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Archive for the ‘Cultural Competency’ Category

Working With Jewish & Muslim Women

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The FaithTrust Institute is hosting a webinar for domestic violence advocates in shelters, community‐based programs, social services, legal aid, and medical and mental health services: Working with Women from Jewish & Muslim Communities (PDF). The webinar will be held November 30th from 1-2 PM, ET. Cost to participate is $10. Please note: the registration deadline is November 25th.

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Written by Jenifer

November 16, 2009 at 10:40 am

Elder Abuse in Indian Country

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OVC is hosting a web forum November 4th from 2-3pm ET: Serving Elder Abuse Victims in Indian Country. You can submit questions in advance and then return to the site on the 4th for some real-time discussion. If you can’t make it, all the answers will be archived and available for review at a later date.

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Culturally Competent Care for GLBT Survivors

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VAWNet has a new resource available focusing on culturally competent care of LGBT survivors of sexual violence. Aside from the comprehensive article by Sabrina Gentlewarrior (printable version here), you can also access a variety of linked resources over on the summary page. This is a topic that is sorely underrepresented in the literature, so we may have to do a full clinical guide sometime soon, if you think it would be of interest…

Written by Jenifer

September 30, 2009 at 8:26 am

New CEU Offerings

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RN.org has several new CE offerings available that might be of interest to readers. It’s a flat $19.95 for unlimited CEs (in a 12 month period), and they offer some of the state mandated courses, as well as a general selection. That’s actually a pretty fantastic value for the money–something to consider springing for if you just don’t have the budget to send your team members to conferences this year.

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Articles of Note: August [Mountain] Edition

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Time once again for a run down of some of the new and noteworthy articles in the current literature. All of these are from the July/August/September issues. As always, please keep in mind this in no way a comprehensive list; simply items that have caught my attention from a selection of peer-reviewed journals. All links lead to PubMed abstracts; from there you can choose what’s worth a.) paying for; b.) a pilgrimage to your nearest medical library;  or c.) downloading via the full-text access you possibly have at your disposal.

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Two New Courses from Witness Justice

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Witness Justice has 2 new courses available. The first is Cultural Competency, which “covers how culturally appropriate and effective services can be created and provided by professionals in the domestic violence community and the importance of mastering culturally sensitive attitudes, skills, and behaviors.”

The second course is Working with Undocumented Survivors, which “will address specific issues for undocumented survivors of domestic violence. Special attention will be placed on the unique needs and considerations of immigrants.”

Registration is required, but participation is free.

Written by Jenifer

July 27, 2009 at 7:47 am

Sexual Violence Against Individuals With Disabilities

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On July 22nd, from 2-3pm ET, OVC will be hosting a web forum on addressing sexual violence against individuals with disabilities. If you’ve been a regular reader of this blog, you know how the web forums work; if you’re a new reader (welcome!), you can read about how to participate here. Heather Kamper from Austin, TX will be facilitating the session. Participation is free and no registration is required.

For previous web forums, visit their archives list on the main page.

Written by Jenifer

July 16, 2009 at 6:55 am