WEBINARS

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    • Thursday
    • July 14, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

    Upholding Your Principles: Strategies for Protecting Confidentiality for Incarcerated Survivors

    Confidentiality is critical to providing effective services to survivors — and no less so when that person is in custody. In fact, confidentiality takes on a heightened importance behind bars, given the high risk of retaliation facing inmates who report abuse. This webinar will take a close look at corrections staff members’ and advocates’ different perspectives on the issue of confidentiality, and help prepare advocates to negotiate with corrections departments to ensure it. Participants will learn about the differences between the PREA standards on confidential support services, outside reporting entities, and third-party reporting — and will discuss some of the challenges around having rape crisis centers serve as a reporting mechanism for corrections agencies. Interactive exercises and discussions will help participants to craft their own strategies for negotiating and maintaining confidentiality in their programs for incarcerated survivors.

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    • Thursday
    • June 9, 2016
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

    Dear Abby, inmate no. 3255101: Providing Services: How to Build a Correspondence Program

    Do you want to start a prisoner correspondence program, but not know where to begin? Or have you already started a program, but want tips on how to help survivors when the only way you can communicate is by letter? Then this webinar is for you.

    In this webinar, Dear Abby, inmate no. 3325101: How to Build a Correspondence Program, participants will learn about developing and running a prisoner correspondence program.

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    • Recorded on
    • Wednesday
    • March 16, 2016

    Learn the Basics: The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Victim Service Providers

    Have you heard about the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) but have no idea what the law does or why it matters? Or maybe you have a vague idea, but want more on what it means for victim services providers?

    In this webinar, “Learn the Basics: The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Victim Services Providers,” participants will learn about PREA and the PREA national standards, which seek to end sexual abuse and sexual harassment in detention facilities.

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    • Thursday
    • December 10, 2015

    Detained, Undocumented, and Underserved: Providing Services to People in Immigration Detention

    People detained in U.S. immigration facilities are at extreme risk of sexual abuse. The good news is that new federal standards reinforce the rights of all survivors to get life-saving rape crisis services.

    This webinar, Detained, Undocumented, and Underserved: Providing Services to People in Immigration Detention, gives an overview of the problem of sexual abuse in immigration detention, and offer guidance to victim services providers on helping this population.

     

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    • Recorded on
    • October 28, 2015

    Beyond Response: Preventing Sexual Abuse Behind Bars

    Sexual abuse in detention is preventable. Well-run corrections facilities have the power to end sexual violence within their walls, but they can’t do it alone.

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    • Recorded on
    • September 30, 2015

    The World of Corrections (Part 2): Perspectives on Prisoner Culture in Men’s Prisons

    Delivering services to incarcerated survivors presents many challenges. One chief barrier is unfamiliarity with prisoner culture — and the world of corrections generally — among many advocates.

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    • Recorded on
    • August 19, 2015

    Invisible Men: How to Work With Prisoner Rape Survivors

    Sexual abuse is a devastating crime, no matter where it happens. Yet prisoner rape survivors — the vast majority of whom are men — are acutely underserved.

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