Advocacy Learning Center (provided by Praxis International)
The Advocacy Learning Center provides interactive learning opportunities for advocates currently working in the field. A combination of in-person events, distance learning and site visits throughout two years, the course gives ongoing skill practice to participants, who can transform new learning directly into real-world advocacy.
For more information on the next course, please contact Praxis with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-699-8000, ext. 16.
Visit the ALC page for more information.
Resources for Advocates, Practitioners, and First Responders
- WI Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS): Resources for crime victims, including Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) claims.
- Impact of Economy on Advocacy (April, 2012) – The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence has released results of a survey of rape crisis advocates which gives sobering testimony to cuts in services and increase in demand.
- Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health (WIAWH): Compassionate Care for Rape Victims Information, Compassionate Care for Rape Victims (CCRV) Toolkit
- Safety Net is delighted to share a document created in response to TA questions from OVW grantees: Frequently Asked Questions about US Federal Laws & Confidentiality for Survivors.
- Tool Kit For Law Enforcement Use Of The U‐Visa – This toolkit, put together by Legal Momentum and the Vera Institute in Nov. 2010, is designed to assist law enforcement agencies develop U-visa certification policies/protocols to enable immigrant victims of crime to access the U-visa. It is hosted on the NSVRC website.
- The Online Training Institute (OLTI) – A project of EVAWI (Ending Violence Against Women International) provides extensive information in a series of 12 training modules for multidisciplinary professionals involved in sexual assault response.
- Forensic Compliance FAQ page – A project of EVAWI.
- Trauma-Informed Care
- A Practical Guide For Creating Trauma-Informed Disability, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Organizations – Hosted by Disability Rights Wisconsin; download from their site.
- VAWNet – “The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma” | by Nicole P. Yuan, Mary P. Koss, and Mirto Stone (March 2006). [available to read online or as PDF]
- Safety Planning for Persons with Disabilities – Advocate Guide – A project of the Safety First Initiative.