Victims Assistance & Advocacy

Upcoming Webinars

Jenna DeRango
10 / 03 / 2023

When law enforcement is called to investigate the tragedy of an apparent unexplained, sudden death of a young child or infant, everyone is looking for answers. The quality of the [...]

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10 / 10 / 2023

Trauma is a given if you work in criminal justice, in suspects, defendants, victims, witnesses, and even colleagues. A better understanding of the effects of trauma and how to mitigate [...]

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10 / 19 / 2023

The relationship between TBI and intimate partner violence (IPV) is increasingly evident and alarming, as physical abuse often focuses on the head, neck, and face. This webinar highlights the framework [...]

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10 / 31 / 2023

  Those who experience crime are not a monolith, and many victims of crime can experience multiple types of victimization. A one size fits all approach leaves many victims without [...]

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10 / 31 / 2023

The law enforcement profession is designed to serve and protect communities throughout this country.  Men and women in uniform spend 20-30 years selflessly committing themselves to reduce crime, the fear [...]

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11 / 14 / 2023

If you have set your sights on retirement but aren’t ready to completely stop working, this webinar will cover a myriad of options.  First Responders retire earlier compared to [...]

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11 / 28 / 2023

Participants will learn of the bi-directional relationship between community violence and family violence. Topics such as attachment/internal working models, adverse childhood experiences, and toxic stress effects will be discussed [...]

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12 / 07 / 2023

Older adults are using dating sites, investing, and participating online like never before. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many older adults to seek companionship, restock supplies, and stay in touch [...]

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01 / 17 / 2024

Incorporating law enforcement-based victim services can help promote victim-centered, trauma-informed practices throughout the agency and the community it serves. Victim services personnel can provide a wide range of services that [...]

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01 / 18 / 2024

The Alzheimer’s disease epidemic continues to grow. More than 70% of people with dementia live at home, and as a first responder, it’s critical to be prepared to face [...]

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01 / 30 / 2024

Stalking is a nuanced crime that can affect victims of all backgrounds. With the glamorization of these behaviors, victims of stalking are often left feeling like they will not be [...]

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David Chewiwie
02 / 27 / 2024

This webinar will provide a description of the NCMEC resources and services available to tribal law enforcement, families, and Native communities, for the prevention, preparation, and response to missing, abducted, [...]

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02 / 29 / 2024

Law enforcement-based victim services are most effectively incorporated into agencies when clear roles and responsibilities are established and understood. These depend on models of service provision and partnerships – both internal [...]

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03 / 05 / 2024

The need for control is often seen as a negative aspect of a person’s personality. However, having a sense of control is a vital aspect of an individual’s [...]

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Tamara Glover
03 / 21 / 2024

When most people hear the word slime they think of the gelatinous, sticky, gooey substance that has recently taken youth by storm; or maybe they feel a bit nostalgic and [...]

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Katie Campbell
03 / 28 / 2024

What happens when we support people in crisis and their pets? Join this interactive discussion to learn how creating a pet housing program not only removes a significant barrier to [...]

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Gary Cunningham
Cheryl Banks
04 / 09 / 2024

In this presentation, we will identify the multiple different agencies that survivors and clients come in contact with. The importance of collaboration between agencies will be addressed and ways to [...]

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04 / 18 / 2024

Effective incorporation of law enforcement-based victim services depends upon a clear understanding of jurisdiction-specific statutes related to the role of victim services personnel.  Documentation of interactions with victims and co-victims [...]

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05 / 14 / 2024

  In this age of neuro-science with focus on the physiological reaction of the brain and body to a trauma, recognition of the feelings experienced by the survivor as a [...]

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Kristina Lawler
Kelly Krenzer
05 / 23 / 2024

Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists (AAIM) provides victim services to those impacted by impaired and reckless driving crashes. By ensuring that victims are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion, we create [...]

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05 / 30 / 2024

Agency readiness is a crucial component of successfully incorporating law enforcement-based victim services. Agency personnel must clearly understand their expected contributions and associated policies for their assigned responsibilities. Effectively preparing [...]

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Amy Durall
Caroline Huffaker
08 / 01 / 2024

Successful incorporation of law enforcement-based victim services is contingent upon a commitment to ongoing strategic planning. Effective agency communication channels, comprehensive and relevant policies, and staff development are key contributors [...]

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David Fisher
Katie Nelson
08 / 13 / 2024

Sometimes it takes new technology to get a new lead on an old, unsolved case. Sometimes, it takes a team to divide and conquer and catch a killer. Learn how [...]

