The National Center values education and training as a mechanism to improve the way crime victims are treated and understood. The following training activities and programs developed and executed by the National Center serve as a resource for those who work with victims, represent victims' perspectives, raise awareness, develop services, and foster systemic change:
- National Training Institute: Our annual National Conference emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, evidence-based, and research-informed. Our National Conferences are forums for victim service and criminal justice professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations.
- Stalking Resource Center Training: This program provides training for professionals responding to stalking victims and offenders. Stalking Resource Center staff are also available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level.
- DNA Resource Center Training: This program provides training so communities are able to provide informed and sensitive guidance to victims whose cases involve DNA evidence.
- National Crime Victim Bar Association: An affiliate of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the National Crime Victim Bar Association conducts regular training seminars on civil remedies for crime victims.
In this webinar, we will address a variety of social media (including location based and “anonymous” social media), how law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals can document and obtain evidence in cases involving social media, and considerations for victim safety.
The purpose of this training to share current research findings on the neurobiology of trauma (generally) and the neurobiology of sexual assault (specifically). Participants will learn about how the brain & body respond to trauma and how hormones released during the traumatic experience affect victims' emotions and behaviors. Special attention will be given to examining how the brain processes and recalls memories of traumatic events. This webinar will also compare and contrast different methods for interviewing victims of sexual assault, considering how different techniques do or do not take into account the underlying neurobiology of trauma.
Financial abuse in Indian Country is prevalent but its scope is not fully understood. This webinar will address the unique challenges and barriers in serving tribal communities by providing advocates with a general understanding about relevant laws and tribal codes.
Location: Anaheim, CA
September 9, 2015 3:00 AM
As in past years, this National Training Institute will emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed.