Understanding trauma and the aftermath is important for anyone who works with victims. When a victim experiences trauma, certain indicators may be present that can offer insight into their behavior. Trauma can also affect a victim’s ability to remember and recall details of the event. When officers are trauma informed, it can minimize the likelihood of re-traumatizing the victim, and promote healing and empowerment. Another crucial area to emphasize is using trauma indicators as evidence, and how we can use this to hold those responsible for the trauma accountable. Misunderstanding trauma can lead to negative outcomes in investigations, and also pose potential long-term, devastating consequences for the victim, future victims, and community.
This training will focus on the brain and body’s response to trauma. We will also be discussing trauma-informed interviewing and talking about strategies to reframe questions in a trauma-informed manner. By the end of the training, participants will also understand the impact of accurate report writing and documenting trauma. We will wrap up with a discussion on vicarious trauma.
*Angela Weekes is a retired law enforcement officer with over 26 years of experience with specialized training in the areas of domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child absuse.*
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022
To register, please complete the form below. Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, October 14, 2022
Mainstreet Park, Waynesboro
Check-In starts at 5pm
Walk starts at 6pm
This year, Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is coming to Waynesboro for the very first time!
Register as an individual walker or as a team of up to 4 members. Have more than 4 people? Create different teams and make it a challenge!
You also have the option of registering as a walker, supporter, or a student. All registrations come with a Walk a Mile t-shirt. Walker registration is for males only and also includes rental of red high heels. Supporter registration is for women or men who are not able to wear heels but still want to participate. Student registration is for students aged 17 and under and comes with rental of red high heels for males. See registration fees below:
Use the donation collection form (link below). You can also encourage donors to go to winservices.org/wamdonate to make a donation online.
All donations stay local at Women In Need to help us provide services free of charge to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Franklin and Fulton counties.
The walk will begin at Mainstreet Park and go to Potomac Street and back. If WIN’s high heels were rented, they can be returned back at the park.
Come for the Walk, Stay for the Show!
Join us after the walk for a concert by
Bobby D and the Truckstop Burritos!
The concert will be at Mainstreet Park from 7pm-9pm.
Cover Charge: $5