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
On March 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will present a Web Forum discussion with Jean Bruggeman, Esq., and Robin Hassler Thompson, M.A., J.D., on best practices for meeting the legal needs of adult and minor victims of human trafficking. Ms. Bruggeman is a Human Trafficking Fellow with OVC, where she provides training and technical assistance to service providers and government agencies nationwide, with a focus on legal services for survivors of human trafficking. She has more than 12 years of nonprofit victim services experience, and expertise in immigration, human trafficking, and domestic violence. Ms. Bruggeman has developed comprehensive legal and social services programs for survivors, authored training resources, provided direct legal representation to survivors, and developed an interpreter service to ensure that all victims in the District of Columbia have access to legal services.Ms. Thompson consults with universities, state and national public policy and human rights advocacy groups, and international law firms on issues related to human trafficking and domestic and sexual violence law and policy analysis, Violence Against Women Act implementation, adult domestic violence, workplace violence, and health care issues. She has lectured extensively on the topics of human trafficking and violence against women, and is a contributor to numerous national and international publications and curricula, including an online continuing medical education course on domestic violence and human trafficking for the Florida Medical Association.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Bruggeman and Ms. Thompson and return on March 6 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.
Join at 3pm EST/12 pm PST for a 90 minute webinar that explores sex trafficking of youth living on the street and in unstable housing situations. Understand the dynamics of how minor sex trafficking occurs; learn strategies to mitigate opportunities for minors to be trafficked; and find out about resources to address this issue in your community. Dr. Michele R. Decker, ScD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present on this highly informative webinar session. Her research addresses gender-based violence and related constraints on sexual decision-making, and their health implications. This work is focused on particularly vulnerable groups including teens and those involved in transactional sex.
National Center for Victims of Crime and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
This presentation will provide the audience with child sex trafficking risk factors and exploitation dynamics; overview of NCMEC resources available to missing kids identified as victims of child sex trafficking; importance and guidance on reporting children missing from child welfare to NCMEC; guidance on establishing a successful recovery plan including trauma-informed approaches; and support available through NCMEC on proactive and reactive victim advocacy and services.
Presented by Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon, Primary Prevention Specialist, TAASA
This webinar will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the role and value that men who are from marginalized communities have in preventing sexual violence. In addition, participants will be equipped with effective strategies and resources that will help enhance their efforts with men in their communities.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to review the history of Native women’s shelters, discuss current realities and challenges and brainstorm about next steps and ensuring that the grassroots social change movement remains grounded in the experiences and needs of Native women and children and their advocates, moderated by Paula Julian, NIWRC Program Specialist.
Networks for Life: Identifying and Preventing Suicide in Post-Sexual Assault Care is a training developed by the Youth Suicide Prevention Program for people working in sexual assault care settings. The training covers basic background on suicide and the scope of the problem in Washington; the relationships among depression, suicide, and sexual violence; how to identify signs of suicidal thinking in a patient or client and how to respond; skills for handling disclosures and investigating suicide risk; and safety planning and referral during hospital discharge or the end of a hotline call. Opportunities for discussion, national crisis resources, and practice scenarios are included in the presentation.
In the last few years there have been literally dozens of positive, concrete changes in federal policy that have improved the lives of transgender people. This webinar will discuss the policy developments that have the potential to broaden or change options available to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Victim service providers and allied professionals will learn about the specific policies and their direct application to the transgender and gender non-conforming survivors they serve.
Hear from the Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit about New York City’s “Backlog Project,” through which 17,000 previously-unexamined sexual assault evidence kits were outsourced for DNA analysis. Ms. Bashford will discuss why NYC decided to test every backlogged rape kit, lessons learned along the way, and some of the cases they solved through the Project. Presenter: Martha Bashford, Chief of the Manhattan District Attorney's Sex Crimes Unit.
This webinar will consist of an analytical and philosophical conversation addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors within communities of color. The webinar will place this conversation in the context of the recent large scale testing in several communities of untested (backlogged) rape kits that have revealed a disproportionately high number of untested kits where the victim was a person of color. Based on their experiences nationally and in the Michigan 400 Project, Condencia Brade from Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault and Debi Cain from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board will be discussing key issues that are intended to broaden the perspective of those who work with sexual assault survivors in communities of color. They will address the unique challenges and provide strategies for working with survivors of color when reopening years or decades old sexual assault cases when evidence was only recently tested. This webinar will consist of an analytical and philosophical conversation addressing the needs of sexual assault survivors within communities of color. The webinar will place this conversation in the context of the recent large scale testing in several communities of untested (backlogged) rape kits that have revealed a disproportionately high number of untested kits where the victim was a person of color. Based on their experiences nationally and in the Michigan 400 Project, Condencia Brade from Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault and Debi Cain from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board will be discussing key issues that are intended to broaden the perspective of those who work with sexual assault survivors in communities of color. They will address the unique challenges and provide strategies for working with survivors of color when reopening years or decades old sexual assault cases when evidence was only recently tested.
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