Victims Assistance & Advocacy

Upcoming Webinars

Andrew Campbell
09 / 26 / 2019

This webinar will describe the many risks of harm (short-term and long-term) for children exposed to violence in their community. As rates of violent crime continue to increase in many [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney
10 / 03 / 2019

This webinar will examine how experiences of gendered violence create pathways for girls into the juvenile justice system with an emphasis on cross over from the child welfare system into [...]

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Alan Lawitz, ESQ
Karen Webber
10 / 23 / 2019

This webinar will discuss the development and implementation of a new tool to assist APS and its partners in the investigation of suspected financial exploitation of vulnerable adults. The tool, [...]

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Leslie A. Hagen
11 / 05 / 2019

Tribal communities, like all other communities, can be impacted by sex trafficking. Victims of sex trafficking frequently suffer horrific abuse for prolonged periods of time with devastating emotional and physical [...]

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Alyssa Neumann
Julie Schoen
11 / 13 / 2019

Over the past few years, the FrameWorks Institute worked with the National Center on Elder Abuse to create a communication strategy that demonstrates how we can restructure our communities to [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
02 / 06 / 2020

Childhood trauma is the way in which a victim’s body, mind, and emotions respond to a traumatic event when it occurred in childhood. The ramifications of this response are [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
03 / 05 / 2020

Traumatic events during childhood have an impact on the victim’s brain development, emotional regulation capacity, and behavior throughout the life-span. Having the ability to assess an individual for the [...]

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Lindsay Ashworth
04 / 01 / 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of the dynamics of sexual violence, specifically as it relates to people with disabilities. We will provide an overview of disability culture, language, and [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC
05 / 05 / 2020

An individual who has experienced childhood trauma may exhibit cognitive, emotional and behavioral evidence of that trauma. Once we have assessed the potential of a childhood trauma, we can better [...]

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Ruby Barraza
Victoria Riechers, MA
06 / 04 / 2020

This webinar will examine the various opportunities and challenges of serving immigrant, refugee, or asylum-seeking survivors of sexual and domestic violence. It will explore the diversity in immigrant experiences and [...]

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Lindsay Ashworth
08 / 05 / 2020

This webinar will provide an overview of sexual assault in K-12 and higher education environments. We will discuss current federal legislation and policy and best practices related to responding to [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Duane T. Bowers, LPC

This webinar looks at the family’s and the victim’s perspective on the experience of trafficking. The effect of trauma on both family and victim, as well as the [...]

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David J. Rogers

The plight of Native Americans is a convoluted one. From being the guardians of the land, they were robbed off of it or relocated or were left with a tiny [...]

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Jamal Brooks-Hawkins
Victoria Riechers, MA

When people discuss sexual violence, it is often assumed that the victim is female. This isn’t always the case – there are also male victims of sexual violence, but our [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA

The second of a two-part webinar series, Victoria Reichers is back on Justice Clearinghouse. The first part discussed what happens internally to sexual assault victims by unpacking the neurobiology of [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Unfortunate is an understatement when we talk about the fate of a lot of children who end up in juvenile detention. They wind up even more traumatized over reasons that [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth

Traversing a sexual violence case is tricky. When sexual assault survivors are asked to recount the unfortunate experience from memory there are doubts when they cannot quite remember things in [...]

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Mahri Irvine, PhD

Domestic violence is one of those crimes that used to be swept under the rug because of stigma. But in the past few years, as a call to action is [...]

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Vicki Assegued

The concept of Restorative Justice may seem new and unfamiliar for most people, but this system’s roots go as far back into history and is used throughout the world, [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA
Lindsay Ashworth

Over the last two years, survivors of sexual violence and harassment are coming forward and speak out about their experiences. Stories are being told about how sexual violence can happen [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Medical reports and records make all the difference when it comes to proving child abuse cases. The medical field is one of the most prestigious career paths that entail years [...]

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Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasha Menaker is back on Justice Clearinghouse for part two of her three-part webinar series that seeks to understand sexual assault perpetration. Dr. Menaker holds an MA in Clinical [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a socialite with a heart for philanthropy and she lived a long, amazing life. That is until her son, Tony Marshall took advantage of Brooke’s old [...]

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Tasha Menaker, Ph.D.

Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are brought to the forefront as more and more victims find their voices to speak up and tell their stories. Movements across the globe [...]

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Ambiguous Loss
Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Experiencing loss is painful, but there is some solace in the conclusiveness of knowing something or someone is no longer a part of your life. Ambiguous loss is incomprehensible given [...]

