This session is aimed to bring a message of hope and urgency for establishing effective behavioral health programs, interventions and policies which support young women in crisis including those who face juvenile justice system involvement, homelessness, and violence.
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.
A 2-day public workshop to explore the relationship between mental health and violence. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions with the goal of laying the foundation for progress in improving outcomes with respect to mental health and violence embodied in research, policy change, and program development.Workshop speakers and participants will explore a continuum of approaches to improving both mental health and violence prevention with the objectives of:
Arriving at a better understanding of the intersections between mental health and violence, including:
The relationships between mental health dysfunction and risks of violence perpetration and victimization as well as the mental health consequences of exposure to violence; and
The extent to which improved mental health functioning and improved mental health services can--or cannot--address concerns about violence in society.
Exploring a new model for thinking about the intersections of mental health promotion and violence prevention that is useful for improving outcomes.
In this unique, first-of-its-kind Messaging Summit, participants will learn from nationally renowned communication experts about the fundamentals of strategic communication-about what works and why - and come away with a framework for the creation of powerful messages that will resonate far into the future.Who should attend? Domestic violence professionals, stakeholders and allied organizations who want to learn and effectively apply the fundamentals of persuasive messaging.
Gain an increased awareness and understanding of state-of-the-art research on effective approaches. What works best and why?
Learn to avoid common messaging pitfalls.
Become familiar with and be able to apply concepts such as framing and metaphor, and understand the role emotions play in persuasive messaging strategies.
Respond effectively to harmful narratives as they emerge.
Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of current messaging efforts, and brainstorm new approaches.
Learn why our approach to reaching victims of violence may be falling short and what
Join us for Bystanders No More, a public forum bringing together policy makers, activists, and thought leaders for a panel discussion exploring men and boys’ stake in the movement to end gender violence, including:
How does gender violence affect boys and men?
How do societal influences promote and perpetuate gender violence?
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