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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • April 8

    (Spanish Version) Medical Forensic Exams for Incarcerated Survivors: PREA Case Studies

    In this supplement to the three-part PREA webinar series hosted by the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Just Detention International (JDI) will join the PRC and IAFN experts to share case study examples relating to the provision of medical forensic exams for incarcerated survivors. Drawing from key issues explored in the three-part series, as well as participant feedback, the case study examples will illustrate some of the foremost challenges to delivering care and collecting evidence in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Specifically, the speakers will highlight the appropriate activation and response process for accessing the medical forensic examination, how to maintain effective communication throughout the response process, considerations for the medical forensic exam, and post-assault care for incarcerated survivors — through the lens of the pertinent PREA standards.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • April 8

    Medical Forensic Exams for Incarcerated Survivors: PREA Case Studies

    In this supplement to the three-part PREA webinar series hosted by the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), Just Detention International (JDI) will join the PRC and IAFN experts to share case study examples relating to the provision of medical forensic exams for incarcerated survivors. Drawing from key issues explored in the three-part series, as well as participant feedback, the case study examples will illustrate some of the foremost challenges to delivering care and collecting evidence in the aftermath of sexual abuse. Specifically, the speakers will highlight the appropriate activation and response process for accessing the medical forensic examination, how to maintain effective communication throughout the response process, considerations for the medical forensic exam, and post-assault care for incarcerated survivors — through the lens of the pertinent PREA standards.

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    • Recorded on
    • Tuesday
    • June 9

    We are Still Here, Part 2: Adjusting Your Services to the New Reality Behind Bars

    The pandemic has hit prisons and jails particularly hard. As the virus continues to spread behind bars, one thing is clear — access to outside support services for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse is critical at this time. In Part 1 of this discussion, we focused on how to ensure survivors are able to receive services in the midst of the pandemic. In addition to giving an update on the current state of the pandemic behind bars, Part 2 will look at how to best support incarcerated survivors during this time. We will dive deeper into strategies for adjusting your services for incarcerated survivors, including tips for addressing fears related to COVID-19 and for providing services remotely.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • April 6

    We Are Still Here: Supporting Incarcerated Survivors During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made accessing rape crisis support services extremely difficult— especially for survivors behind bars. During this virtual gathering, recorded on April 2, JDI and CALCASA staff answer questions and provide support to advocates working to ensure incarcerated survivors continue to receive services vital to their healing. We offer the recording of this conversation as a supplement to official sources of information on this evolving public health crisis, in order to continue to center incarcerated survivors. Even in the best of times, the stories and needs of incarcerated survivors are frequently disregarded. Incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment continue to need the lifeline of rape crisis services and advocacy provided by Victim Advocates via letter and hotline to an even greater degree during COVID-19.

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    • Recorded on
    • Thursday
    • June 6
    • 2:00pm-3:30pm ET

    Vulnerable and Underserved: Victim Advocacy for Incarcerated Deaf and Hard of Hearing Survivors

    This webinar will shine a light on the staggering challenges facing incarcerated survivors who are deaf or hard of hearing and strengthen advocates’ capacity to help them. Even though federal laws require accommodations for imprisoned deaf and disabled people, many deaf prisoners still live in a “prison within a prison.” Deaf and hard of hearing prisoners are deprived of sign language interpreters, videophones, and other resources that would ensure effective communication with staff and other inmates, as well as their families and attorneys. As a result, it can be virtually impossible for incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse who are deaf or hard of hearing to get help — making a report, speaking with a victim advocate and accessing needed medical and mental health care.

     

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