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Addressing the Holistic Needs of Crime Victims
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01/21/2015
Advocating for Victims' Rights in Tribal Courts
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01/29/2014
Build Your Own Body of Evidence-Based Knowledge
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05/05/2015
Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations
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02/11/2015
CACs, SARTs Partnering for Sexual Violence Victims
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04/15/2014
Child Victims: Effective Rights Representation
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04/23/2015
Creating an Effective Identity Theft Coalition
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05/29/2014
Crime Victim Considerations Parole Professionals
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27
07/16/2014
Developing an Effective Multidisciplinary Team
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31
02/26/2015
Domestic Violence
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12/29/2014
Engaging Survivors in Combating Human Trafficking
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01/28/2015
Forensic Interviewing in Tribal Communities
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11/21/2014
Forensic Interviewing Tribal Communities
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04/30/2009
Helping Victims of Financial Fraud
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04/07/2014
Impact of Crime Scene Clean Up
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23
05/14/2015
Implications of ACE for Practitioners
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39
04/23/2014
Implications of HT Federal Strategic Action Plan
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38
02/25/2014
Innovation in Victim Assistance and Compensation
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24
07/29/2014
Integrating Research Results Into Victim Services
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32
09/17/2014
LGBTQ Victims’ Needs and Victim Services
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42
06/25/2014
Military/Civilian Responses to Sexual Assault
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10/29/2013
Postconviction Exonerations and Victim Assistance
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03/25/2015
Responding to and Avoiding Crime Using Technology
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11/21/2014
Responding to Victims of Cyberbullying
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02/26/2014
Responding to Victims of Stalking on Campus
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01/23/2014
Serving Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
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03/06/2014
Serving Trafficking Victims Immigrant Communities
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01/26/2015
Support for Military Victims of Sexual Assault
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05/08/2015
Teen Victimization in the Digital Age
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03/03/2014
Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming SA Victims
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06/26/2014
Trauma-Informed Care Principles Into Practice
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12/29/2014
Using Social Media to Assist Crime Victims
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01/22/2014
Victim Legal Assistance Networks
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08/27/2014
Working With Victims in Cold Hit DNA Cases
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09/10/2014

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