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August 21, 2017 2:00–3:00 p.m. e.t. Register

This webinar will assist all professionals who work on elder abuse multidisciplinary teams (MDT) to better understand the issue of decisional capacity. Dr. Olsen will provide several contexts where decisional capacity is central to case formulation and resolution. She will present the components of a good assessment, with examples of how to collect and integrate relevant information. Dr. Olsen will also discuss the importance of maintaining a client-centered orientation so that MDTs maintain an awareness of the need to balance the client’s self-determination with the need for protection.

August 22, 2017 3:00–4:00 p.m. e.t. Register

Are you wondering how to collaborate or improve coordination with federal law enforcement? Join Shane Winder and Donna Maddux as they describe a federal-state working group in Portland, Oregon, dubbed the Social Services Fraud Working Group, that investigates financial crimes against older adults. Learn how the small working group got started and then grew over the past several years. Today, the working group includes multiple state and federal agencies, local law enforcement, Adult Protective Services, and Aging Services, and works in tandem on important cases that benefit all older Oregonians. Learn how to develop a similar collaboration in your community.

August 23, 2017 2:00–3:00 p.m. e.t. Register

It takes courage to help child and adult victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes. It also takes commitment to do this work in spite of the personal, physical, emotional, and mental impact it can have. This session will focus on how OVC’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit (VTT) can help you to—

  • Conduct an assessment of your agency's current capacity as a vicarious trauma-informed organization. 
  • Bring leadership and staff together to review your existing capacity, identify gaps, and prioritize needs.
  • Locate resources and tools in the VTT and Compendium of Resources to help meet your identified needs. 
  • Develop a comprehensive plan to become a vicarious trauma-informed organization that addresses exposure to single incidents of crime or violence and acts of mass violence and terrorism.

Visit the Expert Q&A page to learn more.

September 6, 2017 2:00–3:00 p.m. e.t. Register

Learn about the most common types of legal arrangements and how they can be used to both protect and exploit older persons. This webinar will walk participants through several case studies to show common exploitative tactics; underscore the roles of capacity, consent, and undue influence; and offer recommendations on how to improve multidisciplinary responses to exploitation. 

September 8, 2017 2:00–3:00 p.m. e.t. Register

Dr. Burnes, a professor at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work and Affiliate Scientist at Baycrest Health Sciences, introduced the concept of “severity” into the study of elder abuse. Severity of elder abuse may be an indicator of the urgency and types of help needed by victims of elder abuse. Yet, severity is an understudied aspect of the field, and Dr. Burnes has conducted several studies incorporating measures of severity. His research informs both targeted screening of victims, interventions that serve to help victims, and a forensic tool for possible use in the prosecution of elder abuse cases.

September 18, 2017 2:00–3:30 p.m. e.t. Register

Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program. 

September 29, 2017 2:00–3:30 p.m. e.t. Register

Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.



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OVC TTAC offers live interactive, facilitated training sessions and conferences, which are recorded and transcribed for unlimited access.

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Campus Sexual Assault

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Campus Sexual Assault

This webinar series focuses on campus sexual assault for state and local sexual assault coalitions and programs throughout the country.

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August 23, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, the Victim Rights Law Center answers questions regarding the Campus Safety Planning, Schedule Mapping, and other Title IX issues.

August 16, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety. Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. No Contact Orders (NCOs) can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools. This session addresses the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explores how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety.

June 28, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Title IX requires that "upon notice of gender-based harassment that creates a hostile environment, an institution must take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects." In order to remedy the hostile environment, campuses should provide safety and remedial measures and the option to participate in their resolution/conduct process. This session provides detailed, practical tips on where to begin with a new campus case, how to assist a survivor with obtaining the safety and remedial measures they need, and how to assist a survivor throughout all stages of the resolution process.

May 12, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on a facilitated discussion with the Victim Rights Law Center and the Clery Center for Security on Campus about victims of campus sexual assault.

