Stalking is one of the four crimes acknowledged in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It’s often the one tacked on at the end, the one with fewest stand-alone resources for survivors, and the one providers and advocates are least trained in responding to. It’s time to change that.
Identifying and Preventing Gender and Intersectional Bias in Law Enforcement Responses to Domestic and Sexual Violence
“The purpose of this special collection is to compile resources focused on improving the law enforcement responses to domestic violence and sexual assault.”
Think of the MiVAN Advocate Directory like your phone’s contacts. But, what if all your professional contacts were always up to date, without you doing a thing? Wouldn’t that be nice! Not to brag, but we think our Directory is a better way to find, and keep, professional connections.
“This wheel depicts the major components which engender empowerment through advocacy. It asks that advocates respect confidentiality, believe their victim and validate her experiences, acknowledge the injustice, respect their victim’s autonomy, help their victim plan for future safety, and promote access to community services.”
“After a brief introduction and overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and common issues related to the experiences of individuals with ASD in the justice system, Dr. Dotson will entertain questions from the audience.”
Earlier this year, MiVAN released two Paper to Practice videos on vicarious trauma in advocacy. We love that advocates are finding these videos useful and informative, and we’re here to facilitate continued learning on this important topic! We’ve rounded up 10 more great webinars on vicarious trauma to keep the conversation going.