is to increase the knowledge of suicide investigation to forensic nurses so that they may be better prepared to develop and implement healthcare interventions. Case studies will be presented.
Perpetrators of sexual and domestic violence are often on the cutting edge in their use of technology. This session will review how offenders are misusing technology to stalk their victims, and how survivors can harness the power of technology to document this abuse. The session will include concrete strategies for basic safety planning and “do’s” and “don’ts” around a variety of technologies, including phone, GPS, camera, Internet, and social networking sites.
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