April 18, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Requirements under the federal Clery Act provide a foundation for an institution's campus safety and security policies. The Act offers critical rights and options to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This session provides an overview of the Clery Act's requirements and how the Act influences on- and off-campus response and resources.

April 4, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Two federal laws—the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX—influence campus prevention and response to sexual violence. This webinar highlights how the laws intersect regarding requirements, resources, and options available to campus survivors.

August 18, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on a facilitated discussion with the Victim Rights Law Center about safety planning and/or legal representation for victims of campus sexual assault.

July 21, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Civil legal advocacy and representation are critical needs for campus sexual assault victims who report violence to their institutions. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues campus victims of sexual assault face and better understand what lawyers can do to access civil remedies to promote healing and recovery. This webinar addresses victims' rights and remedies related to their rights under Title IX, including safety, accommodation, and judicial process; and discusses eligibility and strategies for filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

April 7, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session addresses the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment; explores how safety planning for campus victims/survivors may differ from safety planning for domestic violence victims; and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.

August 7, 2014 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar (WMV)
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This session focuses on practical advocacy strategies and tools for using Title IX to empower and seek justice for victims of sexual violence.

July 24, 2014 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar (WMV)
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This session provides an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and an understanding of how Title IX protects the rights of victims of sexual violence in educational settings.

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Capacity Building Webinars for Human Trafficking Service Providers

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Capacity Building Webinars for Human Trafficking Service Providers

The following webinars provide information on key services and strategies for victim service providers working with survivors of human trafficking.

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July 18, 2017 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session, moderated by, Kristy Cho, OVC Fellow, features Amanda Eckhardt, Director of Programs, Restore NYC and Carolyn Lumpkin, Director of Empowerment Programs, CAST LA. Participants gain information on how to incorporate survivor leadership and feedback into programming, ensuring a trauma-informed framework when engaging survivors, and share successful characteristics and methods for resolving challenges related to survivor-informed services. 

June 20, 2017 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session features Nadia Swanson, LMSW, Coordinator of Training and Advocacy at the Ali Forney Center and Melissa Brockie, MSW, New Day Center Director at UMOM. Participants gain information on how to incorporate best practices and strategies for meeting the needs of LGBT clients, ensuring safety and confidentiality while building community partnerships to better serve this population.

March 21, 2017 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, grantees gain information on how relationships with medical professionals and health care systems can support the delivery of comprehensive, trauma-informed, and survivor-centered services. This session features two speakers from the Utah Trafficking in Persons Task Force, Corey, J. Rood, M.D., F.A.A.P., Child Abuse Pediatrician, Center for Safe and Healthy Families, University of Utah Primary Children's Hospital and Elizabeth Hendrix, M.S.W., Trafficking in Persons Program Director, Asian Association of Utah.

February 21, 2017 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session provides grantees with information on strategies for supporting the needs of male victims through their programs. Speakers include Marq D. Taylor, President and Founder, The B.U.D.D.Y. House; Liz Chacko, Deputy Director, Friends of Farmworkers; Corinne Guest, Therapist and Program Coordinator, La Puerta Abierta; and Kathleen Thomas, Clinical Training Coordinator, Project LIFE, North County Lifeline.

September 29, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session explores the effects of substance use as a coping tool, service barrier, and mechanism of control experienced by survivors of human trafficking. Participants learn practical skills to better provide trauma informed services including advocacy, safety planning, documentation, referral, and program accommodation. The webinar features a presentation by Kendra Harding, Program Coordinator with New Options for Women, a program of Lifeworks NW in Portland, Oregon.

August 18, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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The session highlights how some agencies have forged creative and strategic partnerships with hotel brands, local public housing authorities, and federal agencies to streamline and expand access to emergency and long term shelter resources on behalf of trafficking survivors. This webinar features presentations from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC), and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), about plans for an upcoming pilot program in Chicago, IL which will designate up to 60 vouchers for survivors of trafficking to access housing in the private market.

