Project CARE (Community, Accessibility, Responsiveness, Education) is a collaboration of two disability service provider and four victim-service provider partner agencies located in Hamilton County Ohio. Project CARE is united by the vision that women with disabilities who are victims and survivors of violence are empowered to access services that are welcoming, comprehensive, and pose no barriers. CARE was first funded in 2007 and received continuation funding in 2011. This Webinar will review importance of screening as research reveals that when individuals are screened for abuse, they are 4 X more likely to use an intervention and 2.6 X more likely to exit the abusive relationship. As disability service providers typically do not have formal policies and practices to screen for types of interpersonal violence, it is important for your Collaborations to recognize the need to create and implement a Screening Initiative to enable disability-agency sites of change to use best practice to comfortably and professionally screen for signs of domestic violence, stalking, sexual/physical assault, and financial/emotional abuse, prior to the need to develop a safety plan for survivors with disabilities. This webinar will explore the ground-breaking work of how to: develop a screening assessment protocol to assist disability service professionals and violence prevention agencies; involve self-advocates with disabilities to ensure the needs of survivors with disabilities are met; address confidentiality and mandatory reporting requirements; and, provide helpful guidelines to put the issue in context that normalizes the screening process.
The Sexual Assault Across the Lifespan National Technical Assistance Project, a project of the National Sexual Violence Resource center, invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, "Prosecuting Cases of Sexual Violence in Later Life". Misconceptions about older adults and aging can make cases of sexual assault later in life difficult to prosecute. To build an effective prosecution it is necessary for criminal justice professionals to understand not only the unique realities of aging and elder abuse but also how to contest stereotypes about older adults used to cast doubt on testimony. Join us as Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women, and Linda Dawson, Elder Justice Coordinator for the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), share their insights on how to support survivors and hold offenders accountable in cases of sexual violence in later life. At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
Identify the dynamics of sexual abuse in later life and consequences for older victims
Recognize tactics employed by offenders who commit sexual assault via force, fraud, or coercion
Investigate and prosecute cases involving the sexual assault of older victims
Promote collaboration and communication among agencies involved with elder abuse cases
AGENDA: Ask us your questions regarding male inclusive SAAM activities.NSVRC's Laura Palumbo and 1in6 staff will field your questions.Share your SAAM ideas, challenges and successes.We want to know. How did you make it happen?Inclusive materials and social media messages: FREE Brochures, PSAs, Social Media, etc.White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault:Why should we consider trauma-informed policies inclusive of the 1 in 6 men on campus?FEATURED PANELISTS:Laura PalumboPrevention Campaign Specialist, S.A.A.M. CoordinatorNational Sexual Violence Center Resource CenterAndrea Falzone, Psy.D.Licensed Psychologist/Sexual Assault SpecialistPennsylvania State UniversityCenter for Counseling and Psychological ServicesHolly M. Rider-MilkovichDirector, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness CenterCo-Chair, Abuse Hurts InitiativeUniversity of Michigan
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.
Responding to sexual violence on college campuses can present some unique challenges; it can also open up a number of opporunities for collaboration. In this upcoming webinar, we will learn about the ins and outs of the sexual assault advocacy work happening at Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham, Washington - including information on the way sin which this program was able to successfully build and maintain a strong partnership with their local community sexual assault program.
The objectives of this webinar are to:
Explore Western Washinton University's campus based response to sexual violence.
Identify potential campus based resources for sexual violence survivors.
Identify potential campus based responses to a report of sexual assault.
Give examples of successful partnerships between campus based and community advocates and programs; offering tips, tools, and examples on ways your community and campus based programs can also successfully develop and enhance their partnerships.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Trisha at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the most familiar adolescent health programs engage youth in lively group activities, such as interactive games and role plays, where the energy in the room is high and could be mistaken for pandemonium. Now imagine a quiet space, where the trained facilitator guides the participants through a journey that could lead them to change their behavior, avoid risk, and choose a healthy, safe future. Motivational interviewing (MI) is gaining a robust evidence base, and practitioners are enthusiastically integrating it in program implementation. Join Healthy Teen Network to learn more about MI and how it can enhance the delivery of your program. Presenters: Deborah Chilcoat, MEd &Mousumi Banikya-Leaseburg, MD, MPH, CPHFor more information or to register, click here.
Learn from a Nevada state legislator why she championed a bill to enable law enforcement to collect DNA from felony arrestees.Senator Debbie Smith (D-NV) will talk about the importance of these laws for preventing and solving crimes. She will discuss overcoming barriers to passage, lessons learned along the way, and how collaborations contribute to best practices in policymaking.
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