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nPEP Costs HOW MUCH for Sexual Assault Patients?
Provided by: International Association of Forensic Nurses
 
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
 
Time: 5:30 am – 6:30 am ChST

The National SAFE Protocol and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that every sexual assault patient be evaluated for HIV risk. However, nurse examiners are often unaware of the actual cost of nonoccupational postexposure prophylaxis (nPEP) for HIV, and options for providing HIV nPEP which can affect patient access to medications that may be lifesaving. With expert perspectives from four panel members in two different states and the District of Columbia, this webinar will address: current recommended guidelines for the administration of HIV nPEP to patients in the acute post-sexual assault phase; the estimated cost for HIV nPEP; various HIV nPEP billing and payment coverage options; and gaps in HIV nPEP coverage for sexual assault patients across the nation.
 
 
Raped, Then Jailed: The Risks of Prosecution for Falsely Reporting Sexual Assault
Provided by: End Violence Against Women International
 
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am ChST  
 
Sexual assault victims have often faced various sources of bias and unwarranted skepticism, based on unjustified suspicions that their report is a false allegation. This webinar focuses on the scenario where victims summon the courage to report a sexual assault, only to be disbelieved, mistreated, and later charged (often erroneously) with false reporting or associated crimes such as obstruction of justice, interfering with law enforcement, or providing false statements. The presentation will detail how these scenarios unfold, highlighting factors that distinguish an interview conducted with a victim versus a suspect in a criminal investigation. We will also explain how this can result in a false confession. We will then conclude with a discussion of how this injustice can be prevented, by following recommended practices for sexual assault investigations and victim interviews.
 
 
VAWA Confidentiality: Empowering Survivors, Protecting Information
Provided by: Victim Rights Law Center
 
Date: December 6, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires OVW-funded victim service providers to protect survivors' privacy. This interactive webinar will highlight how VAWA confidentiality requirements complement survivor empowerment and offer best practices for maintaining survivors' privacy. By participating in this webinar, victim service providers will be better able to explain how the VAWA privacy requirements relate to survivor-centered care. 
 
 
 
 
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Evidence is Power
Provided by: LGBTQ Institute on IPV
 
Date: December 11, 2019
 
Time: 6:00 am – 7:30 am ChST
 
Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement "evidence-based programs." That is, programs that have been studied and deemed "effective" by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. Presenters will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.
 
 
Language Access in Educational Design and Delivery / Acceso al Lenguaje en el Diseño y Entrega Educativa
Provided by: Futures Without Violence Institute for Leadership in Education (I-LED)
 
Date: December 12, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST
 
This webinar will focus on employing the core concepts that apply to all in-person adult learning environments through the lens of language access and equity. Participants will learn from experts at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence and Futures Without Violence on the best strategies to foster full engagement and leadership of Limited English Proficient (LEP) stakeholders and individuals impacted by domestic violence/sexual assault (dv/sa) in grantees events, education and training programs.
 
*The event will be bilingual and interpretation will be provided for everyone who is not fluent in both English and Spanish. Closed captioning will also be provided.
 
 
Core Values and Strategies to Align Them within Domestic & Sexual Violence Organizations
Provided by: Futures Without Violence
 
Date: December 13, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST
 
This webinar will focus on employing the core concepts that apply to all in-person adult learning environments through the lens of language access. Participants will learn from experts at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence and Futures Without Violence on the best strategies to foster full engagement and leadership of Limited English Proficient (LEP) stakeholders and individuals impacted by domestic violence/sexual assault (dv/sa) in grantees' events, education and training programs.
 
 
Safety Planning with Sexual Assault Survivors
Provided by: Victim Rights Law Center
 
Date: December 13, 2019
 
Time: 5:30 am – 7:00 am ChST
 
Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety-effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. This 60-minute webinar will address the importance of safety planning for victims of non-intimate partner sexual assault, explore how safety planning for these survivors may be different than safety planning with domestic violence victims, and provide tips for using the VRLC's OVW-approved safety planning guides, which include population-specific guides to safety planning with LGBTQ survivors, on college campuses, and with survivors experiencing homelessness. The webinar will include a discussion of strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.
 
Following this webinar, we will immediately host a Share and Learn session for participants who wish to deepen our conversation with case-specific strategies and tips on safety planning with survivors of sexual assault.
 
*Intended for OVW-funded attorneys, advocates, and other victim service providers
 
 
Beyond Checking the Boxes: A Discussion on Education Program Evaluations
Provided by: Futures Without Violence
 
Date: December 14, 2019
 
Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST
 
As non-profit professionals with tight budgets and long lists of deliverables, we sometimes overlook the importance of stopping to evaluate the impact of our work. Evaluation is critical, however, to sustain the quality of the work and to justify what we do. Do you spend countless hours designing education programs and then, the day before the program, draft a survey type evaluation that concentrates on how the audience enjoyed the program and on assessing the teachers? Does your evaluation start and stop at the end of your training program? These are some common missteps in the process of evaluating training and development. This webinar will discuss the critical points at which you should evaluate your progress in the training design process, outline the types of information you should collect, and provide tips for how you should use the data you collect. 
 
 
 
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Spotting the Signs of Forced Marriage: Tips for Hotline Advocates
Provided by: Tahirih Justice Center Forced Marriage Initiative
 
Date: December 19, 2019
 
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST
 
Advocates at the National, State, and Local Hotline level are on the frontlines of victim response and can often be the first point of contact for individuals at risk and survivors of forced marriage seeking assistance and support.
 
The Tahirih Justice Center's Forced Marriage Initiative is hosting a free webinar to empower hotline advocates to spot the signs of forced marriage, see those at risk and survivors of forced marriage as in scope for shelter and other services, and make meaningful referrals. 
 
 
Billing and Coding 101: Learn the Anatomy of Billing and Coding for Sexual Assault Patients like a Pro
Provided by: International Association of Forensic Nurses
 
Date: Friday, December 20, 2019
 
Time: 5:00 am – 6:00 am ChST

Recent payment denials and instances of patients receiving bills for sexual assault medical forensic examinations - in violation of VAWA - suggest that SANE program managers and hospital billing departments often lack knowledge to properly code requests for payment to state designated payers. This webinar is designed to help SANE program managers and hospital billing departments increase their knowledge to properly code requests for payment to state designated payers. 
 
 
 
 
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