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CVR Virtual Journal Club

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You’re invited to the Center for Victim Research Virtual Journal Club! Every other month, service providers and researchers will read and discuss online a research article about victim services and crime victims.

Benefits: access subscription articles through the CVR Library, learn about research findings, network with other practitioners across the U.S., and add your perspective about the emerging evidence base for victim services.

Join the CVR Virtual Journal Club


April 27-May 1, 2020: Cybervictimization and Virtual Victim Services

  • Digital poly-victimization: The increasing importance of online crime and harassment to the burden of victimization by S. Hamby, Z. Blount, A. Smith, L. Jones, K. Mitchell, & E. Taylor. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 2018, vol. 19 no. 3, 382-398. (Abstract)


June 22-26, 2020: Victims’ Experiences of Research Participation

  • Predicting the Effects of Sexual Assault Research Participation: Reactions, Perceived Insight, and Help-Seeking by A. Kirkner, M. Relyea, & S.E. Ullman. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2019, vol. 34 no. 17, 3592. (Abstract)


August 3-7, 2020: Well-being for Victim Services Staff

  • ‘The Only Way We’ll Be Successful’: Organizational Factors That Influence Psychosocial Well-Being and Self-Care Among Advocates Working to Address Gender-Based Violence by E. Çayir, M. Spencer, D. Billings, D.K. Hilfinger Messias, A. Robillard, & T. Cunningham. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2020. (Abstract)



How does it work?

  • Sign up by clicking Join the CVR Virtual Journal Club: enter your email address, check the box “Subscribe me to the CVR journal club,” and click Submit.
  • Receive the article and reading tips in your inbox (check your spam just in case).
  • Read the article and take notes.
  • Login to to make sure you’re ready to comment; you may need to reset your password if you haven’t logged in for a long time. (Never logged in? Register here.)


During the week of that month’s journal club:

  • Receive details about the discussion board and Twitter chat in your inbox.
  • Login to to respond to discussion prompts about the article and share your thoughts and questions with other participants.
  • Interact with an article author during a Twitter chat. Don’t have a Twitter account? Follow the conversation with the #CVRchat hashtag and email questions or comments ahead of the chat to


Unsure if reading research is for you, or how to get started? In addition to facilitating discussion, CVR will provide guides on frequently used research lingo and tips on reading a research article.

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