Integrating a Trauma-Informed Response
Presented by Viktoria Kristiansson, Attorney Advisor, AEquitas and Olga Trujillo, JD
Trauma is an individual response to a physically or emotionally harmful event or events. Short- and long-term reactions to trauma manifest in a variety of behaviors that may have an impact on a victim's willingness to participate in the criminal justice process. In order to keep victims safe and engaged throughout the process, allied professionals must ensure that their interaction with victims and their decision-making take into account the wide-ranging effects of trauma.
This webinar addressed how to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma following a crime of violence. The presenters discussed strategies for conducting thoughtful and effective victim interviews, collaborating with allied professionals to achieve a fully integrated trauma-informed approach, and explaining victim behavior at trial.
Allied justice system professionals including but not limited to prosecutors, law enforcement officers, community-based service providers, and judges are encouraged to view this recording.
This webinar recording should qualify prosecutors for one-and-a-half (1.5) hours of continuing legal education credits. Prosecutors are encouraged to contact their state bar association in reference to application requirements and related fees.
Click here to view the recording of the September 16, 2014 webinar.
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