Join your Academy Colleagues and be sure to invite your interdisciplinary team members for this free AFN Webinar with Special Guest Alison Jones-Lockwood
During this session, we will discuss the ways in which Start by Believing can be viewed through the lens of prevention and reduce violence across the lifespan. Using stories from survivors, the presenter will share ways that Start by Believing can change justice and healing outcomes.
We will also discuss how a positive response, such as believing the survivor, can prevent long-term health and healing consequences such as post-traumatic stress disorder, suicide ideation, and autoimmune disease. We will also review preliminary evidence suggesting Start by Believing may have a positive impact on whether victims report or seek help.
Don't miss your opportunity to:
- Learn at least three ways Start by Believing can be used as a tool to prevent future sexual assaults.
- Examine the research on positive and negative responses to disclosures of sexual assault.
- Recognize the long-term health consequences of sexual assault, and how Start by Believing can be used as a tool for the prevention of those consequences.
- Understand the potential impact of Start by Believing on victim’s reporting and help-seeking behaviors.