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Debra, how long after your assault/homicide did you become active in victim services?
Carole McDonald
11/05/2008
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ds
11/06/2008
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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC’s Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other ...
OVCRC
11/05/2008
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As a Patrol Officer we are usually involved with the situation. What can we do on scene to psychologically help Victims? AND Recommendation when it comes to Notifications to Secondary Victims.
Phil Trudeau
11/05/2008
arrow icon By tool-kit I simply meant use all the resouces that you hav...
Dan Levey
11/18/2008
arrow icon Where can I find the toolkit?
Linda O
11/11/2008
arrow icon I suggest using the tools in the toolbox - if you have an on...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
arrow icon I would like to address the first part of your question. As...
ds
11/05/2008
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When working with adult survivors of child sexual abuse, what is the best way to empower them and to help them work through reocurring flashbacks/nightmares?
Jen W
11/05/2008
arrow icon Most of the adult survivors I have talked with have had many...
ds
11/05/2008
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What would you say is the most important thing that a victim service provider can offer to a victim of violent crime?
Debbie
11/05/2008
arrow icon Its really hard to pick out one thing that is most important...
Dan Levey
11/11/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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I work with victims of gun violence in an urban setting where "snitching" is frowned upon. How do we empower victims to understand that if criminals go unchecked they are free to victimize someo...
doris
11/05/2008
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Debra Sharp
11/11/2008
arrow icon I think that we can try and I am sure you do explain they ar...
Dan Levey
11/11/2008
arrow icon As someone that has worked in a similar setting-it is hard t...
S
11/05/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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Thanks to both of you heroic friends and role models for all you do for all of us! I would love to hear you address what you think the role of activism on a cause related to their victimization can mean to...
Jennifer
11/05/2008
arrow icon Thanks for your nice comment. For myself and I know for man...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
arrow icon It can promote their healing by becoming active in a cause r...
ds
11/05/2008
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When working with victims separate from their own case within the criminal justice system, how can we encourage and support victims to be effective advocates? How can we assist them in using their experien...
Andrea
11/05/2008
arrow icon For me personally, it came from within myself after seeing t...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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It is sometimes difficult to empower those victims who live on the Indian reservations due to lack of resources or lack of transportation to get to the resources in another town. How do you suggest giving...
Tracy
11/05/2008
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Native advocate
12/10/2008
arrow icon I know OVC has made great strides in trying to bring more se...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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In terms of Trauma Informed Care from a community based perspective, do you believe it's important to ALWAYS provide a safe space in which you allow the victim to talk about their experience if they chose ...
S
11/05/2008
arrow icon I agree with Dan's reply. A victim should always feel safe ...
ds
11/06/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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What mental health programs or techniques have been utilized for multicultural populations who are co-victims of crime?
PARTNERS
11/05/2008
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ds
11/06/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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How do explain the concept of empowerment to other partners within the criminal justice system? I often find that our partners don't understand why as victim advocates we aren't more influential in the vi...
Dusty
11/05/2008
arrow icon I try and explain to others that the only person that does n...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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Are there any specific resources (i.e. publications, Web sites, etc) regarding empowering victims that you would suggest advocates incorporate into their services?
Anne
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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Outside of counseling, can you make any suggestions to help a victim process a traumatic event?
Amber R
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/11/2008
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Kelly
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
arrow icon There are victims who prefer not to embrace counseling. Vic...
ds
11/05/2008
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Secondary victims of Fatal DUI's and Homicide are encouraged to seek counseling. Secondary victims of surviving victims (Assault, Attempted Murder and Armed Robbery)are so often ignored by the CJ System, ...
Carole McDonald
11/05/2008
arrow icon No doubt that this group of victims are underserved and I ha...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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Ms. Sharp, I am victim liaison here in Fort Worth Texas and I recently worked with a mother and father who's son was murdered. They are both still upset even though this has been 5 years ago. how can I hel...
Mark Fausset
11/05/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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Would you recommend that someone investigate somatic (bodywork) therapies, if they're not emotionally ready for talk therapy?
Justine Rose
11/05/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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How do you help victims understand that exercising their rights through the criminal justice system (e.g. appearing in court) as a positive thing in a system that is often protracted and delayed trials, et...
Doris Spears
11/05/2008
arrow icon I like to explain to survivors/victims that they do have rig...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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When working with parents of a murdered child, there are times it appears the death of one child has lead the parent(s) to ignore the needs of the surviving children. First, how should this be addressed t...
Janet Koupash
11/05/2008
arrow icon When working with parents of a murdered child, there are tim...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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How do we help victims gain a sense of power while recovering from a traumatic event?
Sarah
11/05/2008
arrow icon I think listening to victims is really important and validat...
Dan Levey
11/05/2008
arrow icon By carefully listening to what a victim's needs are. Depend...
ds
11/05/2008
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As service providers, how do we empower victims without overwhelming them?
JohnL
11/05/2008
arrow icon Listening to victim it is very important. It is very import...
Blanca Cornejo
12/11/2008
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ds
11/05/2008
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Dan Levey
11/05/2008
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