This unique event – our 8th annual Summit, but the first one held virtually – focuses on the intersection of technology and abuse. We will explore some of the ways technology is still evolving, including the dramatic increase in digital services in the work to support survivors, growing concerns around online privacy, and increasing detections of stalkerware during the pandemic. We’ll also address online hate and gaming, teens and tech, privacy and confidentiality during a public health crisis, and more.
Covering a wide range of technology-related issues, this conference will be helpful to advocates, social service providers, law enforcement, and legal professionals who work with survivors of abuse.
Our Virtual Technology Summit will include 10 webinars over the course of 5 days. Each session will include American Sign Language, Spanish interpretation, and closed captioning. Virtual Technology Summit will take place on the Zoom platform. We know there are concerns about “Zoombombing” and security, but don’t worry – we’ll cover that too!
Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.
Presenter: Dr. Carrie Lippy, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence