The Essentials for Victim Advocacy is the only 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 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.
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.
January 7 – January 11, 2019
Location: Police Training Center
800 Dan Street, Akron OH
June 3 – June 7, 2019
July 15 – July 19, 2019
Special Session: Essentials for Educators
August 19 – August 23, 2019
$275 per week includes a binder of the materials and handouts, refreshments and a certification of completion. This cost does not cover room/board.
Contact Dana Zedak, Director of Professional Enhancement at 330.376.0040 or DZedak@victimassistanceprogram.org