Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos

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Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos is a twice monthly podcast produced by the Center for Victim Research, with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. Each episode features an interview with a victim services expert on the work they do in their field and the importance of a partnership with a researcher or a practitioner in their projects. All images by Shutterstock, www.shutterstock.com.

Episode Date
Tell Us About It, Episode 10: Researching Victim Services for Justice-Involved Juveniles in MN
00:27:17
On this episode, we spoke with Valerie Clark and Cecilia Miller, who make up one of CVR’s funded VOCA-SAC partnerships in Minnesota. Throughout the episode, they discussed how and why their agencies joined together in a research partnership. Our conversation also covered their project focus – examining the crime victim services currently available in juvenile facilities in Minnesota and understanding the resource needs of those facilities in order to better serve young victims of crime. Cecilia Miller is the Grants Director for the Minnesota Office of Justice Programs. Valerie Clark is the Director of the Minnesota Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).
Mar 15, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 9: Defining a Well Child in Taos Pueblo with SPIRIT (Full Episode)
00:52:47
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Dr. Holly Scheib and Po Chen about their work with SPIRIT in the Taos Pueblo tribal community of New Mexico. Due to the length of this conversation, we have split the episode in two - this is the full version of our conversation with Holly and Po. SPIRIT stands for Supporting Protection, Integration, and Resources In Tribes. The goal of the project was to work with a local tribe to research community values, key stakeholders, community strengths, and local challenges with respect to child victimization and child wellbeing. Dr. Holly Scheib is a Global Health and Community Resilience Consultant, and President of Sage Consulting, which works to support technical capacity building in communities and organizations. Po Chen is the Executive Director of Youth Heartline, which is a child advocacy nonprofit that works to make life safer and better for vulnerable children and their families in the Taos, New Mexico community.
Mar 01, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 9: Defining a Well Child in Taos Pueblo with SPIRIT (Short Version)
00:25:43
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Dr. Holly Scheib and Po Chen about their work with SPIRIT in the Taos Pueblo tribal community of New Mexico. Due to the length of this conversation, we have split the episode in two - this shorter version of the episode features the highlights of our conversation. SPIRIT stands for Supporting Protection, Integration, and Resources In Tribes. The goal of the project was to work with a local tribe to research community values, key stakeholders, community strengths, and local challenges with respect to child victimization and child wellbeing. Dr. Holly Scheib is a Global Health and Community Resilience Consultant, and President of Sage Consulting, which works to support technical capacity building in communities and organizations. Po Chen is the Executive Director of Youth Heartline, which is a child advocacy nonprofit that works to make life safer and better for vulnerable children and their families in the Taos, New Mexico community.
Mar 01, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 8: NSVRC – Promoting Research on Sexual Violence
00:26:55
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Kartha Vierthaler and Jennifer Grove of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center about the work they do in building a research base for sexual assault prevention and intervention. Our conversation focuses specifically on their research poll, which is conducted every two years to identify the top four priority needs of the research community and is then used as a base to determine the research and practice needed in the field to address those needs. Karla Vierthaler is the Advocacy and Resources Director at NSVRC whose team works on resource development and training around all aspects of sexual violence. Jennifer Grove is the Prevention Director at NSVRC whose team trains and provides information and resources on primary prevention of sexual violence. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-8-nsvrc-promoting-research-on-sexual-violence/
Feb 15, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 7: Research on Youth Victims of Trafficking
00:22:49
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Meredith Dank, a research professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and the author of The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Meredith worked with the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center, where her research included trafficking victimization. Throughout this episode, she talks about conducting two studies on youth trafficking, including the trust-building measures taken, lessons learned from the data, and how they incorporated both researchers and practitioners into this process. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-7-research-on-youth-victims-of-trafficking/
Feb 01, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 6: Poly-Strengths and Poly-Victimization
00:29:57
Sherry Hamby joins us on this episode of Tell Us About It to expand on the topic of “poly-strengths,” as well as her work in resilience as a tool for victim services. Dr. Hamby is a research professor of Psychology at the University of the South and is most widely known for her work in poly-victimization and developing measures of violence. She is currently the Director of Life Paths Appalachian Center and Co-Chair of ResilienceCon. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, and many more media outlets. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-6-poly-strengths-and-poly-victimization/
