professional development

Agenda

The following is a recommended program agenda, though topic and time adjustments may be made depending on need and circumstance.

Day 1

Welcome and Overview

8:00 - 9:00

Welcome and Program Overview

Program goals, schedule, project groups, certificate of completion, academic credit.

9:00 - 9:15

Break

Foundations in Victimology and Victim's Rights

9:15 - 10:30

History of Victims' Movement

International, national and state perspective of the development and evolution of victim rights and services.

10:30 - 10:45

Break

10:45 - 11:30

Victimology Theory and Research

Characteristics and prevalence of crime with introduction of theoretical explanations. Discussion of applied research and program evaluation as it applies to victim services.

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

12:30 - 1:30

Victimology Theory and Research ;- continued;

1:30 - 1:45

Break

1:45 - 3:15

Victims' Rights

National and local status of initiatives, legislation, policies, and resources.;

3:15 - 4:00

Values and Beliefs

4:00 - 5:00

Project Groups

 

Day 2

8:00 - 8:15

Announcements / Exam Review

Justice System

8:15 - 9:30

Dynamics of Justice Systems

Presentation of the various types of justice systems with discussion of the unique principles and applications.

9:30 - 9:45

Break

9:45 - 11:30

Exploring Other Justice Systems

Juvenile, Tribal, Military, and Federal justice systems.

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

Mental Health Needs

12:30 - 2:15

Impact of Victimization

Presentation of the immediate, short-term, and long term effects of trauma. Includes application of crisis intervention exercise.

2:15 - 2:30

Break

2:30 - 3:30

Impact of Victimization: Application

3:30 - 4:15

Care for the Caregiver

4:15 - 5:00

Project Groups

 

Day 3

8:00 - 8:15

Announcements / Exam Review

The Prism of Victimization

8:15 - 10:00

The Prism of Victimization: Culture, Age and Ability, Location

Focus on undeserved victims based on age across the life span and on the cultural aspects of race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.

10:00 - 10:15

Break

10:15 - 11:30

The Prism of Victimization: Application

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch


 

Types of Crime Victimization

12:30 - 1:30

Domestic Violence

Dynamics of domestic violence with discussion of basic strategies for effective intervention.

1:30 - 1:45

Break

1:45 - 2:4

Sexual Assault

Issues of medical, psychological, and social impact of sexual assault and how those issues affect reporting and services.

2:45 - 3:00

Break

 

3:00 - 4:0

Crimes Against Children

Aspects of child neglect, physical and sexual abuse with discussion of impact based on age and development.

4:00 - 5:00

Project Groups / Dinner

5:00 - 6:00

Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Crimes Against Children: Application

 

Day 4

8:00 - 8:15

Announcements / Exam Review

Types of Crime Victimization...continued

8:15 - 9:15

Homicide and Drunk Driving

Explores the overall impact of criminal death and service response.; Resources and promising practices are explored.

9:15 - 9:30

Break

9:30 - 10:30

Hate and Bias Crimes

Presentation of social and legal definition with discussion of impact on individual, group, and society.

10:30 - 10:45;

Break

10:45 - 11:30

Project Group

11:30 - 12:30

Lunch

Financial Remedies

12:30 - 3:30

Compensation, Restitution, and Civil Remedies

Foundation and legal basis of victim compensation with application specific to the state.

3:30 - 3:45

Break

Collaboration and Professionalization

3:45 - 5:00

Professional Ethics in Victim Assistance

 

Day 5;

8:00 - 9:30

Project Groups

9:30 - 9:45

Announcements / Exam Review

Collaboration and Professionalization...continued

9:45 - 11:45

Collaboration for Victim Services Panel

Representatives from a compendium of services engage in a facilitated discussion on interventions and resources for crime victims.

11:45 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 2:00

Recommendations for Improving the Implementation of Victims' Rights and Expanding Victim Services

Project group presentations of recommendations.

2:00 - 2:15

Break

2:15 - 3:30

Looking Toward the Future

Trends for the profession, award of certificates and closing.