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How Language Helps Shape Our Response to Sexual Violence(1 hour, 20 minutes)The language used to talk about sexual violence can have profound impacts on how people understand victims' experiences and the impacts of these crimes. Word choice can effect hearings, trials, and protection order petitions. This webinar will: identify how language choices can impact outcomes in sexual assault cases, increase participants' knowledge of how language shapes perception and show how appropriate language can lead to greater justice in cases of sexual violence.

Thumbnail of the webinar title "Connections between strangulation and sexual violence"(1 hr 21 min) This recorded webinar explores the intersection of strangulation and sexual violence through the voice of Dr. Ralph Riviello. 

Navigating Cultural Diversity and Bias(1 hr. 22 min) This training addresses the disparity faced by children of color in the juvenile justice system. The practical content will provide information to Judges and Court Personnel on the documented inequities experienced by girls of color living in the Pittsburgh area. The course also addresses how racial and gender bias shape interpretations and interactions with the justice system.

(1 hour) This recorded webinar discusses information to assist judges and attorneys in understanding the complexities associated with the prosecution of sexual assault that occurs on or near college campuses.

(1 hr, 41 min) This recorded webinar provides an overview of key considerations for Pennsylvania judges related to sexual violence cases and the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

(1 hour, 10 min) In this recorded webinar for judges, court personnel, law enforcement, advocates, and allied professionals, Dr. Em Ketterer discusses the intersections of sexual violence and mental illness, including risk factors, core symptoms and treatment of PTSD, and the biologic underpinnings of trauma response. She also outlines the components of trauma informed care.

(1 hour) This recorded webinar provides an overview of the Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Testing and Evidence Collection Act (Act 27) and discusses the impact of this law for law enforcement, forensic examiners, advocates, and victims.