2016

Part 1 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Series 2016, this webinar was presented by Katie Abbott and Mark Silva of Diverse & Resilient. Implementing curricula and programs has been a key focus in prevention work – but how do we do it inclusively for LGBTQ people? Diverse & Resilient program coordinators, Katie Abbott and Mark Silva, discuss how curricula can be adapted to increase LGBTQ inclusivity with respect to different organizational capacities.

2018

Presented by Madison Police Department’s Judgement Under the Radar, featuring Officers Marcus Robbins, Tyrone Cratic Williams and Natalie Deibel, and Vicki Biehn and Annabell Bustillos from Sexual Assault Services of Lutheran Social Services in Racine County

Part 3 of 3 of the 2018 PREA Webinar Series...What is implicit bias, and why is it of particular importance when serving incarcerated people? Judgement Under the Radar begins with this discussion, including an explanation of the criminal justice system, traumas that may be experienced as a part of that system, and strategies to reduce bias when serving incarcerated victims. Sexual Assault Services of LSS then presents in detail about their work with incarcerated individuals, including initial anxieties, joys of this work, and lessons learned.

2015

SurvJustice Founder Laura Dunn, Esq. briefly gives a background on her survivor story and national advocacy work on campus sexual violence before launching into a summary of the national movement for campus safety that has been increasing from 2010 to the present.

The webinar provides a basic understanding of applicable laws and rights for survivors with a focus on the VAWA regulations going into full effect on July 1, 2015. In addition this understanding, Dunn provides best practices for supporting survivors through the campus process as well as when to identify the need for a survivor to obtain legal counsel. The webinar ends on activism and legislative changes on the horizon.

2016

Presented by Jessica Van Iperen of the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA). Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) want to make impactful institutional and system changes. A way to make lasting institutional changes can be through case file review. A process of reviewing case files is an enlightening evaluation tool used to identify areas of opportunity for SARTs to do effective work. This webinar explores the three different approaches the Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) explored with three different pilot sites. Participants are given concrete tools for conducting case file reviews and key considerations for SARTs to explore before embarking on this endeavor.

2018

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Abuse welcomes Juanita Davis and Lisa Furr from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) as they lead participants through a discussion on practical strategies and tips for working collaboratively to enhance supports and services to older survivors. Particular emphasis will be on the role of a coordinated community response to these cases. This discussion will explore these issues through the lens of equity and through the lived experiences of older survivors from marginalized communities.

2019

Presented by Sally J. Laskey, Evaluation Coordinator, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)

This webinar will provide an overview of the NSVRC’s online Evaluation Toolkit. We’ll explore tools for culturally responsive evaluation and overall evaluation capacity building. Additionally, we will discuss how to do evaluation with limited resources and how the Toolkit can support evaluation at all levels.

After participating in this webinar participants will be able to:

- Describe the NSVRC Evaluation Toolkit resources that aim to support sexual violence prevention program evaluation capacity building.

- Identify at least two resources to create culturally responsive evaluations.

- Identify at least two resources to support evaluation when you have limited resources.

2017

The webinar discusses the importance of providing survivors with medically accurate information about emergency contraception to help prevent pregnancy as a result of the assault. It discusses the CCRV law, including the role of the advocate in ensuring survivors medical needs are being met.

2019

Sexism, racism, ableism, and homophobia make people of color, those with disabilities, and trans individuals particularly susceptible to sexual violence. Experiences with institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism may make it difficult for college students, faculty, or staff members from these marginalized populations to trust the campus support services designed to help them.

In order to adapt our system to the needs of these communities, UW-La Crosse has designated staff from areas of campus that serve these populations as Confidential Resources for sexual violence. Due to barriers presented by athlete culture, a Confidential Resource for student athletes is included. UWL Confidential Resources provide confidential support, information and referrals to services to members of our campus community who seek assistance. The Confidential Resource Program resulted in a 10% increase in referrals from underserved populations in its first year of operation.

2019

Sexism, racism, ableism, and homophobia make people of color, those with disabilities, and trans individuals particularly susceptible to sexual violence. Experiences with institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism may make it difficult for college students, faculty, or staff members from these marginalized populations to trust the campus support services designed to help them.

In order to adapt our system to the needs of these communities, UW-La Crosse has designated staff from areas of campus that serve these populations as Confidential Resources for sexual violence. Due to barriers presented by athlete culture, a Confidential Resource for student athletes is included. UWL Confidential Resources provide confidential support, information and referrals to services to members of our campus community who seek assistance. The Confidential Resource Program resulted in a 10% increase in referrals from underserved populations in its first year of operation.

Presented by UW-La Crosse Staff:
- A.J. Clauss, Campus Climate Program Coordinator
- Andrew Ives, Student Services Specialist
- Antoiwana Williams, Director, Office of Multicultural Student Services
- Joel Luedtke, Assistant Director, Athletic Training
- Will Vanroosenbeek, Director of LGBTQA Services

2017

Presented by Dan Campbell, Forensic Scientist Supervisor - DNA, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Madison, WI; and Eva M. L. King, MS, CPM, Forensic Scientist Supervisor - DNA, Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, Milwaukee, WI. This webinar presents forensic DNA crime lab application of the sexual assault kit with the purpose of also educating the advocate and survivor on the scientific basics of forensic DNA.

