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National Latina Network

Webinar: Stalking: a Qualifying Crime for a U Visa

Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm EST


Description: An immigrant victim of stalking may qualify for a U visa. Unfortunately, stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. For this reason the National Latin@ Network from Casa de Esperanza and the Stalking Resource Center are partnering to help advocates better represent immigrant victims of stalking.  

The webinar will give an overview of the U visa, and will provide advocates with tools and knowledge on the crime of stalking. This will aid in the identification of the crime and will provide strategies to prove the "substantial physical or emotional abuse" requirement for the U visa.


  • Andrea Carcamo-Cavazos, J.D, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network
  • Sue Ryan, J.D, Stalking Resource Center  

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Webinar: The Gender Controversy in Intimate Partner Violence Research: New Self-Report Measures that Do Not Produce Gender Symmetry (and Why)

Date: Friday, January 30, 2015

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm EST


Description: Gender patterns in intimate partner violence (IPV) remain a controversial topic. Some self-report measures produce gender "parity" in rates of IPV. However, some surveys do not produce gender parity, nor do arrests, reports to law enforcement, homicide data, helpseeking data, or witness reports. This methodological inconsistency is still poorly understood. This webinar will describe efforts to create more valid and gender sensitive measures of IPV, beginning with the Revised Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS2), which did not shift gender patterns in comparison to the original CTS, and continuing to the new Partner Victimization Scale, which does not show gender parity. A number of common hypotheses about gender and self-report turn out not to be the source of gender parity, but other easily modifiable measurement characteristics do influence gender patterns. It is important that we work to understand and remediate methodological inconsistencies. The good news is that progress is readily attainable. The Partner Victimization Scale is one of at least 3 alternatives that can be used when a self-report tool that has multi-method convergence with other IPV measures is desired.

Presenter: Sherry Hamby, PhD

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