Despite the significant progress ushered in by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and the subsequent federal PREA standards, many survivors of sexual abuse – whether the abuse occurred before they became incarcerated or while they were serving time – return home after their incarceration having never received any help or services. In this webinar, presenters from the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Neighbors in Action will provide practical guidance on how to support staff to become “incarceration-informed” and feel comfortable working with formerly incarcerated survivors. They will share insights about how to reach and build trust with this population of survivors, including how to talk with these survivors about their trauma in supportive, culturally competent ways.
Crime victims who have a history of incarceration carry both the trauma of suffering violence and the burden of stigma that comes from having spent time behind bars. This stigma can create real barriers to healing. In this webinar, victim service providers from rural Iowa and Newark, New Jersey will discuss how they have worked intentionally to open their doors to formerly incarcerated survivors, support their staff to work with this population, and create trauma-informed programs that reach more survivors in their communities.
Through a highly interactive and engaging process, learn how you and your program can better reach survivors from underserved communities. Together, we will explore topics, such as: Who is being served by your program and who is not, Barriers to services and what you can do to remove them, Steps you can take to strengthen partnerships, build trust, and engage
communities, Healing-informed, culturally responsive approaches to services, and Resiliency among survivors and advocates. You will leave the training with an action plan to help you take what you learn and make practical changes in your work and program.
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