WEBINARS

  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Archived Webinars
    • Tuesday
    • May 28
    • 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

    Vulnerable and Underserved: Victim Advocacy for Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Abuse Perpetrated by Women

    This webinar will strengthen advocates’ awareness of and capacity to provide services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by women. Contrary to popular perception, sexual abuse in detention is often committed by women. National inmate surveys by the Department of Justice have found that female staff are responsible for more incidents of sexual violence than male staff, even though women make up only a third of the corrections workforce. In male juvenile facilities, women commit a staggering 92 percent of instances of staff sexual misconduct. In addition, women prisoners face a far greater risk of sexual victimization by other prisoners than those in male facilities. Meanwhile, recent data suggest that sexual violence by women is likely substantially more prevalent in the community than previously understood. This webinar will explore the available information on the incidence and dynamics of sexual abuse in detention perpetrated by women. It will provide guidance for advocates on addressing the impact of this violence on survivors, including how to use the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards as a tool to advocate for reports to be investigated and taken seriously. Our guest presenter will be an advocate who has provided individual in-person counseling for many incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse by women.

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    • Recorded on
    • Tuesday
    • April 9
    • 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

    Vulnerable and Underserved: Victim Advocacy for Incarcerated Male Survivors of Color

    This webinar will increase advocates’ awareness of the high rates of prior trauma among incarcerated men and boys of color, and the barriers they face in accessing culturally sensitive support services. Guest presenters include a victim advocate who has provided group and individual counseling for hundreds of incarcerated male survivors of color. The webinar will explore how the experiences and needs of incarcerated male survivors of color differ due to their identity and custody status. People attending the webinar will also develop skills to support and advocate for the safety of these survivors using the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards as a tool. This is the first in a six-part series of webinars on providing services for especially vulnerable and underserved incarcerated populations, including LGBT survivors, Deaf and hard of hearing survivors, survivors with disabilities, survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by women, and survivors with mental illness.

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    • Recorded on
    • Wednesday
    • April 17
    • 3-4:30pm ET

    Vulnerable and Underserved: Victim Advocacy for Incarcerated LGBTI Survivors

    This webinar will look at strategies for helping one of the most vulnerable groups in detention: people who identify as LGBTI. Featuring an LGBTI survivor of sexual abuse in detention, the webinar will cover high incidence of prior trauma among LGBTI prisoners and barriers they face in accessing LGBTI-sensitive support services. The presenters will highlight the ways that advocates can use the Prison Rape Elimination Act standards as a tool to ensure the safety and dignity of LGBTI prisoners. The presenters will help advocates evaluate their program’s readiness to serve incarcerated LGBTI survivors and identify additional training needs — with a special focus on working with transgender clients. This is the second in a six-part series of webinars on providing services for especially vulnerable and underserved incarcerated populations, including male survivors of color, Deaf and hard of hearing survivors, survivors with disabilities, survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by women, and survivors with mental illness.

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    • Recorded on
    • Wednesday
    • August 15, 2018
    • 3pm Eastern

    Help is on the Line: Providing Hotline Services for Incarcerated Survivors

    Please join us and the Resource Sharing Project for Help is on the Line, an exciting webinar on providing crisis hotline services to incarcerated survivors. This webinar addresses the challenges facing prisoner rape survivors who seek support, especially those who are held in rural detention facilities. Not only are crisis services far and few between, but many local programs have limited experience in — and limited funding for — giving services behind bars.  We focus on how rape crisis centers can adapt their existing hotline for a correctional setting. It covers strategies for working with inmates, including how to ensure that calls are kept confidential.  The webinar features JDI staff, as well as a rape crisis advocate from a rural program who has provided support to incarcerated survivors.

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    • Recorded on
    • Wednesday
    • July 18, 2018

    Who’s in There? Demystifying Incarcerated Survivors of Sexual Assault

    Please join us and the Resource Sharing Project for this enlightening webinar to learn who we are talking about when we say “incarcerated survivors.” Who are they? Are their needs different from survivors “on the outside?”  Do you have concerns about whether or not your advocacy skills will transfer into a corrections setting, to working with male survivors, or to working with survivors who may also have been perpetrators? If so, this is the webinar for you. During this webinar, we will unpack some common misconceptions about people in detention and you will hear from incarcerated survivors and advocates who have worked with them about the power of advocacy in their healing. The webinar will feature speakers Just Detention International (JDI) as well as rape crisis advocates and survivors.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • November 16, 2017

    Mapping it Out: Providing Victim Services for Incarcerated Survivors

    Join the Resource Sharing Project (RSP) and Just Detention International (JDI) for an informative new webinar, “Mapping It Out: Providing Victim Services for Incarcerated Survivors.” In this webinar, we answer victim advocates’ most pressing questions about how to help prisoners who have experienced sexual abuse — either during their incarceration or at some other point in their lives. The webinar covers how to launch a program to serve incarcerated survivors, giving tips on how to negotiate agreements with corrections facilities, what types of services you might consider offering, and how to maintain client confidentiality in a detention setting. “Mapping It Out” introduces a written guide to help advocates who are new to working with survivors behind bars. The webinar features speakers from RSP and JDI, as well as an advocate from a rural rape crisis program that provides services to inmates in a local corrections facility.

     

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