This session will demonstrate recent patterns and trends of online victimization mined from NCMEC data as well as intriguing law enforcement investigations. Topics will include the vulnerabilities of children using online gaming, cellular devices and virtual communities. In addition, this session will explore the difficult issue of “self-exploitation” that is increasing in prevalence across the country.
This webinar is one of a series of webinars on topics within the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations of adults and adolescents. Recommendations from the National Protocol include encouraging patients to accept prophylaxis against STI's if indicated. HIV is one of the concerns the patient may have and exposure risk after sexual assault must be a priority for all clinicans. This webinar is is designed for clinicians and medical directors who deliver and prescribe treatment for post-sexual assault patients. The presenters will discuss:1. What: The currently recommended nPEP antivirals and different medication regimes clinicians can prescribe according to patient’s history of assault and pertinent medical history2. Why: Variations in medical regimens may be prescribed based on certain details of the patient's history of the assault and pertinent medical history.3. How: Suggestions for implementation of nPEP procedures for post-sexual assault patients;3. How: Information on providing resources to assist patients in receiving the nPEP antiviralsAll clinicians and allied professional disciplines who work with sexual assault patients are welcome to attend the webinar. The webinar is being supported by Grant No 2011-TA-A-K021, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice. The webinar will also be archived for future viewing.
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice
The Center on Victimization and Safety at the Vera Institute of Justice is pleased to announce the Bridging the Gap Webinar Series, a webinar series on sexual assault and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals.The Bridging the Gap Webinar Series will explore emerging and enduring issues at the intersection of violence and disability; highlight promising practices for serving survivors with disabilities and Deaf survivors; and foster a network of support to end violence against people with disabilities.This webinar series is designed for practitioners and policymakers interested in addressing sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities and Deaf individuals. This webinar series is open to any recipient of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women funding, their subcontractors and partners, as well as organizations interested in becoming a recipient.Each webinar in this series is FREE, but does require registration for each individual webinar. If you have additional questions, you may email us or call us at 212.376.3096.Project CARE (Community, Accessibility, Responsiveness, Education) is a collaboration of two disability service provider and four victim-service provider partner agencies located in Hamilton County Ohio. Project CARE is united by the vision that women with disabilities who are victims and survivors of violence are empowered to access services that are welcoming, comprehensive, and pose no barriers. CARE was first funded in 2007 and received continuation funding in 2011. This Webinar will review importance of screening as research reveals that when individuals are screened for abuse, they are 4 X more likely to use an intervention and 2.6 X more likely to exit the abusive relationship. As disability service providers typically do not have formal policies and practices to screen for types of interpersonal violence, it is important for your Collaborations to recognize the need to create and implement a Screening Initiative to enable disability-agency sites of change to use best practice to comfortably and professionally screen for signs of domestic violence, stalking, sexual/physical assault, and financial/emotional abuse, prior to the need to develop a safety plan for survivors with disabilities. This webinar will explore the ground-breaking work of how to:• Develop a screening assessment protocol to assist disability service professionals and violence prevention agencies;• Involve self-advocates with disabilities to ensure the needs of survivors with disabilities are met;• Address confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements; and,• Provide helpful guidelines to put the issue in context that normalizes the screening process.
After the tragedy at Penn State, there have been renewed efforts to focus attention on what organizations can do to prevent the sexual abuse of children or teens in their care. This web conference will describe efforts underway to build stronger policies and practice within these organizations and will focus on some practical tools that other organizations can use. Further, this online event builds upon a previous Prevent Connect web conference that examined the emerging research to support policy change within youth serving organizations.For more information visit: http://www.preventconnect.org/2013/09/ecsa_2013_3_organizational/
On February 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 Cherise Fanno Burdeen and Jeffrey Dion, Esq., on pretrial process considerations for crime victims. Ms. Burdeen is the Chief Operating Officer for the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring informed pretrial decisionmaking for safe communities. Since joining PJI in 2006, she has developed innovative strategies to raise awareness of pretrial justice issues, worked with a broad constituency of criminal justice stakeholder groups, provided technical assistance and training on policy reforms, and engaged in communications and media efforts. Ms. Burdeen also is the Chief Operating Officer for the Institute for Justice Planning, a subsidiary of PJI that provides planning support to jurisdictions engaged in criminal justice system reform.Mr. Dion is the Deputy Executive Director for the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC), a nonprofit advocacy organization for victims of all types of crime. In this role, Mr. Dion assists with operational management, partnerships, policy and communication strategies, and the development of all financial resources. Previously, as NCVC’s Acting Executive Director, Mr. Dion oversaw five program areas—victim services, public policy, public education, training and technical assistance, and civil justice—and served as the point of contact for NCVC’s partner agencies within the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Burdeen and Mr. Dion and return on February 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.
This will be a train-the-facilitator/presenter session for bilingual advocates who would like to present on this issue to Spanish-speaking communities.While some children may be fortunate enough to attend a summer camp or program, many more will spend their vacation from school home alone, and unsupervised for many hours. This webinar will offer basic outreach points in Spanish that may be shared with local parent and community groups to inform them about the risks of child sexual victimization, active bystander behavior, and prevention.
If we are serious about ending child sexual abuse, then we need to pay attention to why there are so many adults, adolescents and even children who perpetrate acts of sexual abuse. In this web conference, two national experts, Joan Tabachnick and David Prescott, bring a wealth of information about what we know (and don't know) about those who sexually abuse. Through this brief web conference, we will explore the research available about the adults who have sexually offended as well as the sexually abusive adolescents and children with sexual behavior problems. The speakers will also explore how this information can be/has been useful to the development of prevention programs.
More and more the field of sexual and domestic violence is using social change models as part of their prevention strategies. The commitment to social change and understanding sexual and domestic violence in the context of oppression is not without challenges. Learn from others whose approaches compliment or collaborate with a social justice approach in order to change the norms that support sexual and domestic violence.
In response to a member survey, four day-to-day challenges faced by prevention educators have been identified challenges. This webinars convens the best and brightest experts in the field to troubleshoot, strategize and share their successes.
David Lee of PreventConnect and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault will speak about opportunities to leverage resources from local communities, such as local Rape Prevention & Education grantees, to strengthen campus efforts to address and prevent sexual violence, domestic violence and dating violence.
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.
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