The Center for Victim Research (CVR) invites you to attend our upcoming webinar, “Mass Violence and Terrorism Victimization: What Do We Know from Research and Practice?” on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, from 2 to 3 pm ET, which will focus on the current evidence surrounding challenges faced by victims of mass violence and terrorism as well as challenges faced by first responders, government agencies, victim service providers, and others who respond to these events.
CVR researchers Melanie Langness and Emily Tiry will present findings from CVR’s synthesis on mass violence and terrorism, including materials produced by researchers, practitioners, and organizations dedicated to responding to mass violence events. Guest speaker Kathryn M. Turman, former Assistant Director of the FBI Victim Services Division, will describe practitioners’ observations in the field.
Topics covered will include:
• Types of mass violence and terrorism events and how often they occur
• Harms experienced by mass violence and terrorism victims
• Factors that put individuals and communities at greater risk of victimization
• What we know about effective services and interventions
• Where the field needs to grow
Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.
Presenter: Dr. Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence