The Anti-Violence Coalition In-Service Training Series provides ongoing training opportunities to decision makers and others involved in adjudicating or responding to sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking cases. Training opportunities are open to members of the Coalition, community partners, and others in the campus community. Contact Pam Terrill for more information.


"Working with Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence"
Wednesday, March 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Northwestern Room

Description:
Adam Robinson, Executive Director of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), will provide training on working with male-identified survivors of sexual assault. Topics will include identifying barriers for male-identified survivors to access services, the impact of sexual violence on male-identified survivors, implication for helpers and allies, identifying our own biases, and how men and boys are socialized.


"Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online"
Monday, March 6, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Penn State Room

Description:
Pornography, much like sexual violence, is pervasive, especially in online spaces and has evolved to include content that is both consensually produced and disseminated as well as that which is not. Accordingly, in this webinar, presenter Amber Morczek will define nonconsensual pornography (often referred to as 'revenge porn'), how it impacts victims, what is being done to address it, and how it relates to rape culture.

Presenter:
Amber Morczek is a PhD Candidate at Washington State University in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Her areas of specialization include violence toward women, rape culture, pornography, and institutional corrections. Her presentations on these topics have been hosted by Syracuse University, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the Washington State Department of Corrections, and Washington State University.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar is available through the Battered Women's Justice Project.


"Supporting LGBTQIA Survivors"
Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Lucas Dodge Room

Description:
This training will cover supporting and advocating for survivors of the LGBTQIA community, with an emphasis on considerations for those who identify as trans, intersex, and/or asexual (or ace). The training will include an activity emphasizing the importance of being clear about what information you need and why it’s needed, which will be broadly applicable to many different backgrounds. Follow up materials and suggestions for those who are wanting more information will be provided.

Presenter:
Kimberly Andresen-Reed, Transformative Healing


"Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview: 2-Part Webinar Series"
Part 1: Monday, December 19, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, DPS Training Room
Part 2: Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, DPS Training Room

Description:
When people experience trauma, they go through a process that many professionals - as well as the individuals themselves - do not understand. For example, most of us were trained to believe that when an individual experiences a traumatic event, the brain records the majority of the details investigators need, or want to know, about the event: Who, What, Where, Why, When and How?

Unfortunately, trying to collect information from a victim of a traumatic event in this way actually inhibits the accuracy of the details provided. This is because investigators typically question victims about peripheral information such as the suspect's description, i.e., height, weight, hair color, clothing worn, the time frame of the event, etc. Some victims are capable of providing this type of information in a limited fashion. However, the majority of trauma victims are not only unable to accurately provide this type of information, but when pressed to do so, they may inadvertently provide inaccurate information and details which in turn creates suspicion as well as inconsistencies.  

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) is designed to change this. The technique draws on the best practices of child forensic interviews, critical incident stress management, and neuroscience - combining them into a simple three-pronged approach that unlocks the trauma experience in a way that we can better understand.

Presenter:
Russell W. Strand is an independent consultant and educator. With over 40 years' experience, he is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of domestic violence intervention, critical incident peer support, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse investigations.  Mr. Strand developed the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI), while serving as the Chief of the Behavioral Sciences Education & Training Division at the United States Army Military Police School in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

Mr. Strand is a retired U.S. Army CID Senior Special Agent. As a result of his expertise, Mr. Stand responded to Ft. Hood, Texas to provide critical incident and trauma victim interview support following the November 2009 mass shooting. In 2012, he was inducted in the United States Army Military Police Hall of Fame.

Recording:
A recording of these webinars can be found on the End Violence Against Women International site.


"Neurobiology of Sexual Assault: 2-Part Webinar Series"
Part 1: Thursday, September 15th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, DPS Training Room
Part 2: Monday, September 19th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, DPS Training Room

Description:
Traumatic experiences have immediate, automatic and powerful effects on the human brain. This presentation explains how fear and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assault, resulting in experiences and behaviors that are, unfortunately, still commonly misunderstood by many who work with victims of sexual assault.

Participants will learn about the key brain circuitries impacted by fear and trauma, including the prefrontal cortex and the fear circuitry. Participants will come to understand brain-based responses to sexual assault, especially those associated with involuntary habits and reflexes. Participants will come to understand brain-based aspects of memory encoding, storage and retrieval that determine what can later be recalled and not recalled, including in investigative interviews and in court. This presentation provides a critical foundation for learning and applying trauma-informed responses with people who have been sexually assaulted

Presenter:
Dr. James Hopper is an independent consultant and Teaching Associate in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years Dr. Hopper's research, clinical and consulting work has focused on the psychological and biological effects of child abuse, sexual assault and other traumatic experiences. As a clinician Dr. Hopper works with adults who have experienced abuse as children or sexual assault as adolescents or adults. In his forensic work, both criminal and civil, he testifies on short- and long-term impacts of child abuse and sexual assault. Dr. Hopper was a founding board member and longtime advisor to 1in6 and served on the Peace Corps Sexual Assault Advisory Council. He consults and teaches nationally and internationally to military and civilian investigators, prosecutors, victim advocates, commanders and higher education administrators.

Recording:
A recording of these webinars can be found on the End Violence Against Women International site.


Information about training offered in the 2014-2015 academic year can be found here

Information about training offered in the 2015-2016 academic year can be found here.