"Why Do So Many Battered Women Find Themselves in Batterer Intervention Groups?":
Coordinated Community Response to Women's Use of Violence in Intimate Partner Relationships
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Lucas Dodge Room (IMU 256)

Description:
Differentiating between the woman who batters and the woman who is battered and responds with the use of violence is a crucial step in the intervention process. It is not a question of proper categorization for the sake of accuracy. Getting it right is a matter of safety and is essential in reducing and escalating violence.

There is increasing agreement that intervening agencies and professionals must be able to distinguish between kinds of domestic violence, scope of domestic violence, severity of the violence, patters of the violence, function and purpose of the violence, and finally, primary perpetrator of the violence.

Presenter:
Melissa Petrangelo Scaia, MPA, Executive Director of Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs


Alcohol-Facilitated Sexual Assault: Who Needs Force When You Have Alcohol?
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Penn State Room (IMU 337)

Description:
Alcohol is the most common weapon used to facilitate sexual assault. Offenders use alcohol because it renders victims vulnerable, affects memory, and impairs judgment and physical ability. Its unique toxicological effects, widespread use, and ease of consumption make it ideal for offenders who commit sexual assaults. Of course, some of the same factors that make alcohol such a perfect weapon also present unique challenges for investigators, prosecutors, and other allied professionals in alcohol-facilitated sexual assault (AFSA) cases.

This presentation, delivered in two parts, explored common issues and challenges related to the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases where alcohol is present. More specifically, the presenters focused on identifying corroborating evidence, interviewing victims, basic toxicology, the affect of societal attitudes about alcohol on determinations of victim credibility, and trial strategies. In addition, these recordings promote a victim-centered response that incorporates offender-focused strategies for effective investigation and prosecution of AFSA cases.

We viewed sections of this recorded webinar that were relevant to campus cases, but did not view the portions of the webinar that were specific to trial court. Our discussion focused on a critical analysis of which elements of the webinar were applicable to the university administrative procedure, and which elements were not.

Presenters:
Jane Anderson (JD) is an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas. As an Attorney Advisor, Jane presents on trial strategy, legal analysis and policy, and ethics. She provides technical assistance and case consultation for prosecutors and allied professionals; authors and develops resources, publications, and curricula; and consults on the development of protocols and policies that improve responses to crimes of violence against women.

Patricia D. Powers (JD) is an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas. As an Attorney Advisor, Patti presents on trial strategy, legal analysis and policy, and ethical issues related to violence against women. She conducts research; develops training materials, resources, and publications; and provides case consultation and technical assistance for prosecutors and allied professionals.

Recording:
Recordings of parts 1 and 2 of this webinar are available through the AEquitas homepage: http://www.aequitasresource.org/trainingDetail.cfm?id=132


Prevalence and Characteristics Among Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenders
Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Department of Public Safety Training Room (880 UCC)

Description:
This webinar highlights the 2009 Partner Rape Study which explored the prevalence of intimate partner rape in adult sex offenders and domestic violence offenders in treatment in Colorado. Although domestic violence offenders and sex offenders are not the same, and the mechanisms that lead to these problematic behaviors differ, this webinar presents findings that these individuals exhibit similar behaviors and attitudes, particularly with respect to intimate sexual violence.

Presenter:
A. Mervyn Davies, M.A., LPC, CACIII, F.A.P.A., Davies and Associates
Dominique Simons, M.A., DAS Consulting, Inc.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar is available here: http://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/intimate-partner-sexual-assault-prevalence.html

 


Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence
Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Lucas Dodge Room (256 IMU)

Description:
Stalking - a dangerous and potentially lethal crime - is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. Michelle Garcia, Director of the Stalking Resource Center, will address the prevalence and dynamics of stalking, the intersection of stalking and domestic violence, and the risk of violence and lethality in stalking cases. She will also discuss the effects of stalking on victims as well as considerations for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other allied professionals responding to stalking crimes.

Presenter:
Michelle Garcia
, Director of the National Stalking Resource Center

Recording:
A recording of this webinar is available here: http://www.familyjusticecenter.org/file-library/stalking-intimate-partner-violence-pdf/


Title IX Investigations and Technology: Eight Emerging and Common Issues
Friday, December 11, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 315 Phillips Hall

Description:
Presenters will explore eight emerging and common issues in how technology is changing the investigation landscape:

  1. How students, faculty and staff are communicating using technology
  2. How technology is changing the rubric - More pervasive and persistent
  3. Recent trends for using technology to assist in Title IX investigations
  4. Knowing and understanding popular dating and hook up apps
  5. Understanding anonymous online harassment or discrimination
  6. Using text messages, photos, videos and e-mails as evidence
  7. Accessing phone records, deleted social media, deleted texts
  8. Technology cheats, including fake texts, altered images, etc.

Participants will gain a stronger understanding of these eight issues as well as hands-on tips for improving and appropriately addressing Title IX investigations that involve technology.

Presenters:
Brett Sokolow, J.D., founder, president, and CEO of The NCHERM Group, LLC
Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Managing Partner of The NCHERM Group, LLC

Recording:
For information about getting access to the recording of this webinar, please email Liz Willmore at OSMRC.


Consent and Blackouts: The Legal, Psychological, and Prevention Perspectives
Thursday, December 3, 2015, 12:00pm - 2:00pm, 256 IMU

Description:
Join Brett A. Sokolow, Esq. and Dr. Brian Van Brunt as they discuss the issues complicating consent when a student experiences a blackout, whether en bloc or fragmentary.  Blackout or brownouts are characterized by an inability or difficulty to recall the past as the result of alcohol or other drug use. Can a student give consent at one point and then fail to recall this later? What about students who are physically unresponsive, but have clear recall? How does a blackout’s block on memory affect capacity to consent? How should the campus resolution process handle such a case?

