Oct
24
to Oct 25

October 24-25, 2017- Harms of Pornography: A Feminist Framework

Join us to learn about the harms of pornography through a feminist lens this coming October! This two-day ICESA training will take place at Butler University in Indianapolis, and will feature Dr. Gail Dines, Robert Jensen, and Lisa Thompson. Dr. Gail Dines is a professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston, as well as an internationally-acclaimed speaker, focusing on hypersexualization of culture and the effects of porn on mainstream pop culture. Robert Jensen is a professor of journalism at University of Texas who has critiqued the pathology of patriarchy and its place in today's crises. Lisa Thompson is the Vice President of Education and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she has focused on the harms of pornography, stripping, prostitution, and sex trafficking. We are so excited to be able to bring these three fabulous speakers to Indiana! 

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Oct
24
to Oct 27

October 24-27, 2017- Advanced Strangulation Course

This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and testify as effective expert witnesses. This course is designed for communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.

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Oct
25
to Oct 27

October 25-27, 2017- SANE Clinical Training

  • Franciscan St. Francis Health Education Center (map)
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The clinical preceptorship is designed to complement the classroom educational experience and allow the SANE to apply information and skills obtained during the classroom experience. The required clinical experience is in addition to the 40-hour didactic course. It is recommended that this preceptorship be completed with the guidance of a physician, advanced practi ce nurse, or a forensically experienced registered nurse. YOU MUST BE ENROLLED IN, OR HAVE COMPLETED, THE 40-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT NURSE EXAMINER ADOLESCENT/ADULT DIDACTIC COURSE TO ATTEND THIS TRAINING. Registration is $100.  

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Nov
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

November 1, 2017- A Team Approach: Child Life's Role in Pediatric Sexual Abuse Cases

This webinar will focus on the collaboration between Pediatric Forensic Examiners and Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS), particularly on the role of Child Life Specialists during the sexual abuse medical forensic exam. As trained medical professionals, Child Life Specialists utilize knowledge of child development, stress and coping theories, and family systems theories to promote positive outcomes during pediatric sexual abuse examinations. Working alongside Pediatric Forensic Examiners, Child Life Specialists are able to promote positive coping through rapport building, preparation, and developmentally appropriate divisional activities. During this webinar, the audience will learn about the role Child Life Specialists play while supporting staff, patients, and families during pediatric medical forensic exams. After the webinar, audiences should be able to: implement basic knowledge of child development theories during medical forensic exams, understand the role of child life, and name three successful outcomes that indicate positive coping during medical forensic exams.

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Nov
6
to Nov 10

November 6-10, 2017- Core 40 Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Training

Hosted by ICESA, this training is for Victim Advocates who work with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service providers.  

The CORE 40 is a FREE Sexual Assault Victim Advocate training designed primarily for sexual assault advocates who are staff or volunteers working with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service Providers. The training topics are standardized with suggested teaching points that allow for consistency throughout the field. This training offers the necessary "core" or basic knowledge and skills to provide competent and effective crisis intervention services to victims.

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Nov
10
7:00am 7:00am

November 10, 2017 IC-IAFN Fall Forensic Conference

The Indiana Chapter of the IAFN presents the Fall Forensic Conference.  This one-day training will feature Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN.  Traning topics will include strangulation, sexual assault in the elder population, case reviews and photography for the forensic nurse.  Nursing CEs will be available.  

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Oct
12
8:30am 8:30am

October 12, 2017-Beyond Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Many organizations assist with preventative services and helping the
victims escape abuse. But, what happens when they have left the cycle?
How do we keep these women from returning to abuse or potentially
reentering another abusive situation? The conference will focus on how
to helpclients become self-sufficient by developing their strength
and other necessary tools to reach their full potential, and hopefully
escape abuse once and for all. We believe together we can build a
community without violence and establish healthy families. We can
strive toward meaningful and healthier lives for now andgenerations
to come.  This training will feature Ms. Ruth Glenn, the Executive Director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, meet and greet with the keynote speaker, workshop and conference materials.  For more information, email: mcasillas@indianalatinocoalition.org.    

