Girls communicate in both positive and destructive ways through social media. This session will explore the digital world of girls and provide strategies for using technology to reach, engage with, and support girls’ in achieving recovery and developing resiliency.
Girls' abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences to their health and well-being. Among youth ages 12-17, girls' nonmedical use of prescription painkillers, alcohol, methamphetamine, and most other illicit drugs matches or exceeds that of boys. Adolescent girls have different intervention, treatment, and recovery support needs from those of adolescent boys or adult women. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls. After completing this webinar, participants will have a working understanding of how the terms gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, recovery-oriented, family-centered, and age-appropriate apply to effective services for girls.Participants will be able to summarize:
Girls' substance use trends and concerns
Girl-centered responses and interventions
Resources for girls: recovery schools, family interventions, and the Voices Program
A girl’s smile can often hide identity struggles, anxiety, depression, self-loathing and pressure to succeed bubbling under the surface. The presentation of these issues in girls often differs from their presentation in adolescent boys and adult women. This session will explore common but frequently overlooked and underdiagnosed behavioral health challenges girls face. After attending this webinar, participants will better understand potential concerns and interventions to support girls through these challenges.Participants will be able to describe:
Risks associated with behavioral health conditions
ADHD and its unique appearance in adolescent girls
Development and treatment of self-injurious behavior
What does it mean to be an adolescent girl today? This session provides an overview of girls' development and growth during adolescence and the opportunities and risks that they face. Topics include physical changes, socialization, roles and relationships, identity development, risks, and resiliency as factors affecting girls during this critical time. After completing this webinar, participants will have a basic understanding of developmental issues for adolescent girls that will support more effective work with girls and young women ages 12 to 18.Participants will be able to describe:
Typical and atypical developmental trajectories
The role of peer and family relationships
The impact of culture and values
Strategies for fostering resiliency and empowerment
On February 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Jennifer Stith and Sheri Vanino, PsyD, on best practices for serving adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). Ms. Stith is Interim Executive Director of WINGS Foundation, Inc., an organization in Denver, Colorado, that provides education, advocacy, and support to adult survivors of CSA and their loved ones. She also works with partners in the domestic violence, sexual assault, child advocacy, and health care fields to increase awareness about the need to address CSA-related trauma in adult survivors' lives in order to restore their overall health, well-being, and ability to thrive.Dr. Vanino specializes in working with victims of trauma and sexual assault. In addition to her private therapy practice, she provides psychological assessments for the Lutheran Hospital Emergency Department in Denver, Colorado, as well as expert testimony on sexual assault cases and training on the topics of sexual assault and trauma. Previously, Dr. Vanino served as Director of Victim Services and Counseling Director for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program in Colorado.Visit the OVC Web Forum now at http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum to submit questions for Ms. Stith and Dr. Vanino and return on February 25 at 2 p.m. (eastern time) for the live discussion. Go to http://ovc.ncjrs.gov/ovcproviderforum/asp/participate.asp for instructions on how to participate.
This 90-minute webinar will be the last in a series of seven webinars designed to support Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), grantees working with immigrant survivors of violence. This webinar builds on a previous broadcast “Trauma-Informed Care: Promoting Healing While Strengthening Survivors’ Immigration Case”, which introduced the process of immigration story writing intervention – a unique technique that couples (1) a trauma-focused writing exercise, shown to reduce the psychological impact of trauma exposure, with (2) a record of the survivor’s experience of domestic violence, sexual abuse, or other qualifying traumatic event that enhances the survivor’s evidence-based immigration relief application. All registrants should review Part I prior to the second broadcast. In this sequel, presenters will offer a tested and trauma sensitive tool, helpful resources, and effective strategies to facilitate the immigration story writing intervention. The focus will be on helping advocates obtain in-depth details from survivors, identify patterns of coercive control, and promote healing as they build stronger immigration relief applications. This is an interactive webinar in which attendees will be encouraged to participate and ask questions. Participants are encouraged to review the previous webinar on Trauma Informed Care Part I available at http://niwaplibrary.wcl.american.edu/reference/additional-materials/iwp-training-powerpoints/webinar-5-trauma-informed-care for background and details about victim based immigration remedies. If you need help with your webinar registration or have any technical questions, please contact Levi Wolberg at (202)274-4190.
Evidence based policy and practice involve a partnership between researchers, advocacy organizations, policy makers and practitioners. Many researchers hope to change policy or practice with their research, but most are unclear about how to successfully achieve this goal.During this insightful Webinar, your expert presenter will use examples from her own experience including: translating research into policy and practice to help researchers identify an appropriate policy or practice audience; clarify what aspects of their research could be used in programs and policy; and successfully work with policy makers and practitioners to move their findings into concrete practice.For more information or registation, click here.
In the last few years there have been literally dozens of positive, concrete changes in federal policy that have improved the lives of transgender people. This webinar will discuss the policy developments that have the potential to broaden or change options available to transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Victim service providers and allied professionals will learn about the specific policies and their direct application to the transgender and gender non-conforming survivors they serve.
National Organization of API Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV)
The webinar will discuss innovative community outreach methods in the API community, specifically the API Chaya model. Presenter: Emma Catague has been an advocate for victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking since 1990. Ms. Catague has worked nationally with the Family Violence Prevention Fund and SCESA(Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault) in providing national technical assistance to service providers on issue of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in the API communities. Ms. Catague work as a trainer and consultant on cultural competency and community organizing. She is currently an advocate and case manager for victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking at the Asian/Pacific Islander Women and Family Safety Center aka API Chaya in Seattle.After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Learn more about NAPIESV.
Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, crisis workers, criminalists, crime scene investigators, physicians, nurses, forensic examiners, and EMS personnel for this cutting-edge conference. We will focus on a broad array of emerging forensic practices, including sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, ballistics, strangulation, and child and elder abuse in both an urban and rural environment.This year’sconference is designed to provide a multidisciplinary, interactive, and joint educational opportunity regarding promising practices when working with victims of violence. Topics will include working with multidisciplinary teams and learning to consider all of the forensic implications on the street, in health care settings, and in the court room. Since violence is a health care crisis, we will focus on approaching forensic issues in a collaborative, coordinated, compassionate, competent, caring, victim-centered process.For more information click here.
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