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SVAA’s The Essentials

September 28 - October 2

Please note that for the safety of the participants and our instructors, this session of The Essentials of Victim Advocacy (September 2020) will be ONLINE ONLY. More details to follow!

The Essentials for Victim Advocacy is the one of two nationally approved prerequisite class and online training, offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate. This is only one of the many courses that will be offered by our Summit County Victim Assistance Academy.

Participants who complete the 40-hour course will become equipped to use National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) crisis intervention model to assist individuals impacted by victimization or traumatic events. In addition, 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.

– Cost: $375
– 5-day, 40-hour, 100% digital curriculum course
– Same expert training team
– Small group practice sessions
– Individual coaching and feedback


Save $75 by registering before September 1st!

– NEW –
Mountain & Pacific Time Zone Session
September 28 – October 2, 2020
7:00 AM – 3:00 PM (PT)
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (MT)
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (ET)

The Essentials is open to all those in the helping profession who may have the need to assist someone who has experienced trauma. Law enforcement, social workers, counselors, attorneys, medical personnel, first responders, clergy, students and of course victim advocates should attend. This training is required for all individuals who intern with Victim Assistance Program.

History of the Victims’ Rights Movement
Crisis & Trauma: Physiological and Psychological effects
Individualized Crisis Intervention
Children Who Witness Violence
Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, Elder Abuse, Identity Theft, Missing Persons, Stalking
Unexpected Deaths: Homicide, Suicide, DUI, Sudden Death
Crime Scene Response
Judicial System: Court Advocacy and Victims’ Rights
Victim Compensation
VINE-Victim Information and Notification Everyday
Protection Orders
Vicarious Trauma, Burn Out, Self Care

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