This webinar will focus on direct advocacy strategies, including legal and systems advocacy. Jennifer Orthwein from the Transgender Law Center will talk about her experience working with transgender survivors in California state prisons and provide an overview of her organization’s advocacy strategies. Earline Budd, an advocate who has provided direct services to transgender inmates in Washington, D.C., will discuss safety planning, systems advocacy, and re-entry planning for incarcerated transgender survivors of sexual abuse.
This webinar will cover how to communicate effectively with transgender survivors and give an overview of life behind bars for transgender people. Michael Munson, Director of FORGE, will talk about FORGE’s publication Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault and how to adapt the interventions in the guide to a prison setting. Joining Michael as a guest speaker will be Kerri Cecil, a transgender woman, prisoner rape survivor, filmmaker, and activist.
Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim’s physical and emotional safety—effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. This 90-minute webinar will address the importance of safety planning for victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault, explore how safety planning for these survivors may be different than safety planning with domestic violence victims, and provide tips for using the VRLC's new, OVW-approved guide to safety planning with adult survivors of non-intimate partner sexual assault. The webinar will include a discussion of strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.
Legal advocacy and representation in the civil justice arena is a critical complement to the remedies and rights available to sexual assault victims through the criminal justice process. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues confronted by victims of sexual assault, and better understand what advocates, lawyers, and other responders can do to access civil remedies to promote victim healing and recovery. The webinar will address victims’ rights and remedies related to employment, housing, privacy, education, immigration, safety, and financial stability, providing participants with the opportunity to “issue spot” victim needs and develop strategies to meet them.
Cener for Sex Offender Management,National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Resource Sharing Project, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
It is increasingly acknowledged that efforts to promote victim and community safety and prevent sexual victimization can be enhanced when sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management professionals work together toward a shared vision. Recognizing this potential, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting four national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) – to partner on a novel initiative to support collaboration between sexual assault victim advocates and sex offender management professionals. This support will take the form of on-site training, technical assistance, written resources, and webinars. Please join us for the first in a series of webinars to be delivered under this national initiative. In this webinar, the presenters will provide an overview of the project and highlight the findings of needs assessments completed by national samples of representatives from the victim advocacy and sex offender treatment communities. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to:
Learn about perspectives on collaboration between these stakeholder groups;
Develop an understanding about current trends and practices;
Hear factors that support or create barriers to collaboration;
Share promising strategies they have learned and used in the field; and
Learn about project resources and next steps.
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. After your registration has been processed, you will receive instructions for joining the webinar. Click here to register. Presenters:
Karen Baker, Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
Kurt Bumby, Director, Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM)
Maia Christopher, Executive Director, Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)
For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contactStevyn Fogg at email@example.com.The webinar will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. ESTThis project was supported by Grant #2013-TA-AX-K029 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
On November 5, 2014, at 1 p.m. ET, the 2014 Kristin Anderson Moore Lecture will present "The Developing Brain: Implications for Youth Programs." Kristin Anderson Moore, senior scholar and former president of Child Trends, will moderate this free 1-hour Webcast. Participants will learn:
How the brain grows and learns.
How the brain responds to trauma, and how this response differs in children and adults.
How environment, experience, and genetics affect the brain's response to challenges and the ability to learn.
How programs can apply this research to help children and older youth.
Webinar for Victim Service Providers and Advocates
“How Title IX Includes Community Victim Service Providers” Wednesday, November 5, 2014 10:00 am, central standard time
Webinar Description: Since the vast majority of sexual assault victims are between the ages of 12 and 24, most are left without a clear path toward healing and sustaining their education. This 60 minute webinar will discuss what protections Title IX Offers students and what advocates can do to help victims get the accommodations they need.
This webinar is open to the public, please share!
Facilitator: Victim’s Rights Law Center (VRLC), Deputy Director Lindy Aldrich, Esq., trains throughout the U.S., has served as a national consultant to federal agencies on Title IX and campus sexual assault policies, and has been a guest commentator for MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. She has a faculty member of the MS Coalition Against Sexual Assault OVW Campus Technical Assistance Project team since 2010 as the Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Policy Expert.
Thursday November 20, 2014 11am-12:30pm Pacific Time (2pm-3:30pm Eastern)
"Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links between Multiple Forms of Violence" is a new resource co-developed by CDC's Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute. This webinar highlights key content from this resource including the latest research on the connections between different forms of violence and how these connections affect communities. Taylor Code Maxie, a survivor of violence and hip hop artist, will perform and Tomei Kuehl from Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment will also join us to describe how Colorado has worked strategically and creatively to prevent multiple types of violence from occurring in the first place
Hosts: Ashley Maier & David S. Lee, PreventConnect, CALCASA
Annie Lyles, Prevention Institute Taylor Code Maxie, Hip Hop Artist Marci Hertz, MS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tomei Kuehl, MPA, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Natalie Wilkins, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,National Center for Injury Prevention and Control(NCIPC)
By the end of the presentation, participants will learn:
What the latest research says about shared risk and protective factors across different forms of violence How experiencing one form of violence affects people's risk for experiencing other forms of violence How to consider peoples' risk and protection from multiple forms of violence within the context of their communities Examples of ways state health departments can address multiple forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors
When a jurisdiction reveals that it has large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been submitted to the lab, it faces a number of complex, sensitive, and interconnected challenges. To better understand the problem and possible solutions, the National Institute of Justice funded multi-disciplinary teams to investigate the issues in Detroit and Houston. The projects engaged key stakeholders (including police, prosecutors, victims, and victims support providers) in partnership with researchers to explore the underlying reasons of why so many unsubmitted sexual assault kits accumulated over time and make recommendations about how best to proceed. In this seminar, the teams will discuss the issues they grappled with: how to triage and process the testing of the kits, when and how to notify victims, and how to make policy and practice changes to both prevent future buildups of kits and enhance the provision of justice for victims of sexual assault.
• Rebecca Campbell, Ph.D., Michigan State University. • Noel Busch-Armendariz, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. • Bill Wells, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University. • Mary Lentschke, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department.
Moderator: Bethany Backes, Social Science Analyst, National Institute of Justice, US Department of Justice.
Time: 11:00am–12:30pm Pacific (Please note the time in your timezone: 12pm–1:30pm Mountain, 1pm–2:30pm Central, 2pm–3:30pm Eastern)
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are at extreme risk for sexual abuse behind bars. How can you, as an advocate, help LGB survivors?
On October 29, join JDI for a webinar for advocates who want to provide services to LGB people in detention. We’ll discuss the widespread homophobia in prisons and jails nationwide, and how such attitudes allow sexual violence to thrive. Using real stories from inmates, presenters will guide advocates through scenarios and best practices for helping LGB survivors heal and stay safe.
We’ll also review some basic information, including definitions, the prevalence of sexual abuse of LGB inmates, and dynamics of this abuse in both men’s and women’s institutions.
The webinar is geared toward advocates, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This webinar is part of a series that is supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
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