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JOIN UPCOMING SESSION - On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 2 pm EST join Laura Jones and DeAnn Yamamoto in discussing best practices in Analyzing the Impact of Sexual Assault Protection Orders. Submit your q...
OVCRC
04/04/2012
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What solutions to the problem have been put into effect?
S.R. Washington
04/04/2012
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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 topics...
OVCRC
04/04/2012
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when working with youth of sexual assault what are some topics you would not discuss with the victims
Stephanie
04/04/2012
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How do I start a sexual assault support group in a rural community where victims are afraid of being associated with sexual assault?
Barbara
04/04/2012
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Jenna
06/07/2013
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In rural areas close to the border, collaboration from everyone in the community is fundamental, in that matter; how can be encourage law enforcement to be more educated and sensitive in responding to sexu...
DR
04/04/2012
arrow icon Here we try to provide law enforcement training to our Sherr...
Robin Clover
04/05/2012
arrow icon It needs to come from the top down; leadership in Law Enforc...
Robin Clover
04/05/2012
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Right now our agency serves a large rural population (5 counties) through our program that supports survivors during forensic exams. We are limited in our ability to follow up afterward for folks who are i...
Jen Friedlander
04/04/2012
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How do I get involved with programs such as these in my community and other surrounding communities?
S.R. Washington
04/04/2012
arrow icon You can also go to United We Serve http://www.serve.gov. Yo...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Start by checking out to see if your state has a statewide c...
Tami. A
04/04/2012
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What do you suggest for rural counties that do not want or trust someone from an outside county to work in their area?
Kristen Montgom
04/04/2012
arrow icon I total agree with what Ann suggested. First, supporting the...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Attend any and all open community events that pertain to the...
Ann Turner
04/04/2012
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What advice do you have for building teamwork among victim serving professionals? There are alot of miles between our team members (LE,DA, etc.)and budgets are tight for travel. Without a solid team thou...
Tami A
04/04/2012
arrow icon This is not just for victim services providers but for all h...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Something that works for us is what we refer to as Coordinat...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon We can relate to that issue in Wyoming, especially as a cent...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Lisa Haggblom
04/04/2012
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Do you have a suggested curriculum to utilize when conducting youth sexual assault group sessions
Felecia Thomas
04/04/2012
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Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Our service area includes a good amount of rural communities, but most of our clients come from the bigger towns and cities in the county. What are some ways we can outreach and raise awareness about our ...
Jeannette Page
04/04/2012
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Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon I know of a DVSA center in a neighboring county that used to...
Tara R.
04/04/2012
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Do you know of any programs that provide services to victims of sexual assault who live in long term care facilities? Victims report belatedly and in small communities are dealing with perpetrators who ar...
Vicki Elting
04/04/2012
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Ann Turner
04/04/2012
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Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Do any of your participants have suggestions for reaching rural community residents who are also members of the LGBT community?
Eileen Rodden
04/04/2012
arrow icon Additional resourses (end)Services and Advocacy for GLBT Eld...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon YouthResource www.amplifyyourvoice.org YouthResource is a We...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Addional resources cont.Gay Mens Domestic Violence Project g...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Addional ResourcesNational Coalition of Anti-Violence Progra...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon There are two groups in particular that can be a good model ...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Perhaps a good way to begin would be to organize meetings on...
Spruce Lynch
04/04/2012
arrow icon I can only speak for SAFV but here our prevention specialist...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Is the SAFV program only in wyoming or there other state that have this program too?
Lineda Vue
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon It a good thing that we have this program to help out. Beca...
Lineda Vue
04/04/2012
arrow icon The SAFV Task Force is a county wide non-profit domestic vio...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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What programs are available for sexual assault victims in rural areas? I always thought that rural communities are close communities, is it more likely that rural victims have assistance from the community...
S.R. Washington
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon One of the things I advocate within our communities is that ...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon We have found that a rural community can be defined by a phy...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon In Wyoming every county has a dual DVSA program. It is more...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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I'd love to hear some of what you consider best practices in serving children and youth sv survivors in rural programs. More specifically regarding confidentiality, parental consent and information sharin...
Amy Torchia
04/04/2012
arrow icon This is a tough one. When working with this population, an ...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Are there any service models or specific tools available that could be shared with service providers in rural communities?
langr
04/04/2012
arrow icon The Unspoken Crimes publication by the NSVRC also has a sect...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon They discuss living environments that make them feel more fr...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon How can we simultaneously address rural barriers and still p...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon I think the best service model or specific tool is the rural...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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What are the best way to educate rural communities about sexial assaults?
Addis Jones
04/04/2012
arrow icon Maybe making commercials to be aired during prime time telev...
Spruce Lynch
04/04/2012
arrow icon We have Myspace, a multi-agency grant funded space for youth...
Lisa Haggblom
04/04/2012
arrow icon How do you recieve the funding for these areas?
Victoria
04/04/2012
arrow icon Here in Sublette County we have a Thoughtful Committed Citiz...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon Overall the best way to educate any community about sexual a...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
arrow icon I've tried community presentations, vigils and other outreac...
djeannoutot
04/04/2012
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In a rural setting,especially the Latino/Hispanic population is likely to be very private and careful in sharing "their world" therefore are not incline to seek help ( for many reasons). What co...
Gloria Hegarty
04/04/2012
arrow icon We have had a lot of success in this area as an agency. I ha...
Jen Friedlander
04/04/2012
arrow icon We have found that relationship building is key, however our...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Sarah Conaway
04/04/2012
arrow icon Develop trust for your program within this population. They ...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Ideas on best practices to handle rural victimization and when friends and family members of the perpetrator become involved, harassing the victim.
Carmen D
04/04/2012
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Carmen D
04/04/2012
arrow icon We assist victims with petitions for protectivesexual assaul...
Lisa Haggblom
04/04/2012
arrow icon I agree that criminal charges may be possible. Also, PA is w...
Tara R.
04/04/2012
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Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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We're a Child Advocacy Center with a contract SANE and an on site exam room. We along with several other entities in our community have recently established a SART for adult victims. We'd like some discuss...
John Harrell
04/04/2012
arrow icon There are of course a number of challenges that come up with...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon If you want to learn more about the forensic compliance mand...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
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What are the strengths (coping skills, support systems, etc) of the men/women whom you assist? What do they have that other people might be lacking? I ask this because I think it is important to use a st...
Devin Fox
04/04/2012
arrow icon Im not sure though how any of these rural life experiences f...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon The coping skills, support systems etc. are as varied as the...
Robin Clover
04/04/2012
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Please discuss what might be unique in providing services to abuse in later life sexual assault victims in a rural community (victims 50 and over). Thank you
Ann Turner
04/04/2012
arrow icon I know that the local Senior Center and Area Agency on Aging...
Tara R.
04/04/2012
arrow icon may be helpful in integrating rural challenges and abuse in ...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon Physical isolation issues may also need consideration not on...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon With older adults, this may also require spending more time ...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon generational value system as well, however, giving someone p...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon proactive efforts around confidentiality and privacy that go...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
arrow icon I think a strong foundation of core advocacy (as an example ...
Tiffany M.
04/04/2012
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