Dates & Times : This is a 32-hour training to be held over 4 days: September 10, 16, 24, and 30, 2013. Each day will last from 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Who Should Attend? Victim advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in any capacity. This is not an advanced level training, although some topics may be new to those who are veterans in the sexual violence field, and will reflect current research and best practices.
Cost: There is no cost for this training; however, member rape crisis & recovery center program staff will receive priority registration.
Location: Laurel Regional Hospital | 7300 Van Dusen Road | Laurel, MD 20707 (Prince George's County)
Topics to be covered include:
History of Sexual Assault, Sociocultural Contexts, Statistics/Research, History and Types of Victim Advocacy, Advocacy Models and Techniques, Roles of Forensic Nurses, Law Enforcement, and Prosecutors, Civil Legal Issues for Sexual Assault Survivors, Sexual Assault Law in Maryland, SARRT Response, Consent & Healthy Sexuality, Child Sexual Assault, Underserved Populations, Trauma and Victim Behavior, Working with Traumatized Individuals, Human Trafficking, Drug and Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Assault, Primary Prevention, Vicarious Trauma, Self-Care