July 21, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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Three members of the team that worked toward the prosecution and conviction of Mohammad Sharif Alaboudi in 2013 discuss their involvement in the case. The session highlights the complex vulnerabilities associated with trafficking of native minor and adult victims, and evaluates cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts. Speakers identify lessons learned from the case study that contributed to a successful conviction and to diverse short and long term outcomes for survivors.

May 19, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on best practices for training and engaging volunteers for their human trafficking programs.

April 21, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on understanding the continuum of work place exploitation from labor trafficking to wage theft and the role of the Department of Labor in investigating workplace crimes.

February 18, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on how multidisciplinary, long-term collaboration is vital to uncovering hidden human trafficking cases, how various disciplines may have competing interests and pressures and can still collaborate, and how task forces can consider a broad definition of success as defined by the survivor.

January 21, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on the different methods of program evaluation, ways for constructing surveys relevant to human trafficking, and analyzing feedback from clients.

Please note that TIMS Online is an internal database for the Office for Victims of Crime that is only used by OVC Human Trafficking Program Grantees.

November 19, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on the findings in San Diego State University's recent report on labor trafficking.

September 17, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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The session highlights why victims of human trafficking need post-conviction relief, Vacatur law and other post-conviction relief, and important considerations for post-conviction legal work on behalf of trafficked clients.

August 20, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session highlights what is survivor informed programming, how to utilize survivor informed practices in organization programming and how to integrate these practices in case management during a client intake, and short-term and long-term service provision.

July 30, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session guides participants through a domestic servitude labor trafficking case study. The session highlights strategies in identifying and building a victim-centered sex trafficking case involving victims who are minors, how law enforcement, the prosecutor, and child protection entity can coordinate and collaborate throughout a case, challenges and strengths in coordinating and collaborating, how the Illinois safe harbor law come into play in the case, who were the players involved, what challenges did law enforcement face regarding jurisdiction, and the state and federal collaboration on the investigation of the case.

Note: Due to a technical glitch, the first 15 minutes of the presentation was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please refer to the PowerPoint file for slides from the missing portion of the presentation.

May 14, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on what is the Public Workforce System and the resources available through its One Stop Career Centers, tips on how to navigate the Public Workforce System and its One Stop Career Centers on behalf of survivors, and special programs and opportunities for minors and foreign nationals through the Public Workforce System.

February 19, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focusses on what civil legal remedies are available to human trafficking survivors through state and federal laws, criminal restitution available at the federal level and tips on how to advocate for these types of remedies.

September 18, 2014 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session highlights challenges in obtaining shelter and housing for human trafficking victims and how to address those challenges, how to get creative in addressing housing options, types of non-traditional partnerships, and different considerations in responding to victims in rural, suburban and urban settings.

August 21, 2014 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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The session highlights strategies in identifying and building a labor trafficking case, similarities and differences in collaborating between law enforcement and victim service providers in a sex trafficking case vs. labor trafficking case, working with foreign national vs. U.S. citizen survivors, and challenges faced when bringing a labor trafficking case to a prosecutor.

July 17, 2014 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on the eligibility requirements for a T and U Visa, key differences, necessary documents and evidence required in a T and U Visa application, and when and how to coordinate with law enforcement and prosecutors in the T and U Visa process.

June 19, 2014 1 hour View PowerPoint (PDF 1.7 MB)

This session focuses on confidentiality and privilege issues that need to be considered from a case manager, social worker, and attorney's perspective in serving survivors, how to talk to clients about those issues, common case management and victim service challenges surrounding confidentially and privilege, and strategies to address them.

April 17, 2014 1 hour View PowerPoint (PDF 2.04 MB)

This session focuses on how to identify a human trafficking victim with an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD), how to talk to clients about those issues, common case management and victim service challenges surrounding confidentially and privilege and strategies to address them, tips for communicating with a human trafficking victim with an I/DD, and resources to utilize when working with a human trafficking victim with an I/DD.

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Elder Justice Initiative Webinar Series

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Elder Justice Initiative Webinar Series

This webinar series provides critical information for prosecutors, victim specialists, law enforcement, and others working on elder abuse cases.

