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Answering the Call: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Harassment, Abuse, & Assault

(1:23 min) During this recorded webinar, Dr. Courtney Alvarez explores developmentally-appropriate strategies for interviewing children and adolescents who have experienced sexual abuse and other forms of trauma.

This project was supported by subgrant No. 30269 awarded by PCCD, the state administering office for the SASP and STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Programs.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.


(1:16 min) Experts discuss the impacts of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in LGBTQ communities.  Considerations for prevention and intervention are explored.

This project was supported by subgrant No. 30269 awarded by PCCD, the state administering office for the SASP and STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant Programs.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of PCCD or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

active listening thumbnail(30 Mins)Through interactive scenarios and discussion this course will introduce you to the key principles and various active listening skills we can use to enhance the ways in which we connect with and serve survivors of sexual violence. The course also offers additional handouts with scenarios and exercises for practicing our active listening skills.  

title slide for story telling webinar series(1 hour each webinar) This series of recorded webinars explores trauma-informed storytelling methods, how to be trauma sensitive when working with personal stories, ethical practice in working with personal stories, and creative ways to position stories as tools for social change. 

one caring adult course cover(1.5 Hours) Professionals who work in the school setting are in a unique position to help lessen the effects of trauma students experience. This course series will help teachers and other school based professionals gain a better understanding of child sexual abuse (CSA) and their role in supporting children who have experienced it by incorporating trauma informed practices in the classroom.  

trauma informed practice for juvenile Court Judges(50 min) This training is for Juvenile Court Judges and Court Personnel. This training is designed to inform Judges and Court Personnel of the effects of childhood trauma and to enhance the ability of the Court to recognize and positively interact with juveniles who are victims of trauma.

Supporting Survivors Thumbnail(~30 Minutes) How we communicate with a person who has experienced sexual violence can impact how they recover and begin to heal. Mirroring language, allowing silences, and not naming a survivor’s experience are key techniques to trauma informed service provision. This introduction offers some ways to approach working with survivors across the lifespan through a trauma-informed lens.

The brain body and trauma. (2.5 hours) This course provides an overview of the neurobiological and psychological implications of sexual assault, abuse, and harassment, and the information and skills necessary for victim service providers to provide trauma-informed services.