Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


How Media Portrayal of Interpersonal Violence Impacts Case Investigation, Prosecution, and Survivor Care

How Media Portrayal of Interpersonal Violence Impacts Case Investigation, Prosecution, and Survivor Care

This session will explore how media portrayals of domestic and sexual violence impact case investigation and prosecution, trauma-informed victim care, and decision making by judges and juries.

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Cultural and Systemic Effects on Sexual Assault Reporting and Investigations: Exploring High Profile Cases

Cultural and Systemic Effects on Sexual Assault Reporting and Investigations: Exploring High Profile Cases

Sexual assaults are among the most underreported crimes, for a variety of reasons. This includes internal factors, such as personal shame and embarrassment, as well as external peer pressure exerted by others. We typically think of peer pressure as coming from friends and family members, but it can also come from organizations and institutions. It can even be enshrined in the confines or “rules” (whether written or unwritten) for such organizations or institutions. So, what happens when the peer pressure comes from an organization like USA gymnastics or Boys Scouts of America? What can investigators do to help overcome barriers to reporting sexual assault, and address challenges to the investigation and prosecution within this type of organization? Please join us for this webinar, to explore these topics and identity tips for effectively investigating sexual assault crimes either committed or protected within an organization or institution.

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“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Transgender Survivors

“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Transgender Survivors

EVAWI is pleased to offer a series of FREE Community Conversations, delving into important topics covered in the new Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this second session, Detective Toni Dias, Jennifer Heard, Erik Simon, and michael munson, will discuss how we can better advocate and care for transgender patients.

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You Might “Know It When You See It,” But Do You Know How to Use It to Prevent Crime? How Pornography Impacts Behavior: Recognition and Intervention

You Might “Know It When You See It,” But Do You Know How to Use It to Prevent Crime? How Pornography Impacts Behavior: Recognition and Intervention

This program will explore the relevance, predictive value, and admissibility of this type of evidence in preventing crime through early intervention. It will discuss how detecting evidence of pornography use can inform victim witness advocates, service providers, as well as law enforcement professionals about its potential impact on other behavior. Because prediction is prevention, this program will discuss how detecting the use of pornography can impact case investigation, victim care, and even restorative justice.

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“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Incarcerated Survivors

“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Incarcerated Survivors

EVAWI is pleased to offer a series of FREE Community Conversations, delving into important topics covered in the new Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this first session, guests Linda McFarlane of Just Detention International, Kenneth James of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and Nadine Ebanks, Lead Nurse Practitioner at the Nancy J. Cotterman Center in Florida, will discuss how we can better advocate and care for incarcerated patients.

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The Mask of Bondage: Post-Pandemic Challenges Prosecuting Human Trafficking: Tips and Trends

The Mask of Bondage: Post-Pandemic Challenges Prosecuting Human Trafficking: Tips and Trends

This program will cover post-pandemic trends and developments regarding detection, documentation, and relational dynamics involved in human trafficking cases. The presenter will cover the unique and sensitive issues involved in working with human trafficking survivors who face a host of challenges during the pandemic, and often do not identify as victims. This program will include a discussion of modern-day victim-law enforcement interactions, pandemic trauma-bonding, and other challenges faced by prosecutors currently handling such cases.

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Why Should We Care About the Science? Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assault on Victim Responses, Behaviors, and Memories

Why Should We Care About the Science? Understanding the Impact of Sexual Assault on Victim Responses, Behaviors, and Memories

By applying a scientific understanding of trauma and trauma-informed interviewing principles, investigators can help victims to recall and share details about their sexual assault. These details will then guide the resulting investigation, including interviews with respondents and witnesses, other types of evidence, and corroborative information. Decision makers can piece these details together to compile a more comprehensive and evidence-based account of the sexual assault, and enhance case determinations.

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Opening Doors: Alternative Reporting Options for Sexual Assault Victims

Opening Doors: Alternative Reporting Options for Sexual Assault Victims

This presentation explores strategies to increase reporting options for sexual assault victims. These approaches are grounded in a victim-centered and trauma-informed philosophy, encapsulated in the concepts of one step at a time and opening doors.

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Domestic Violence: The Common Denominator Behind Many Types of Crime

Domestic Violence: The Common Denominator Behind Many Types of Crime

This program will explore the ways in which domestic violence is a precursor to many other types of crime. From vandalism to violent mass shootings, drugs to negligent discharge, domestic abuse is involved in many types of criminal behavior. This program will identify some of the common situations and relationships that should prompt further investigation in order to gain a more complete picture of the interpersonal threat posed by a perpetrator.

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Opioid Addiction and Interpersonal Violence

Opioid Addiction and Interpersonal Violence

We are facing unprecedented challenges as our nation confronts a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and economic and political turmoil simultaneously. Rates of anxiety and depression have tripled; meanwhile, communication skills are dwindling. The way we support each other through this challenging time will have lasting effects. When we respond well to those in trauma, we build strong bonds of trust and enhance communication.

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