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 September 7th - 17th. Self-paced online learning courses will be available 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 September 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.
Schedule of Live Webinars
September 7th, 10:00-11:30am
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy
September 8th, 10:00am-11:30pm
The Neurobiology of Trauma
September 9th, 10:00-12:00pm
Serving Survivors from Underserved Populations
September 10th, 10:00-11:30am
Maryland's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
September 13th, 10:00-11:30am
Confidentiality and Safety Planning
September 14th, 10:00-11:00am
Intimate Partner Sexual Violence
September 15th, 10:00am-11:30pm
Money Matters: Economic Empowerment for Survivors
September 16th, 9:30-11:30am
Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Presentation and Panel
September 17th, 10:00-11:30am
Professional Ethics, Vicarious Trauma, and Self-Care for Advocates