Gender & Research Series


Legal Investigations & Consequences of Sexual Violence in Miami- Dade
Tuesday March 7th, 2017
2:30pm to 4:00pm
Wertheim Conservatory (WC) 130

How are suspected crimes of sexual violence investigated? What awaits the victims during and after the investigation process?
This workshop will highlight how evidence is collected and processed in cases of sexual violence focusing specifically on
forensic evidence and sober versus intoxicated witnesses and treatment options and challenges from a practitioner’s perspective.


Dr.Nadja Schreiber Compo
FIU Legal Psychology Program

Commander Stephanie Stoiloff
Forensic Services Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department

Sergeant Cecile M. Alvarez,
Special Victims Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department

Cameron Hamlin,
Criminalist Supervisor- Forensic Biology Section of the Forensic Services Bureau, Miami-Dade Police Department

Susanne Mealer, LCSW, CHT
Clinical Social Work Therapist

Non- Consensual Porn: Revenge Porn as Sexual Assaults in a Digital Age
Friday March 24th, 2017
10:00am to 2:00pm
ACH1 Room 110

What happens when your most intimate pictures are posted online without your consent? Described as a form of psychological abuse
and sexual abuse, revenge porn occurs when sexually explicit images are sent without consent to humiliate, punish or blackmail.
This workshop investigates the options and psycho-social consequences victims of revenge porn face when navigating this uncharted territory.


Empowered to Change: Founding of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI)
10:00am- 11:00am
Dr. Holly Jacbos
Founder & Director of the CCRI

Non Consensual Porn as form of Intimate Partner Violence
11:00am- 12:00p
Yanet Ruvalcaba
FIU Developmental Psychology

Voices of the Victims: An analysis of Revenge Porn outcomes & psychological well- being
1:00pm- 2:00pm
Dr. Dionne Stephens
FIU Developmental Psychology

Sexual Abuse of Girls: Childhood Victims of Abuse and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
Thursday March 30th, 2017
2:00pm to 3:30pm
ACH1 Room 110

This talk will focus on the sexual victimization of girls. First, a review of childhood sexual abuse prevalence, types and the process of grooming will be
reviewed. The mental health and physical consequences for these victims will be reviewed as well as the economic costs associated with victimization.
Secondly, the commercial sexual exploitation of girls, often referred to child sex trafficking, will be explored. Given the strong link between childhood
sexual victimization and later commercial trafficking, it is important to examine these two concepts together.


Dr. Maureen Kenny,
Counselor Education, FIU school of Education and Human Development

Maria Clara Harrington, MS
Director of Project GOLD(Girls Owning Their Lives and Dreams), Kristi House of Miami

For more information about the series please call 305- 348- 2880, extension 4