The Importance of Language and Terminology for Anti-Intimate Partner Violence Professionals and Victims.

It is easy (or perhaps, at least, easier) for those in academia to define, conceptualize, and describe intimate partner violence (IPV, also known as domestic violence (DV)). The pedagogical definition describes “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples […]

Certificate: Sustaining a Coordinated Community Response: Sexual Assault Response and Resource Teams (SARRT)

Because sexual assault is such a complex and sensitive crime, effective response to it requires a teamwork approach.  As a result, many communities have sought to meet these coordination needs by establishing a Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT).  With such a model for coordination, each member of the team has distinct but interdependent […]

Certificate: Dynamics of Sexual Assault: What Does Sexual Assault Really Look Like?

Much of the thinking about sexual assault has not changed in the last 20-30 years because this thinking continues to reflect a number of myths and misconceptions about rape, rape victims, and rape perpetrators. This module examined those myths and misconceptions, the reasons for them, and how they affect the investigation of sexual assault. It […]

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