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, January 11-14, Tuesday through Friday, January 19-22 and Monday through Friday, January 25-29. On Friday, January 29th, we welcome WI Office of Crime Victim Services staff, who will provide information on the CVC/SAFE, Crime Victim Rights and Safe at Home programs. These live sessions will last 2.5 hours each day and will not be recorded.
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. The next in-person SAVAS is tentatively scheduled for May 2021.
Monday, January 11: 1:00-3:30pm – Welcome & Introduction to SAVAS / SA Dynamics
Tuesday, January 12: 1:00-3:30pm – Advocacy / Crisis Intervention
Wednesday, January 13: 1:00-3:30pm – Child & Adolescent Survivors / Role Plays
Thursday, January 14: 1:00-3:30pm – SA Outreach / Outreach Planning
Tuesday, January 19: 1:00-3:30pm – Working with Diverse Communities & Survivors
Wednesday, January 20: 1:00-3:30pm – Anti-Racism & Advocacy
Thursday, January 21: 1:00-3:30pm – Intersection of SV & Racism
Friday, January 22: 1:00-3:30pm – Aspiring Allyship / Advocates of Color Caucus
Monday, January 25: 1:00-3:30pm – Sexual Assault Laws
Tuesday, January 26: 1:00-3:30pm – System Advocacy / Support Groups
Wednesday, January 27: 1:00-3:30pm – Medical Advocacy / Self-Care
Thursday, January 28: 1:00-3:30pm – Legal Advocacy / SAVAS Wrap-up
Friday, January 29: 1:00-3:00pm – Crime Victim Compensation, Victim Rights & Marsy’s Law, Q&A on Pre-Work Sessions (Office of Crime Victim Services)
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. (see agenda).
Please register at the link below.