The Essentials, a 40-hour course offered through the Summit Victim Assistance Academy, is one of two nationally approved prerequisite trainings, offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. Participants who complete the week-long course will become equipped to use National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) crisis intervention model to assist individuals impacted by victimization or traumatic events. Additionally, participants will increase their knowledge about the judicial system, victims’ rights as well as resources available for both victims and the advocate providing the service.
Please note that for the safety of the participants and our instructors, this session of The Essentials of Victim Advocacy (June 2020) will be ONLINE ONLY. More details to follow!