Understanding the brain’s response to trauma is critical to understanding the seemingly counterintuitive behavior of sexual assault victims such as continued or re-engagement with a perpetrator, non- or delayed disclosure of victimization, flat affect, among others. This training will address the science behind such behaviors—i.e., defense circuitry, attachment circuitry, immobility responses, the role habitual behavior can play in one’s response to being sexually assaulted, the impact of trauma on memory, and the long term impact trauma can have on survivors. Awareness of the science can help attorneys and other victim services providers better serve their clients, as well as help inform the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases.
Registration closes one hour before program begins.
Presenter: Christopher Wilson, Psy.D. More information about Dr. Wilson is available here
MCLE Accreditation: An application for 1.5 general MCLE credit has been submitted to the Oregon State Bar. This program is approved for 1.5 general MCLE credit with the State Bar of California; NCVLI is an approved CA multiple activity provider. The training may be eligible for MCLE credit in other states; a certificate of attendance will be available after the program.
National Alliance of Victims' Rights Attorneys (NAVRA) is a project of National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI).
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