Advanced Training in Assisting Individuals and Families Harmed by Homicide
September 28 – September 29, 2021
Training by North Carolina Victim Assistance Network
Surviving loved ones of murder victims present unique challenges and opportunities for the advocates and other professionals who work with them. This webinar is designed to help participants better meet those challenges and opportunities by enhancing their understanding and skills for working with this unique set of crime survivors. This two-part workshop will overview of how the emotional, behavioral and relational functioning of co-victims of homicide are impacted by the complicated, traumatic grief that follows in the aftermath of murder and by other complicating factors – complicating factors ranging from specifics of a particular homicide, interactions with law enforcement and court professionals, media coverage, and more.
Participants in this two-part workshop will:
- Understand the impact of “murder grief” on co-victims of homicide and how to work more effectively with those going through it.
- Understand key themes that arise for surviving loved ones in the aftermath of murder.
- Apply practical skills and tools for assisting those affected by homicide.
- Learn about available resources.