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SVAA’s The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

August 7, 2023 @ 8:00 am - August 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy

August 7 – 11, 2023
8:00AM – 4:00PM EST

Denton Training Facility
137 S. Main Street, Suite 301
Akron, Ohio 44308

The Essentials of Victim Advocacy is the only nationally approved comprehensive online and in-person training of its kind offered in the state of Ohio, for assisting individuals in becoming a comprehensive National Credentialed Advocate.

Participants who complete the 44-hour hybrid learning 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.

This hybrid learning course requires both in-person and online participation and is offered six times per year: January | March (Virtual) | June | August | September | October (Virtual)

– Cost: $425
– 5-day, 40-hour, hybrid learning model
– SVAA expert training team
– Small group practice sessions
– Individual coaching and feedback

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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