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August 7, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar provides information and examples of how Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds are being used to support services for victims of elder abuse. Information covered includes:

  • An overview of how VOCA funding operates at the federal and state level.
  • Clarifications in the VOCA Victim Assistance Rule that expands allowable uses of VOCA Victim Assistance funding by states.
  • Examples of VOCA-funded elder abuse programs.
July 10, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar provides tips and tools to help you tackle the challenges associated with developing supportive collaborations, effective communications, and a solid foundation for teamwork. Topics covered include:

  • Common barriers to effective collaboration.
  • Overcoming communication challenges.
  • Facilitation tips for coordinators. 
June 26, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar provides a summary of some of the research and facts around elder abuse, combined with the perspective of a detective with extensive practical experience in responding to cases of elder abuse. Presenters describe the research and discuss how to assist law enforcement officers in better understanding their role, what to look for when on a call, and what community resources are available for suspected cases of elder abuse.

June 19, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar reviews the use of brain imaging techniques and the latest research to describe how changes in brain structure affect financial decisionmaking, and the implications of the research for the legal system.

May 30, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar provides a demonstration of EJI's new Multidisciplinary Team Guide and Toolkit, designed for anyone looking to create or grow a local elder abuse MDT, regardless of their experience with MDTs. The web-based Toolkit is enhanced for use on mobile devices and contains easy-to-download PDF sample documents and citations.

April 24, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar features two elder abuse multidisciplinary team (MDT) coordinators who successfully implemented an MDT. The MDT coordinators discuss real problems and offer real world examples on how to make an elder abuse case review MDT work.

March 8, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar highlights training materials and resources for state and local law enforcement officers available on ElderJustice.gov. The resources include—

  • Elder Abuse Sample Protocols and State Statutes
  • Training Resources on Investigating Elder Abuse
  • State by State Reporting Obligations

 

Note: This webinar contains graphic (violent) images. Viewed discretion is advised.

February 27, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar highlights how victim service providers can benefit from using the victim specialist web page at ElderJustice.gov to assist older victims, including access to many tools such as the following:

  • Crime victim resources, hotlines, and links to training on elder abuse.
  • Victims' Rights Guidelines and reporting obligations.
  • "Ready-to-use" PowerPoint presentations with speaking guides for community outreach training.
  • Webinars on what federal agencies are doing to help older victims.

 

January 30, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar highlights training materials and resources available on ElderJustice.gov that help state and local prosecutors to prosecute elder abuse cases more effectively.

January 26, 2017 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar introduces the U.S. Department of Justice Elder Justice Initiative's new website, ElderJustice.gov, and highlights the tools and resources that support professionals in the field of elder abuse.

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Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs

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Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors' Needs

This five-part webinar series offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. This webinar series is co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime, Office on Violence Against Women, and Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Family Violence Prevention and Services Program; and State Justice Institute's Human Trafficking and the State Courts Collaborative.

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September 24, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session identifies court-based strategies to address the needs of trafficking victims and understand the role and significance of the court and judicial leadership in developing a response to human trafficking; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

Note: This webinar contains graphic (violent) images. Viewed discretion is advised.

August 13, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session shares examples of successful law enforcement collaborations; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

July 9, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session identifies effective collaboration strategies that leverage culturally specific resources on behalf of survivors; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

June 18, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session explores strategies for promoting collaboration while protecting confidentiality; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

May 28, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

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Mass Violence and Terrorism

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Mass Violence and Terrorism

This web training series highlights the importance of communities, states, and regions planning a response to incidents of mass violence and terrorism using the OVC resource, Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit. The first webinar in this series provides a detailed overview of how to use the Toolkit. Subsequent web trainings delve deeper into sections of the Toolkit. Customized technical assistance is available to city, county, and state-level organizations to help implement the Toolkit. If you would like to request mass violence and terrorism customized technical assistance, please contact us by email at TTAC@ovcttac.org.

