Comprehensive prevention practices must include culturally competent components. Preventionists do not need to be experts on these beliefs, but must have a foundational understanding of the intersections of child sexual abuse, cultural norms, and societal pressures, to create community centered programing. In this web conference, we will highlight Indigenous communities and the work community members are doing to end child sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) is supporting three national organizations – the Center for Sex Offender Management (CSOM), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) – to partner on a novel initiative to provide training and technical assistance to enhance probation responses to cases involving sexual assault. This project aims to promote well-informed, victim-centered probation responses within the context of a comprehensive approach to sex offender management through 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. During this webinar, presenters will:
Provide an overview of this project and the resources it can offer to the field;
Highlight the importance of victim-centeredness as an underlying tenet of sex offender management efforts, including probation practices;
Summarize findings from a national needs assessment of representatives from the victim advocacy and probation/parole supervision communities regarding shared goals, current practice trends and collaborations, and decision points that have implications for enhancing victim-centered probation responses; and
Offer examples of ways in which victim-centered sex offender supervision practices are being implemented.
Anticipated presenters for this session will be:
Karen Baker, Executive Director, National Sexual Violence Resource Center
Dr. Kurt Bumby, Project Director, Center for Sex Offender Management
Carl Wicklund, Executive Director, American Probation and Parole Association
Registration is required to participate in this webinar. The webinar will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. EST; please plan to join approximately 10 minutes early to ensure your computer’s compatibility. For inquiries regarding this webinar, please contact Stevyn Fogg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This 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.
This training will help advocates learn more about the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner and better understand the sexual assault medical exam. Included will be help in understanding general anatomy, medical findings and forensic evidence collection. Additionally, this training will include information on the collaborative roles of advocates and SANE nurses in the care of sexual assault patients.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the role of the SANE nurse in the care of sexual assault patients
2. Gain an increased understanding of what occurs in a sexual assault forensic exam
3. Develop increased knowledge of normal anatomy and medical findings in sexual assault exams
4. Discuss key aspects of the collaborative roles of the sexual assault advocate and SANE.
5. State important follow up considerations for patients including follow up medical exams, referrals for counseling and support, and safety planning.
In this month’s webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for small and/or multi-service agencies on providing rape crisis services to survivors in facilities that are located far from large cities and towns. We’ll review some of the unique challenges of working in rural detention facilities, and discuss ways to work around barriers such as distance and a lack of community response teams. Becca Korby, Executive Director of Healthy Families, a multi-service agency in rural Washington state, will join us to share her strategies for working in a community with multiple needs and limited resources. We’ll end with ample time for questions and answers. The webinar is geared toward rape crisis advocates and other community-based service providers, but anyone who works with current or former detainees is encouraged to attend. This series of webinars is being supported by the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Michelle M. Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime will address the often overlooked link between stalking and sexual assault. Stalking is a crime that is often co-perpetrated with other crimes, such as domestic violence and sexual assault. Research supports a connection between stalking and sexual assault—both pre- and post-assault. In this webinar, we will explore the nature and dynamics of stalking, focusing on its intersection with sexual assault. We will also discuss ways in which this information impacts our responses to and services for victims.
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