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Oct
10
to Oct 11

October 10-11, 2017- ICADV's 35th Annual Fall Conference: Piecing it All Together; Bringing Equity and Intersectionality to Our Work

  • Indianapolis Marriott East (map)
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The 2017 conference will feature keynote speaker Kelly Miller, national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility and intersectionality in our work, and Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She is also a contributor and former cohort member with the Move to End Violence initiative. Kelly will kick off two days of discussion and learning all focused on broadening the reach of our work by holding equity at its center.

We will also welcome plenary speaker Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Nnawulezi is a nationally recognized researcher and speaker on improving formal systems and community responses to Black women who are surviving gender-based violence. Dr. Nnawulezi will discuss her research on microaggressions and how we, as professionals, address them within our staffs and within our client communities.

Agenda:
This year's agenda will feature 30 workshops over two days focusing on a diverse range of topics and skills. Social justice integration, primary prevention, medical and legal collaborations, working with immigrant survivors, and abuse in underserved and marginalized communities are just a few. The full agenda can be viewed  here.


Scholarships:
ICADV awards a limited number of partial and full scholarships that cover registration fees for our Annual Fall Conference. If you are interested in applying for one of the scholarships for 2017, please complete  this application form no later than 12:00 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2017. Recipients will be notified as soon as possible and applying for a scholarship will lock in the early bird rate if you are able to attend without scholarship. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Caryn at ICADV.


Hotel Accommodations:
A block of hotel rooms is available for attendees of ICADV's Fall Conference at the Marriott East for the conference rate of $121 / night plus tax.  Attendees can make their reservations either by phone or online. To reserve a room online, click here. To reserve by phone, please call (317) 352-1231 and reference Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Fall Conference. The deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate is September 25, 2017.


Outstanding Service Awards:
Each year, ICADV recognizes outstanding individuals in the fields of Domestic Violence Professional, Law Enforcement Officer, Prosecutor, Judge, Medical Professional, Batterers Intervention Provider, Preventionist and Volunteer who demonstrate dedication above and beyond the call of duty to helping survivors of intimate partner violence and to the anti-violence movement as a whole, and who make a distinct and unique difference in the lives of survivors and/or their community and community's response to intimate partner violence. These awards will be presented at ICADV's 2017 Annual Outstanding Service Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. Please take a few minutes to tell us about a colleague or friend who you feel exemplifies outstanding service to survivors. Nominations should be submitted via this link. Feel free to forward the link to additional colleagues if you would like to submit additional supporting information. The nomination deadline is Friday, September 15.


Exhibitors:
Our exhibit area features a mix of programs and resources for professionals and the clients they serve and vendors selling unique items. If you are interested in promoting a new project, selling fundraising items, or growing your collaborative base, please consider hosting an exhibit table. Registration to exhibit should be completed via this link. Exhibitor registration does NOT cover full conference attendance, but we are happy to work with our programs to accommodate both goals. Exhibitor registration closes October 2, 2017. Any questions can be directed to Caryn at ICADV.

 

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Oct
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

October 10, 2017-Pediatric Strangulation, Part I

This webinar will highlight the unique challenges faced by medical providers and investigators when working with children who have histories or suspected histories of a strangulation assault. We will review some of the anatomic and physiologic differences between child and adult victims, as well as the ways child victims might present. Current recommendations for the acute, medical evaluation of pediatric strangulation will be discussed, as well as a current project to gain expert consensus on the best imaging studies to use in children. Finally, we will give a sneak peek at best practices for clinical and photo documentation which will be the subject of our Pediatric Strangulation Part 2 webinar scheduled in 2018.

Objectives

1)            Discuss the body of literature and research that addresses pediatric strangulation.

2)            Identify differences in anatomy, physiology, and mechanism for the child or adolescent who has been strangled.

3)            Compare the clinical spectrum of symptoms & physical findings that may present in a child or adolescent who has been strangled.

4)            Analyze case studies that include a history of strangulation assault.

5)            Discuss recommendations for imaging studies for the pediatric patient who describes strangulation.

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Sep
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 29, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series: Session #3-Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #3:  Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.

