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Conference on Crimes Against Women (Virtual) SAVE THE DATE
Hosted By: Conference on Crimes Against Women

Date: May 18-20 & 25-27, 2021
Time: 2:00 AM
Description: The Conference on Crimes Against Women (CCAW) is the national clearhinghouse of best practices for law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, advocates, medical personnel, emergecy telecommunicators, probation and  parole officers and others who work in the area of crimes against women. Recognizing that these crimes are unique in nature, CCAW provides the most up-to-date, relevant and effective traiing and techniques that exist to battle this epidemic.
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Suicidal Thoughts, Psychiatric Diagnosis & What Helps!
Hosted By: IVAT

Date: 5/20/2021

Time: 3:00 AM ChST
Description: The approaches from traditional mental health practice to people with suicidal thoughts have often been unhelpful and even harmful. This includes but is not limited to the too often automatic diagnosing of such people as “mentally ill,” one consequence of which has been the neglect of implementing approaches of various kinds that are more likely to be helpful.
New Frontiers in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Assault by Intoxication – Part 2
Hosted By: EVAWI - End Violence Against Women International

Date: 5/20/2021

Time: 5:00 am ChST
Description: This presentation addresses the issues that investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, and medical personal often encounter in alcohol facilitated sexual assaults. Investigators and prosecutors face many hurdles, including the consent defense, perceptions about “he said/she said” cases, and victims suffering from memory loss, as well as challenges related to victim shame, embarrassment, and lack of trust in law enforcement.

This means that sexual assault by intoxication cases are some of the hardest and most difficult cases to investigate and prosecute. These challenges are not typically found in other types of crimes which adds to the complexity of the community response. In these cases, first responders, including health care professionals, are often challenged by a victim´s inability to describe the crime due to memory gaps, or other perception difficulties caused by intoxication. Together, these challenges can impact an investigation, and ultimately the opportunity to successfully prosecute a case.
Recognizing and understanding these challenges will help improve the criminal justice response while advocates and health care professions will be better able to support victims of these crimes.  However, understanding victims and how these crimes occur is only half the battle; getting a case into the courtroom is the other half. Many victims of alcohol-facilitated sexual assault delay reporting, often leaving investigators with the perception that they have little to no evidence. Yet another challenge is the misperception that false reporting is common, which has a significant impact on the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault. During this session, the presenters will share their 25+ years of experience, and lessons learned, to overcome many of these challenges.
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2021 KNOw More Webinar Series: Identification & Response To Human Trafficking In Multidisciplinary Settings
Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am ChST

Location: via Zoom
Webinar Description:

This webinar examines how to best identify and respond to human trafficking in multidisciplinary settings and equip those serving Indigenous populations to better understand the issues of human trafficking and its impact on Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities. As a result of this training, participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe human trafficking and understand factors that contribute to trafficking of Indigenous populations.
  2. Identify key differences between human trafficking and domestic violence/sexual assault.
  3. Identify, screen for, and assess the needs of individuals who are at risk of trafficking or who may have experienced trafficking, and coordinate services in a multidisciplinary network of providers.
  4. Recognize the signs of trauma exposure that individuals who have experienced trafficking may present.
  5. Identify basic trauma-informed interventions.
  6. Apply a trauma-informed approach to working with individuals who have experienced trafficking.
  7. Describe methods for honoring cultural practices while providing support to individuals who have experienced trafficking.



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