Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Survivors’ Voices: Reimagining Justice for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Survivors’ Voices: Reimagining Justice for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Crimes against people with disabilities are often challenging for professionals who respond to crime victims. Although people with disabilities are 7 times more likely to experience sexual assault than people without disabilities, they often do not have access to victim services. In this session, attendees will explore what justice means to people with disabilities by listening to the voices of survivors. Together, the presenters and attendees will reimagine what trauma-informed best practices should look like for victims with disabilities.

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Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivor Safety: Promoting New Approaches to Long-Standing Crimes

Sexual Assault and Stalking Survivor Safety: Promoting New Approaches to Long-Standing Crimes

Advocates, lawyers, law enforcement, and other first responders are often well-schooled in safety planning with survivors of intimate partner violence. However, many of the most common safety planning tools and methodologies are not relevant to survivors of non-intimate partner (including stranger) sexual assault and stalking. These commonly misunderstood, and severely underreported, crimes require safety plans that are informed by and responsive to survivors’ realities. In this interactive session, we will explore the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, identify stalking behaviors, summarize possible legal remedies to enhance survivor safety, and share examples and strategies to safety plan with and support victims of stalking and sexual violence.

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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

Identify organizational or institutional norms, and explore how these norms may define and confine members, including those who are sexually assaulted.

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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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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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New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2

New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2

This presentation addresses the issues that investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, and medical personal often encounter in alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Investigators and prosecutors face many hurdles, including the consent defense, perceptions about “he said/she said” cases, and victims suffering from memory loss, as well as challenges related to victim shame, embarrassment, and lack of trust in law enforcement.

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Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam – A Case Study Highlighting The Need for Better Collaboration

Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam – A Case Study Highlighting The Need for Better Collaboration

In June 2011, the Platte County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a body located in a conservation area. When they arrived, deputies found a semi-nude white female with severe injuries to her head, wearing only a bikini top. The deceased was identified as Alyssa Shippert. The cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to the head. The Sheriff’s office worked numerous leads but was unable to establish a suspect in the case.

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