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Amy Durall
Caroline Huffaker
09 / 24 / 2024

Law enforcement-based victim services can highlight personnel differences in ethical approaches and decision-making around shared responsibilities. Comprehensive and ongoing training can amplify agency personnel’s confidence when carrying out assigned [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Amber Burgess Cox

This presentation will discuss the roles law enforcement and state Juvenile Justice play in investigating crimes perpetrated by juveniles.  North Carolina’s Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Act, AKA “Raise the Age,” [...]

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Chris Schopen
Sara Micflikier

The relationship between the victim and the pimp can get convoluted. The pimp may use the threat of violence or manipulation to establish control of the victim. The victim then [...]

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Chris Smith

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. One of the things it encompasses [...]

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Michael Gomez

The Justice System and the Behavioral Health professions do not always see eye-to-eye when it comes to approaches when managing system-involved youth. Dr. Michael Gomez provides guidelines to both justice [...]

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Rachel Ramirez

According to research by domestic violence survivors, 86% of survivors have been hit or hurt in the head, and 83% have been choked or strangled. Unfortunately, conversations around traumatic brain injuries (TBI) [...]

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Ray Nash

When it comes to interviewing in the law enforcement setting, rapport-building tends to be overlooked. Building rapport is crucial to extract as much information from suspects, victims, or witnesses. This [...]

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Amber Burgess Cox

The initial interaction between the responding officers and the survivor holds immense importance in the survivor's healing process, their participation in the legal proceedings, and consequently the outcomes of sex [...]

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Jeff Bolettieri
William "Bill" Loucks Jr

When combating human trafficking, it is critical to have a comprehensive understanding of investigative strategies and procedural nuances. This compilation of insights from law enforcement experts delves into the intricacies [...]

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Jack Harris

In branches of the criminal justice field, people are exposed to situations where anger is likely. And while everyone experiences anger, how we express, manage, and respond to it may [...]

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Rachel Ramirez

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions cause long-term problems and potential disabilities. Conversations surrounding these however center around sports when the reality is concussions and TBIs occur more often in [...]

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Jeff Bolettieri
William "Bill" Loucks Jr

US law enforcement faces challenges in identifying and recognizing human trafficking due to inadequate and outdated training, as well as staffing shortages. With an estimated 400,000 human trafficking victims in the [...]

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Amanda Stamps

Communities are advocating for more compassionate and specialized approaches in collaboration with mental health professionals when responding to those experiencing a mental health crisis. Agencies are now thinking of ways [...]

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Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy
Dr. Hirsch Handmaker

Concussions are often associated with athletics, accidents, and combat. One segment of concussion sufferers that don’t get as much attention however are the victims of domestic violence (DV) who [...]

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Terry Clark

Mindfulness can play a crucial role in supporting police work. By cultivating present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance, police officers benefit in a greater sense of self-regulation, resilience, and empathy which [...]

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Amber Burgess Cox

Identifying and assessing domestic violence (DV) injuries is of utmost importance in the role of law enforcement as it can save lives and protect vulnerable individuals. By recognizing and documenting [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

More and more people are seeking mental health support as the stigma that comes with it is slowly overcome. However, with challenges faced by individuals seeking help to get mental [...]

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Michael Gomez

The courts are highly familiar with the laws within the jurisdictions they operate in – but something that the criminal justice profession as a whole needs to brush up on is [...]

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Rachel Ramirez

Strangulation is the ultimate act of power and control – the ability to inflict pain and even cause death with just the abuser’s hands. It becomes even more harrowing when [...]

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Sara Micflikier

Unlike drug trafficking and arms trafficking which are easily identifiable based on the items and are centred on things sold once and it is gone, sex trafficking is a little [...]

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Robert Burda

Cybercrime has become more and more frequent given the largely online lives we’re all leading. Unfortunately, not every law enforcement agency has the training, equipment, or staffing to assist [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Researches made thus far have revealed that the effects of trauma can be passed down genetically, prenatally, developmentally, and culturally. This presentation will cover the different ways trauma is passed [...]

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Ed Pallas

The idea of being a follower may conjure thoughts of sheep being herded, blindly obeying what is being asked of them. However, effective followers are required for there to be [...]

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Fred Fletcher
Caroline Huffaker

Victim services and law enforcement are similar in how these two distinct professions tend to apply skill sets or practices that intersect with other professions to be fully effective in [...]

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Wes Dotson

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are seven times more likely to have encounters with law enforcement than the general public. The difference in their brain function and inherent characteristics [...]

