February's Consultant Spotlight shines on Michelle Harkey, a victim service provider providing trauma-informed services focused on at-risk youth and children in the foster care system.
Based on her dedication to youth in need, she founded Stars Mentoring Services, LLC, an internationally accredited child and family service organization that provides therapeutic mentoring to at-risk youth and counseling services for military personnel, first responders, and crime victims and their families.
April's Consultant Spotlight shines on Chris Newlin, the executive director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) where he provides leadership and management and participates in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children. Newlin has provided diverse training related to the NCAC Model, the multidisciplinary response to child abuse, the international development of child advocacy centers, forensic interviewing, best practices in child abuse intervention and response, and additional child maltreatment and exploitation topics.
A recording of our March Expert Q&A session on "Assisting Male Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse" is now available for viewing, along with a copy of the Power Point, on our Expert Q&A page.
Communication itself is an intervention tool, so it is important to consider how you are sharing information.
When information is shared effectively it decreases anxiety and can provide those who are affected with a sense of being supported.
Resources include checklists for OVC-funded training, design templates, and best practices for self-paced and blended online trainings.
In addition, the OVC Instructional Design Standards have been updated for OVC grantees who are developing training.
Join us for the upcoming Elder Justice Initiative webinar, "World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Celebration: Leveraging National Resources To Build Strong Support for Older Adults," on June 13, 2018, at p.m. An array of experts will discuss how their organizations are helping to build strong support for older adults.
When victims and the public know where to get more information, they are likely to be less anxious.