A four part training video, “Responding to Late Life Domestic Violence” is the culmination of a three year VAWA STOP grant that was awarded to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The grant project was designed to provide training between Elder Protective Services Agencies, Domestic Violence Agencies and Rape Crisis agencies in order to improve responses to cases of domestic violence and sexual assault involving older women and to foster cross agency collaboration.
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 video interview, Michelle Hall, Director of Transitional Living at the Oasis Center in Nashville, Tennessee discusses the importance of understanding the lived experiences of youth and their traumas from homelessness and sexual violence.
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.
This podcast is from a portion of the SANE Sustainability 6-week online course that was offered by the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). This course highlights ways in which to cultivate leadership and build a successful, sustainable SANE program.
Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life Part 1: Why collaboration?
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 1 of this 3-part podcast series, Karla Vierthaler discusses what she learned while developing a curriculum to cross-train elder protective service workers and rape crisis advocates in Pennsylvania around SVLL.
Building community collaborations to serve victims of sexual violence in later life Part 2: Starting a task force
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 2 of this 3-part podcast series, Mary Beth Pulsifer discusses the creation and ongoing efforts of the New River Valley Elder Justice Task Force to support victims of SVLL in their community.
Community collaboration is a vital part of providing support to victims of sexual violence in later life (SVLL). In part 3 of this 3-part podcast series, professionals from three agencies talk about how they came together to organize a community colloquium that focused on the sexual rights of older adults.
Health and justice responses for women and girls bearing children from rape: A case study of Goma, eastern Congo
Dr. Helen Liebling of Coventry University discusses her research exploring women and girl’s experiences of rape and bearing a child and the quality of justice and health responses in Goma, eastern Congo in this video. She offers specific policy and service recommendations for addressing this issue. (about 4 min.)
This 2 hour recording of the Policy and Practice Forum held on September 19, 2013. The panelists discuss innovative practices and research across law enforcement and justice systems, science and medicine.