MCASA’s Comprehensive 32-hour Victim Advocate Training

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bowie State University - 14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715 (map)

MCASA’s Comprehensive 32-hour Victim Advocate Training

This four-day training is designed for advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in any capacity. The training covers both introductory and advanced topics to provide a foundation for best practices for advocates in the field of sexual assault services. There is no cost; however, member rape crisis centers and staff receive priority registration.

Topics covered at this training will include:

  • An Overview of Sexual Assault
  • Roles of Law Enforcement, Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs), Prosecutors, and Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs)
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)
  • Professional Ethics & Boundaries
  • Crisis Intervention (In-Person and Hotline)
  • Safety Planning, Risk Assessment, & Cyberstalking
  • Confidentiality & Advocate Testimony
  • The Economic Costs of Sexual Violence 
  • Criminal & Civil Legal Options
  • Sexual Violence & Trauma
  • Self-Care & Vicarious Trauma
  • Reproductive Coercion
  • College Sexual Assault & the Implications for Advocates
  • The Prison Rape Elimination Act for Advocates
  • Working with Diverse Communities
  • Working with Undocumented Survivors
  • Working with Men & Boys
  • Military Sexual Trauma
  • Human Trafficking
  • Working with LGBTQ Survivors
  • Prevention


Registration is now open for this training. Please click here to register. For more information, please contact us at 301-328-7023 or at [email protected]

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