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Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center. OVC TTAC offers live interactive, facilitated training sessions and conferences, which are recorded and transcribed for unlimited access. This webinar series focuses on campus sexual assault for state and local sexual assault coalitions and programs throughout the country. Expand All. Title. Date. Length. Training Materials. Title IX Live Chat. Show Summary. August 2.

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KB)In this session, the Victim Rights Law Center answers questions regarding the Campus Safety Planning, Schedule Mapping, and other Title IX issues. Campus Safety Planning: Remedial Measures, Schedule Mapping, and No Contact Orders.

Vulnerable Adults Abuse Stories

Was I abused? If you can relate to one or more of the types of abuse listed in the ‘what is abuse?‘ page then you have probably been abused.

Show Summary. August 1. Listen/View Webinar. View Power. Point (PDF 1. MB)Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety. Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security.

I have had childhood abuse by both nuns and priests in the catholic church. I am 63 and still recovering. When I was young these people represented God. Adult Protective Services. Adult Protective Services investigators protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and exploitation by coordinating with mental health. Human Rights of Vulnerable Sections: Human rights attach to all persons equally, by virtue of their humanity, irrespective of race, nationality, or membership of any. The epidemic of opioid abuse is related in part to incomplete understanding of pain-relief management, opioid tolerance, and opioid addiction. Among the prevention. Listening to the stories of autistic abuse survivors, it was not hard to begin spotting recurring patterns, with three things (beyond physical and sexual physical.

No Contact Orders (NCOs) can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools. This session addresses the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explores how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety. Negotiating Safety and Remedial Measures in Campus Sexual Assault Cases. Show Summary. June 2. Listen/View Webinar.

View Power. Point (PDF 2. MB)Title IX requires that "upon notice of gender- based harassment that creates a hostile environment, an institution must take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects." In order to remedy the hostile environment, campuses should provide safety and remedial measures and the option to participate in their resolution/conduct process. This session provides detailed, practical tips on where to begin with a new campus case, how to assist a survivor with obtaining the safety and remedial measures they need, and how to assist a survivor throughout all stages of the resolution process. Title IX and Clery Act Live Chat. Show Summary. May 1. Listen/View Webinar. View Power. Point (PDF 2.

KB)This session focuses on a facilitated discussion with the Victim Rights Law Center and the Clery Center for Security on Campus about victims of campus sexual assault. Understanding the Clery Act.

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View Power. Point (PDF 3. KB)Requirements under the federal Clery Act provide a foundation for an institution's campus safety and security policies. The Act offers critical rights and options to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This session provides an overview of the Clery Act's requirements and how the Act influences on- and off- campus response and resources. Title IX and Clery Act Intersections.

Show Summary. April 4, 2. Listen/View Webinar. View Power. Point (PDF 4. Standards For Esl/Efl Teachers Of Adults. KB)Two federal laws—the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX—influence campus prevention and response to sexual violence. This webinar highlights how the laws intersect regarding requirements, resources, and options available to campus survivors. Title IX Live Chat.

Show Summary. August 1. Listen/View Webinar. View Power. Point (PDF 7. KB)This session focuses on a facilitated discussion with the Victim Rights Law Center about safety planning and/or legal representation for victims of campus sexual assault. Legal Representation for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault. Show Summary. July 2.

Listen/View Webinar. View Power. Point (PDF 1. MB)Civil legal advocacy and representation are critical needs for campus sexual assault victims who report violence to their institutions. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues campus victims of sexual assault face and better understand what lawyers can do to access civil remedies to promote healing and recovery. This webinar addresses victims' rights and remedies related to their rights under Title IX, including safety, accommodation, and judicial process; and discusses eligibility and strategies for filing a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Safety Planning With Campus Sexual Violence Victims.

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MB)This session addresses the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment; explores how safety planning for campus victims/survivors may differ from safety planning for domestic violence victims; and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor- centered safety planning.

We Need To Talk About The Domestic Abuse Of Autistic Adults. It didn’t take long for me to identify a sweeping problem that no one is talking about.

After much confusion, anguish, flashbacks, self- blame, and subsequent therapy regarding a traumatic period in my own life, it finally occurred to me that autistic adults like myself might be at heightened risk for domestic abuse within romantic relationships. After all, there has been abundant research indicating a strikingly high prevalence among autistic people when it comes to being mistreated even by those we believe to be friends; we’re also much more liable, for example, to be bullied in school and abused as children. Such betrayals may be associated with the typically good and trusting nature of autistic people — but they are primarily caused by the complex ableist structures and attitudes writ large in society. There is no obvious reason to think these forces wouldn’t make autistic adults more at risk for domestic abuse, as well.

Strikingly, though, when I began researching the matter, I could find almost nothing addressing the topic. In the scientific literature, a clear correlation had been found between being autistic and an increased risk for experiencing sexual violence during adulthood; a recent small- scale study detailing the general experiences of autistic females found that 9 of 1. But I found no systematic studies specifically regarding the prevalence and causes of domestic abuse within romantic relationships. It was almost as if this paradigm simply hadn’t occurred to researchers as something to look into. One recent study found that 9 of 1. Things were even worse in the wider media.

Sure, there were countless discussions among neurotypicals regarding the possibility of domestic abuse perpetrated by autistic adults, but almost nothing on the possibility of it being the other way around. Blame was automatically laid at the feet of the autistic person, rather than acknowledging that empathy and communication problems between members of different neurotypes are always relational and two- way. Notably, these discussions were also often remarkably ableist, as in this case, where autistic people are characterized as “excessive burdens.”Given this combination of ableism and lack of research, I decided to dig further into the issue myself. I began by joining and then posting a rather tentative ad on a closed Facebook group for autistic adults, in order to ask if anyone had any relevant stories to share for an article. I didn’t think I’d get many, or even any, replies, due to the traumatic and private nature of the question. I was wrong. The very next day, I found my inbox flooded with message requests from autistic people who had been continually subjected to domestic abuse, and who felt their abuse hadn’t been taken seriously.

The response was so overwhelming that, over the following days, I was compelled to continue digging deeper — speaking, in the end, to literally dozens of survivors, as well as to experts and clinicians. The personal stories were harrowing. One autistic woman told me of being punched in the stomach by her abuser when she was eight months pregnant, while neurotypical people looked on without saying anything. An autistic man told me about how a narcissist moved into his house and convinced him to look after her young children while she stole his disability allowance, before racking up thousands of pounds worth of bills and then suddenly leaving him — penniless.

Some, especially females, but also males, feared for their lives due to threats and acts of violence. Many reported developing the symptoms of post- traumatic stress — including flashbacks, anxiety, and suicidal ideation — after ending their relationship. Listening to the stories of autistic abuse survivors, it was not hard to begin spotting recurring patterns, with three things (beyond physical and sexual physical violence, which were slightly less common) striking me as particularly prominent.

The first common theme regarded the abuser using the typically unassuming and trusting nature of autistic individuals to gain control over them, and to then begin to, slowly and subtly, use this control for the abuser’s own ends. The survivors I spoke to said their abusers were also attracted to them for more legitimate reasons — autistic people, after all, typically make for very good friends, have a strong commitment to honesty and social justice, and are often highly rational and talented in a variety of ways — but noted that they often felt targeted for being trusting.