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September 14, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session provides an overview of the complex process of managing donations. The process includes organizing, storing, and disbursing the funds, goods, and services received in response to incidents of mass violence or terrorism. Lessons learned from previous incidents consistently underscore that response and recovery efforts are more effective when there is a planned and comprehensive donation management strategy in place that focuses on both the immediate and longer term needs of victims, survivors, and the affected community.

Donation Management is one of 13 victim assistance protocols in OVC's Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit.

June 28, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session provides an overview of how civic, government, and business sectors can use OVC's Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit to develop a comprehensive victim assistance plan to respond to incidents of mass violence and terrorism. Lessons learned from past incidents indicate that with advanced planning (including establishing victim assistance protocols), and developing and maintaining multidisciplinary partnerships, communities are better prepared to engage a holistic approach to victim assistance to ensure that each victim's needs are met.

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Specific Considerations for Providing Victim Services

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Specific Considerations for Providing Victim Services

The following webinars include information to better serve populations such as tribal communities and youth, adults, and families who have been victims of violent acts.

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May 27, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session addresses how to build bridges between elder justice professionals and VOCA administrators, how these two groups of professionals benefit from knowing more about one other, and how those in the elder justice field may be able to access VOCA funds for their programs and to seek collaborative opportunities.


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April 15, 2015 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session addresses the results of OVC's Needs Assessment: Financial Fraud, Financial Exploitation, Elder Abuse, and Polyvictimization, offers a forum to compare information from different states, and provides an opportunity to discuss the impact of the findings with VOCA administrators.

February 13, 2014 1.5 hours View PowerPoint (PDF 2.37 MB)

The goal of this Webinar is to assist tribal communities in building collaborations that address the needs of crime victims. This Webinar highlights different types of collaboration, ways to deal with change and challenges, the benefits of collaboration, and how to recognize cultural differences.


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November 15, 2012 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This Webinar is intended to increase participants' knowledge of the trauma and dysfunction associated with violence and violent crime occurring in homes and throughout communities. Panelists showcase programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to delivering victim services. The Webinar focuses on best practices in working with youth, adults, and families who have been victims of violent acts and the rebuilding process that takes place after surviving such experiences.


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Telemedicine: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Responding to Sexual Assault

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Telemedicine: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Responding to Sexual Assault

The following webinars are targeted to provide training to sexual assault clinicians to increase their confidence, competence, and retention, as well as support quality care for sexual assault patients. This five-part series is a collaborative effort with the National TeleNursing Center which provides 24/7 remote clinician-to-clinician assistance targeted to support rural, tribal, military, and correctional communities.

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September 22, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, providers will improve their ability to communicate effectively during a telenursing patient encounter.

September 9, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, providers will learn about the interface of forensic evidence collection and the role of the crime lab for DNA analysis.

August 25, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, providers will develop an increased understanding of vicarious trauma and determine ways to develop resiliency and healthy coping skills for those providing care to recent victims of sexual assault.

July 29, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, providers will refresh their knowledge and skills necessary to effectively support and care for LGBTQI survivors.

June 23, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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In this session, providers will learn about the prevalence of strangulation associated with sexual assault, the physiology of strangulation, and patient care considerations.

Note: This webinar contains graphic (violent) images. Viewed discretion is advised.

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Victims' Rights

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Victims' Rights

The following webinars provide attorneys across the country with the tools needed to increase their knowledge base about crime victim issues.

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May 21, 2015 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This webinar is the second in a three-part series designed to enhance the ability of attorneys to provide effective legal representation to child-victims regarding their rights in criminal cases. This session provides concrete strategies for effectively communicating with and representing child-victims across the age spectrum.

April 23, 2015 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session provides an overview of the neurobiology of trauma and its unique impact on child victims. Building on this information, presenters will provide some strategies to help facilitate effective communication with clients who are child victims.

June 11, 2014 1 hour View PowerPoint (PDF 959 KB)

This session provides a discussion of law, ethics, and practice tips to ensure one's advocacy does not inadvertently cross the line into unauthorized practice of law.

