January is a Human Trafficking Awareness Month. To commemorate and honor human trafficking victims all over the world, and to raise awareness about this particularly heinous crime against humanity, we are bringing you new webinar series: "Human Trafficking Next Door: Recognizing and Preventing Human Slavery in United States." Here is what you will be able to learn through attending these series:
What human trafficking looks like in the United States, including populations, venues, and barriers to identification;
Understand realities of human trafficking victims;
Learn to distinguish between different forms of human trafficking: such as sex, labor, and domestic servitude;
Will be able to identify special considerations for Domestic Minor Trafficking Victims special needs, reporting DMTV crimes, and learn promising practices from the field;
Identify intersections between human trafficking and domestic/sexual violence, know red flags, and indicators;
Identify and utilize available tools and resources from the field of human trafficking prevention.
Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use of alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.
Research on so-called “undetected” rapists – men who commit rapes but who are either not reported or not prosecuted for their crimes – has clearly demonstrated that the old stereotypes about rapists are false. Undetected rapists, who represent the vast majority of rapists, and account for the vast majority of rapes, use extensive planning, often use alcohol and other drugs to render their victims vulnerable, and rely on minimal force to threaten and intimidate their victims into submission. A majority of these rapists are serial offenders, and the evidence suggests that they typically begin their offending careers during adolescence. Evidence also indicates that serial offenders account for more than 90% of all rapes. These data underscore the potential importance of testing non -stranger sexual assault kits and maintaining DNA databases derived from the processing of rape kits.Presenter: David LisakDr. David Lisak is a researcher and forensic consultant who for 25 years has studied the causes and consequences of interpersonal violence. His work has focused on the long term effects of sexual abuse in men, the relationship between child abuse and violence, and the motives and characteristics of rapists. Dr. Lisak has served as a consultant to judicial, prosecutor and law enforcement education programs across the country, and has conducted workshops in all fifty states. He consults widely with universities, the four services of the U.S. Military, the Department of Defense, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies, and frequently serves as an expert witness in homicide and sexual assault cases. Dr. Lisak is a founding member of 1in6, a non-profit agency that serves men who were sexually abused as children.
Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and a representative from the Social Security Administration.
For many, planning for retirement is a mystery. Join us for a webinar that will help you unravel the mystery and reach your retirement goals.
The webcast, designed for people who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, offers a simplified, bottom-line approach to figuring out how much you need to save and how to make your money last over a possibly long retirement.
You'll learn how to track down and understand: Your savings, 401(k) plans, home equity, and other assets Your Social Security benefit - and how to decide when to start drawing benefits Your spending and expenses now and in retirement Filling the gap in your retirement savings.
A Social Security Administration representative who will discuss Social Security retirement benefits will join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefit Security Administration.
Who should attend? Advocates who are 10 to 15 years from retirement
Featured speakers include Pat Humphlett, Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), U.S. Department of Labor and Cindy Hounsell, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
Planning for a secure retirement can be challenging, but the sooner you start the easier it will be. It may feel like there are many demands on your income: credit card debt, school loans, car payments or your children’s education. Although it is important to save for these short-term goals, it is important to remember to save for long-term goals like retirement as well.
Here is one simple way to get you on the road to financial security. Join us as we explain how you can use EBSA’s new interactive worksheets to set goals, start a budget, manage debt, and determine how much to save for a secure financial future.
Our Savings Fitness webcast starts you on the way to setting goals and putting your retirement high on the list of personal priorities.
Who should attend? Anyone who wants to make saving for retirement a priority!
Sexual Violence prevention is not always an easy subject to talk about! When it comes to communicating our primary prevention messages to our community, we often wonder what would resonate the most with our audience.During this 1-hr webinar we will explore simple and creative ways of getting our prevention messages out to the community. Applying the techniques and strategies of advertising to sexual violence prevention, the speaker will guide us through the process of developing constituency–specific social media messaging, highlight some of the common pitfalls to avoid, and share tips on how to measure the impact of social media campaigns.Whether you are working on a flyer or poster-campaign for your neighborhood community, or creating social messaging campaign for youth on Facebook or Twitter, these simple, easy to follow steps will help you to craft effective primary prevention messages that would resonate with your targeted audience. Participants will find out about :
Tips and strategies on how to communicate the value of sexual violence prevention to the community
Messaging tactics designed to resonate with targeted audience
About successful primary prevention media campaigns
Simple ways of measuring the impact of their social media campaigns
Presenter : Brad Perry, MS, MA worked at the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA) from 2000-2011 after starting the first male-focused sexual assault peer education group at James Madison University. In his role as statewide Statewide Prevention Coordinator for VSDVAA, he provided training and technical assistance to primary prevention initiatives throughout Virginia, consulted for the CDC, and edited the Moving Upstream newsletter. He currently sits on the national board of Hollaback!, and has authored articles published in Yes Means Yes, The Prevention Researcher, and Violence Against Women. Brad currently works fulltime as a Strategist at Internet branding agency, Create Digital.To register for this webinar follow the linkhttps://cc.readytalk.com/r/bf2tzu7tazah&eom
This webinar — the second in a two-part series called Developing Partnerships with Community-Based Service Providers — will address setting up formal partnerships with service providers and will offer guidance on navigating difficult issues, such as inmate confidentiality.Featured guest speakers will include a Texas jail official and a local rape crisis advocate who are working together to provide services for inmates at the jail. Other guest speakers will discuss additional roles for community-based organizations inside detention facilities, specifically to support their efforts to comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards. Register Now!
This webinar will provide a review of the relevant case law, and will explore how trial prosecutors can present a case involving forensic testing that involves a multitude of technicians and experts. It will also address Williams’ impact on “cold cases,” in which original experts who performed autopsies and other forensic examinations and testing are no longer available for trial. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to trial prosecutors who must balance limited resources against the need to secure convictions that will withstand confrontation challenges on appeal.Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, lab personnel, medical professionals, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.Register Now!
This webinar will highlight investigative and prosecutorial strategies by utilizing an actual case that was prosecuted at the local level. The webinar will recount the details of the case from the initial report through the investigation and prosecution. The webinar will highlight the benefits of the collaborative response as well as the prosecutor’s trial strategies, and how these coordinated efforts resulted in a conviction.Allied justice system professionals, including but not limited to prosecutors, adult and juvenile corrections staff, community-based service providers, faith-based service providers, medical and mental health practitioners, law enforcement officers, probation and parole officers, and judges are encouraged to attend.Register now!
Presented by Austin Bay, GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project, and Chai Jindasurat, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs.This webinar will explore the unique characteristics of intimate partner violence in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) relationships. It will focus on the needs and challenges of these diverse communities, providing a basic overview of gender identity and sexual orientation, and sharing practical tips for working with LGBTQ victims and survivors. This webinar includes case studies of successful organizational initiatives as well as interactive scenarios.By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Recognize the scope and prevalence of intimate partner violence in LGBTQ communities
Understand the unique challenges and barriers that LGBTQ victims and survivors face around receiving services
Learn strategies and consider best practices for engaging LGBTQ victims and survivors
Reminder: Jewish Women International has a new webinar provider, ReadyTalk. You will receive a separate confirmation from ReadyTalk within 48 hours of registering through the JWI website. Each individual who wishes to access the webinar on his or her computer must register separately on JWI’s website using their login ID.CEUs available free to National Alliance members.
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