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Michael Gomez

A trauma-informed approach is highly effective for justice-involved youths who can still change the trajectory of their lives to have better, more positive outcomes. But what does it mean to [...]

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Al Cobos

Leaders want their organizations to be productive and efficient. Relying on compliance based on authority, however, isn’t the best strategy. More and more leaders are acknowledging the importance of [...]

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Dr. Jeff Fox, PhD

The term professional is being used in different ways in the English language which impacts its scope and limitation. Are those working in public safety considered professionals? What does it [...]

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Katharine Manning

When thinking about leadership traits – things like critical thinking and decision-making tend to come up. However, the most important but underrated leadership trait is actually empathy. Leaders who demonstrate empathy [...]

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Alejandro Palacios

People who experience, witness, and are exposed to abuse and violence tend to have traumas. As these individuals seek help and support, advocates, law enforcement, and those working in the [...]

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Andrew Campbell

The nature vs. nurture debate is one that sparked interest in behavioral communities. In cases of children raised in abusive households, it seems like the odds are not in their [...]

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Wes Dotson

Dr. Wes Dotson has done numerous Justice Clearinghouse webinars on people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He provides guidance on their distinctive characteristics and behaviors, how first responders and the [...]

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Michael Gomez

Youth that becomes entangled in the justice system tend to come from two specific groups – those that have experienced some form of trauma or those that may have intellectual and [...]

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Elizabeth “Gizzy” Gray

This is the second installment of the Advocacy for Firearm Awareness and Risk (AFAR) webinar series. The first session zeroed in on the impetus behind creating the AFAR training, gun [...]

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Rachel Ramirez

This is the second installment of the Justice Clearinghouse webinar series on the Invisible Epidemic – Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Strangulation in Domestic Violence (DV) cases. The first part looked [...]

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Rachel Ramirez

For every athlete that gets a concussion, 5,500 survivors of domestic violence sustain a brain injury. But unlike athletes that get immediate and top-of-the-line care, DV survivors rarely get the care [...]

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Michael Gomez

Anyone who has experienced vicarious trauma (VT) or secondary trauma (ST) and burnout, or is helping others with these, know too well the conscious effort it takes to manage let [...]

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Margaret M. Crowley

Apart from the fact that corrections facilities are over capacity, it is also acknowledged that existing sentencing procedures and outcomes don’t always address the root of the problem. Alternative [...]

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Terry Clark
Katharine Manning

Numerous studies have corroborated the fact that those working in the criminal justice system, public safety, and other helping professions have some of the highest levels of career-related stress. The [...]

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Lauren Anderson

Domestic violence cases are some of the most convoluted ones out there because of the victim’s ongoing relationship with their abuser. There is an intricate power and control dynamic [...]

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Robbi Lachenal
Linda Michaels
Michael Stelzen

Supporting victims of crime is a mission-critical aspect of many entities within the criminal justice system.  In many cases, the personnel and divisions mandated to deliver these services are funded [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

People who find themselves entangled in the system are dealing with some form of trauma. This does not only refer to the victims, as even perpetrators may also have been [...]

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Rhea DuMont

Victims feel violated, powerless, scared, and hopeless after an incident. Unfortunately, they are also often unaware of their rights. Criminal justice players can help victims have better outcomes by upholding [...]

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Marli Mayon

This is the second part of the webinar series on Working with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence. While the first installment provided an understanding of the LGBTQ+ population and LGBTQ+ [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Family violence is a societal issue that requires collaboration between different segments to be fully addressed. As an institution in the community that a sizeable chunk of people refers to [...]

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Katie Monroe
Andrea Harrison
Jennifer Thompson

People are deprived of their agency, power, and choice when a crime is committed against them. What the justice system provides within its purview is a means to restore this [...]

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Dr. Hirsch Handmaker
Hilary Weinberg

Incidents of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in intimate partner violence (IPV) victims can be traced back to the last 50 years. There hasn’t been enough attention given to this issue [...]

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Marli Mayon

Understanding the dynamics of sexual violence is complex as it is. When the nuances related to gender identities, gender expression, and sexual orientation are taken into account, it becomes even [...]

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Shannon Scully
John Snook

In 2020, Congress the Federal Communications Commission made 988 the universal three-digit dialing code for mental health crisis in the United States. It is an expansion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’[...]

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Todd Wagner
Chad Sullivan
Jennifer DeLett-Snyder, M.S.

At least 60% of American children have been exposed to violent crime or abuse and 40% were direct victims of two or more violent acts. Exposure to such have effects that can [...]

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Callie Stewart

In a survey of 1000 Americans, it’s been found that on average, people check their phones 262 times a day. This only confirms the impact of technology and social media in [...]

