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Understanding Dissociation and Sexual Violence: Dissociation Part 1

Dissociation is a common tool the brain uses to cope from traumas such as sexual violence. Every sexual assault advocate has supported a survivor who dissociates, whether they know it or not. Join part one of this four part panel discussion to learn more about what dissociation is, how it impacts the lives of survivors, […]

OVC TTAC Program Evaluation Course

From OVC Training & Technical Assistance Center on the National Victim Assistance Academy: Program Evaluation Continuing Education Unit (CEU) will be offered for this training. We know that program evaluation is valuable, yet we are intimidated at the thought of actually conducting an evaluation. It is important to be able to measure effectiveness and other […]

Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign: Results from a National Field Test

This webinar will provide updates on efforts by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to redesign the entire National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) instrument. It will describe results from a large-scale national field test of the NCVS Instrument Redesign, specifically the performance of the current NCVS instrument and procedures against the new instrument. Additionally, speakers […]

Update on the NCVS Instrument Redesign: Juvenile Testing Efforts

This webinar will describe findings from a three-pronged testing effort designed by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to produce knowledge and findings toward improving participation and the measurement of victimization among youth ages 12 to 17 as part of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) Redesign Research and Development Program. The testing effort involved […]

Preventing Firearm Injury in the Greater Houston Area Through Purpose and Policy

Across the country, firearm-related injuries and deaths are on the rise — especially among youth and young adults. The increasing number of adolescents experiencing mental health issues and the surge in homicides, unintentional shootings and school-based violence are among the factors contributing to the record number of deaths. This symposium will highlight local research efforts […]

Webinar: The Top 10 Priorities for Sexual Violence and Abuse Research

Since 2019, a group of experts by experience and experts by profession have been working together to identify research priorities around the support and recovery needs of survivors. This is an important initiative urgently needed due to the scarcity of sexual violence research. We hope this work will be a spring board for future investigations, […]