Sexual violence cases often present evidentiary questions and issues that are not in easily understood without the assistance of someone with specialized knowledge, training, and/or experience. This can involve challenges to understanding the presence or absence of medical evidence, the impact of toxicology on the human body, as well as the effects of trauma and the range of individual responses to sexual violence. Experienced professionals can provide judges and juries with the necessary context to ensure that they are making informed decisions based on the evidence and prevent misconceptions from negatively impacting the outcome of a case. The presenter will summarize the law related to the introduction of expert testimony and highlight the importance of deciding if and when to introduce expert testimony in a case.
A campus response to sexual assault can include many campus staff working in different departments. Campus Security, Title IX investigators, Counselors, Cultural Centers, and faculty could be responding to students who have experienced sexual assault. It is critical that there is a clear and consistent response to ensure that students receive the support and services they need. In the first webinar in this series, presenters will define what a campus-led coordinated response team (CCR) is, who the key players are in a campus CCR, and how to develop plans, visions, protocols. The second part of this series will be a hands-on approach, including steps to developing a coordinated community response team and how to sustain one through time.
This webinar features an overview of facts and statistics regarding children/youth who may have experienced sexual abuse: how the impact of the trauma can follow them through life, while discussing the efforts to help heal, lessening the impacts of the trauma; as well as strengthening their natural resiliency to help the child/youth move from victimization to survivor with a focus on Alaska Native/American Indian children/youth population.
How do we reclaim our own stories and the story of our community? This presentation will focus on ways we can undo who we are not and the power of reclaiming who we really are. We as all people, especially Indigenous People, can have no higher thought than who we think we are and who our communities are. In this webinar, Christina Love, ANDVSA Senior Specialist, will share the importance of story and how we see ourselves and the communities that grow us, including the importance of strong roots and some of the liberating practices that she has learned from growing back into community. Presented by Christina Love, Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
By working as allies, Tribal Advocates and Tribal Housing Authorities can expand each other’s capacity, increase survivor options, fill tribal housing gaps, and improve long term outcomes. Each partner brings a certain skill set, knowledge base, and networking circle that can be beneficial for survivors who are participating in housing programs. This webinar will include guidance to start and sustain your housing partnerships, with some tips for staying on track. If you are already involved in Housing and Advocate Response Team (HART) work, then this webinar will also provide an opportunity for a HART check-in. You’ll be able to reflect on issues that may have come up, and consider potential action steps to work through those issues.
Tribal communities have statistically high rates of children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking. This webinar will discuss how children experience trauma, how their trauma symptoms can look different, and what is typically expected when providing advocacy for children and youth. Each child’s reactions to trauma will be different, but almost all children who experience trauma will have emotional or behavioral changes for some time. Reactions can become problematic when they become severe and ongoing. This webinar will examine trauma and how to provide services and supports that lessen the trauma impact related to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking.
Sexual assault survivors who are LGBTQ2S often have specific needs and face unique barriers to seeking services and support. In this webinar, you will learn how to make your agency welcoming and inclusive, how to proactively address common concerns of LGBTQ2S survivors, and how to ensure that LGBTQ2S survivors see your agency as an affirming resource.
Building Cultural and Traditional Services in Schools: The power of our language, Red Wind ConsultingCinnamon Bankey2021-12-07T15:18:24+00:00
In this webinar we will discuss how using empowering words today can have a powerful impact on our children. Taking a deeper look at our own language and the words our ancestors spoke helps us unlock a missing piece of ourselves. When we speak our language, we become connected in a way that can’t be seen but felt. How can introducing cultural and language class in your school help children and youth affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, teen dating and sex trafficking? This webinar will focus on using empowering words to support survivors.
This webinar will include an overview of the role health professionals play in responding to trafficking victims. We will examine the need for Forensic Examiners to create a critical and coordinated response to sex trafficked victims in Indian Country. Identifying victim safety and their needs are vital decisions when coordinating efforts and removing barriers. Understanding importance of cross training in Indian Country by using a coordinated effort will improve a safe transition for the victim and successful prosecution.
What is a survey? What are the advantages vs. disadvantages? This webinar will answer these questions as well as things to consider - the why, what, who, how of surveying; types of questions; informed consent; and analyzing data for program/policy development and/or improvement. Examples of post-training and community surveys will be provided. We'll help programs understand the difference between program assessment for improvement and evaluative research type activities.