Jan 18, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 5: The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit
00:19:52
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Katherine Manners about the inception of OVC’s Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, which was released in April 2017. Katherine served as a resource coordinator for the VTT, which is a set of tools to help victim service agencies and other first responders address work-related exposure to trauma for their employees. We talk to Katherine about the research that went into the toolkit, how it is being used, and where this area of research might go in the future. In addition to her work on the VTT, Katherine is a co-founder of Resilience Works, an organization providing consultation and assistance to agencies whose employees are exposed to trauma. She also serves as a consultant and trainer for Organization Resilience International, serving victim services, trauma, and crisis responder programs. She has more than 30 years of organization consulting and training experience in the fields of victim services, homicide bereavement, and resilience. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-5-katherine-manners-of-vicarious-trauma-toolkit/
Jan 04, 2019
Tell Us About It, Episode 4: Synthesizing Evidence to Improve Victim Services
00:20:15
Jennifer Yahner and Marina Duane of the Urban Institute join us on this episode of Tell Us About It to share the goal and processes behind the research syntheses being developed by the Center for Victim Research. They discuss efforts to incorporate both research and practice-based evidence in the syntheses, including working with expert researchers and practitioners. Jennifer Yahner is a principal research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and associate director of CVR. She has experience researching issues relating to vulnerable populations, focusing on victims of elder abuse, intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, and human trafficking. She is also a certified long-term care ombudsman for older adults in California and a member of the advisory board for the State Victim Assistance Academies Resource Center. Marina Duane is a research associate in the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center and a member of the CVR team overseeing the research syntheses and providing technical assistance upon request. Her work at Urban includes researching multidisciplinary justice policies as well as victimization, reentry, and the intersection of criminal justice and human services delivery. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-4-synthesizing-evidence-to-improve-victim-response/
Dec 21, 2018
Tell Us About It, Episode 3: Dr Judy Postmus and the Violence Against Women Research Consortium
00:21:07
For this episode, we sit down with Dr. Judy Postmus to discuss her research on physical, sexual, and economic victimization experiences of women and her development of a Violence Against Women Research Consortium, which is funded by the National Institute of Justice. Dr. Postmus is the founder and former director of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children, as well as a professor and associate dean for Faculty Development and Strategic Initiatives at the School of Social Work, Rutgers University. She is joined by Catie Buttner, the Dissemination Coordinator at the Violence Against Women Consortium, who shares her specific insights on the challenges and benefits of collecting and sharing data on this topic. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-3-dr-judy-postmus-and-the-violence-against-women-research-consortium/
Dec 06, 2018
Tell Us About It, Episode 2: Research with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
00:22:22
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk to Anne DePrince, the principle researcher for the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. She shares her perspective on the use of research to shape and inform the Center’s work, as well as her broader work with the victim services community in Denver. Dr. DePrince is a Professor and Chair in the Psychology Department at the University of Denver where she contributes to the Child Clinical and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Programs. She is the co-editor of three volumes on trauma and violence, with her research recognized in terms of federal funding as well as local and national awards. Dr. DePrince also directs the University of Denver’s Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the Traumatic Stress Studies Group. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/episode-2-research-with-the-rocky-mountain-victim-law-center/
Nov 15, 2018
Tell Us About It, Episode 1: Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center
00:24:03
On this episode of Tell Us About It, we’re joined by Emily Tofte Nesteval and Kazi Houston of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center. They share their experience incorporating research and data gathering into their planning and operations, through a partnership with Dr. Anne DePrince. Emily has over 15 years of experience in the anti-violence field and has served for more than 5 years as the Executive Director of RMVLC. Kazi Houston is currently the Legal Director for RMVLC. She previously worked as a private practice civil attorney and the Client Services Manager at Project Safeguard. For more information, including related links on information discussed during the podcast, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/episode-1-rocky-mountain-victim-law-center/
Oct 25, 2018
Tell Us About It: What to Expect
00:03:55
This is Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos, a podcast from the Center for Victim Research with support from the Office for Victims of Crime. In this short introduction, Susan Howley, the host of Tell Us About It, gives an overview of the podcast and what listeners can expect from future episodes. Subscribe to us here on SoundCloud to be the first to know when new episodes are released. For more information on the Center for Victim Research, check out our website: www.victimresearch.org
Oct 25, 2018