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Bobby Kipper
Scott Geller, PhD

Different approaches to policing are being introduced and implemented – some require complicated models, technical skills, and some of the most cutting-edge technology. However, it is typically the foundational concepts that [...]

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LaShae Brown

This webinar is the second installment of a two-part webinar series on serving older survivors of sexual violence. The first part provided insights into the extent of sexual violence for [...]

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Chris Jones

Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are quite problematic. There’s the relationship between the victim and the abuser which makes the victim reluctant to report. The justice [...]

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Bobby Kipper

In the last couple of years, there has been a shift in the criminal justice training arena towards the ‘soft skills’ to help criminal justice professionals manage the people they [...]

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Wendy A. Dutton
Lindsay M. Gephardt

The best people to provide clarity in any case are the ones who actually experienced or witnessed it. But when your top witness is a child, it may not be [...]

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LaShae Brown

Sexual violence is an already complex issue to address but it even gets even more intricate when it happens to older adults. Several concepts and factors come into play that [...]

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Alycia Cisneros
Alexis Calleros
Eden Ruiz-Lopez

One in ten people over the age of 60 are abused or neglected each year, taking into account that elder abuse remains vastly under-detected and underreported. The largest minority group in [...]

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K. Campbell

According to the 2020 FBI Internet Crime Report, internet crime complaints and monetary loss due to cybercrimes were at a record high in 2020. The caveat is, of course, these are just [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Native and Black women and girls are often the targets of sexual exploitation, forcing a narrative that their bodies are for the sexual gratification of men. Cherice Hopkins and Rebecca [...]

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Katie Campbell

Child abuse, elder abuse, domestic violence, animal abuse – when one of these things is happening in a household, there is a likelihood that these other things are transpiring as well. [...]

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Katharine Manning

There are a lot of people who are suffering from stress and trauma that are not getting the help they need. This fact is only exacerbated over the last year [...]

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Lindsay M. Gephardt

Determining between physical discipline and child abuse essentially boils down to a balancing test between the right of the parent/s to raise their children as they please and the [...]

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Andrew Campbell

There are risk factors for family violence. This includes financial conditions, level of unemployment, and educational background – things that we can control or manage in one way or another. Natural [...]

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Wendy Hummell

Who helps the helpers when they’re the ones who need help? Work for those in the helping professions – law enforcement, medical, EMT, animal control, fire, dispatch – seeing people suffering, [...]

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Claire Barrera
Alexandra Appleton

Taking a trauma-informed approach has been central when it comes to handling the victims and survivors of violence. To do this successfully may entail the expertise of people who actually [...]

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Stephany Powell
Kevin Morison

Human trafficking is a global problem that generates billions of dollars in profit. Commonly misconstrued to be a criminal activity involving undocumented immigrants, human trafficking is on the rise in [...]

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Alexis Calleros
Julie Schoen

There are stereotypes and stigma associated with elders that create barriers preventing older adults from reporting incidents of elder abuse. In a world inundated with information, there are critical things [...]

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K. Campbell

If there’s anything that the last 12 months taught us, it is that things can go awry any moment, danger is always lurking, and it is critical to make personal [...]

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Jeri’ Greer
Danielle (Hunter) Thompson

This session is the third installment of the Proactive Response to Domestic Violence webinar series. The first course discussed how domestic violence is perpetrated even when the offender is already [...]

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Frankie Grimsman
Roger Blevins

Crimes are either by commission or omission. When it comes to cruelty to children, one can either commit abuse by harming a child or fail to act as required and [...]

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Katharine Manning

Victims often feel violated or scared after an incident, so ensuring that there are rights that protect them is crucial in getting their cooperation throughout the case. Victims’ rights serve [...]

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Kim Basinger
Roger Blevins

Sexual abuse no doubt is traumatic for the victim. The processes involved following the incident may get even more confusing and stressful. Having to recount what happened to investigators and [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Rights4Girls is one of the organizations at the forefront of ensuring that domestic violence is prevented, focusing particularly on the impact that family [...]

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Gipsy Escobar

Various factions are claiming differing positions as facts that most of us may no longer be sure which of these to believe. In these times of information overload, one thing [...]

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Roger Blevins

Neglect happens behind closed doors. The moment other people realize the level of neglect a parent or guardian is inflicting onto a child, it could be too late. The damage [...]

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Michelle (Shelley) Turner
Camie Borsdorf
Laura Farmer

This is a continuation of the discussion on the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Office of Victim Services (OVS) efforts to address domestic violence in a proactive manner. While the [...]

