Spring 2018 Advocate Training Program
All Volunteer Advocates are required to complete our Volunteer Advocate Training before taking their first hotline call or meeting a survivor at the hospital. The training is certified by the Office of the State Attorney General and runs for 40 hours, which are spread out over two weeks. Volunteer Advocate Training is held twice a year -- in the spring and the fall -- on Saturdays, as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Our next training will be held March 24 through April 7, 2018. There is no fee for our volunteers.
Don't have the time to volunteer, but feel that our training could be useful to you in your daily work? We're excited to offer our training to people from area agencies and organizations for a one-time fee of $25 per person, which covers the cost of materials and food. Interested persons can attend any or all of the classes. In addition to information about types of sexual assault and prevalence, topics covered include Substance-Facilitated Sexual Assault, Legal System Response, Sex Offenders, Gender Socialization, LGBT+ Issues, Suicide Assessment, Primary Prevention and much more.