Mindfulness allows one to focus on the present, get out of the worry loop, and center themselves to move forward continually. Individuals come to the team with their personalities, professions, and trauma backgrounds, making every multi-disciplinary team (MDT) its unique organism, functioning with a specific personality and energy. These teams continually work hard to improve the justice system for survivors and that work can deplete resilience. MDT meetings can become frustrating and even re-traumatizing. By addressing both trauma and secondary trauma directly, looking at options for more effective supportive teamwork can begin. This webinar will address valuable tools for MDTs and individuals to practice self-care.
Coordinated community responses (CCRs) to domestic violence have been successful over the past forty years in leveraging the criminal legal system to hold abusers accountable and send messages of help to survivors. Although some survivors have found safety, many others have, in fact, been negatively impacted by systemic intervention. In rural communities, such inequities can result when law enforcement is ill-equipped to meet the communication needs of Deaf survivors or when shelters are unprepared to meet the needs of survivors with mental illnesses. Rural CCRs need practical, concrete tools and strategies to identify and reduce systemic inequities so that ALL survivors in their communities experience increased safety, help, and support.
This webinar will help attendees understand the basic dynamics that lead to child abuse, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. The presenters will discuss the cyclical nature of these types of victimizations and the connective factors that cause these to link together as a spectrum of violence. Attendees wil gain insight into best practices in response to these types of victimizations as well as best practices in movement toward a more comprehensive approach in addressing these survivors and their healing process (2020).
This BWJP webinar explains the difference between adolescent domestic battery and intimate partner violence, and the need for an alternative system and treatment response to this issue (2019).
This BWJP webinar provides a particular focus on girls charged with any home-based assault (simple assault, domestic battery, assault against as family member) to understand the context of those offenses and how supporting girls and their families can avoid their arrests and detentions (2019).
This BWJP webinar provides an introduction to and overview of Johnson’s typology, including a critical evaluation and discussion of how it can be applied in research and practice based on current research. It also discusses findings from a study that evaluates different methods for identifying coercive control and classifying the types of violence in research (2019).
The crime of domestic violence is complex and law enforcement officers often feel frustrated and discouraged when responding. Officers provide as much support to victims as possible, but when equipped with a better understanding of the nuances and dynamics of this intimate partner crime, they can more effectively address victims’ needs and hold offenders accountable. This video highlights the realities and complexities of domestic violence and provides strategies for effective investigations.