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 June 12th - 23rd (except for June 17 - 19) Self-paced online learning courses will be available for the entire month of June 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 June 12th, 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.
June 12th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Crisis Intervention and Advocacy
June 13th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - The Neurobiology of Trauma
June 14th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Serving Survivors from Underserved Populations
June 15th, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Maryland's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative - Victim Notification Protocol
June 16st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
June 20th, 10:00 am - 11:30 pm - Money Matters: Economic Empowerment for Survivors
June 21st, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Confidentiality and Safety Planning
June 22nd, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Sexual Assault Response Team Presentation and Panel
June 23rd, 10:00 am - 11:30 am - Professional Ethics, Vicarious Trauma
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