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Sep
28
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 28, 2017- Working with Adolescents Exposed to Domestic Violence

This webinar will explore adolescent brain development and the effects of trauma from domestic violence. Participants will learn about different factors that contribute to youth outcomes, including consideration of exposure to multiple types of violence (e.g., child maltreatment, community violence, bullying, etc.), the length of time the youth has experienced violence and its severity, and resiliency factors. The presentation will also include suggestions for working with distressed adolescents, components of trauma-informed practice, and tips for self-care.

Presenter: Claire Crooks, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Western University, London, Ontario, and Director of the Centre for School Mental Health

 

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Sep
26
to Sep 28

September 26-28, 2017-National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence

The 8th Biennial National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence aims to advance the health care system’s response to domestic violence. The conference attracts the nation’s leading medical, public health and family violence experts from across the U.S. with increased international participation. Workshops, scientific posters, and plenary sessions highlight the latest research and most innovative clinical responses to domestic violence, with a focus on the work being done by physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, nurse midwives, mental and behavioral health providers, social workers, domestic violence experts, researchers and others.

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Sep
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

September 22, 2017- Human Trafficking

If you work in social services, mental health, medical services, law enforcement, prosecution, with youth, etc., please join a presentation about human trafficking which will feature two of Indiana's foremost experts on the topic; Tracy McDaniel (CEO/Founder of Restored, Inc.) and Kimberly Dowling (Judge, Delaware Circuit 2).  This FREE training is hosted by Good Samaritan Emergency Department, Voices United, Hope's Voice and Restored and will include lunch.  Contact Melissa Haaff at (812) 886-4470 for more information.  

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Sep
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

September 22, 2017-Challenging Victims: The Delicate Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault

Sexual assault, especially non-stranger assaults in alcohol and drug-fueled settings often involve some of the most difficult and delicate case dynamics when it comes to working with victims and witnesses.  Successful collaboration between investigators, victim witness advocates, and prosecutors is essential to gaining victim trust, and maintaining victim cooperation throughout the length of the case.  This presentation will detail best practices involved in making initial victim contact, collaboration between prosecutors and investigators, interviewing victims prior to the charging decision, requesting additional follow-up by investigators, and using expert witnesses to explain victim-perpetrator dynamics in sexual assault cases.  The presenters will also discuss how alcohol can affect the way a victim behaves during and after the assault, can impair memory, and the challenges often inherent in victim statements, including inconsistencies, omissions, and untruths. They will describe strategies for increasing the accuracy of a victim's statement-which is often a significant issue when the sexual assault was preceded by a night of overindulgence by both the victim and perpetrator. 

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Sep
20
to Sep 22

September 20-22, 2017-Take Time for Kids Trauma Training

TRAUMA INFORMED CARE TRAINING

Take Time for Kids! is a three-day curriculum designed to teach providers about serving families affected by trauma, abuse and neglect.

 

Training participants will learn about:

• Assessment and Intervention Techniques for families affected by Trauma

• Effects of Trauma on brain development

• The four Tenets of Trauma Informed Care

• Avoiding secondary/vicarious trauma

• Creating Trauma Informed Organizations and Systems

 

This training is FREE and lunch is provided daily!

Participants can earn up to 20 Continuing Education Units (CEU) from NASW for completion of the training.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact taketime@childrensbureau.org

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Sep
20
to Sep 23

September 20-23, 2017-Indiana Emergency Response Conference

Featuring the following Keynote Speakers: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017   Jesse Barnett, Navy Seal

Friday, September 22, 2017    Michael Hingson, New York Times best-selling author and international lecturer. Michael, blind since birth, survived the 9/11 attacks with the help of his guide dog Roselle.

Saturday, September 23, 2017   Dr. Michael Smith, MD, FAEMS, Medical Director, Carle Regional EMS System

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 31, 2017!

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Sep
18
2:00pm 2:00pm

September 18, 2017-SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series-Session #2 How to Expand an Existing SANE Program

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #2:  Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program.

