Each year, more than 500,000 non-fatal violent crimes are committed against women. These crimes include sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and elder abuse. Many of these crimes involve the use of alcohol or other drugs. The course describes these "hidden problems" and identifies risk factors, screening and assessment tools, prevention and intervention strategies, tools for clients, and legal issues.
The method of this online workbook is to help users analyze actual workplace scenarios, put themselves in the role of both victim and harasser, and covertly practice what they would do if a similar incident occurred. This workbook also takes a look at the individual - offering self-reflection on who you are, what your tendencies are, and how much you trust yourself regarding your reactions and perceptions during critical incidents.
Designed for use by trainers, this 2-day curriculum teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. The curriculum focuses on intervening with individuals in a crisis rather than long-term and group counseling.
It Won't Happen to Me: Substance Abuse Related Violence Against Women for Anyone Concerned About The Issues
This 11-module online course discusses substance abuse, violence against women, the connection between the two, signs and symptoms, myths, how to see if a problem exists, as well as prevention, treatment and legal options.
This online course covers the legal, medical and social science aspects of intimate partner sexual abuse. It is focused on judges but is also intended for a multidisciplinary audience including court personnel. You can treat this website as a course and take it straight through or as a resource, accessing the background resources, modules, developing issues, recommendations and case studies on an as-needed basis.
Environmental Strategies for Prevention: A Guide to Helping the Prevention Professional Work Effectively in the Community
This course is designed to bridge that gap by introducing prevention professionals and concerned citizens to the basic principles of environmental strategies, and to help them learn how to apply these approaches in their own communities. Includes audio and quiz.
This curriculum provides information and materials (lecture content, presentation slides, and references) designed to equip knowledgeable trainers to plan and deliver an introductory training on understanding sex offenders.
Arkansas in training their staff and volunteer advocates. The course includes modules that will enable the student to gain self-study credit toward certification as a trained victim assistance advocate. In addition, the information and exercises will provide valuable information to anyone wanting to learn more about the complex issue of sexual assault. Access is free, but registration is required. The course includes: quizes, slideshows, cases/scenarios and video lectures.
Advancing Primary Prevention: Challenges and Opportunities for Working Within Service-Delivery Organizations
This web conference call describes ways in which service-delivery organizations could benefit from a primary prevention approach to VAW prevention. It also discusses the challenges of adopting a primary prevention approach within service-delivery organizations. Includes slides and handouts as well that can be downloaded in PDF format.