Spotlight / Spring and Summer 2021
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month / May
Trauma Awareness Month / May
Consider how factors like direct service hours worked, organizational trainings, and emotional support interact with the development of secondary traumatic stress in a nationwide survey of victim advocates.
Follow a brief history of victim services for domestic violence and how programs can incorporate more survivor input for intersectional, trauma-informed services.
LGBTQ+ Pride Month / June
Learn about the experiences of people in queer communities in Portland and their conceptions of collective trauma. [Contact the CVR Librarian for full text.]
Tune into Casa de Esperanza’s conversation about poly-victimization in rural LGBTQ communities and building more inclusive spaces.
Explore findings from the Victim Rights Law Center’s focus groups and listening sessions about reaching more LGBTQ+ survivors and improving access to services.
Listen to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s podcast episode with FORGE about how sexual assault impacts transgender men.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day / June 15th
Check out the National Center on Elder Abuse’s new cultural issues fact sheets for working with older adults from diverse communities.
Read this systematic review to prepare for CVR’s June Evidence Hour: Do interventions to prevent or stop abuse and neglect among older adults work? [Contact the CVR Librarian for full-text access.]
Bereaved Parents Awareness Month / July
Explore homicide co-victims’ accounts of secondary victimization with the court system. [Contact the CVR Librarian for full-text.]
Read about families’ perceptions of law enforcement and their handling of cold case homicide cases. [Contact the CVR Librarian for full text.]
Review research on alternative interventions to reduce firearm homicides that do not depend on gun laws or police.
Consider ways that people who have lost a loved one to homicide make sense of their experiences. [Contact the CVR Librarian for full-text access]
National Back to School Month / August
Read about barriers to helping child abuse victims during the COVID-19 pandemic and innovative strategies to address those barriers from child advocacy professionals.
Focus on how LGBTQ+ Asian American and Pacific Islander students have experienced discrimination and victimization in school and how they cope.