Training

The Advocate’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse

The Advocate’s Role in the Multidisciplinary Response to Child Abuse


Start Date (Cohort #2):
August 23, 2021

Format:
Virtual

 

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Description

This training is intended to fulfill the 24.0 hours of core training for victim advocates required in the National Children’s Alliance Standards for Accredited Members. This training covers the nine competencies set forth in those standards and will include evaluation of an increase in skills and knowledge in those attending the training.


Targeted Audience

This training is appropriate for all advocates that take part in providing the constellation of services to children that are served by a children’s advocacy center (CAC) in the western region, including victim advocates employed by the CAC, working at a partnering District Attorney’s office, and/or staff of a community-based organization.


Training Facilitators
  • Salli Kerr – WRCAC
  • Clorinda Merino, MA – WRCAC
  • Sara Lee, MS – MRCAC
  • Michele Mullen, LCSW – NRCAC

Learning Objectives 

As a result of this training, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate an increased knowledge of the unique role of victim advocates in responding to the needs of children and families;
  2. Understand strategies to engage and empower supportive caregivers in their own healing and support of child maltreatment/abuse victims; and
  3. Increase understanding of multi-disciplinary team dynamics and implications for victim advocates as integral and active team members

Schedule

This course includes four 5 hour sessions of live instruction via Zoom and approximately 4 hours of independent pre/post work to complete 24.0 hours total of instruction.


May Cohort | COHORT FULL
  • Session 1: May 17, 2021
  • Session 2: May 18, 2021
  • Session 3: May 24, 2021
  • Session 4: May 25, 2021

August Cohort | ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
  • Session 1: August 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) 
  • Session 2: August 24, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) 
  • Session 3: August 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) 
  • Session 4: August 31, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Pacific Daylight Time) 

How to Apply
Click here to apply.  Applications are due by Tuesday, August 3 at 5:00pm PT.  Applicants will be notified by Thursday, August 5 regarding the status of their application. 

 

Questions?

Contact Lana Lo at slo@rchsd.org.

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