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Paul Greenwood

Whether you’re a seasoned justice professional or new to the field, everyone needs a sage resource they can turn to for advice on niche topics – and elder abuse can [...]

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Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Employees working in the field of public service and social welfare often extend help to others who go through tumultuous moments. In doing so, they also take into their psyche [...]

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Cassidee Carlson

The recent shooting in Kentucky was the 11th of the year, and the worst so far. This statistic is difficult to wrap our heads around as it is only 25 days [...]

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Philip Marshall

Brooke Astor was a writer, and socialite who lived a long life that’s one for the books. Brooke herself was well-aware of how interesting her life was that she [...]

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Eva Klain

Efforts to protect children identified as victims of domestic sex trafficking have gained momentum as a number of states have developed protective legislation often referred to as “Safe Harbor” laws, [...]

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Johnna Albert

This course will explore the revictimization of crime victims in their attempt to seek justice. It will delve into the secondary victimization crime victims endure through each subsystem of criminal [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

  Trauma Informed Work is providing service with the understanding that the client/witness/victim with whom you are working probably has been exposed to a traumatic event. Knowing this, [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Jamal Brooks-Hawkins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Male Victims of Sexual Assault: Best Practices for Justice Professionals.    Here are just a few of his [...]

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During her recent webinar, Victoria Riechers of Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence discussed strangulation in intimate partner violence cases. Here is some supplemental information for your use. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Caroline Teague answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Domestic & International Family Abductions: NCMEC Resources Part 1.   Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Victoria Riechers answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Working with Sexual Assault Victims: Strategies for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Part 1 Working with Victims.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Victoria Riechers and Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Neurobiology and Traumatic [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Mahri Irvine answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Domestic Violence 101: What Justice Professionals Need to Understand about the Dynamics, Contexts, and Roots of this [...]

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Webinar presenter Vicki Assegued answered a number of your questions after her presentation,  "Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue." Here are a few of her responses.     Audience Question: How [...]

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Truly listening -- whether to a victim, a colleague or a partner -- starts with respect. During her webinar, “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue,” Vicki Assegued provided excellent advice for [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA

Sexual assault is a crime many people in immigrant communities face. While there is very little data regarding immigrant experiences of sexual assault, the prevalence rate is believed to be [...]

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Webinar presenters Victoria Riechers and Lindsay Ashworth answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors. Here are some of their responses. &[...]

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Such a powerful statement from Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Domestic Violence made during her webinar, "Understanding Sexual Violence and Appropriate Responses to Survivors."     To [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in the home is seen [...]

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Christina McCale

Not all law enforcement agencies have all the resources needed to effectively and efficiently investigate is a missing children's case... fortunately the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can [...]

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Christina McCale

With a sexual assault happening every  98 seconds in the US, (equalling 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men having been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault) it's not [...]

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"Healthy relationships are based on equality and respect." What a lovely quote speaker Jacke Schroeder made during her recent webinar about Building Community Safety Nets for our victims of elder [...]

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"Start with your why." Love this quote from Jacke Schroeder's recent presentation about how to start programs to support victims of elder abuse. Be sure to check out Jacke's webinar, "[...]

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A powerful comment from San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan in the San Diego County Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Blueprint 2018. "Our civilization will be judged on how we [...]

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Emotional Support for Mass Casualty Survivors
Duane T. Bowers, LPC
Christina McCale

Once the police tape is gone, what are the best ways to support survivors of traumatic events, like Mass Casualty Shootings? Check out our interview with trauma care expert and [...]

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Christina McCale

The proverb that "it takes a village" doesn't just apply to children. Often it takes a village to help solve a variety of issues, including creating resources to help the [...]

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Christina McCale

People typically agree that Elder Abuse is a horrifying crime and that those who abuse elders should be punished. But what if you've never investigated an elder abuse case? What [...]

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Brooke Astor's grandson, Philip Marshall exposed Tony Marshall, his father, for abusing his grandmother. Since his grandmother's controversial case, Philip made it his life's purpose, through beondbrooke.[...]

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Jamal Brooks-Hawkins, MSW

At least one in six men have experienced sexual assault in their lifetime (NISVS, 2017). Similar to other victims of sexual assault, male victims often experience negative emotional, physical, and social [...]

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Christina McCale

It's easy to believe that elder abuse can only happen to certain populations of society. But the reality is that elder abuse doesn't discriminate; no elder is immune. Societal position, [...]

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