Training and Event Calendar
November – December 2013
Part of PreventConnect’s 2013-2014 Ending Child Sexual Abuse web conference series, Statute of Limitations and its Connection to Prevention, will be a web-based conference discussing statutes of limitations and how they connect to prevention of child sexual abuse. Registration will open three weeks in advance at http://www.preventconnect.org/category/end-child-sexual-abuse/
|This webinar will address the importance of maintaining victim confidentiality, including legal mandates and practices to enhance victim safety and autonomy, as well as promoting an ethical response to domestic violence survivors and their families.|
For more information and to register: https://ncdvtmh.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ncdvtmh
|This webinar will address innovative new strategies for supporting and empowering victims of domestic violence, while holding abusers accountable and reducing fatality, as well as evidence-based practices for preventing domestic violence before it begins.
Sabrina Chen, Youth Program Coordinator at API Chaya, and two members of PAINT, Sunhee Kim and Jennifer Williams, will be presenting a webinar entitled “Examining a Culture of Slut Shaming Among Youth”.
For more information and to register: http://www.wcsap.org/examining-culture-slut-shaming-among-youth#overlay-context=examining-culture-slut-shaming-among-youth
Presented by Teresa M. Garvey
The application of Crawford principles in the context of forensic evidence continues to plague the criminal justice system. The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Williams v. Illinois did not provide the guidance prosecutors had hoped for with regard to satisfying Sixth Amendment confrontation requirements in cases involving forensic evidence, where multiple analysts may be involved or where examining experts are no longer available to testify. The Williams decision raises more questions than it answers about when and how an expert may testify to conclusions based upon the opinions or work of other (non-testifying) experts or technicians.
This webinar will provide a review of the relevant case law, and will explore how trial prosecutors can present a case involving forensic testing that involves a multitude of technicians and experts. It will also address Williams’ impact on “cold cases,” in which original experts who performed autopsies and other forensic examinations and testing are no longer available for trial. This webinar will provide practical suggestions to trial prosecutors who must balance limited resources against the need to secure convictions that will withstand confrontation challenges on appeal.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, lab personnel, medical professionals, and judges are encouraged to view the recording.
For more information and to register: http://www.aequitasresource.org/trainingDetail.cfm?id=103
Just Detention International, in collaboration with the National PREA Resource Center, presents Part II of a two-part webinar series on how to include victim service providers in a facility’s sexual abuse prevention and response efforts. In this webinar, the PREA Coordinator for the Bexar County Jail and the Director of Crisis Intervention for the Rape Crisis Center of San Antonio will discuss their collaboration to provide services for jail inmates. They will review their memorandum of understanding and provide guidance on navigating difficult issues, including confidentiality and the different guidelines and responsibilities for corrections agencies and service providers. Other experts will discuss additional roles that community-based organizations can play in PREA implementation.
For more information and to register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/652498932655440130
Are murderers and perpetrators of murder/suicide (terrorists) crazy? Can we actually prevent the next violent attack or are we relegated to responding/reacting to violence? After Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life, in just the past week a 14-year-old boy murdered a beloved teacher in Massachusetts and a 12-year-old boy shoots and kills a beloved teacher in Nevada. The Navy Yard shooter, Aaron Alexis, shot and killed 12 people before he was killed (suicide by cop?).
The most lethal of all aggressors, perpetrators of murder/suicide, are increasing at an alarming rate. Are we creating a society of sociopaths? We have lived under the illusion that mental health assessment, profiling and even threat assessment can reliably prevent the next shooting but history has told a different story.
John D. Byrnes, Founder and CEO of the Center for Aggression Management will address these questions and offer reliable prevention solutions. John D. Byrnes has over 4,700 Linkedin Security and Law Enforcement Connections with over 2,900 endorsements.
To register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/813493327
For more information and to register: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/173749087
Speaker: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC
When we assess the risk of school or workplace violence, we always want to be able to talk to the person making or posing the threat. Or do we? This session looks at the threat assessment process in two ways: when we actually met with the subject or when we don’t. There may be many reasons why we want to – to get his or her perspective, to read his or her body language, tone, seriousness, targeting, or plans and preparations – and why we may not want to or be able to meet with the subject prior to making our assessment – the subject or the threats are anonymous, he or she refuses to meet, or the meeting may actually spur the subject into action because he or she feels trapped or that time is running out. While clinicians may insist that they must meet with the subject in order to conduct a full violence risk assessment, it may not always be easy, possible, or necessary.
Know when it is a good idea to meet with a threat subject and when it is not.
Know how to develop, collect, and interpret threat-related data and put it into context.
Discuss the limitations of threat assessment when you don’t meet with a subject.
Discuss how, where, and when to hold a threat assessment meeting.
Presenter Bio: Dr. Steve Albrecht, PHR, CPP, BCC, is internationally-known for his writing and training efforts in school and workplace violence prevention. In 1994, he co-wrote Ticking Bombs, one of the first business books on workplace violence. His San Diego firm provides training, consulting, and HR support. He is board certified in HR, security, and coaching. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration, an MA in Security Management, a BS in Psychology, and a BA in English. He worked for the San Diego Police Department for 15 years, as fulltime officer, reserve sergeant, and DV investigator. He has written 15 books on business and criminal justice subjects.