This training addresses the needs of being a victim advocate – whether working the crisis line, providing medical or legal advocacy, working with a community coordinated response team or more. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills necessary to prove comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more information about sexual violence are encouraged to attend.
The class consists of an in-person component, in addition to a series of sessions via webinar prior to and after the training. To get the full benefit of the school, WCASA encourages advocates to complete both components. Participants will be expected to show they have completed each session.
On Thursday, Froedtert Hospital and WCASA will be providing a mock SANE exam which will include advocacy. This interactive experience is for advocates whose role includes providing medical accompaniment to survivors.
On Friday the WI Office of Crime Victim Services will provide information on the CVC/SAFE, Crime Victim Rights and Safe at Home programs.