2016

There is no federal law that expressly gives workplace rights to applicants and employees who find themselves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. However, Title VII of and the Americans with Disabilities Act do protect against employers' use of stereotypes rooted in protected classes such as sex or mental illness.

Maria Flores, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will explain how these laws may apply to employment situations involving these victims including hire/fire, sexual harassment, accommodations for disability (e.g., time off for treatment), medical confidentiality, and prohibited retaliation. Information will also be provided on how to file an employment discrimination charge with the EEOC.

2018

Presented by: Cara Courchesne, Communications Director, Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) & local Wisconsin programs

In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we discuss harnessing the power of the #MeToo movement to raise awareness and encourage action! Local programs across the state share their events, and Cara Courchesne of MECASA discusses the success of their #CanDo social media campaign.

2016

Part 4 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Webinar Series, this webinar was presented by Amy Olejniczak and Erica Koepsel, Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health. The PATCH (Providers and Teens Communicating for Health) Program takes an unique and innovate approach to improving public health outcomes by highlighting the voices of Teen Educators. These high school students are specifically trained to deliver workshops for Health Care Providers. The workshops encourage better communication, explain confidentiality, and emphasize the need for judgement free healthcare, with the ultimate goal being better and better use of preventative care services. Teen Educators are also educated and empowered to become young advocates, often becoming a resource for their peers by providing information or support for those around them on topics related to sexual health, mental health, healthcare access, and social justice, among many others. This webinar discusses the success we've had in cultivating empowered youth through our exciting Teen Educator Model!

2017

This webinar is presented by Robin Dalton – Senior Immigration Attorney; Gricel Santiago-Rivera – Director and Amber Raffeet August – Immigration and Family Law Attorney, all of the RISE Law Center.

Navigating the web of systems can be difficult for any survivor - but for immigrant and refugee survivors of sexual and domestic violence there are often additional barriers. Be it language access or conflicts with cultural expectations, a holistic approach which takes into consideration ones background and coordination amongst systems facilitates better access to legal protections for these survivors.

This webinar addresses protections for immigrant survivors in family and immigration court and in front of department of homeland security. This includes language access in the courtroom, orders and restrictions on traveling and passports, guardianships and powers of attorney for children with underdocumented parents, VAWA Self Petition, U Nonimmigrant Status and more. It addresses what you can screen for to see if a survivor you are serving has legal protections and best practices when working with legal service agencies. Also how these legal protections can help empower survivors facilitating greater access to services and support.

2017

Presented by DeShanda Williams & Kyna Campbell, Pathfinders and Dr. Heather Hlavka, Marquette University, this presentation addresses research and practice related to boys' experiences of neglect and abuse and how a trauma-informed approach helps us to understand the links between masculinity, vulnerability, and violence. The presenters will reflect on how youth of color and LGBTQ+ young men are an especially vulnerable, understudied, and under-served population.

2016

Part 3 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Webinar Series, this webinar was presented by Amanda Schumacher and Blythe Newburg of the Family Support Center. Can popular TV shows and movies catalyze community conversations about preventing sexual violence? This webinar will explore using media to mindfully enrich sexual violence prevention work.

2015

This webinar focuses on this year’s social norm for prevention, the normalization of violence and power. The webinar is hosted by local researcher Dr. Heather R Hlavka, an assistant professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University. Here she presents on her research related to the normalization of sexual violence and similar topics in feminist research.

2020

Presented by Kristen Pritchard, MSW, Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion Manager and Kristin Vamenta, Data and Evaluation Project Coordinator of the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance

As the presence of technology increases in our personal and professional lives, preventionists benefit from learning to analyze both the risks and benefits of its use. When it comes to sexting, the focus is often on youth and the message is “just don’t do it.” In this webinar, participants will explore commonly proposed “prevention” messaging about sexting; identify alternative messaging strategies, rooted in a health promotion framework; and explore the dynamics of youth technology use in the context of larger systems of oppression.

2017

Pam Malin and Nadya Rosen of Disability Rights Wisconsin join End Abuse and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault for this webinar. This presentation explains the unique ways in which people with disabilities are a vulnerable population, particularly susceptible to domestic abuse and sexual assault. It discusses the dynamics of violence against people with disabilities, and explores ways to decrease sexual and domestic violence against people with disabilities. This webinar is designed for a multi-disciplinary audience. Advocates and members of coordinated community response and sexual assault response teams are encouraged to view and listen. Handouts and a transcript are also available for download.

2019

This webinar will be presented by Leah Rolando, Suicide Prevention Specialist with Mental Health America of Wisconsin.

Learning objectives:

• Participants will learn about suicide data in Wisconsin, warning signs, risk and protective factors.

• Participants will learn how to ask someone if they’re thinking about suicide, assess for risk, and take the appropriate steps to refer to resources.

