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.
This training is geared towards individuals and organizations that see the need to take a bold move to improve the way our Movement provides services to survivors of color while also supporting advocates of color. Sexual violence is greatly impacted and made more complex by all other forms of oppression, but issues of racism have long been swept under the rug within our Movement. Many organizations promote anti-oppression work but aren't able to describe or demonstrate how they are specifically addressing issues of racism. Unfortunately, this lack of clarity can mean that survivors of color aren't receiving the services they deserve. It also means that advocates of color experience feelings of isolation and tokenism. Many advocates want to do a better job around racial equity but don't know where to begin. This webinar will tell one organization's story to prioritize equity in an authentic, impactful way.
In this webinar learn the specifics of how to set up in-person services in detention facilities, including ways to maintain confidentiality and work within facility rules and yips for entering a facility and troubleshooting once you’re inside.Joining, will be several advocates who will talk about their own programs, including some of their successes and challenges when meeting with survivors in a variety of detention facilities.
In this webinar, presenters from three innovative clinics serving military and veteran families will discuss practices they have designed and adapted to create a comfortable environment their clients that minimizes barriers to engagement in treatment. The speakers will share examples of how organizations can incorporate military-informed procedures and practices, beginning with asking about service member status and affiliations. They will present service members' viewpoints about their family needs and perspectives as gathered through focus groups with service members and their families and discuss ways to increase engagement and participation in services through effective community outreach and partnerships with military and civilian systems serving military and veteran families.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce our upcoming webinar, "Fighting Trafficking with the Power of Forensic Science," on June 23. This webinar will focus on new efforts to address worldwide trafficking in persons using forensic science. An expert at the University of New Haven will present information about how DNA can be used to increase the investigation and prosecution of the criminals behind these crimes, while minimizing trauma to the victims.
What’s health equity go to do with it? This web conference will provide a space for a closer look at leveraging sexual and domestic violence prevention work to promote health equity. Based in the framework presented in CDC’s recent publication A Practitioner’s Guide for Advancing Health Equity: Community Strategies for Preventing Chronic Disease, this web conference will delve into disproportionate outcomes based on race, class, sexual orientation, and ability within the context of sexual and domestic violence. Guests will explore opportunities to better address equity issues and support health equity as a part of prevention initiatives.
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