Due to ongoing restrictions in response to COVID-19, WCASA will be offering its Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS) online. The training will last Monday through Thursday November 29 – December 2, Monday through Thursday, December 6-9, and Monday through Thursday, December 13-16. These live sessions will last 2.5 hours each day and will not be recorded. On Friday, December 17, WI Office of Crime Victim Services staff will provide information on the CVC/SAFE, Crime Victim Rights and Safe at Home programs. Registration for the Friday OCVS session can be found here.
SAVAS addresses the basics of being a victim advocate — answering the crisis line, providing individual and systems advocacy and providing outreach in your community. We are adapting sessions and activities to fit the constraints of web-based learning, while striving to provide a similar experience to in-person events.
This opportunity is being offered to staff of member Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) for no fee. The registration fee for staff of other organizations serving sexual assault survivors is $300 for the entire training. (Agenda available here, agenda details subject to change).