This two-part webinar explores the impact of trauma on new parents, specifically considering how trauma and lactation intersect. We will explore historical and generational trauma in addition to individual trauma and their impacts on survivors.  Following this series, participants should be able to: 1. Create shared language around trauma and understand historical, collective, and individual trauma. 2. Recognize triggers for survivors and how trauma reactions may present 3. Build relationships to support the parent with decisions on feeding their baby.                          

This training was funded by the Department of Human Services. Its contents do not necessarily represent the official views of this agency. 

(1 hour, 8 minutes) This presentation will cover the basics of the Medicaid system (how to apply, the process, eligibility, covered services, etc.), how PHLP can help navigate the system, and more specifically eligibility and navigation of Medicaid for the sexual assault survivor community. 

the role of advocates during sexual assault forensic examinations(2 hours) Medical Advocates play a critical role in supporting survivors of sexual assault during a forensic exam.  Therefore, it is imperative that they have a concrete understanding of the forensic exam process as well as how they can best support both survivors and SANEs to ensure that survivors are receiving trauma-informed services. 

(1 hour 30 minutes)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act and focus on the anonymous reporting and testing options within the Act. It will also include the latest updates to the Act. At the completion of this webinar, participants should be able to: List reasons why a survivor may choose to report anonymously; Explain anonymous reporting and testing options to a victim; and accurately complete the form and carry out the anonymous reporting and testing processes.

 This project was supported by Subgrant No. 36156 awarded by the state administering office for the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice’s STOP Formula Grant Program. 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 the state or the U.S. Department of Justice.

Sexual Violence and Maternal Health & Mortality(3 Hours) Join Black Women’s Blueprint for a virtual gathering to learn about their sexual abuse to maternal mortality pipeline initiatives and report—and specifically to talk more about the protection of body sovereignty for Women of Color and incarcerated survivors of sexual assault.

Our forgotten victims (25 minutes)This webinar covers basic yet surprising statistics on male victimization, ways to network and reach male survivors, and information on how to provide best services to males. Real world examples are provided along with information about the Prison Rape Elimination Act by the presenter, Tammi Burke of Victims Resource Center, who has served victims for 30 years.

understanding HIV and NPEP(45 Minutes) This webinar provides an overview of HIV and AIDS, the risk of HIV for sexual assault victims, how risk is assessed, and ways to access HIV NPEP. Additionally, how advocates can work with healthcare providers on HIV NPEP access and ways to support victims taking HIV NPEP.