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 International Student Survivors of Sexual Assault
Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Penn State Room (IMU 337)

This webinar recording will inform attendees of the contextual considerations that campuses must keep in mind when working with international student survivors of sexual violence. By the end of the webinar, attendees will recognize the importance of implementing systemic change across campus programming, from training first responders on culturally specific responses to revising campus policy to better apply to international students and expanding a prevention curriculum that incorporates the experiences of diverse student populations.

Pierre Berastain, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network, and Mira Yusef, Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa & National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence.

ACE Study: Exposure to Childhood Trauma and Implications
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, Penn State Room (IMU 337)

Participants watched a video of Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-principal investigator for the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, sharing the findings and implications of the ACE Study.  Dr. Tess Judge-Ellis joined us to discuss ACE research and implications for our work.

Dr. Tess Judge-Ellis, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition to being an instructor at the College of Nursing, Dr. Judge-Ellis also maintains her own clinical practice.

"Reading" Victims and Judging Credibility: Best Practices in Promoting Victim Centered Investigations and Prosecutions
Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Purdue Room (341 IMU)

Victim centered investigations and prosecutions requires effective perception skills. Building rapport by perceiving emotional needs promotes effective advocacy, investigations, and prosecutions through building a collaborative relationship of trust. This program will demonstrate how to effectively read victims, perceive victim needs, and judge credibility, in order to develop areas of common ground necessary to build solid relationships and enhance successful investigations and prosecutions, from the crime scene to the courtroom. In discussing effective perception skills, this webinar will present an overview of the psychology and empirical research behind reading people skills, presented in an entertaining format. You will learn about the qualities that have been proven to be most important, and how to best perceive and use them in any situation. From the advocacy perspective, through sharp perception skills, the advocate can bond early on with the victim and help keep the victim connected to the criminal justice process every step of the way, a process that should include comprehensive victim involvement.  From the investigation and prosecution perspective, victim involvement strengthens the case on all fronts.  This program will illustrate how all aspects of case investigation and prosecution are enhanced by effective victim involvement, and how to incorporate a victim centered approach throughout the life of a case. 

Campus Stalking: New Regulations and the Implications for Campus Responders
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Michigan Room (351 IMU)

The 2013 Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act outlines amendments to the Clery Act and the prevention of and response to stalking on college campuses. In June of 2016, the Department of Education outlined recommendations for the implementation of these amendments. This webinar is part two of a two-part series and will explore the new requirements for college campuses. Topics include: primary prevention and awareness programming requirements, the development of procedures for victims and the college to follow in cases of stalking and the reporting and disclosure of stalking crimes in annual security reports. Campus responders including: Title IX coordinators, campus safety officials, student disciplinary staff, dean of students offices and other allied professionals are encourage to attend this webinar to ensure your institution is responding accordingly to incidents of stalking on campus.

Stalking on Campus: Prevalence, Dynamics, and Considerations for Safety
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, Lucas Dodge Room (256 IMU)

The traditional campus investigation paradigm is to investigate crimes as incident-based complaints that exist within their own singular set of circumstances. Stalking cases can present a challenge to this as stalking is a course of conduct crime comprised of a series of events that in and of themselves may not be illegal or against campus policy. Part one of a two-part series, this session will explore the challenges and opportunities for building stalking cases by focusing on responses that put victim safety at the center. Participants will learn how to identify stalking behaviors and place them in the proper context, with an emphasis on gathering corroborating information.

"Working with Male-Identified Survivors of Sexual Violence"
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 3:30pm - 4:30pm, Northwestern Room

Adam Robinson, Executive Director of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP), provided training on working with male-identified survivors of sexual assault. Topics included 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

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.

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.

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

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.

Kimberly Andresen-Reed, Transformative Healing