College Student's Attitudes of Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
This presentation focuses on a survey of 750 university students and their attitudes regarding intimate partner violence, sexual Assault, and stalking. The survey was designed to determine what students know about intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking in terms of factual information, myths, stereotypes, laws, and the elements of stalking/cyberstalking. The survey also asks students what they know about victim service provision both on-campus and in the larger community. The results from this survey were used to update the campus policies and procedures for addressing stalking, to develop and implement an educational awareness program for the campus, and the implementation of on-campus victim services.
Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimate 300,000 U.S. children are victims of commercial sexual exploitation. This presentation explores the lives of prostituted children, how they fall prey to traffickers, and what is needed to help them escape prostitution. We will discuss policies, programs and attitudes that benefit child victimized by the commercial sex industry.
Dating and Domestic Violence: Understanding the Barriers to Leaving and Developing Effective Techniques to Empower Victims to Get Out
This workshop covers the basic dynamics of dating and domestic violence and how it looks from the victim’s perspective. The barriers and effective strategies for the victim at each stage, from contemplation to actually leaving, will be reviewed. Resources such as primary aggressor models and threat assessments will be discussed in the context of all responders working together to create safety for victims and effective system responses for abusers.
Helping the Non-Offending Caregiver Understand Child Sexual Abuse
Aria Trudeau Hartman
Sexually abused children are different ages, live in different places, and go to different schools but some share a very common denominator: a non-offending caregiver who
doesn’t believe them; they just cannot believe the allegations can be true!. This workshop is offered to helping professionals who provide services to secondary victims. Foundation level child sexual abuse material will be explored to prepare service providers with the knowledge and skills to effectively assist caregivers in the aftermath of their child’s disclosure.
Helping Victims of Human Trafficking
This presentation details best practices for a victim-centered, strengths-based approach to helping survivors of human trafficking. Experts estimate survivors of human trafficking need two to three years of services to overcome their unique experiences. This presentation will enumerate productive strategies to work with and support survivors.
Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence: Intersections and Deviations
Many domestic violence shelters are serving human trafficking victims--whether they realize it or not. Victims arrive at shelters because they have nowhere else to go. This presentation discusses the similarities and differences between domestic violence and human trafficking victims and how shelters can support human trafficking survivors.
Human Trafficking in the United States
According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, 1.5 million U.S. citizens are trafficked in the United States. This presentation offers an overview of human trafficking in the United States, including the vulnerabilities that put people at risk, motivations of traffickers and how consumers contribute to the problem.
Intimate Partner Violence: What Does this Look like for Female Inmates in Jails and Prisons?
This presentation is based upon a multi-year study of females incarcerated in jails and prisons across four states. The findings are based upon focus groups with over 400 females regarding their experiences with intimate partner violence of violence and safety while incarcerated. The interviews were used as the basis for the adaptation of the "Power and Control Wheel" to expressly outlined the experiences that women have with intimate partner violence while under correctional supervision.
Johns: The Men Who Buy Sex
People who purchase sex drive commercial sexual exploitation. The majority of buyers are men, but most men don’t buy sex. Who are the men that do? Why do they buy people for sex? This presentation summarizes the research about “Johns” and discusses the ways that the demand for commercial sex impacts communities.
Commercial sex is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Human Trafficking. What is the difference between a prostituted person, a prostitute and a sex worker? This presentation describes the realities of commercial sexual exploitation in the U.S. It will examine complex trauma and the trauma bond, supply and demand, and strategies to reduce sex trafficking.
Sexual Violence, Dating/Domestic Violence, and Stalking on College Campuses
Recently, there has been a lot of national attention on sexual violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses lately. This workshop will provide information on what makes campuses unique and what factors might pose a higher risk of these crimes occurring. The various national laws and Department of Education policies that guide campuses responses will be reviewed to help providers/advocates work with college students more effectively. Best practices for campuses, community victim services and law enforcement working together will be covered.
This workshop will cover the basic dynamics of stalking, the use of technology, and profiles of stalkers. Case studies will be used to learn effective tools in working with victims of stalking. Examples of community response team approaches will be reviewed that can lead to higher rates of prosecution for these crimes.
The Intersection Between Child Abuse and Witnessing Domestic Violence in the Forensic Interview
Aria Trudeau Hartman
Child abuse professionals know that there is a strong link between child abuse and intimate partner violence, and that it is not unusual for an abused child to disclose more than one form of abuse at the same time. This speaks to the importance of screening for witnessing domestic violence in every forensic interview. Ideas and examples for pre-meetings with non-offending caregivers and forensic interview questions will be discussed. Opportunities to share and reflect as a group will be provided.