MCASA's Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Fundamentals Training (Online) is an online training for advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in Maryland. The training covers both introductory and advanced topics to provide a foundation for best practices for advocates in the field of sexual assault services. This training will include both self-paced learning modules and live webinars facilitated by MCASA and SALI staff and guest speakers. Live webinars will take place daily from February 6th-16th Self-paced online learning courses will be available for the entire month of February for completion. Participants will also receive recordings of webinars to complete throughout the end of the month if they are unable to attend live sessions.
If you are attempting to register after February 6th, please email [email protected] for assistance.
Registration for this training is free and open to all advocates and service providers.
MCASA is an authorized sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Workers and can therefore provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all programs and trainings hosted by MCASA. Each one-hour session is equivalent to 1.0 CEU.
February 6th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Crisis Intervention and Advocacy
February 7th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - The Neurobiology of Trauma
February 8th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Serving Survivors from Underserved Populations
February 9th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Maryland's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative - Victim Notification Protocol
February 10th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Confidentiality and Safety Planning
February 13th, 10:00 am - 11:30 pm - Money Matters: Economic Empowerment for Survivors
February 14th, 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Sexual Assault Response Team Presentation and Panel
February 15th, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
February 16th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Professional Ethics, Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Advocates
Self Paced Learning (Available all month)
Civil Legal Options for Sexual Assault Survivors (SALI 101)
Substance Use and Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault Prevention
Crisis Intervention and Response
Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Response