Creating Pathways to Justice, Hope and Healing Through a Polyvictimization Framework
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This webinar will provide an overview of the first year of this paradigm-shifting Initiative funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) in the U.S. Department of Justice. Polyvictimization has been identified as one of the focus areas for OVC in their Vision 21 strategic plan due to the negative long-term impacts on child and adult survivors. In this webinar, Casey Gwinn, President of the Alliance; Gael Strack, CEO of the Alliance; and Natalia Aguirre, Director of the Polyvictimization Initiative, will provide an overview of polyvictimization and its relationship to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, share the initiative framework, and report on changes we have already seen across the six demonstration sites as they have applied a trauma-informed, hope-centered approach to working with survivors. Casey, Gael and Natalia also will share initial findings from the implementation of a new screening and assessment tool and provide concrete ways you can improve holistic, relationship-based programming in your Centers and agencies.