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Progressing Trends in Victim Services - End of Year Series

Victims of crime and trauma often face profound challenges, and the professionals who support them play a critical role in their healing and recovery. This comprehensive training series delves into essential topics that are crucial for victim services providers to effectively navigate their roles.

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Progressing Trends in Victim Services - End of Year Series
Progressing Trends in Victim Services - End of Year Series

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Dec 18, 2023, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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About the event

Protecting Victims and Empowering Providers: A Comprehensive Training Series on Ethics, Trauma, Cultural Competence, and Victim Dynamics

Overview

Victims of crime and trauma often face profound challenges, and the professionals who support them play a critical role in their healing and recovery. This comprehensive training series delves into essential topics that are crucial for victim services providers to effectively navigate their roles and responsibilities.

Module A: Ethics in Victims Services

(December 18th, 9 AM - 11 AM)

  • Ethics Principles and Standards: Explore the fundamental ethical principles that guide professional conduct in victim services, including confidentiality, impartiality, and non-discrimination.
  • Ethical Decision-Making: Develop a framework for ethical decision-making in complex situations, addressing common ethical dilemmas faced by victim services providers.
  • Ethical Boundaries and Self-Care: Understand the importance of maintaining ethical boundaries and engaging in self-care practices to prevent burnout and maintain professional integrity.

Module B: Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

(December 18th, 2 PM - 4 PM)

  • Understanding Vicarious Trauma: Explore the concept of vicarious trauma, also known as secondary trauma, and its impact on victim services providers.
  • Identifying Symptoms of Vicarious Trauma: Recognize the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma, including emotional detachment, irritability, and hypervigilance.
  • Coping Strategies and Self-Care Practices: Develop effective coping strategies and self-care practices to mitigate the effects of vicarious trauma and promote personal well-being.

Module C: Culturally Responsive Victim Services

(December 19th, 9 AM - 11 AM)

  • Cultural Competence in Victim Services: Understand the importance of cultural competence in providing inclusive and effective victim services.
  • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: Develop cultural awareness and sensitivity to address the diverse needs of victims from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Strategies for Culturally Responsive Practice: Implement culturally responsive strategies, including culturally appropriate language, communication styles, and advocacy approaches.

Module D: Intersectionality and Polyvictimization

(December 19th, 2 PM - 4 PM)

  • Intersectionality and Victim Experiences: Explore the concept of intersectionality and how it shapes the experiences of victims who hold multiple marginalized identities.
  • Polyvictimization and Cumulative Trauma: Understand the impact of polyvictimization, the experience of multiple victimizations, on victims' lives and their needs for support.
  • Intersectional Approaches to Victim Services: Develop intersectional approaches to victim services that address the unique challenges and needs of victims with multiple marginalized identities.

Module E: ACEs Through Lenses

(December 20th, 9 AM - 11 AM)

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Understand the impact of ACEs on lifelong health and well-being.
  • Trauma-Informed Approaches: Implement trauma-informed approaches to victim services that recognize and respond to the effects of trauma on victims' lives.
  • Disciplinary Perspectives on ACEs: Explore ACEs through the lenses of different disciplines, including psychology, sociology, and public health.

Module F: Lethality Indicators and Safety Planning

(December 20th, 2 PM - 4 PM)

  • Identifying Lethality Indicators: Recognize lethality indicators, warning signs that may indicate an increased risk of intimate partner homicide.
  • Safety Planning for High-Risk Victims: Develop safety plans for high-risk victims, including strategies for escaping dangerous situations and seeking help.
  • Collaboration with Law Enforcement and Community Resources: Understand the role of law enforcement and community resources in supporting victims of intimate partner violence.

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