Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "Getting Down to Basics" is the first of a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. The webinar will provide an overview of the crisis of sexual abuse in jails, outlining the factors that make this violence so prevalent, as well as its devastating impact on survivors. Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of sexual abuse in jail from JDI Survivor Council members. The webinar will also feature JDI staff who have worked extensively to ensure services for incarcerated survivors. Following the presentation, participants will have a chance to ask questions The series is part of JDI’s National Sexual Violence in Detention Education and Resource Project, which is supported by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.Who Should Attend: This webinar series is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited.Register online.
Within this one-hour webinar, Phil Rich will provide an overview of a relational approach to the treatment of sexually abusive youth and describe how to use workbooks to model healthy relationships and encourage the skills these youth need to develop. If you have never tried a webinar, it is a chance to both hear a short talk about a specific topic and then be able to ask questions and listen to a discussion as different issues are raised. It is absolutely free, a great way to learn, and you don't need to travel out of your office or home to interact with colleagues across the country.
A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.In connection with this announcement, the presenters are requesting that you provide them with examples or brief descriptions of cases of stalking in later life from your community or based on your experience - by January 18, 2013, if possible. They are interested in including information about as many cases as possible in the webinar. They will redact identifying information. Please direct any case examples to Linda Dawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime & The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.
In this webinar we will explore using the bystander approach of sexual violence prevention with marginalized communities. Participants will expand their knowledge of the LGBTQ community, learn the basic principles of bystander intervention, and finally, using the LGBTQ population as an example, will practice customizing bystander intervention programs to the populations we work with. Though most bystander intervention programs in existence are geared towards college or university students, participants will get the opportunity to examine various scenarios that directly affect their constituents and brainstorm how to interrupt these situations both safely and effectively.Presented by Erin McCready and Seth Kirby from Oasis Youth Center in Tacoma, WA. This webinar is free but space is limited.
Conducting an initial interview with sexual assault survivors requires a specialized skill set. Join VRLC Staff Attorney Laura Mahr for this free webinar in which participants will learn the step-by-step process involved in conducting an effective holistic intake interview. The webinar will also outline the seven areas of civil law that may offer solutions to survivors’ most pressing needs, as well as the key discussions that advocates and attorneys can have with survivors in order to identify and address their unique concerns. Note: Due to limited space, this webinar is for LAV grantee and sub-grantees only. However, they are taking a waiting list of non-LAV grantees. If your organization is not an LAV grantee or sub-grantee, you can use the registration link above to be added to the waitlist, and they will contact you should space become available.
The Children's Safety Network (CSN) and the Network for Public Health Law (NPHL) jointly announce the launch of a new webinar series titled "Advancing Injury Prevention through Policy." A total of four webinars will be held from November 2012 through May 2013. Each session will feature one injury topic and when appropriate, will include an update on which states currently have laws or policies related to that topic, state experience in gaining passage and implementing the law, and the experience of evaluating the effectiveness of the law. Presenters will also discuss the challenges faced by state health department injury prevention staff including prohibitions on involvement in promoting enactment of policies, lack of research on effectiveness of injury prevention laws, lack of funds for implementation of legislation; and, how to work with the opposition. The first session is scheduled for Thursday, November 15, 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. "Bullying Prevention Legislation: Focus on LGBT Youth" will be presented by Cristina Meneses, JD, MS, Senior Staff Attorney, The Network, Eastern Region, The University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law and Ellen Schmidt, Assistant Director, Children's Safety Network, Education Development Center. About the Speaker:Cristina M. Meneses, J.D., M.S. is a senior staff attorney with the Public Health Law Network-Eastern Region. Cristina has worked in health care law and policy in various forms: through litigation, legislation, developing trainings for health care providers and providing technical assistance for legal advocates. Cristina joined the Public Health Law Network after working as a disability law attorney representing individuals with claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Cristina also spent two years at Georgia Legal Services Program, where she litigated on behalf of low-income Georgians in the areas of health, family, public benefits, employment and elder law.
The sexual abuse of young boys by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State captured the attention of the country for months. Reports covered the pain of the victims, the responsibility of those who did not report allegations and the shock that rocked the entire community. And with this attention, there is emerging research on working with youth serving organizations and lessons learned from Penn State to focus attention on child sexual abuse prevention. This webinar will provide an overview of the research and lessons learned and describe efforts underway to advance efforts to end child sexual abuse. HostsJoan Tabachnick & Cordelia AndersonGuestsKaren Baker, Director, National Sexual Violence Resource CenterKeith kaufman, Ph.D., Portland State UniversityJanet Saul, Ph.D., Research Psychologist and Chief of the Prevention Development and Evaluation Barnch of the Division of Violence, Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCost is FreeLearning Objectives:
Describe three lessons learned after the Penn State Tragedy.
Outline key strategies for youth serving organizations beyond reporting.
Identify three key resources for working with youth serving organizations.
The webinar – the first in a three-part series – will provide participants with an overview of one of the country’s worst human rights crises: the sexual abuse of prisoners. It will also highlight ways that advocates can expand services to these survivors, focusing on new opportunities created by the recently issued Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards. Webinar participants will have the chance to hear directly from survivors themselves on the dynamics and impact of this violence.This webinar is aimed at advocates and service providers – rape crisis center staff, counselors, and administrators – though anyone who works in the victim services field is encouraged to attend. Corrections officials, law enforcement, and other professionals in related fields are also invited. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.Mark your calendars for November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am PST (8:00am EST)
This broadcast is meant to inform and increase awareness of strategies for developing policies and procedures for LGBTI populations. The broadcast will highlight promising practices by providing resources and examples of agencies who are responding to the needs of the LGBTI population in their setting.
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