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B.J. Spamer

The Justice Clearinghouse has been covering topics surround missing persons and ambiguous loss, capturing the support needed by the families that are left behind, the challenges of the search, and [...]

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Katie Campbell

This webinar will discuss the importance of cross-sector collaboration in supporting domestic violence survivors and their pets.  It will focus on overcoming barriers to creating pet-friendly programs at shelters and [...]

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Kimmy Moon
Eden Ruiz-Lopez

While elder abuse occurs across cultural lines, cultural aspects can present both aggravating and mitigating factors on the likelihood of abuse from transpiring. This course will dissect the intersection of [...]

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Monica Player

Protection orders are just one of the mechanisms that the justice system put into place to protect victims from retaliation or harassment from their offenders, often seen in domestic violence [...]

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Obed Magny

Everyone can experience trauma, for individuals working in industries that deal with critical incidents and emergencies, the risk of exposure to trauma is further aggravated. The community’s helpers need [...]

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Tina Frundt
Rebecca Burney

Sexual exploitation of children and minors has got to be one of the worst things in our society and everyone probably agrees that we must do everything within our power [...]

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Audrey Cress
Janet Good

Settling on a reactive approach when it comes to addressing domestic violence may actually be too late. Abusive behavior is recurring and can be difficult to shake off, thus releasing [...]

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Katharine Manning

Amanda Nguyen was a college student at Harvard. She was sexually assaulted and wasn’t sure if she wanted to report to the police or not. While most people would [...]

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Sherrill Wayland
Bonnie Olsen

Webinar Video Clip: Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community.   Life can be tough when you’re on the fringe, and for LGBT Elders, this feeling is [...]

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Beth Bouchard
Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

By virtue of the sensitive nature of the crime, the vulnerability of the victims, the various agencies involved to address the problem, the long-term support required to keep survivors from [...]

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Richard Goldberg
Andrea Higgens
Jenefer Duane

Webinar Video Clip: Suspicious Activity Reports - Taking Your Elder Financial Abuse Investigations to the Next Level   The multi-disciplinary approach required when handling Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) cases has [...]

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Talitha Guinn-Shaver
Jenefer Duane

Working on elder financial exploitation cases requires mobilization from separate entities. APS, law enforcement, financial institutions - these are just some of the sectors that must collaborate to trace the [...]

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Ruby Barraza
Victoria Riechers, MA

Victims deal with lots of barriers when it comes to seeking support, assistance, or justice itself. It becomes a double whammy when the victim is part of a marginalized sector [...]

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Diane Robinson

Hurricane Dorian is one of the most recent storms that created massive devastation within the west of the Atlantic Ocean.  It struck the Bahamas and other neighboring islands and also [...]

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Katharine Manning

Webinar Video Clip: Victim Rights in a Post Epstein World It took decades for victims to fight for their rights and have their voices heard. Victims aren’t always aware [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

This is the third installment of Duane Bowers’ Child Trauma webinar series. It started with a course that covered a comprehensive introduction to childhood trauma. The second one provided guidelines [...]

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Mary M. Walsh
Sara E. Mahoney

The inability to recognize risk factors in domestic violence incidents contributes immensely to the potential of that incident to turn lethal. The New York State Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

Rights4Girls, in partnership with the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative, worked on a study that looked at DC’s juvenile justice system paying special attention to the girls in its [...]

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Hilary Weinberg

We worry about concussions due to sports injuries or car accidents but rarely do we consider if a domestic violence victim may be concussed from physical blows to the face [...]

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Victoria Riechers, MA

Sexual violence in persons with disabilities is a complex issue with numerous factors that can lead to further victimization and traumatization of the individual. This session aims to provide an [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of a man who suffered from an internal conflict between good and bad. As he consciously represses his evil side away from [...]

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Laurie Blevins
Roger Blevins

Proving abuse can be infuriating. Victims are questioned on the validity of the claim of abuse and are subjected to retraumatization as the incident is recounted in court.  In such [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

This is the second installment of this Justice Clearinghouse series on childhood trauma. While the first one provided an introduction to childhood trauma, this one offers pointers on the things [...]

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Kate Loudenslagel
Hilary Weinberg

The lethality of strangulation is severe but proving it can be problematic. Difficulties may arise because of the lack of outward injuries, the defendant claiming self-defense, or the victim recanting [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

Traumatic events can have lasting effects on people – more so if it is children who have limited understanding and lack awareness when it comes to regulation their own behavior and [...]

