Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Every Opportunity to Heal

Every Opportunity to Heal

Physically and sexually abused in her marriage for years by the first person she ever loved, a man who grew to 400 pounds and acted out rape and torture fantasies against her with an obsessive fetish, Cindy Brock lived a nightmare. When she reached out for help to a friend, the woman stopped speaking to her out of her own fear.

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Addressing Sexual Victimization Within Domestic Violence

Addressing Sexual Victimization Within Domestic Violence

This webinar will shed light on the prevalence of sexual violence within intimate partner relationships, acknowledge the importance of developing collaborative strategies between domestic violence and sexual assault agencies, and advocate for a broader inclusion of addressing sexual violence within all systems working to address Intimate Personal Violence.

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Domestic and Sexual Violence: Trauma Informed Victim Contact and Interviewing

Domestic and Sexual Violence: Trauma Informed Victim Contact and Interviewing

You’ve learned about trauma and its effects, now what? How do you translate that knowledge into outcomes for victims, achieve justice and be trauma-informed, and work with victims who need help but refuse to cooperate with law enforcement? How do you get victims to share their stories so the legal system can begin getting them justice – whether through a criminal conviction or a protective order?

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International Safety Planning: Supporting Survivors of Forced Marriage and Domestic Violence

International Safety Planning: Supporting Survivors of Forced Marriage and Domestic Violence

Forced marriage is a serious problem impacting women and girls (and some men and boys) from across communities in the United States. Forced marriage often results in physical, psychological and sexual abuse, and can intersect with other forms of harm including domestic violence and human trafficking. Survivors face significant safety risks including the threat of being taken, and in some cases abandoned, overseas. Serving these survivors requires advanced and creative safety planning, risk assessment, long term emotional support and coordination with agencies not often involved in domestic violence intervention work. In this session, common case scenarios and best practice guidance for identifying and screening cases with an international component will be shared, including how to support survivors seeking to avoid travel and coordinate a repatriation for those already overseas. An overview of the available forms of legal remedies and other expert support resources will also be provided.

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New York State’s Multi-Faceted Approach to Reducing Intimate Partner Homicides

New York State’s Multi-Faceted Approach to Reducing Intimate Partner Homicides

Since 2010, New York State has been actively involved in understanding and preventing IPV homicides. A number of different methods are being used, such as enacting legislation that limits offenders’ access to firearms, conducting intensive reviews of domestic violence-related homicides, and awarding grant funds to service providers throughout the state. This workshop will provide an overview and discussion of the various methods being used to achieve the goal of reducing IPV homicides in New York State, and an analysis of the challenges and successes of those efforts. Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to develop ideas for programs that could be implemented in their own states, counties, or municipalities to address the problem of IPV homicide.

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Development and Implementation of Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Rural Communities

Development and Implementation of Domestic Violence High Risk Teams in Rural Communities

When evaluating domestic violence lethality, research demonstrates that location matters. For example, rural women endure more severe violence and experience a higher risk of lethality. Delayed law enforcement response times, coupled with greater distances to life-saving medical intervention, increases the risk of fatality. Domestic Violence High Risk Teams are essential in rural areas as a result, yet few communities have them in place. This session will help organizations determine which partners to include in their high-risk team, as well as how to overcome the various challenges of collaboration. The presenters will review the strategies they have implement to successfully to domestic violence cases in rural communities.

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Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

Documenting Domestic Violence: Considerations When Recommending Tech Tools for Victims

Technology has increasingly become a necessity for professionals, agencies, and organizations since the pandemic. The speed for which available tools come to market can cause confusion as to which ones should be recommended for victims and survivors to use. We will discuss vast considerations that should be vetted before a product or tool should be recommended. This course will explore the history and governance that oversee victim data, describe the technology types used, look at liabilities faced by the recommending entity, discuss the consequences of user experience, legal proceedings and how the information interacts with the case, and community access and inclusion.

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Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls: An Improved Law Enforcement Response to Assess for Sexual Violence, Build an Evidence Based Case and Reduce Gender Bias

Uncovering Sexual Assault in Domestic Violence Calls: An Improved Law Enforcement Response to Assess for Sexual Violence, Build an Evidence Based Case and Reduce Gender Bias

Research tells us that sexual violence is a common component of intimate partner violence, but victims are often far less likely to disclose acts of sexual violence than physical violence, in their contacts with law enforcement. Investigators should therefore make it a standard practice to assess whether sexual violence is also occurring in cases of intimate partner violence.

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Community Informed Risk Assessment: Intimate Partner Violence, Including Sexual Assault

Community Informed Risk Assessment: Intimate Partner Violence, Including Sexual Assault

This webinar will address the origins, development, and science of the Arizona intimate Partner Risk Assessment Instrument System (APRAIS) as an example of community informed risk assessment. Presenters will explore the deployment of the tool and its accompanying protocols in the fields of law enforcement, victim advocacy, and the courts. Of paramount importance are respect for the autonomy, dignity, informed consent, and liberty rights of victims, the due process rights of suspects, and the need to be candid and transparent about the limited predictive capabilities of all risk assessment tools that screen for future threats of intimate partner violence (IPV).

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In Their Own Words: Practical Tools and Techniques for Obtaining Post-Arrest Communications in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

In Their Own Words: Practical Tools and Techniques for Obtaining Post-Arrest Communications in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

During a law enforcement investigation of intimate partner violence (IPV) or human trafficking, one often-overlooked area is post-arrest communication between victims, suspects, and friends and family members of suspects. Because of the intimate relationships involved in these cases, communication often continues throughout the process of the investigation, including after charges are filed and court hearings are underway. This can be true even if the victim and suspect are involved in a casual dating relationship. Obtaining these communications is a critical aspect of a thorough law enforcement investigation.

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