Part of the second week of the Clery Center's "Know More, Do More" professional development campaign, this webinar will bring together experts and practitioners to discuss the role community members and higher education leaders can play in creating a positive culture on campus.Key takeaways from this discussion will include: how campus administrators can effectively support staff who are on the frontlines of creating and implementing programs and policies; how students and other community members can lend their voice to the policy development process; and how colleges and universities can create balanced, trauma-informed policies that consider an evolving legislative landscape and the needs of the campus community.
Dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking happen at alarming rates on campuses across the country. Any university employee could receive a disclosure of abuse or assault. The person receiving the disclosure could be instrumental in providing crucial support to students, but sometimes it's difficult to know the appropriate way to respond. This webinar will provide basic tools to help you prepare to respond to a disclosure of abuse or to train other individuals on your campus on basic advocacay and support. Cassi Drochelman from the National Domestic Violence Hotline will share an overview of dating abuse, sexual assault, and stalking, as well as practical tools for supporting victims/survivors on campus.
The prevention of sexual violence on campus involves many voices and roles. Comprehensive prevention requires partners in every campus role taking action. During this webinar, presented by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, campus stakeholders from different departments, offices, and programs will learn strategies to effectively practice prevention at colleges and universities.
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 this webinar.
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.
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