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Michael Gomez

On the first installment of this webinar series, Dr. Wes Dotson provided a comprehensive introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In this session, Dr. Michael Gomez will talk about the [...]

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Alyssa Neumann
Julie Schoen

How we are communicating is just as important as the message we’re trying to convey. This is especially true when what we’re trying to communicate is a little [...]

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Leslie A. Hagen

Sex trafficking cases are already demanding as it is with victims being treated as criminals, the challenges of proving coercion and providing trauma-informed care to survivors. But this can be [...]

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Alan Lawitz, ESQ
Karen Webber

Elder abuse incidents go unnoticed and unreported especially if it does not cause apparent injuries. One aspect of elder abuse that is rarely discovered until it’s too late is [...]

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Cherice Hopkins
Rebecca Burney

There is a problem with the child welfare system. Children are directed to the child welfare system in hopes of providing them with better outcomes by healing and rehabilitating them [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Multiple studies supported that violence and trauma have very debilitating effects on children that may persist even through their adulthood. While everyone can try to prevent violence from occurring in [...]

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Duane T. Bowers, LPC

According to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder results from traumatic events by directly experiencing it, witnessing it, being privy to its details or repeated [...]

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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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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 Presenters Bill Loucks and Jeff Bolettieri answered a number of your questions after their presentation, How to Investigate Human Trafficking Step by Step. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Amber Burgess Cox answered a number of your questions after her webinar, First Responding Officer Duties in Sex Crimes Investigations.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Trauma Informed Leadership: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Micflickier answered a number of your questions after her webinar, Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Basic Investigation and Prosecution. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Caroline Huffaker and Fred Fletcher shared a number of great insights during their webinar, Not Just Feeling Words: How Victim Services Can Lead to Success in Law Enforcement.  Here's just [...]

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JOe Smarro always shares so many great insights during his webinars. This was just one that he shared during his webinar, Making Connections to Gain Compliance: Lessons from Law Enforcement [...]

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We loved this reminder that Joe Smarro shared during his webinar, Making Connections to Gain Compliance: Lessons from Law Enforcement Professionals. "You need to have a connection before you can [...]

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Cybercrime Support Network's Bob Burda shared so much important information during his webinar, "Cybercrime Support Network: A Victim Service Resource for Law Enforcement."  This was just one item that caught [...]

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Webinar presenter Bob Burda answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Cybercrime Support Network: A Victim Service Resource for Law Enforcement. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Intergenerational Trauma and the Role of Family Culture. Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Chief Fred Fletcher and Caroline Huffaker answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Not Just Feeling Words: How Victim Services Can Lead to Success in Law [...]

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Webinar presenter Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  More Case Studies in Criminal Justice Interactions with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Al Cobos answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Psychological Safety: Creating a Culture of Trust on Your Team and Organization. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, My Court Date is Next Week: How Can We Best Help Traumatized Youth in the Legal [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Empathetic Leadership: Building a Culture of Trust. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Alejandro Palacios answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Trauma Informed Practice 101. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: How can different [...]

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What a powerful statement Rachel Ramirez made during her 2-part webinar series, "The Invisible Epidemic: Addressing Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation and Domestic Violence (part 2)." "Strangulation stays with a survivor forever." &[...]

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Statistics can be so impactful... as was this one that Dr. Elizabeth "Gizzy" Gray shared during her 2-part webinar series, "Advocacy for Firearm Awareness and Risk: Improving the Victim Advocate [...]

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Rod Underhill made a number of great points during the presentation Attention Prosecutors: Here's Why and How to Elevate Your Office's Trust and Legitimacy Practices. Here's just one of our [...]

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During his webinar, Someday Never Comes: Breaking Generational Cycles of Familial Abuse, Andrew Campbell shared a number of important insights. This is just one. "In order to break the cycle [...]

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Andrew Campbell is a groundbreaking researcher who is able to pair facts with feelings, and concepts with concrete next steps. This is just one of his many insights he shared [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Someday" Never Comes: Breaking Generational Cycles of Familial Abuse. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Intervening with Trauma and Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities in Families: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know. Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Elizabeth "Gizzy" Gray answered a number of your questions after her presentation Advocacy for Firearm Awareness and Risk: Improving the Victim Advocate Response (Part 2) Having the Conversation. [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Elizabeth Gray answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Advocacy for Firearm Awareness and Risk (AFAR): Improving Victim Advocate Response: Rationale and Understanding Laws (Part 1). [...]

