SExual assault victim advocacy school (SAVAS)
This training addresses the basics of being a victim advocate — answering the crisis line, providing individual and systems advocacy and providing outreach in your community. Participants will have opportunities to practice skills necessary to provide comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault victim advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more about sexual violence are encouraged to attend.
SAVAS consists of a classroom component, in addition to a series of sessions via webinar prior to and after the training. Participants will be expected to have completed each session.
November 14-17, 2016 - Madison
February 20-23, 2017* - Pewaukee
*Registration will open in December
Registration Fee: This training is free for WCASA sexual assault service provider staff (SASPs) and staff of SASPs are prioritized. The fee for this training is $150 for non-SASPs and can either be paid via credit card on our payment page or by sending a check to WCASA. *Click here to see if you are listed as one of the 52 WCASA SASPs.
Please note: Register early to ensure enrollment. Registrations received after this date will be accepted based on availability. Registration submitted without payment does not guarantee a spot; payment must also be received.
Participants can request mileage reimbursement OR lodging as training assistance. Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASP) only can request training assistance to attend SAVAS. Staff of SASPs are prioritized. Apply and register at above link.
There is a room block held under WCASA. If you have requested training assistance for lodging WCASA will make your reservation.
Go to Online Payment Processing page to pay via credit card or check.
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PLEASE NOTE: Thursday covers CVC/SAFE and Victim Rights training material through the WI Office of Crime Victim Services. If you would like to register for only this day, please register above and indicate your interest in only attending that day. You will not be responsible for payment.
Please email Peter at peterf @ wcasa.org if you have questions.