December 12, 2013 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session focuses on the different justice systems that a human trafficking victim may be involved in and how to best serve victims who may be navigating various systems.

December 4, 2013 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session discusses notable victims' rights cases from 2013, both domestic and international. Speakers explore published and unpublished cases, legal changes, and litigation strategies for practitioners.

October 30, 2013 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session provides an overview of what rights exist for victims in the military, focusing on standing, how to assert rights, and the latest appellate practice. The session provides an overview of the Air Force's Special Victim Counsel Program, which was the first program in the military to provide counsel to sexual assault victims. The targeted audience for this session includes military counsel and civilian attorneys working with crime victims.

July 24, 2013 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Regardless of whether an attorney practices criminal law, family law, employment law, tort law, or wills and estates, (s)he will likely encounter clients with a trauma history, and advocates in the justice system will undoubtedly encounter these same individuals. This session explains the brain's response to trauma such that participants will gain a better understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, and why their clients may be ambivalent about participating in the justice system.

July 10, 2013 1.25 hours Listen/View Webinar
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Attacks on victim privacy happen every day in the form of subpoenas for victim records, requests for a pretrial interviews, and disclosure of a victim's name in open court. Because privacy is critical to victims' recovery and access to justice, protecting privacy must be a key strategy of the victims' rights movement. This session discusses methods of protecting victim privacy, ranging from securing use of pseudonyms to quashing subpoenas, to enhance the practitioner's ability to protect victim privacy.

June 27, 2013 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session, designed for advocates, is an overview of victims' rights laws, and an identification of common issues that victims face as they are forced to navigate the criminal justice system. Rebecca Khalil, NCVLI Staff Attorney, and Karla Salp, a victim advocate, discuss the state of victims' rights laws nationally, identify the most common stages in a criminal proceeding where victims' rights are at risk, discuss how advocates can protect these rights without crossing the line into unlawful practice of law, and explore how advocates and attorneys can best work together to enforce and advance victims' rights.

June 25, 2013 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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This session, designed for attorneys representing victims, is an overview of victims' rights laws, and an identification of common issues that victims face as they are forced to navigate the criminal justice system. Meg Garvin, NCVLI Executive Director, and Rebecca Khalil, NCVLI Staff Attorney, discuss the state of victims' rights laws nationally, identify the most common stages in a criminal proceeding where victims' rights are at risk, and target how system-based and community-based victim advocates can protect these rights.

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Inspired by OVC's Vision 21 recommendations to support strategic change in the victim assistance field, these webinars provide innovative and relevant information about transformational victim service topics.

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September 8, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session highlights the efforts being made by OVC and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to improve the use, dissemination, and translation of research data to close the gap between research, policy, and practice. The workshop includes an analysis of groundbreaking efforts from the BJS to enhance existing data that often go underutilized, and addresses how efforts to bridge the divide have already shed critical light on the lack of victim services in key settings.

August 25, 2016 1.5 hours Listen/View Webinar
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The aim of this session was to highlight three community and hospital-based violence interventions; Caught in the Crossfire, Healing Hurt People, and Make It Happen. These three programs are designed to lessen the traumatic impact experienced by young male survivors of violence, and to stop the cycle of retaliation.

July 25, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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The aim of this session is to raise awareness among prosecutor-based staff and other victim advocates and allied professionals to more effectively assist survivors during exoneration processes. Two original victims who faced post-conviction exonerations share their personal and very compelling stories, followed by Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney, who provides recommendations from a prosecutor's perspective on ways to improve the experiences of victims facing an exoneration. The Healing Justice Project concludes with a summary of general recommended practices to improve the experiences of original victims.

July 13, 2016 1 hour Listen/View Webinar
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This session reviews key research findings and introduces the Move to End Violence Research Into Action Guide, a set of practical recommendations to use when working to inspire people to take action to end violence against girls and women. It concludes with some real-life examples from Futures Without Violence, about how they have successfully implemented the recommendations put forth in the Research Into Action Guide.