First impressions matter when working with sexual assault survivors who have never sought services before. This interactive webinar will focus on orienting survivors to services through a trauma informed lens. Topics will include risk assessments, intake paperwork, language, and explaining advocacy to sexual assault survivors. Register.
Sexual assault advocates based in rural communities are often one of the only resources in the area who have any knowledge about sexual assault. For this reason it often becomes necessary for rural sexual assault advocates to provide advocacy in a broad range of settings. This webinar will outline comprehensive services and provide solutions on how to address the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of rural sexual assault survivors. Register.
Join us for an interactive webinar outlining how agencies can adopt the empowerment model we use with survivors to use for ourselves. Advocates working at rural dual/multi-service agencies are often more isolated from fellow staff members, feel overextended, and often don’t have as much support as they would like, all of which can take a toll on their emotional wellbeing. This webinar will address issues of self-care, organizational trauma, and staff empowerment with a focus on positivity and creating longevity within this work. Register.
Sexual assault support groups can be one of the hardest services to establish at dual/multi-services agencies. This webinar will focus on practical tips on publicity, developing your support group, encouraging continued participation, and overcoming the challenges in implementing groups within rural communities. Register.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
During this webinar you will hear three speakers describe how young adults, families, schools, and the entire community can play a part and collaborate in improving the emotional health and well-being of young people in their communities. You’ll hear how young adults are learning how to support one another, developing skills to take care of and be responsible for their own wellness, and learning how to actively and effectively participate in discussions with policymakers about issues that affect them. You’ll learn about the importance of parents’ getting the support they need to address their own issues, for their own healing and so they can become better parents, and the skills parents need to acquire and practice to support their children in becoming happy and successful adults. And you’ll learn how one school district, whose superintendent was one of 12 educators in the Nation recognized by the White House in 2012 as a "Champion of Change," has adopted new practices that have led to tremendous gains in on-time graduation rates, substantial reductions in suspensions and expulsions, and other positive outcomes.
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.
This 90-minute webinar is designed to help advocates, organizers and practitioners think about the most effective ways to reach out to men and with those who care about them. Explore key meanings in language, messaging, and other marketing tools to help guide your strategic plan for effective engagement.This webinar explores: 1in6 outreach philosophy; basic outreach theory; practical strategic plan for your practice or organization’s outreach and awareness activities; common practices to increase social-media engagement; available resources for men.
Because social norms for men often inhibit their effective emotional responses to childhood trauma, men often learn to cope other ways — sometimes not so effective ways. These may include addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, work, pornography and unsafe sexual practices; risky physical activities; issues with anger management; suicide, and physical violence. So instead of calling rape crisis centers or mental health clinics, male survivors often show up in court, rehab facilities, or in the ER without ever disclosing their secret. This webinar explores: men’s presenting issues that may reflect a history of childhood sexual abuse; resources and options for men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse; ineffective coping strategies men use that may be related to childhood sexual abuse; Ways men may respond differently from women to a history of abuse; availability of resources for male survivors; social/cultural norms for men that inhibit male survivors from reaching out for help; self-care issues that may arise when working with male survivors; and impact of abuse and resources for secondary survivors (family and loved ones).
This webinar for social service providers, law enforcement and other professionals who work with men, provides an opportunity to consider the particular ways men may respond differently to childhood sexual abuse. Whatever your level of knowledge about working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, this interactive webinar may encourage you to rethink your current assumptions, examine your expectations and to employ a lens of masculinity to enhance your existing skills when working with men.This workshop explores: Common misunderstandings about men and sexual abuse; special barriers men face in disclosing childhood abuse; how cultural norms may inhibit men from seeking treatment (Gender expression, Sexual Orientation, Race, Ethnicity, Faith…); the importance and role of language in advocacy & education; helpful audit tools for program effectiveness; discussion of existing resources and the challenge of finding therapists specifically trained to work with male survivors of sexual abuse; and guidance on the critical need to remain neutral when raising the issue of sexual abuse or responding to a disclosure.
What is the PO Service Notification Program? How does it work? Who can access it? How can it be accessed? How can petitioners know when their protective order has been served? How many orders are issued in Washington per month? What kind of orders are issued and which ones are covered in this program? Are there other notifications the system can make? What can advocates do to assist?These questions and more, including those you bring to the webinar and those presented in WCSAP’s legal advocacy survey, will be covered during the session.
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