Date/Time: 
03/08/2013 - 2:30pm
Location
Country: 
253
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Benje Douglas
Contact Phone: 
717-909-0710 x127
Contact Email: 
bdouglast@nsvrc.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.nsvrc.org/projects/sexual-assault-across-lifespan-national-technical-assistance-project
Description: 

The Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project, a project of the National Sexual Violence Resource center, invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, "Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life". Misconceptions about older adults and aging can make cases of sexual assault later in life difficult to prosecute. To build an effective prosecution it is necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes about older adults used to cast doubt on testimony.    Join us as Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Linda Dawson, Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), share their insights on how to support survivors and hold offenders accountable in cases of sexual violence in later life.   At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  1. Identify the dynamics of sexual abuse in later life and consequences for older victims
  2. Recognize tactics employed by offenders who commit sexual assault via force, fraud, or coercion
  3. Investigate and prosecute cases involving the sexual assault of older victims
  4. Promote collaboration and communication among agencies involved with elder abuse cases

 Click here to register for this webinar:  https://nsvrc.ilinc.com/register/tpzhhvf   

Date/Time: 
01/25/2013 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse
Description: 

Free Webinar.Featured Speakers:

  • Rochelle Hanson, PhD- Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
  • Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Co-clinical Director of Early Childhood Support and Services, Department of Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Carole Warshaw, MD- Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health; Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the relationship between a history of trauma and mental health and concurrent chronic health disorders.
  • Learn how programs and services can be designed to be more supportive, avoid re-traumatization, address the consequences of trauma in the individual, and facilitate healing

 

Date/Time: 
02/06/2013 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Description: 

Just Detention International is a international health and human rights organization that seeks to eliminate sexual violence in all forms of detention. "The Right Response: Addressing Sexual Abuse in Large, Urban Jails" is the third in a three-part series of webinars on providing services to survivors of sexual abuse in jails. This JDI webinar will help advocates develop a better understanding of the crisis of sexual abuse in large, urban jails. The session will review the obstacles to providing victim services in such facilities, such as the high levels of need among inmates. Participants will hear from expert speakers on how to conduct hospital accompaniments, handle hotline calls, and deliver vital-in person services. The webinar will also review the new opportunities to expand inmate services afforded by the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards, which are binding on jails nationwide. 

The session will feature a conversation between a community-based victim services advocate and the administrator of a large, urban jail who are collaborating on a program to address sexual abuse in the facility. They will discuss the benefits of working together, and offer tips on overcoming the challenges of working in city jails with many inmates. The session will conclude with a presentation on creating sexual assault response teams, followed by a question-and-answer session. 

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. The first two webinars of this series can be found in the archived webinars section of this page.

Who Should Attend: 

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.

Register for the webinar

Date/Time: 
02/07/2013 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Administration for children and Families
Description: 

On February 7, 2013, at 1pm EST, the Children's Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services, will host the 1 hour Webinar, "Child Maltreatment 2011 - Key Findings and Expanded Discussion" to expound on the findings reported in  "Child Maltreatment 2011".  The report presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies during fiscal year 2011. Among the findings:

  • Children in the age group birth to 1 year experienced the greatest rate of victimization.
  • Boys accounted for 48.6 percent, girls for 51.1 percent of victimized children. In the remaining 0.3 percent of cases, the gender of the victim was not known.
  • Children from three races/ethnicities comprised 87 percent of victims—white (43.9 percent), Hispanic (22.1 percent), and African American (21.5 percent).

  

Date/Time: 
01/09/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Just Detention International
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7040659284246188032
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
01/08/2013 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NEARI Press
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
413-540-0712 x14
Contact Email: 
info@nearipress.org
Description: 

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.  

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
NCALL
Event Contact
Contact Phone: 
608-255-0539
Description: 

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 ldawson@wcadv.org.   

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime & The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/
Description: 

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.

If you or any others in your community are interested in registering, please visit http://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/bkcpvht to register.  Please circulate this notice widely.  For more information about Stalking and National Stalking Awareness Month, visit:  http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/.

Date/Time: 
01/22/2013 - 10:00am
Location
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
WCSAP
Description: 

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.

Date/Time: 
12/18/2012 - 1:00pm
Location
City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Victim Rights Law Center
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Mary Darcy
Contact Phone: 
503-274-5477 ext. 133
Contact Email: 
mdarcy@victimrights.org
Description: 

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. 

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