• Participants will learn about supportive resources for people with lived experience of thoughts, attempts, and loss. Participants will also receive an overview of statewide prevention efforts.

Leah Rolando is the Suicide Prevention Specialist with Mental Health America of Wisconsin. In this role, she coordinates Prevent Suicide Wisconsin (PSW), a statewide public-private partnership whose mission is to reduce the number of people who die by suicide in Wisconsin. Leah coordinates the annual PSW statewide conference. She also facilitates the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Adolescent Suicide Prevention Learning Community for local health departments in Wisconsin. Leah serves on the Steering Committee for Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee, a coalition of volunteers which provides training, education, consultation, and programming on suicide prevention in Milwaukee County. Leah is a Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Gatekeeper Instructor and a volunteer crisis counselor with Crisis Text Line.

2017

Meg Foster, Prevention Program Coordinator of the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force joins us for this webinar. Promoting sexual health is a key factor in preventing sexual violence. We jump-start our prevention efforts when we move beyond talking about what is wrong and come together to create a shared vision of healthy pro-social communities. In this webinar, we will look at how we can create and enhance a community of healthy sexuality individually, in relationships, in our community, and in our society at large. Participants will be able to define healthy sexuality and learn ways they can incorporate this principle into their work to begin and continue changing cultures of violence.

2018

The Rape Crisis Center’s GameChangers Youth Advisory Board – a group of Dane County high school students dedicated to engaging in activism and fighting rape culture – will explain the of dynamics of the toxic system which forces adolescent survivors of sexual violence into the U.S. penal system. Beyond describing the logistics of this oppressive cycle, the students will also provide recommendations which educators and administrators can use to help interrupt the further traumatization and institutional enslavement of young people.

2018

Olga Trujillo was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder) at the age of 31 in response to crimes she experienced in adolescence. Over the past 26 years she has undergone an intense journey to understand what Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is, how she developed it, the impact on her life, and she began to address the challenges she faced in healing. In 2011 Olga’s memoir, The Sum of My Parts: A Survivor’s Story of Dissociative Identity Disorder was released by New Harbinger Publications. In this workshop, she will bring her experience of DID to help participants expand their knowledge from an inside out perspective. Participants will explore how DID develops, what the signs are, how it can impact a survivor’s ability to report a crime and participate in the criminal and civil legal proceedings, and how service providers can help to lessen that impact for victims with DID.

2017

Presented by Keeley Crowley, SAKI SART Liaison, Office of Crime Victim Services, Wisconsin Department of Justice and Ian Henderson, WCASA. In 2015, the WI Department of Justice was awarded $4 million dollars, from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance and the District Attorney's Office of New York, to address the 6,000 un-submitted sexual assault kits in the state. Since that time, a massive statewide inventory of the un-submitted kits has been completed and kit testing has begun. This webinar provides a comprehensive update on WI’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) activities, including victim reporting options, survivor outreach efforts, and why your SART is an important part of the SAKI process.

2018

Presented by Christina Presenti, SART Project Coordinator, National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Join us for a webinar on the newly updated SART Toolkit! NSVRC first released this toolkit in 2011 and is releasing a new revised edition in August 2018. The SART Toolkit is designed to support SARTs in all aspects of their work, containing practical tips, resources, and best practices to take your collaboration to the next level! In this webinar, we will explore the new toolkit, and talk about how you can best put it to use in your community to support survivors, increase community safety, and hold offenders accountable.

(Please note: this recording is abridged)

2018

A sexual assault can be one of the most traumatic experiences in a survivor’s life, often having a long-term impact. Re-engaging with survivors provides an opportunity to offer a genuine apology and to attempt to regain their trust in the criminal justice system.

This webinar discusses resources available for local Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) to respond to SAKI cases, including: victim notification protocols, kit testing data and results and online training opportunities. It also reviews next steps for WiSAKI, including potential legislative reform.

Presented by Keeley Crowley, SAKI Project Coordinator, DOJ and Ian Henderson, Director of Legal & Systems Services, WCASA

2016

Part 2 of 4 of the Summer Prevention Series 2016, this webinar was presented by Marcellus Perry, Community Action Inc. of Rock and Walworth Counties. This workshop will focus on non-traditional strategies to engage target populations when the most direct route is closed to you.

2018

Presented by Kyle "Guante" Tran Myrhe

Poetry is often about taking big, abstract concepts and "translating" them into concrete images and stories. This process, as useful as it is for poets and other artists, is also deeply connected to activism and advocacy. Where more and more young people understand and can "talk the talk" with regards to rape culture and gender violence, that talk isn't always connected to organizing efforts or advocacy work. This discussion will focus on what it might mean to "translate" that understanding into action. How do we (especially those of us just starting out in this work) take big, overwhelming issues and problems and break them down into approachable, actionable pieces? How might those of us who have been doing this work make that process more approachable for youth and others just entering into the conversation? What might an arts-informed gender violence prevention practice look like? Spoken word (as practice and culture) offers a few potential entry points into this conversation.