Child Abuse DV/IPV Elder Abuse/Neglect Sexual Assault

Healthy People 2020 Update: Violence Across the Lifespan

The US Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a webinar update on the Healthy People 2020 Violence Across the Lifespan section. The session will be April 18th from 12:30-2pm ET. From the announcement:

In the first half of life, more Americans die from violence and injuries—such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, or homicides—than from any other cause including cancer, HIV, or diabetes. Violence and injuries occur at work as well as other settings, and exert a tremendous public health burden across the lifespan.

Please join us on April 18, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. EDT for a Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar featuring the Injury and Violence Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Topic Areas. This Webinar series focuses on tracking and measuring the progress of Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Sexual Assault

Protocol Development: Applying Research to Practice

The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (MNCASA) is hosting a webinar April 22nd at 12pm CT–Protocol Development: Applying Research to Practice. From the announcement:

At some point, most SART teams write a response protocol. How do teams create and write effective protocols? This webinar will explore how teams can use research to influence practice when designing and writing protocols. For example, we know anecdotally and through research that offenders prey on or target victims who are less likely to be believed. If all responders applied this research, they would expect a victim to be someone with less power. Protocols would be written that address and reflect the circumstances of those victims with high levels of vulnerability and perceived low levels of credibility. How do team leaders help their teams design protocols that create the conditions for more victims to experience justice and healing? We will explore this topic and look at options that may make a difference in victims’ likelihood of accessing and reporting th the criminal justice system. Discussion will include ways that teams might influence public policy.

Child Abuse Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Twitter Chats

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, NSVRC is hosting Twitter chats every Tuesday (starting today), based on this year’s theme: healthy sexuality and child sexual abuse prevention. Check out the schedule with topics after the jump:

Child Abuse DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Since Last We Spoke, 4/1/13

saam_timeline_2013_1-425x158This week is crazy. Hell, this month is crazy. I know a lot of you are booked up with events and engagements. After all, here in the US, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month;  Crime Victims’ Rights Week is April 21-27. Lots going on. Happily I had a lovely family weekend before things really let loose. For those of you celebrating, I hope it was a joy filled Easter and Passover (we do both in our household, which means lots of joy, even more food). Here’s some of what I managed to read in between all the festivities since last we spoke: