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Tell Us About It: Victim Research Convos

Summary: 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.

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 Tell Us About It, Episode 21: Measuring Outcomes in Children's Advocacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:58

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Kaitlin Lounsbury of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA), the membership association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). She talks about the development and implementation of NCA’s Outcome Measurement System (OMS), including the challenges of bringing the nation’s 900+ CACs into the system and the value of OMS at the local, state, and national levels. Kaitlin Lounsbury is the Program Evaluation Coordinator at the National Children’s Alliance, overseeing programs to measure the impact of Children’s Advocacy Centers, including the Outcome Measurement System (OMS) to collect essential feedback from families and team members serving child victims of abuse.

 Tell Us About It, Episode 20: Promoting Safe Youth Relationships with Expect Respect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:37

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we take a look at Expect Respect, a program of The SAFE Alliance in Austin, TX, promoting safe and healthy relationships for youth and preventing dating and sexual violence. Barri Rosenbluth and Barbara Bell join us to discuss the genesis of the project, the different programs associated with it, and the value of bringing an evaluation aspect into the project. Barri Rosenbluth is the Senior Director of the Expect Respect program at The SAFE Alliance. She has been at the Safe Alliance for over 30 years, beginning as a counselor in their emergency shelter and non-residential center. Barbara Ball is the former Director for Evaluation and Training for the Expect Respect program at The SAFE Alliance. She began as a facilitator of support groups for girls in middle and high schools. Barbara currently serves as Senior Associate at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin.

 Tell Us About It, Episode 19: Using Digital Storytelling for Research and Healing on Gun Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:26:46

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we discuss one of CVR’s supported fellowships: “Understanding the Social Contexts of Reentry, Criminal, and Trauma Recidivism in Prince George’s County.” The conversation features Dr. Joseph Richardson, the Principal Investigator for the study; Che Bullock, the Senior Violence Intervention Specialist for the project; and Uzo Ihekwoaba, the digital storyteller for the project. We talk about their qualitative research into the relationship between firearm-related injury and previous history of incarceration among violently injured young Black men, and their decision to showcase their findings through digital storytelling. Dr. Joseph Richardson is an Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the principal investigator for this study funded by the Center for Victim Research, and for three other studies, focusing on four areas: 1) Violence, violent injury, and trauma among Black boys and young Black men; 2) Incarceration as a social determinant of health; 3) The social context of re-entry; 4) Parenting strategies for low-income Black male youth. Che Bullock is the Senior Violence Intervention Specialist for this project funded by the Center for Victim Research. He works with men in the Capital Region Violence Intervention Program at the University of Maryland, Prince George’s County Hospital Center. Uzo Ihekwoaba is the digital storyteller for this project funded by the Center for Victim Research. He works with Dr. Richardson on behavioral science research. He is also a Washington, DC area filmmaker, music producer, and sound engineer. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-19-using-digital-storytelling-for-research-and-healing-on-gun-violence/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 18: Community Research and Practice with Casa de Esperanza, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:20:29

This episode of Tell Us About It is the second of a two-part series focused on research and policy at Casa de Esperanza and its National Latin@ Network. In part two, we continue our conversation with Rosie Hidalgo and Rebecca Rodriguez of Casa de Esperanza. We discuss the topics and insights they covered at the recent Latin@ Research and Policy Roundtable, which brought together research and policy advocates for Latin@ survivors. To listen to part one of our conversation, click here: http://ow.ly/Ptit50v5eTo Rosie Hidalgo is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza. She previously served as the Deputy Director for Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. She also worked to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013 as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Rebecca Rodriguez is the Director of Research and Evaluation for Casa de Esperanza. She is also a community psychologist whose research interests broadly focus on culturally-specific and community-centered approaches to prevent family violence in Latin@ families. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-17-incorporating-community-research-and-practice-at-casa-de-esperanza-part-2/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 17: Incorporating Community Research and Practice with Casa de Esperanza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:40

This episode of Tell Us About It is the first of a two-part series focused on research and policy at Casa de Esperanza and its National Latin@ Network. In part one, we speak with staff members Rosie Hidalgo and Rebecca Rodriguez about the incorporation of community-based research into their work, and how this informs their policy advocacy and research needs. Rosie Hidalgo is the Senior Director of Public Policy for Casa de Esperanza. She previously served as the Deputy Director for Policy at the Office on Violence Against Women at the U.S. Department of Justice. She also worked to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013 as a member of the Steering Committee of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Rebecca Rodriguez is the Director of Research and Evaluation for Casa de Esperanza. She is also a community psychologist whose research interests broadly focus on culturally-specific and community-centered approaches to prevent family violence in Latin@ families. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-17-incorporating-community-research-and-practice-at-casa-de-esperanza/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 16: Connecting the Dots Between Multiple Forms of Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:37

This episode of Tell Us About It features a talk with Natalie Wilkins, a behavioral scientist the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Natalie joins us to discuss the creation of the Connecting the Dots tool, an online training tool that is a part of the CDC’s VetoViolence resource. The Connecting the Dots tool offers training that highlights the shared risk and protective factors that research shows are linked to multiple forms of violence perpetration. VetoViolence is a comprehensive resource for violence prevention, offering online training, tips, and tools. Natalie Wilkins is a behavioral scientist with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC. Prior to this role, she was a Senior Fellow at the CDC Foundation and a Public Health Analyst at the CDC. She holds a PhD in Community Psychology and Public Health from Georgia State University. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-16-connecting-the-dots-between-multiple-forms-of-violence/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 15: The Role of Research in Forensic Nursing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:04

