2020  ACADEMY SESSIONS

             FEBRUARY 17 to 21 (winter)  and  JUNE 1 to 5 (summer)  

                                             

ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF

Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Academy Director, Faculty

dstanley@ubalt.edu


Anne Litecky
Program Coordinator
alitecky@ubalt.edu


Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
Associate Director, Faculty

hpfeifer@ubalt.edu

Dave Thomas
Faculty

t​homas@theiacp.org  

Debbie Bradley

Certification Coordinator

bradleyd@harfordsheriff.org 


Phone

410.837.5055


2019 V-STEP REGIONAL TRAININGS 


CALL or EMAIL To
      SCHEDULE a WORKSHOP at YOUR ORGANIZATION

                    Anne Litecky, Program Coordinator (410) 837-5055 or alitecky@ubalt.edu


TRAINING DESCRIPTIONS:


EXPLORING THE DYNAMICS AND EFFECTS OF SECONDARY VICTIMIZATION ON FAMILIES OF CRIME VICTIMS

Heather L. Pfeifer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director, Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program
School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore

Workshop Summary: This workshop presents the third piece of artwork in the Illuminations portfolio, in which “J” addresses the question “how did this (e.g., child sexual abuse) affect your family?” It allows participants the opportunity to explore the concept of secondary victimization, the varied responses to trauma within the family, and how those responses can exacerbate or mitigate the negative effects of trauma for the victim.


IMMIGRANT CRIME VICTIMIZATION


Gabriela Wasileski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Director, Bachelor in  Science in Criminal Justice Program
School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore

Workshop Summary:

Within the crime victim population, there is a subgroup of victims that has been identified as uniquely vulnerable. Victims that lack legal migration status are subject to great potential. With language and cultural barriers, as well as lack of knowledge about the legal system, they fear that in seeking law enforcement protection they may be deported, and in some cases, or fear the loss of custody of their children. The federal government has implemented a number of measures to provide support to undocumented immigrant victims of crime. However, despite the enduring public, political and academic interest in crime and migration, we have very little systematic knowledge about the victimization of undocumented immigrants.


INTEGRATED  ADDICTION TREATMENT: HELPING CLIENTS & FAMILIES

Michael F. Barnes, Ph.D., MAC, LPC
Chief Clinical Officer,

Foundry Treatment Center
Steamboat Springs, Colorado


​Workshop Summary: For years, addiction treatment professionals have been clearly stating that addiction is a family disease, while failing to treat it in a systemic fashion. What has made the treatment of addiction even more complicated is the realization of the wide-spread co-occurrence of trauma and addiction in those suffering with the disease. While addiction treatment providers are recognizing the need for trauma informed addiction treatment for individual clients, there has remained a gap in clearly articulating a process for integrating trauma and addiction treatment for clients and especially for their family members.


CRIME VICTIMS and HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Gabriela Wasileski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Director, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore

Workshop Summary:  This workshop presents the opportunity to explore the causes and consequences of trafficking in human and to provide clear and guided information across a broad spectrum of trafficking related issues.


ETHICS IN VICTIM SERVICES TRAINING

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII

MD Certification Coordinator


Workshop Summary:  This workshop introduces participants to the concept of ethics and ethical standards when working with victims of crime. Utilizing case scenarios, participants engage in group discussion and small group activities that will help to broaden their understanding of the ethical dilemmas faced when working with victims of crime, the impact these can have on victims and providers and the impact unethical behavior can have on organizations.

 Since 2003, first responders, law enforcement, state’s attorney offices and other criminal justice professionals have utilized ETHICS IN VICTIM SERVICES TRAINING for the purpose of retaining standardized practices for their agencies.

 

MARYLAND VICTIM ASSISTANCE

CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (MVSCP)

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII
MD Certification Coordinator


What does it mean to be a Certified Victim Assistance Professional in Maryland? 

This brief introduction will provide the basic steps to becoming a certified victim assistant professional. Learn how service providers in other states are using certification to their benefit. Becoming certified is easy! 

  • Certification Processing
  • Certification application assistance
  • Qualification preparation
  • Information gathering
  • Qualification Processing
  • Time and space for filling out certification application

                  Refer to CERTIFICATION TAB for further details


TRAINING REGIONS:



  • Western Region Allegany County, Garrett County, Washington County 


  • Central Region Anne Arundel County, Frederick County, Howard County, Baltimore City 


  • Southern Region Calvert County, Charles County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County 


  • Eastern Region Caroline County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County