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Aug
21
Wed
2019
Expert Q&A: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Victim Services
Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Expert Q&A: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Victim Services

During this session, practical information will be provided to direct service providers and other programs open to the public about service and support animals. Learn the differences between service animals, crisis response canines, emotional support animals, therapy animals, and pets. Find out the laws in the United States that apply to these animals, including the Fair Housing Act, and learn about New Mexico’s “Model Guidelines for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals in Domestic Violence Programs and Shelters,” which provides policy suggestions and other tips for working with clients who have emotional support animals and how to respectfully respond when someone tries to bring in a dog or animal that isn’t appropriate for public access.

Aug
22
Thu
2019
A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Healthcare Providers’ Interactions with Families and Friends of Homicide Victims
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Trauma-Informed Care Approach to Healthcare Providers’ Interactions with Families and Friends of Homicide Victims

The presenters Dr. Jeanna Mastrocinque and Dr. Elizabeth Cerceo will discuss findings from their research with families and friends of homicide victims (FFHV) which focused on interactions with the healthcare system and healthcare providers in the aftermath of a loved one’s homicide.  The research team held focus groups with FFHV and coded the qualitative data using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s “Guiding Principles of Trauma-Informed Care” framework (2014).  In addition to the existing framework, several other themes emerged from the analysis.  We will discuss the findings, suggestions for healthcare providers’ interactions with patients who are FFHV, and the next steps for this project.  The presentation will conclude with a discussion about the benefits of working with an interdisciplinary research team of practitioners and researchers.

This partnership was one of the Center for Victim Research’s 2018 Research-to-Practice Fellowship Projects. Read their final report here.

Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Collaborative Strategies and Tools to Meet the Needs of Survivors of Human Trafficking

This webinar will highlight collaborative work undertaken by multi-disciplinary teams across the U.S. to support domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking (DV/SA/HT) survivors.  Presenters will share how their partnerships or task forces were initiated; strategies to enhance client services and case coordination; and tools and training opportunities to build or expand collaborative responses for HT survivors across communities and states.  The webinar will share lessons learned from a community-based DV/SA/HT advocacy program, a law enforcement-led program, and a statewide task force operated by the Attorney General’s Office. It will also feature technical assistance and training resources offered by Futures Without Violence.  Time will be included for audience question/answer and discussion.

Aug
28
Wed
2019
Building Sustainable Partnerships between Human Trafficking Services and Workforce Development Programs
Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Building Sustainable Partnerships between Human Trafficking Services and Workforce Development Programs

Partnerships between organizations serving human trafficking survivors and workforce development programs can improve survivors’ access to a range of high-quality education and employment opportunities. Building cross-sector partnerships to seamlessly and effectively enhance client services can be challenging when programs have different goals and methods of service delivery. For example, education and job training programs may not be grounded in trauma informed practices; victim service programs may not be aware of the outcome requirements education and job training programs must meet to remain accredited. This webinar will focus overcoming common challenges when building cross-sector collaborations between victim service providers and workforce development programs to help foster a strong foundation that mutually benefits collaborating agencies and survivors of human trafficking.

Sep
10
Tue
2019
Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Nashville Downton
Sep 10 – Sep 13 all-day
Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference @ DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Nashville Downton

SCJA is a professional association serving criminal justice educators, researchers, practitioners, and students committed to the ongoing development of criminal justice science and practice. Member states include Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Each year is highlighted by the annual conference which rotates to a different location within the region. The conference provides opportunities to access the most current research findings on a wide range of criminal justice related topics. Members participate by presenting papers in panels and in roundtable discussions. Social receptions and activities provide members an opportunity for professional fellowship and the friendly atmosphere welcomes student participation.

Sep
12
Thu
2019
Civil Justice for Victims of Crime
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Civil Justice for Victims of Crime

The Civil Justice Training provides training on how to navigate the civil justice system and provide assistance to victims who wish to pursue justice outside of the criminal justice system. The training features a great panel of attorney speakers and many reference materials for attendees. This training is recommended for victim advocates, law enforcement, and other allied professionals who wish to learn about alternative avenues of achieving justice for victims. It is free to all attendees and includes lunch.

Sep
15
Sun
2019
2019 Forum on Criminal Justice @ Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Arlington, VA
Sep 15 – Sep 18 all-day
2019 Forum on Criminal Justice @ Hyatt Regency Crystal City - Arlington, VA

The 2019 Forum on Criminal Justice will be held September 15-18 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Hosted by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA) and the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the Forum on Criminal Justice  showcase programs, research and policies that will help justice practitioners, researchers and decision makers move the criminal justice system forward, getting to where we need to be through policy, practice and research.

Workshop tracks will focus on: systems integration and managing special populations; information sharing and technology; behavioral health and community-based services; policing violent crime and serving victims; and administration and management.

Sep
18
Wed
2019
Expert Q&A: What Really is the Best Mental Health Approach to Victims of Mass Violence?
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Expert Q&A: What Really is the Best Mental Health Approach to Victims of Mass Violence?

The negative psychological effects of surviving a mass violence incident are second only to injury and death, and these types of incidents usually have a slower recovery trajectory. Everyone who is exposed is in some way touched by what happened and may not understand their reactions. The good news is that most distress reactions are quite common and dissipate over time with good social supports and coping skills. This webinar will provide psycho-educational information to assist victims and survivors in understanding their reactions and how to best cope with them. It will also help providers to understand how powerful this information is in decreasing anxiety and fear of the development of mental illness.

Oct
7
Mon
2019
Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud – Phoenix, AZ @ City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud - Phoenix, AZ @ City of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center

Taking Action: Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

Millions of Americans become victims of financial crimes every year. This training will walk you through the accessible, victim-centered approaches at the heart of Taking Action: An Advocate’s Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud. Learn step-by-step strategies for addressing four major types of financial crime: Identity Theft, Investment Fraud, Mortgage and Lending Fraud, and Mass Marketing Scams. Attendees will receive a foundational background on these four major fraud types, and will learn about their role as advocates when they encounter victims dealing with financial crime. We will also discuss specific and concrete action steps that can be taken, along with a multitude of resources available to victims.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
2019 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition @ McCormick Place Convention Center
Oct 26 – Oct 29 all-day
2019 IACP Annual Conference and Exposition @ McCormick Place Convention Center

The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year — more than 16,000 public safety professionals come to learn new techniques, advance their knowledge and careers, and equip their department for ongoing success. The three tenants of conference are training, networking, and exhibit hall education. IACP 2019 spans four days of education and networking. The Exposition Hall is open Sunday-Tuesday of the conference to meet with 600+ vendors showcasing products and services to assist the law enforcement profession.

Since 1893, the IACP has been shaping the law enforcement profession. The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition has been the foundation, providing leaders with new strategies, techniques, and resources they need to successfully navigate the evolving policing environment.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to spend four days with law enforcement leaders from around the globe as they address your most pressing challenges. Register now for the most comprehensive law enforcement conference and exposition in 2019.

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