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Sep
6
to Sep 7

September 6-7, 2017- ICESA's Inaugural Conference on Campus Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

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The ICESA Campus Consortium proudly announces its first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response. Mark your calendars now for this 1.5 day conference featuring nationally-renowned experts as well as experts from here in Indiana!

REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 20TH!

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Aug
29
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 29, 2017- Domestic Violence is Complex: Cycles, Wheels or Systems

This webinar will focus on the challenges posed to clinicians in working with victims of violence. Dr. Burge will present the findings of their research.  The partner violence literature describes three dominant models of dynamics of partner aggression: Cycle of violence, family systems theory, and Duluth model (power and control wheel). Complexity science describes three patterns of system dynamics: Periodic, chaotic, and random. Are these parallel patterns? In this analysis, investigators calculated dynamic patterns (periodic, chaotic, and random) using 84 daily reports of male-to-female aggression and assessed the “fit” between time-series-derived patterns of male partners’ violent behaviors and literature-based models of violence dynamics. 

Presenter: Sandra Burge, PhD., University of Texas health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

 

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Aug
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 23, 2017- Part II- Stalking Evidence: What to Look For and How to Get It Admitted

In Part II of this webinar series we will delve into the investigation and prosecution of stalking cases. We will explore how to conduct thorough investigations, including evidence preservation and collection as well as investigative strategies for interviewing victims and suspects. We will also look at evidentiary issues, particularly around technology, prosecutors may face when trying stalking cases. It is imperative that law enforcement and prosecutors work together to hold offenders accountable and keep victims safe. As a result of this webinar both law enforcement and prosecutors will have a better understanding of the unique challenges for investigating and prosecuting stalking cases and the strategies to overcome them with an emphasis on collaboration.

Presenter: Elaina Roberts, Legal Director, Stalking Resource Center and TBD, Law Enforcement Consultant, Stalking Resource Center

 

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Aug
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 16, 2017- Debunking Domestic Violence Myths

Intimate partner violence (IPV) and its concomitant elements of physical violence, sexual abuse, psychological abuse and coercive control can profoundly affect the lives of those exposed to it. How women respond to IPV has been the subject of analysis for several decades. The overall conclusion of much of that work was that the term, “battered woman syndrome” does not adequately capture the scientific and clinical knowledge of battering and its effects, a statement that is even more true today. This webinar will present a model of threat appraisal that addresses the legal requirement of self-defense in cases where an alleged IPV victim is charged in the death of an alleged abuser. The model of threat appraisal integrates cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology and provides a framework for assessment of the elements that contribute to understanding threat appraisal or threat detection. Case examples will be provided. 

Presenter

Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University Medical Center

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Aug
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 16, 2017- Campus Stalking: New Regulations and the Implications for Campus Responders (Part 2 of 2)

The 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act outlines amendments to the Clery Act and the prevention of and response to stalking on college campuses. In June of 2016, the Department of Education outlined recommendations for the implementation of these amendments. This webinar is part two of a two-part series and will explore the new requirements for college campuses. Topics include: primary prevention and awareness programming requirements, the development of procedures for victims and the college to follow in cases of stalking and the reporting and disclosure of stalking crimes in annual security reports. Campus responders including: Title IX coordinators, campus safety officials, student disciplinary staff, dean of students offices and other allied professionals are encourage to attend this webinar to ensure your institution is responding accordingly to incidents of stalking on campus. These webinars are free, and we encourage you to send to your networks.

 

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Aug
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 16, 2017-Which Comes First: the Child Forensic Interview or the Medical-Forensic Exam?

This webinar examines the National Children’s Alliance’s new standards for Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) to determine which comes first, the child forensic interview or the medical-forensic examination. Special attention is paid to the new classification of disclosures of child sexual abuse as Emergency / Urgent / Non-urgent and best practices as defined by the Updated Guidelines for the Medical Assessment and Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused. The purpose and admissibility of statements made during the child forensic interview and during the medical forensic examination are also considered. 

