Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women

Access the recorded Webinar on women and trauma, "Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use  The Past, Present, & Future of Federal Governments Commitment to Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Women", hosted by The Women and Trauma Federal Partners Committee.

Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Webinars & Resources

·         The Battered Women’s Justice Project has recordings of past webinars on issues of interest to already-existing CCR’s  here

·         The Stalking Resource Center has recordings of past webinars on the coordinated community response to stalking: here

·         A webinar on faith leaders’ roles in CCR is maintained

·         The Sexual Violence Justice Institute maintains several videos on forming a CCR to sexual violence

·         Women and Violence Study: Trauma Services in Public Mental Health Susan E. Salasin, International Adviser for Development of Trauma Informed Care Public Health Programs

·         Seeking Safety: An evidence-based model for trauma and/or addition Lisa M. Najavits, PhD, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

·         If it Works I Miamia Model Program for Serving Traumatized Human Beings Teresa Descilo, MSW, MCT, The Trauma Resolution Center

Victim Assistance Training Online (VAT Online) - is a basic victim advocacy Web-based training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES): Impact on Health & Wellbeing across the Life Course Melissa Merrick, PhD, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

"The TLC TIER (Trauma Informed Effective Reinforcement) System for Girls is a female responsive, research-based model that offers short-term detention and residential programs an effective alternative to compliance-focused behavior management systems. The TIER System for Girls teaches staff skills that are more effective in motivating positive behavior with girls than traditional points and level systems. This Webinar reviews the framework of the TIER System for Girls, and provides examples of processes and techniques that will establish a gender responsive, trauma-informed program culture. Learning Objectives: explore the elements of a trauma-informed, gender responsive system that promotes safe behavior in residential programs and detention facilities; learn about the importance of developing a gender responsive program culture/environment for girls; and discover how to engage girls and staff when improving elements of program culture/environment through real-life examples. This website provides access to a recording of the webinar, presentation slides, speakers' transcript, and a transcript of chat questions and answers. SOURCE: National Girls Institute (NGI); U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) (Washington, DC). Authored by Selvaggi, Kimberly S.; Wolf, Angie; Long, Callie.

Complicated matters: domestic and sexual violence, problematic substance use and mental ill-health

This course has been developed alongside a toolkit for professionals who work with victims or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence who are also affected by problematic substance use and/or mental ill-health. You will find links to the toolkit throughout the course.

Working with gang-affected young women experiencing sexual and domestic violence

This e-learning program will help you understand the experiences of gang-affected young women. You will learn to identify the abuse young women are vulnerable to and learn strategies to engage and support young women at risk or or gang involved.

National Institute of Justice

In “Taking on the Challenge of Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits” experts from Detroit and Houston discuss the issues they grappled with when processing and testing large numbers of sexual assault kits that have never been sent to the lab. These NIJ-funded projects engaged key stakeholders (including police, prosecutors, victims, and victims support providers) in partnership with researchers to explore the underlying reasons of why so many unsubmitted sexual assault kits accumulated over time and make recommendations about how best to notify victims and change policy and practice to prevent future buildups of kits and enhance justice for victims of sexual assault.

Learn how Houston and Detroit responded to this challenge, watch the webinar now.