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Social Justice Disparities in Utilizing Forensic Nurses – The Innovative Generalist Perspective

Social Justice Disparities in Utilizing Forensic Nurses – The Innovative Generalist Perspective

Forensic nurses have historically been deployed for cases of sexual assault and are under-utilized by law enforcement, advocates, and healthcare settings. As our communities experience even greater numbers of violent crimes, it is essential that forensic nurses are better utilized to care for victim patients and create stronger outcomes. The “generalist perspective” is a paradigm shift designed to eliminate the inequities between victims of violence and assures that all victims of trauma across the lifespan are cared for by skilled, trauma-informed nurses. The generalist model assures care responses that work in urban, rural, and tribal communities with a variety of staffing options.

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Noncriminal Legal Interventions and Alternative Service Responses to Sexual Violence

Noncriminal Legal Interventions and Alternative Service Responses to Sexual Violence

The presenters will discuss a new approach to help combat human trafficking and sexual violence – the use of non-criminal state law interventions and their possible impact on human trafficking, the reporting of sexual crimes, and the safety of sex work.

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Speaking Out Online is Trending: Start by Believing and Social Media

Speaking Out Online is Trending: Start by Believing and Social Media

Over the past decade, social media has allowed anti-violence programs and criminal justice agencies to connect with their communities in new and exciting ways. Advocacy organizations across the country have identified new avenues for connecting with survivors and their loved ones, by posting messages of support and opportunities for activism, while criminal justice organizations are able to foster new connections with communities by participating in online conversations that are timely and relevant to the people they serve.

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A Simple Multidisciplinary Approach to Strangulation that Doubled both Forensic Medical Examinations and Reports to Law Enforcement

A Simple Multidisciplinary Approach to Strangulation that Doubled both Forensic Medical Examinations and Reports to Law Enforcement

The Tulsa Police Department coordinated a multi-agency community approach to address the consequences of the violent act of strangulation and promote the availability of medical examinations for patients.

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The Role of Institutions in Non-Stranger Sexual Violence

The Role of Institutions in Non-Stranger Sexual Violence

Institutions of all kinds, both formal and informal, shape our lives. They also reflect as well as influence our culture. Regardless of how honorable their intent, educational, military, corporate and religious institutions often unwittingly attract, conceal and protect rapists and sexual predators. Responding professionals can benefit by understanding how these cultural bulwarks can become havens for sexual predators, and how to work with institutions to best protect their members and prevent infiltration.

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Forensic Nurse Case Review

Forensic Nurse Case Review

Unfortunately, forensic nurses have historically practiced in “silos” and not participated in peer review as part of their practice within their programs and communities. Case, or Peer review, has considerable potential and is a key component of modern quality assurance and patient satisfaction. In the forensic world, case review ensures that the evidence collected, and injuries identified are accurate before going to court for a criminal or civil trial.

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Transforming Crisis Response into Long-Term Solutions

Transforming Crisis Response into Long-Term Solutions

Barrier Free Living is a domestic violence agency in New York City that serves people with disabilities and those who are D/deaf. According to the World Health Organization, people with disabilities are 1.5 times more likely to be a victim of violence than those without a disability, while those with mental health conditions are at nearly four times the risk of experiencing violence. During the COVID- 19 pandemic we learned a lot about how we can offer services in an accessible and flexible manner. We now better understand the true meaning “client centered” services by letting people choose how they would like to receive services such as by phone, video, or in-person. This resulted in people attending services more regularly and on-time.

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Digital Violence: Understanding Trauma-informed Methods of Care

Digital Violence: Understanding Trauma-informed Methods of Care

What is digital violence and what does it look like when we’re reliant on technology to stay connected? This session will help service providers better understand digital violence and the trauma impact on those who have experienced it. Trauma from digital violence often goes unrecognized due to providers lack of assessment and understanding. This training helps to identify tech facilitated abuse and understand it within the lens of gender-based violence. The mental health impact of being abused through digital methods and platforms can have devastating effects on a person’s global functioning, including their ability to communicate through technology. For those who have suffered online abuse, connecting through digital methods can reactivate trauma symptoms and destabilize them in personal and professional settings.

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Sexually Assaulted, Disbelieved, Prosecuted and Acquitted: Lessons from Virginia

Sexually Assaulted, Disbelieved, Prosecuted and Acquitted: Lessons from Virginia

Imagine that someone in your community is sexually assaulted and tells the police. Initially the investigator appears to take them seriously, but the case stalls. The victim interview turns into an interrogation, and police pressure the victim to retract their allegations. Desperate to end this ordeal, the victim recants. But to their surprise, the investigator and prosecutor use the recantation to charge them with false reporting. 

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Global Panel Discussion: Envisioning Liberty & Justice for All – This World Was made for You & Me

Global Panel Discussion: Envisioning Liberty & Justice for All – This World Was made for You & Me

Blame. Fear of Authority. Lack of Peer Support. Language Barriers. Survivors of assault and domestic violence around the globe are faced with many obstacles as they tirelessly seek justice. Many do not speak up. Those that do seek justice are often misunderstood and blamed for their experiences.

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