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Webinar presenter Rachel Ramirez answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Invisible Epidemic: Addressing Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation, and Domestic Violence (part 2). Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Wendy Dutton answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Preparing for a Forensic Interview of a Child: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know.  Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Brenda Dietzman answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Leading at Any Level: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals.   Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Rachel Ramirez answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Invisible Epidemic: The Intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury, Strangulation, and Domestic Violence (part 1).   Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Gomez answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Beyond Self Care: The CE-CERT Model for Secondary Trauma and Burnout. Here are just a few [...]

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Awww, Nicole, you made us blush. Thank you for your kind words!         To learn more about our upcoming webinars, click here. To learn how to become [...]

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This is our full interview with author, webinar presenter, and online course creator Katharine Manning. During this interview,  Katharine discusses: how her career shaped and informed her work for her [...]

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This is part 1 of a three-part interview with webinar presenter, author, and online course creator, Katharine Manning. During this interview, Katharine discusses her career and how it shaped and informed [...]

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Webinar presenter Margaret Crowley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Crime and Punishment: Exploring Restorative Justice and Peacemaking. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Problems, no matter the type, typically are better addressed proactively, as Tracy Ertl reminded us during her webinar, Protecting Interpersonal Work Relationships: Lessons for Criminal Justice Professionals. Here's just one [...]

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Webinar presenters Katharine Manning and Terry Clark answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Trauma Mitigation for Police and the Policed. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter  Lindsay Gephardt answered a number of your questions after her presentation, An Introduction to Domestic Violence: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter  Lauren Anderson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Importance of Providing DV Support to DV Victims in the Probation Setting. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter  Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Intergenerational Trauma. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Are there any books [...]

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Webinar presenter Rhea DuMont answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Survivor Centered Support in Probation. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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We learned so much from Healing Justice's presentation,  Serving Crime Victims in Post-Conviction Exonerations, but this one quote from Katie Monroe really captured our attention. "Crime victims are the first [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Living on a Prayer: Better Utilizing Places of Worship to Aid Victims of Family Violence. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Marli Mayon answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Working with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence (part 2). Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Katie Monroe, Andrea Harrison, and Jennifer Thompson answered a number of your questions after their presentation,  Serving Crime Victims in Post-Conviction Exonerations. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Marli Mayon answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Working with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence part 1.  Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters John Snook and Shannon Scully answered a number of your questions after their presentation, 988 and the Future of Crisis Response: What Criminal Justice Professionals Need to Know.  Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Callie Stewart answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Trauma and Our Digital Selves.   Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: If [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Navigating the Justice System: Integrating Social Skills into Daily Interactions. Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter La Shae Brown answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Across the LifeSpan: Serving Older Survivors of Sexual Violence (part 1). Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenters Cherice Hopkins and Rebecca Burney answered a number of your questions after their presentation, How a History of Sexual Exploitation and Racial Violence Funnels Women and Girls of [...]

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Webinar presenter Katie Campbell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters: Creating a pet-friendly program that works for your community.  Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Empathetic Workplace: Five Steps to Compassionate, Calm and Confident Response to Trauma on the Job. Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Protecting Key People in Your Organization. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Disaster Without, Disaster Within: Natural Disasters and Family Violence. Here are just a few of his responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Alexandra Appleton and Claire Barrera answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Building a Community Advisory Board for those Impacted by Violence. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Chris Jones answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Adverse Childhood Experiences: The Importance of Law Enforcement Recognition and Intervention. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenters Kevin Morison and Dr. Stephany Powell answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Local Strategies to Combat the Global Problem of Human Trafficking. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Schoen and Alexis Calleros answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: It's Not Just for Law Enforcement.  Here [...]

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Webinar presenter K Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Making Personal Safety a Priority: Lessons for Public Officials, Criminal Justice Professionals, and Victim Advocates. Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Roger Blevins answered a number of your questions after his presentation, The Medical Aspects of Child Neglect.  Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Kim Basinger and Roger Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Understanding Sexual Abuse Examinations in Investigation and Prosecution Efforts. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Victim Rights: What Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Katie Campbell of Red Rover shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets through Collaboration.  Here’s just one reminder [...]

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Katie Campbell of Red Rover shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and Their Pets through Collaboration.  Here’s just one reminder [...]

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Webinar presenter Katie Campbell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors and their Pets through Collaboration.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Rebecca Burney and Tina Frundt answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Asking the Right Questions: Collaborative Approaches and Strategies to Identify and Serve Child Sex [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manninganswered a number of your questions after her presentation, Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights.  Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: How [...]