Through an interactive and dynamic discussion, the presenters will first review the latest literature and research, providing the definitions of blackout and brownout from the legal, student conduct and psychological/medical perspectives. They will discuss two case studies and provide an opportunity for questions and further exploration of the topic. The program will conclude with a review of ways to teach students prevention techniques related to this topic.

We will review:

  • The nature of consent
  • Legal issues related to blackout/brownout and consent
  • Psychological and medical issues related to blackout/brownout and consent
  • Discussion of two cases related to blackout and brownout drinking
  • Discussion of prevention issues related to teaching consent as it relates to blackout and brownout drinking or substance use

Presenters:
Brett Sokolow, J.D., founder, president, and CEO of The NCHERM Group, LLC
Daniel Swinton, J.D., Ed.D., Managing Partner of The NCHERM Group, LLC

Recording:
For information about getting access to the recording of this webinar, please email Liz Willmore at OSMRC.


Supporting the Supporters: Informal Networks Have a Role in Preventing and Ending Domestic Violence
Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm, 469 Van Allen Hall

Description:
This webinar explores the value of informal networks in victims’ and perpetrator’s lives. How can we support those networks to effectively respond to the needs of the victim and perpetrator; the perceived reluctance of friends and families to intervene in what is commonly understood as a private matter? How can specialist domestic violence organizations build customized education programs and supports geared towards friends and families and the general public? The presenter will challenge the domestic violence sector to move beyond the traditional service delivery model that usually only includes informal networks in the assessment phase of work with clients to a model that would include and leverage informal networks in preventing domestic violence. The presenter draws on current North American research along with learnings from a project Shift is leading in Calgary, Canada.

Presenters:
Graham Barnes, Resource Specialist, Battered Women’s Justice Project, Minneapolis MN and Elena Esina, Project Coordinator for the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of Domestic Violence at the University of Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar can be found here: http://www.bwjp.org/resource-center/resource-results/supporting-the-supporters-informal-networks.html


Strangulation Part III
Thursday, October 8th, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Department of Public Safety Training Room (880 UCC)

Description:
This live webinar is designed for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE/SANEs), law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and criminalists. Topics include: clinical forensic radiology in strangulation, "consensual" strangulation, strangulation and sexual assault, clinical evaluation and management, and what prosecutors need from the medical expert in strangulation cases.

Presenter:
Dr. William Green is the Medical Director of the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, Medical School beginning in 1976 and retired as Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2011. He has been Board certified in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Green's work in the field of sexual assault has included participation in the creation of sexual assault forensic examination protocols for both California and the US Dept. of Justice. In 1989, Dr. Green was one of the founders of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Team at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and served as the Team's Medical Director from 1989 until 2010. In the mid 1990's, Dr. Green worked with the core advisory group that helped draft the legislation that created the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He was also one of the founding faculty members of the Graduate Group in Forensic Sciences that created the Forensic Science Master's Program at UC Davis. In 2007, Dr. Green founded and co-chaired the Forensic Medicine Section in the American College of Emergency Physicians. Most recently, Dr. Green was asked to serve as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House on sexual assault issues.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar can be found here: https://vimeo.com/cdaa/review/144026607/91980b921b


Strangulation Part II
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Department of Public Safety Training Room (880 UCC)

Description:
This live webinar is designed for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE/SANEs), law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and criminalists. Topics will include: strangulation pathophysiology, including causes of immediate death during strangulation, causes of delayed death after strangulation, and causes of serious medical problems and disability following strangulation; and touch DNA and strangulation.

Presenter:
Dr. William Green is the Medical Director of the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, Medical School beginning in 1976 and retired as Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2011. He has been Board certified in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Green's work in the field of sexual assault has included participation in the creation of sexual assault forensic examination protocols for both California and the US Dept. of Justice. In 1989, Dr. Green was one of the founders of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Team at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and served as the Team's Medical Director from 1989 until 2010. In the mid 1990's, Dr. Green worked with the core advisory group that helped draft the legislation that created the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He was also one of the founding faculty members of the Graduate Group in Forensic Sciences that created the Forensic Science Master's Program at UC Davis. In 2007, Dr. Green founded and co-chaired the Forensic Medicine Section in the American College of Emergency Physicians. Most recently, Dr. Green was asked to serve as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House on sexual assault issues.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar can be found here: https://vimeo.com/cdaa/review/143055336/11fc850c42


Strangulation Part I
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Department of Public Safety Training Room (880 UCC)

Description:
This live webinar is designed for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFE/SANEs), law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and criminalists. The Strangulation Part II webinar will occur on September 29, 2015, from 2:00pm – 3:30pm in the DPS Training Room.

Presenter:
Dr. William Green is the Medical Director of the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He served on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, Medical School beginning in 1976 and retired as Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine in 2011. He has been Board certified in both Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Green's work in the field of sexual assault has included participation in the creation of sexual assault forensic examination protocols for both California and the US Dept. of Justice. In 1989, Dr. Green was one of the founders of the Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE) Team at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center and served as the Team's Medical Director from 1989 until 2010. In the mid 1990's, Dr. Green worked with the core advisory group that helped draft the legislation that created the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center. He was also one of the founding faculty members of the Graduate Group in Forensic Sciences that created the Forensic Science Master's Program at UC Davis. In 2007, Dr. Green founded and co-chaired the Forensic Medicine Section in the American College of Emergency Physicians. Most recently, Dr. Green was asked to serve as advisor to the U.S. Department of Justice and the White House on sexual assault issues.

Recording:
A recording of this webinar can be found here: https://vimeo.com/cdaa/review/139731186/5914ec98ec


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