Using trauma-informed approaches in our work with youth means listening with a different ear--one that hears the child within and recognizes earlier traumatic experiences that may be shaping current behavior. During this 60 minute webinar, we will define trauma and explore the types most often experienced by children. We will make the connections between earlier exposure to trauma and current sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors among youth. Finally, we will present examples of how youth-supportive services may differ if conducted through a trauma-informed lens. Presenters: Pat Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH & Deborah Chilcoat, MEdTo register click here.
This webinar will address interpersonal violence victimization, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault in the context of military employment and how and why this is different for women in the military than for women in the civilian community. Did you know that some women enter and/or leave military service because they are coerced to do so by an abusive intimate partner? Were you aware that interpersonal violence victimization may affect military promotion or the ability to remain in the military? What is the role of the service member’s commander in responding to interpersonal violence victimization? This webinar provides an opportunity to hear about current research and from a former commander about his observations and experiences with responding to interpersonal violence in the context of military service. Learn more about the webinar.
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
This educational program is designed for clinicians and medical directors who prescribe treatment for patients post-sexual assault. The presenters will discuss nPEP antivirals and the different medication regimes, how to implement nPEP for these patients, and resources to assist patients in receiving the nPEP antivirals. Other healthcare providers and other professional disciplines who work with patients following sexual assault are welcome to attend. The webinar is free and will be archived for future online viewing. View more about the webinar.
Some of the most familiar adolescent health programs engage youth in lively group activities, such as interactive games and role plays, where the energy in the room is high and could be mistaken for pandemonium. Now imagine a quiet space, where the trained facilitator guides the participants through a journey that could lead them to change their behavior, avoid risk, and choose a healthy, safe future. Motivational interviewing (MI) is gaining a robust evidence base, and practitioners are enthusiastically integrating it in program implementation. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about MI and how it can enhance the delivery of your program. Presenters: Deborah Chilcoat, MEd & Mousumi Banikya-Leaseburg, MD, MPH, CPH. Learn more about the Healthy Teen Network and webinar series.
Using trauma-informed approaches in our work with youth means listening with a different ear--one that hears the child within and recognizes earlier traumatic experiences that may be shaping current behavior. During this 60 minute webinar, we will define trauma and explore the types most often experienced by children. We will make the connections between earlier exposure to trauma and current sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors among youth. Finally, we will present examples of how youth-supportive services may differ if conducted through a trauma-informed lens. Presenters: Pat Paluzzi, CNM, DrPH & Deborah Chilcoat, MEd. Learn more about the Healthy Teen Network and webinar series.
Youth-friendly services are services that all adolescents are able to obtain, and these services, which include full contraceptive coverage to avoid unintended pregnancies and STIs, should meet youth expectations and needs and improve their health. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about the need for services tailored to youth, best-practices for youth-friendly services, and practical strategies to enhance youth-friendly services in health facility settings. Presenters: Mousumi Banikya-Leaseburg, MD, MPH, CPH & Deborah Chilcoat, MEd. Learn more about the Healthy Teen Network and webinar series.
On January 22, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), in commemoration of National Stalking Awareness Month, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Rebecca Dreke and Connie Kirkland, MA, NCC, on best practices for responding to victims of stalking on campus. Ms. Dreke is Deputy Director of the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime. She is responsible for training law enforcement officers, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other professionals on all aspects of stalking, including the use of technology to stalk, campus stalking, and stalking and sexual assault. Ms. Dreke has trained thousands of practitioners nationally on various topics, including stalking, sexual assault, domestic violence, and hate- and bias-motivated violence. She also coauthors publications regarding stalking support groups, campus policies for addressing stalking, and guides for advocates.Ms. Kirkland is the Director of Student Mental Health and Behavior at Northern Virginia Community College, where she chairs the Threat Assessment Team and manages the College Sexual Assault Services program. Previously, she served as the director of Sexual Assault Services at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she provided university-wide education and training, and intervention services for victims of campus sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence. Ms. Kirkland is the author of an Office on Violence Against Women bulletin Campus Stalking and the coauthor of “Responding to Sexually Victimized College Students,” a chapter in Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence. She also is a member of the faculty and the curriculum committee of the Clery Center for Security on Campus.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Dreke and Ms. Kirkland and return on January 22 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
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