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we talk with Julie Valentine and Nancy Downing about their experiences as practicing forensic nurses. We cover the scope of forensic nursing as a practice, as well as the focus and importance of incorporating research and practice into the forensic nursing discipline. Julie Valentine is a forensic nurse, a certified sexual assault nurse examiner, and an assistant professor of nursing and ethics at the Brigham Young University College of Nursing. She is also the Committee Chair and the Utah Chapter President of the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN) Research Committee. Nancy Downing is a forensic nurse at Baylor Scott and White Hospital and an assistant professor at Texas A&M University College of Nursing, Forensic Healthcare. She is on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Forensic Nursing, and is the former Founder and President of IAFN Iowa. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-15-the-role-of-research-in-forensic-nursing/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 14: Launching the First-Ever National Survey of Victim Service Providers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:25:02

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we’re joined by Heather Warnken and Jennifer O’Brien to talk about the new National Survey for Victim Service Providers (NSVSP), which is a part of the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and the Office for Victims of Crime’s Victim Services Statistical Research Program. We cover the goal of the survey, how it complements the National Census of Victim Service Providers conducted in 2017, and how the results could impact the field of victim services. Heather Warnken is a Visiting Fellow at the US Department of Justice, co-affiliated with the Office for Victims of Crime and the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Her position is designed to bridge the gap between research and practice for the victim assistance field, and she has worked in the Victim Services Statistical Research Program for four years. Jennifer O’Brien is a Senior Study Director for Westat, a professional services company that contracts with various federal agencies to provide data collection services. She is also one of the Project Directors for the NSVSP, and has been overseeing large national surveys in a similar vein for 20 years. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-14-releasing-the-national-survey-for-victim-service-providers-nsvsp/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 13: Collecting and Understanding Hate Crime Statistics with Jack McDevitt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:21:14

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we speak with Jack McDevitt, who is the Director of the Institute on Race and Justice at Northeastern University and a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Jack talks about his career in justice and victim-focused research, particularly on his work in creating a national system for collecting hate crime statistics and promoting police response to hate crime victims. Jack also shares ways that the Institute on Race and Justice utilizes community engagement. Jack McDevitt has co-authored three books: "The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed"; "Hate Crime Revisited: American War on Those Who Are Different" (both with Jack Levin); and "Victimology" (with Judy Sgarzy). He has spoken on hate crime, racial profiling, human trafficking, and security both nationally and internationally and has testified as an expert witness before the Judiciary Committees of both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-13-collecting-and-understanding-hate-crime-statistics-with-jack-mcdevitt/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 12: Community Based Participatory Research and Domestic Violence, Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:23:20

On this episode of Tell Us About It, we share the second part of our conversation with Lisa Goodman and Ronit Barkai on the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Toolkit. In this part of the discussion, we delve into the CBPR Toolkit itself – the impetus behind its development, what the Toolkit offers both researchers and practitioners, and each women’s role in its development. Lisa Goodman is the lead author of the CBPR Toolkit and the co-founder of the Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative. She is also a faculty member in the Counseling and Developmental Psychology program at Boston College. Ronit Barkai is the co-founder of the Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative, and a contributor to the CBPR Toolkit. She is also the Assistant Director of Transition House, a domestic violence agency based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-12-using-community-based-participatory-research-in-a-domestic-violence-context-part-2/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 11: Community Based Participatory Research and Domestic Violence, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:24:52

This episode of Tell Us About It is the first of a two-part series focused on the Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Toolkit. In part one, we speak with Lisa Goodman and Ronit Barkai about their experiences using CBPR as a researcher and practitioner respectively. Lisa and Ronit discuss why CBPR is valuable in a domestic violence context and the importance of including practitioners in this type of work. Lisa Goodman is the lead author of the CBPR Toolkit and the co-founder of the Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative. She is also a faculty member in the Counseling and Developmental Psychology program at Boston College. Ronit Barkai is the co-founder of the Domestic Violence Program Evaluation and Research Collaborative, and a contributor to the CBPR Toolkit. She is also the Assistant Director of Transition House, a domestic violence agency based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-11-using-community-based-participatory-research-in-a-domestic-violence-context-part-1/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 10: Researching Victim Services for Justice-Involved Juveniles in MN | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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). For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-10-understanding-juvenile-justice-services-in-minnesota/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 9: Defining a Well Child in Taos Pueblo with SPIRIT (Full Episode) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-9-defining-a-well-child-in-taos-pueblo-with-spirit/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 9: Defining a Well Child in Taos Pueblo with SPIRIT (Short Version) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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. For more information on this episode, including related links, please visit our website: https://victimresearch.org/podcast/tell-us-about-it-episode-9-defining-a-well-child-in-taos-pueblo-with-spirit/

 Tell Us About It, Episode 8: NSVRC – Promoting Research on Sexual Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 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/

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