COVID-19 Webinars

This page will be updated regularly as webinars continue to be developed.

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Training – Empowerment Based Advocacy

Empowerment Based Advocacy 3/16/2020 from 9am-5pm This training will be hosted by MCEDSV Summary:  This training will focus on defining and implementing empowerment-based services. The presentation will be discussion and scenario based. The discussion will be grounded in an intersectional and survivor-centered lens. Participants can anticipate challenging questions regarding current norms and rules in their…

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Webinar – Understanding Human Trafficking

Understanding Human Trafficking This webinar is hosted by the Office for Victims of Crime Summary: OVC invites victim service providers, allied professionals, and interested members of the general public to register for this new training, a series of five interactive online modules that offer foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. The…

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Webinar – Know Your Audience: Choosing the Best Learning Activities for Your Training

Know Your Audience: Choosing the Best Learning Activities for Your Training April 6, 2020 From 3:00pm-4:00pm EST This webinar is hosted by the Center for Court Innovation Summary: Last year, the Center for Court Innovation and the National Center for State Courts hosted a workshop titled: A Blueprint for Success: Designing Effective Court-Based Trainings. Based…

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Serving Survivors Impacted by the Criminal Legal System

This webinar will highlight the multitude of ways that a criminal record can negatively impact a survivor’s life and safety, and how programs can begin to build resources and innovative community partnerships in order to help survivors overcome the barriers they face after an incarceration or criminal conviction.

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VAWA Confidentiality: Empowering Survivors, Protecting Information

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires OVW-funded victim service providers to protect survivors’ privacy. This interactive webinar will highlight how VAWA confidentiality requirements compliment survivor empowerment and offer best practices for maintaining survivors’ privacy. By participating in this webinar, victim services providers will be better able to explain how the VAWA privacy requirements relate to survivor-centered care.

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Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault

This webinar focuses on the scenario where victims summon the courage to report a sexual assault, only to be disbelieved, mistreated, and later charged (often erroneously) with false reporting or associated crimes such as obstruction of justice, interfering with law enforcement, or providing false statements. The presentation will detail how these scenarios unfold, highlighting factors that distinguish an interview conducted with a victim versus a suspect in a criminal investigation, and we document how this can result in a false confession.

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