The National Institute of Justice, through its Forensic Technology Center of Excellence hosted “Looking Ahead: The National Sexual Assault Policy Symposium” on September 8-9, 2016, in Washington D.C.
This panel provided an overview of how a traumatic event like sexual assault greatly affects how a victim processes the trauma and why victims may have varied reactions to an assault. Panelists discussed the neurobiology of trauma as it relates to sexual assault victims, reasons why victims may or may not contact the authorities or have evidence collected, the potential for re-victimization, and the need for comprehensive and trauma-informed responses. The symposium focused on how the nation is moving forward and finding solutions to the complex issues that arise in sexual assault cases and in testing sexual assault evidence. This webinar was recorded in its entirety at the time of the live event in order to capture the one-on-one interaction with the presenter.
Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.
A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.
Natasha S. Alexenko, Survivor and Founder of Natasha’s Project
Jenifer Markowitz, SA Nurse Examiner and Forensic Nursing Consultant
Rebecca Campbell, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Michigan State University
Please contact us at ForensicCOE@rti.org for any questions.
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