Abusers often use the threat of immigration enforcement as a way to maintain power and control and to make victims less likely to seek protection. For this reason, it is important for advocates to understand how to: help immigrant survivors become aware of their rights; identify special immigration remedies for victims, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; and how to prepare enhanced safety plans for immigrant survivors that take into account immigration enforcement.
Violence Against American Indian And Alaska Native Women And Men: 2010 Findings From The National Intimate Partner And Sexual Violence Survey
This webinar recording from NIWRC provides information on research from the National Insitute of Justice Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men study. Few estimates are available to describe the prevalence of violence experienced by American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women and men. In addition, these estimates are often based on local rather than national samples. The few available national estimates are often based on very small samples. These small samples do not always accurately represent the AI and AN population in the United States.
In honor of Women's History Month and the UN Declaration of 2015 as the start of the International Decade for People of African Descent, AAPF, The Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, The National Organization for Women, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Black Women's Blueprint, PACE and other racial and gender justice leaders hosted a weeklong series of activities focused on elevating the crisis facing Black women.
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training
This course provides information on new PA laws around child protection and mandated reporting and is available and free to anyone.
This film provides an overview of how trauma impacts victims and how law enforcement first responders can implement a trauma informed response and approach to sexual assault survivors. The film features Dr. Rebecca Campbell and law enforcement professionals from across Michigan. A facilitator’s guide to help you use the training film as part of training is also available.
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In this webinar recording, the co-creator of the Sanctuary Model for trauma-informed care, and staff from Good Shepherd Services discuss what it takes to bring the model to life, and the benefits it has had for young people across Good Shepherd Services’ Foster Care, Youth Justice, and Supportive Housing programs.
In this video interview, Michelle Hall, Director of Transitional Living at the Oasis Center in Nashville, Tennessee describes how to create and maintain trusting relationships with youth using trauma-informed services and the ways in which she also measures success in her work.
Megan Greeson, Assistant Professor of Psychology at DePaul University, presents preliminary findings via webinar for NSVRC staff and advisors on a research project about Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) in rural communities.
In this recorded web presentation, Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, discusses the ways in which health care professionals can recognize and effectively respond to sexual violence against older adults. This presentation is based on the publication Sexual Violence in Later Life: A Technical Assistance Guide for Health Care Providers.