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Webinars/Training Opportunities

NCAC delivers evidence-based training and technical assistance via live and archived webinars presented by subject matter experts.

Webinar | Poly-victimization: Childhood Exposure to Multiple Forms of Victimization

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Far too many children are exposed to abuse, violence, and crime. A new emphasis on what is being called “poly-victimization” can help professionals identify the most endangered children and youth, provide the most appropriate interventions, and protect them from additional harm. Poly-victimization refers to the experience of multiple victimizations of different kinds (for example, sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, witnessing family violence, and exposure to community violence).

This webinar provides participants with information on the latest research on the prevalence, characteristics, and effects of poly-victimization on children and adolescents. The importance of assessment and treatment of poly-victimization and its implications for practitioners will be addressed.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-016

Webinar | Creating Treatment Models for Poly-victimization

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Far too many children are exposed to abuse, violence, and crime. A new emphasis on what is being called “poly-victimization” can help professionals identify the most endangered children and youth, provide the most appropriate interventions, and protect them from additional harm. Poly-victimization refers to the experience of multiple victimizations of different kinds (for example, sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, witnessing family violence, and exposure to community violence).

Because poly-victimization is a relatively new concept, treatment models that look at it specifically are just starting to be developed and researched.  This webinar provides participants with information on promising treatment models for poly-victims.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-021

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Webinar | Prevention of Poly-victimization

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This webinar will address ways that Children’s Advocacy Centers can incorporate the concept of poly-victimization into their prevention work. Following a brief introduction to the concept of poly-victimization, the current state of abuse and violence prevention will be described and current best practices will be presented. Limitations will be discussed, and two ways that understanding how poly-victimization can be incorporated into the next generation of prevention programs will be described.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-025 

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Webinar | How to Assess Poly-victimization in Your Work: Approaches & Tools

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Poly-victimization refers to experiencing multiple different types of victimization such as physical abuse by a caregiver, bullying at school, and witnessing an assault in one’s neighborhood. According to multiple national studies, poly-victimization is the strongest predictor of psychological symptoms. Accurate assessment of the true burden of victimization can improve your work and be integrated into your practice.

This webinar will describe how assessing poly-victimization can enhance clinical assessment, needs assessment, program evaluation, and basic research. The Juvenile Victimization Questionnaire, a freely available tool used in the largest studies of poly-victimization, and other tools that assess multiple forms of adversity will be described.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-020 

Webinar | Poly-victimization Among Children and Youth with Disabilities

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Poly-victimization refers to experiencing multiple different types of victimization and has been found to have particularly damaging effects on child mental health. Recent research has found that children with disabilities are at substantially greater risk of experiencing poly-victimization.

This webinar will describe how poly-victimization is associated with different types of childhood disability and discuss its implications for professionals who work with children and youth with disabilities.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-023

Webinar | Are Children in Therapy More Likely to be Poly-victims?

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Learn about victimization differences between the population of children with therapist contact and the general U.S. youth population. How does victimization risk compare to other common problems that youth in therapy experience? This webinar will use data from the National Survey of Children’s Exposure to Violence to raise awareness about common problems experienced by children in therapy.

A one-time registration to create a user ID and password is required. Course ID: NCAC-W-026

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