About the presenter:
An experienced trial attorney and child advocate, Laurie Gray earned her B.A. from Goshen College and her J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. As an attorney in private practice from 1993-2000, Laurie’s work included criminal defense and serving as court-appointed guardian ad litem in child welfare cases. As a Deputy Prosecutor in Allen County, Indiana, from 2000-2010, she primarily handled sexual assault cases (both adult and juvenile) and Drug Court. From 2010-2016, Laurie worked as an adjunct professor of criminal sciences at Indiana Tech and as a bilingual forensic interviewer at her local child advocacy center. Laurie co-wrote The ABC’s of Sexual Assault: Anatomy, “Bunk” and the Courtroom with Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Michelle Ditton.  In addition to writing, speaking, training and consulting, Laurie currently works as the Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Coordinator for the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault.

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Aug
14
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 14, 2017- SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series: Session #1-SANE Program Development & Operation-An Introduction

The Office for Victims of Crime, through the OVC Training and Technical Assistance in collaboration with the IAFN, present the SANE Program Development & Operation Web Training Series.  

Session #1:  Take a look at the new SANE Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.

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Aug
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 10, 2017- How Language Shapes Our Responses to Sexual Violence

When discussing sexual violence, we often use the language of consensual sex to describe assaultive acts or use euphemisms, erotic, or affectionate terms to portray violent acts. This language implies consent and romance, rather than criminal acts. In addition, we tend to describe violence against women in passive terms, which allows the perpetrators of this violence to remain invisible and unaccountable. We also use language that objectifies or blames sexual assault victims. This interactive session will explore the language of sexual assault: how we talk about and write about this crime. We will discuss specific examples of the language we use and explore how to discuss sexual assault in a way that more accurately depicts the crime. This session is applicable to all members of the response team who work with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

 Presented by: Claudia Bayliff

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Aug
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

August 9, 2017- Part I-Recognizing Stalking in Intimate Partner Violence Cases

Research has shown that 7.5 million adults are stalked in one year in the United States, yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. While stalking remains an underreported crime, when it is reported, stalking charges are rarely filed even when all the elements of the crime are present.  Part I of this webinar series will explore the importance of recognizing the intersection of stalking in intimate partner violence cases and the various technologies being used to track and monitor victims. It is important that law enforcement and prosecutors recognize stalking behaviors as threatening, criminal behaviors that often play out in intimate partner violence cases. This recognition can lead to better charges filed, enhanced criminal penalties, the allowance of evidence that would otherwise be non-admissible, and help protect the victim from a potentially lethal encounter. As a result of this webinar, participants will have a better understanding of stalking and the intersection with intimate partner violence cases, including various technologies used.

Presenter: Elaina Roberts, Legal Director, Stalking Resource Center and TBD, Law Enforcement Consultant, Stalking Resource Center

 

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Aug
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 9, 2017-Stalking on Campus: Prevalence, Dynamics & Considerations for Safety (Part 1 of 2)

The traditional campus investigation paradigm is to investigate crimes as incident-based complaints that exist within their own singular set of circumstances. Stalking cases can present a challenge to this as stalking is a course of conduct crime comprised of a series of events that in and of themselves may not be illegal or against campus policy. Part one of a two-part series, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities for building stalking cases by focusing on responses that put victim safety at the center. Participants will learn how to identify stalking behaviors and place them in the proper context, with an emphasis on gathering corroborating information. These webinars are free, and we encourage you to send to your networks.

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Aug
4
to Oct 6

August 4, 2017-October 6, 2017- Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Adult/Adolescent Course

The Marion County Center of Hope presents its next Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult/Adolescent Course, which will be held August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 8, 15, 22, 23 and October 6th.  The course application can be found here.  Applications are due by July 24, 2017.  

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Aug
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

August 3, 2017- Forensic Markers of Physical Abuse and Documenting Physical Abuse for Prosecution

This webinar will feature Dr. Sidney M. Shahl, USDOJ Research Consultant, Laura Mosqueda, M.D., Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and Page Ulrey, Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, Washington. 

Dr. Laura Mosqueda has completed some of the only forensic research in the context of elder abuse, and she will present her findings and introduce a physician-friendly protocol for documenting physical abuse that is very useful for prosecutors if the case goes to trial. The webinar is being co-presented by Ms. Page Ulrey, who will describe the value of the new protocol from a prosecutor’s perspective.

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