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Webinar presenters Audrey Cress and Janet Good answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A Proactive Response to Domestic Violence: Understanding and Identifying Incarcerated Batterers.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenters Sherrill Wayland and Bonnie Olsen answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Increased Risks for Elder Abuse among the LGBTQ Community: What Justice Professionals Need to [...]

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Katharine Manning shared some excellent insights and facts during her webinar, Victims Rights in a Post Epstein World. Here's just one snippet from the webinar. Click Here to Watch a [...]

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Webinar presenter Diane Robinson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, A Look at Hurricane Dorian: Were We Ready? Lessons about Planning, Preparedness and Future Response. Here are [...]

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Stacy Ledvina shared a number of excellent insights and advice during her webinar, Kids at Hope: Believing, Connecting and Time Traveling in Youth Justice. Here’s just one reminder she [...]

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Mark Warren of Strategos International shared some incredible insights and advice during his webinar, “Domestic Violence Comes to Work: Signs, Symptoms, and Response.” Here’s just one snippet from the [...]

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Webinar presenter Katharine Manning answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Victim Rights in a Post Epstein World. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Working with Childhood Trauma: Tools for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few of his responses.   [...]

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Andrew Campbell’s webinars are always a wealth of information for audiences. Here’s another statistic he shared during his webinars, The Unintended Consequences of the Coronavirus Response: Increasing Risks [...]

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Hilary Weinberg shared extraordinary information and statistics during her webinar, “Traumatic Brain Injury: It’s Not Just about Football.” This was just one. "43% of women who were murdered in domestic [...]

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Hilary Weinberg shared extraordinary information and statistics during her webinar, "Traumatic Brain Injury: It's Not Just about Football." This was just one. "1.3-1.5 million women experience Interpersonal Violence in their [...]

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Based on his groundbreaking research, Andrew Campbell's webinars are always a wealth of information for audiences. Here's just one statistic he shared during his webinar, The Unintended Consequences of the [...]

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Naomi Smoot of the Coalition for Juvenile Justice shared some incredible statistics about Youth Homelessness and their interaction with the justice system. Here's just one stat she shared from research [...]

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Important -- and horrifying -- statistics  re-shared by speaker Victoria Riechers during her powerful webinar, “Working with Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities.”  Thank you Victoria for always bringing this important [...]

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Duane Bowers' webinars are always so educational and informative -- none more so than his incredible three-part series on Childhood Trauma. Here's one set of stats he shared recently.   [[...]

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Webinar presenter Hilary Weinberg answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Traumatic Brain Injury: It's Not Just about Football. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Daniel McDonald answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Saving Money while Saving Lives: Building a Business Case for a Homeless Outreach Team.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Unintended Consequences of the Coronavirus Response: Increasing Risk of Family Violence.  Here are just a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Suicide Explained: What Leads Someone to that Moment. Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Jessica Rock answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Domestic Violence & DV Investigations. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience Question: What [...]

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Webinar presenter Victoria Riechers answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Working with Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities. Here are just a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Managing the Narcissistic, Coercive, and Controlling DV Offender. Here are just a [...]

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A poignant reminder  -- and an important one -- Victoria Riechers shared during her powerful webinar, “Working with Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities.”   “Our identities don't exist in a [...]

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A great reminder -- often heard in the disability community -- re-shared by speaker Victoria Riechers during her powerful webinar, "Working with Sexual Assault Survivors with Disabilities."   “Nothing about [...]

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Michelle Welch shared incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "In Other Words... How Do You Speak Your Judge's Language?" But we especially loved this reminder.   "Never stop fighting [...]

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Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, A View from the Bench: Understanding Judicial Decision Making as it Relates [...]

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Webinar presenters Roger Blevins and Laurie Blevins answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Presenting Medical Evidence in Child Abuse Cases. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenters Amanda Bixler and Dr. Andrew Laurence answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Forensic Palynology and the Search for Geolocation. Here are just a few of [...]

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What a great reminder Dr. Wes Dotson shared during his webinar, Case Studies in Law Enforcement Encounters with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum... Advice that can be applied in a [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Wes Dotson answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Case Studies in Law Enforcement Encounters with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Causes and Conditions of Childhood Trauma: A Practical Approach for Justice Professionals. Here are just a few [...]

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  Webinar presenter Cherice Hopkins answered a number of your questions after her presentation, From Child Welfare to the Juvenile Justice System: Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline. Here are [...]

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  Webinar presenter Andrew Campbell answered a number of your questions after his presentation, A Day in the Life: How Exposure to Community Violence Affects Children. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Mental Health Concepts, and Human Trafficking.  Here are just a few of his responses.     Audience [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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