Webinar Archive

Webinar Archive


Elevating Survivor Voices: The Impact of Start by Believing

Elevating Survivor Voices: The Impact of Start by Believing

All too often, when sexual assault victims find the courage to come forward, their disclosures are met with doubt or blame, rather than empathy and support. End Violence Against Women International set out to better understand the impact of responses to victim disclosures, both from professionals as well as loved ones.

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“Fight, Flight, Freeze” to “Survival Mode” and “Reflexes and Habits”

“Fight, Flight, Freeze” to “Survival Mode” and “Reflexes and Habits”

The phrase “fight or flight” is still commonly used to describe how people react while being sexually assaulted, yet it fails and harms many sexual assault survivors on a daily basis. In reality, many victims of sexual assault don’t fight or flee. Adding “freeze” as a third possible response, which has become common, doesn’t fix the problem, for two reasons: First, any phrase that starts with “fight or flight” doesn’t reflect the reality for many survivors and leaves them feeling like their response was abnormal or wrong. Second, many survivor behaviors during sexual assault don’t fit under “fight,” “flight” or “freeze” because they’re habit-based behaviors, in which they aren’t “frozen” but rather behaving politely and submissively.

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The Movement is the Message: Meeting People Where They Are and Breaking Through Ideological Barriers

The Movement is the Message: Meeting People Where They Are and Breaking Through Ideological Barriers

Changing minds and hearts on social justice issues is challenging, even during the best of times. And these are not the best of times. Today, Americans are more divided, and less willing to listen to one another, than at any point in the last half century. But there are effective strategies for meeting people where they are to move them closer to justice. And time-tested ways to break through barriers to make sure that your message is heard and acted on.

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Bystander Intervention Beyond Color Blindness: How to Better Teach Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention Beyond Color Blindness: How to Better Teach Bystander Intervention

Bystander Intervention is one of the most popular skillsets taught by violence prevention educators, especially on campuses. The appeals are multiple: it’s non-threatening, it engages the audience as potential allies rather than perpetrators or victims, and it relies on the idea that violence is happening out in public and that the solutions can be immediate and within the scope of one individual’s actions. However, along with the great news that many students are taking bystander intervention sessions, we must acknowledge the reality that when it is not taught carefully, bystander intervention tactics can ignore or even further entrench harmful and racist norms. 

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The New and Improved SAMFE Virtual Practicum

The New and Improved SAMFE Virtual Practicum

Explore the NEW Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examination Virtual Practicum, a free online training that teaches each step of the medical forensic exam, even preparing professionals to testify in court. Through patient simulations, learners practice skills to care for patients from different populations, including transgender patients, older adults, adolescents, cisgender males, and incarcerated patients. The forensic lab and court room areas show how evidence from the exam is analyzed for DNA and used for prosecution. Nurses can earn up to 19.5 hours of continuing education with the Virtual Practicum.  

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“I Wish I Knew This Earlier” – Implementing Mandated Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement

“I Wish I Knew This Earlier” – Implementing Mandated Sexual Assault Training for Law Enforcement

This workshop, presented by a training program manager, police sergeant, and EVAWI President, explains the early development, implementation, and formative evaluation of Washington’s legislation in support of sexual assault victims. It provides an overview on the development of an innovative training model for all officers that investigate adult sexual assault.

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Building Your Trainer Toolbox – Part 2: Training Materials and Professional Tools

Building Your Trainer Toolbox – Part 2: Training Materials and Professional Tools

In Part 2 of our series on Building your Trainer Toolbox, we will offer concrete guidance on how to improve your own training materials (including abstracts, learning objectives, and PowerPoint slides) and professional tools (such as a biographical sketch, resumé, and CV). This information is designed to be helpful for anyone who interested in providing training on the topic of criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence.

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Building Your Trainer Toolbox – Part 1: Using and Citing Research

Building Your Trainer Toolbox – Part 1: Using and Citing Research

This is the first in a 2-part series of webinars on how to build your toolbox as a trainer. In Part 1, we will focus on how to use and cite research properly, both to increase your own credibility as an expert and to avoid any potential fear of plagiarism. Guidance will also be given for identifying research sources from among EVAWI’s portfolio of training materials. This information is designed to be helpful for anyone who interested in providing training on the topic of criminal justice and community responses to sexual assault and other forms of gender-based violence.

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How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement

How to Plan a Successful Training for Law Enforcement

We are often asked how to plan a successful training event for law enforcement and other allied professionals. To support communities in this work, we are delighted to announce a webinar on this subject. Help prepare your community for successful training, to improve the law enforcement investigation and community response to gender-based violence.

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