This training provided participants with a comprehensive overview of the male victim including their reluctance to disclose, the perpetrators who victimize them, the challenges they face in seeking help and how to support them in their recovery.
Presented by Julie Brand, M.S.
The Ask the Expert session had two-parts. After registration, participants received a link to a 20-minute recorded mini lecture my Mr. Canaff. This session was a pre-requisite and provided key points around working with male victims. Part two was the live, virtual Ask the Expert session held on April 6, 2017 at 10am.
In the US today, men are significantly more likely than women to perpetrate and experience abuse. Men commit 85% of murders and sexual offenses, while 161 men under the age of 45 die violent deaths every day and 1 out of 6 boys surveyed report sexual abuse. Compounding these problems, the shame, fear, and trauma that make men more vulnerable to abuse also keep male abusers and victims from obtaining effective treatment and healing. This webinar outlines a new paradigm for understanding how typical male socialization gives rise to various forms of toxic masculinity that lock men into violent lifepaths, ways this toxic masculinity (Mascupathy) presents, and some clinical techniques that have allowed men in treatment to recover their innately more balanced and healthy humanity.
This basic training was designed to share information on how to understand and better serve this population and will include practical and effective strategies that can be used immediately. It is intended for therapists, social workers and advocates.
This session is designed for participants to ask expert Michele Bartlett questions to help you understand the risk factors of transitional age foster youth and how to improve your practices in working with this underserved population. Transition Age Youth (TAY) are young people between the ages of 16-24 years who are in transition from state custody or foster care and are considered “at-risk”. Once they turn 18 they no longer receive assistance from the systems of care that previously provided for many of their needs.
This session was designed for participants to ask expert Al Killen-Harvey questions to help you understand the risk factors of LGBTQ youth and how to improve your practices in working with this underserved population. The Ask the Expert session had two-parts. After registration, participants received a link to a 30-minute recorded mini lecture by Mr. Killen-Harvey. Part two was a live, virtual Ask the Expert session held on September 19, 2017.
This WEBINAR session provided an overview of the unique developmental challenges LGBTQ youth face, the factors that place these youth at risk of abuse, and their vulnerability to engage in risk-taking behaviors. This workshop will also delineate ways to promote safe, affirming and non-abusive agency environments for participants.
Presented by Mark Abelsson, MSW
The primary goal of this workshop is to explore the high degree of risk of abuse faced by gay and lesbian adolescents. Due to a lack of information and visibility this group of adolescents faces physical, sexual and emotional abuse at home, school and in society at large. The discussion will include an overview of the stages of sexual identity development and identification of the physical and emotional stressors experienced by this population. There will also be an exploration of the cultural and institutional dynamics that reinforce this abuse.
Presented by Al Killen-Harvey, LCSW
This training will focus on working across disciplines to provide support to victims with disabilities. The presenter will discuss working with law enforcement, finding appropriate levels of counseling, and identifying appropriate referrals. Persons with developmental disabilities are abused at a higher rate than the general population, and are often re-victimized by systems which do not recognize their need for counseling or ability to benefit from intervention. Persons attending the training will learn some of the specific issues leading to the higher rates of abuse for persons with epilepsy and cerebral palsy, as well as developing appropriate treatment plans. The importance of coordinating with mental health organizations and regional centers will be discussed. Specific issues with supporting this group of persons when they need to testify in court will be addressed as well.
Presented by Dr. Steven Graff