OVC is sponsoring a web forum December 16th at 2pm ET: Serving Crime Victims with Mental Illness. The offering is a question and answer session in real time, although it is archived for viewing as able. I have to admit it’s not my favorite way to convey information, but it’s a good topic and the forum is easy to visit as your schedule allows. You can submit questions to the forum’s speakers here.
From the site:
On December 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. (eastern time), the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will present a Web Forum discussion with Eugenia Barr, Ph.D., and Carole Warshaw, M.D., on best practices for serving crime victims with mental illness. Dr. Barr is the Director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Crisis Services, a program of the Crime Victim Services Division of the Texas Office of the Attorney General. She also provides mental health support for this division and for other criminal investigative divisions that work with cases involving crimes against children, fugitive sex offenders, and the death penalty. In addition, Dr. Barr assists with division projects, such as the Human Trafficking Prevention Task Force and with the Sexual Assault Advisory Council. Dr. Warshaw is the Director of the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, a project of the Chicago-based Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative. She also is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois. Dr. Warshaw speaks about domestic violence, trauma, mental health, and psychiatric disabilities nationally and internationally. She has served on the Mental Health Service System Planning Council of Greater Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Violence Strategic Planning Oversight and Mental Health Planning Committees.