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Ethical Practices in Victim Services
 
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Are you aware of situation where there has been conflicts of interest or exploitation of victims by the service providers? Specifically, there are situations where service providers take advantage of info...
James
03/22/2011
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Working for a non-profit DV shelter, how far do my legal rights go invloving the perscribed medication that clients bring in?
Bgaskins
06/30/2008
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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
03/12/2008
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Victims may lead alternative lifestyles but are still "victims" nonetheless. When applying for funds to reimburse for victim services (in particular sexual assault victims)is it appropria...
Rosa
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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I do Teen Dating Violence Workshops for Tribal Communities. Is there anything from the Filmmakers' Forum that could be of use to my workshops?
Dove Jeude
03/12/2008
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Julienne Cross
10/29/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Who are the officials responsible for determining what is considered to be ethical practices? Is there an ethical review panel/board in place?
Yvonne McGinnis
03/12/2008
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Bob Eccleston
10/30/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Do you have suggestions for resolving ethical codes coming into conflict among intra-agency service providers or allied professionals?
Alex
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Do you have a sample "Code of Ethics" that would help our program develop our own?
Gary M.
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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What are the most common breaches of ethics unintentionally made by victim advocates?
Erinn
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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What are the guidelines for setting up 1. Fatality Review Boards, 2. Court Watch Programs, 3. Vicarious Trauma Support Groups 4. Multidisciplinary Staffings of Cases
Deena Stewart
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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What can be done to reduce the likelihood of dual relationships occurring in smaller communities?
James
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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From a ethical and practical viewpoint. Do you see victim services fitting into the mission of probation/community corrections ,i.e public safety, rehabilitation of youth...?
Karyn
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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I teach a course called Victims in Society. I'd like to know more about the Filmmaker's Forum. Would it be something that would help my students understand service delivery to victims? If so, is it possibl...
Sharon Ostrow
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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What is best practice when dealing with victim's who are unable to give informed, verbal and/or written consent for victim services who have been an obvious victim of a crime? E.G. an unconscious female wh...
Rosa
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
04/07/2008
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Rosa
03/26/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/24/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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We conduct victim offender dialogues and tell the parties that our preparation discussions with them are confidential. Is it a breach of confidentiality to discuss the case with others trained to participa...
Sally Hilander
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Are you aware of any online trainings regarding ethics in victim services?
MarkL
03/12/2008
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Yvonne McGinnis
03/14/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Hi, Ms. Hook: Our nonprofit organization, which serves child victims of sexual and physical abuse and child witnesses to violence, has been told by a number of PR/Communications professionals that in or...
Michele Cole
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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Good Afternoon Melissa, Is there a "best way" to instill ethical concerns in practitioners, and in my case... Criminal Justice majors who eventually will work with victims? Thanks, Pro...
Prof. Woods
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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When program rules contain language that prohibits issuing compensation for victims who are guilty of illegal activity that contibuted to the crime, how do you determine if an activity actually was contrib...
Janice Holmes
03/12/2008
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Melissa Hook
03/12/2008
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START GUEST HOST SESSION - The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is pleased to welcome Melissa Hook to the OVC Web Forum. She is available to answer your questions on ethical practices in victim services. ...
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