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Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training Cheyenne, Wyoming
September 21?22, 2005

Cost $200

This training is intended for sexual assault advocates, counselors, volunteers, and staff at rape crisis centers. Nurses, including sexual assault nurse examiners; physicians; law enforcement officers; and mental health practitioners who assist sexual assault victims may also benefit.

With a focus on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, this training helps advocates and others deepen their understanding of sexual assault and the major roles of an advocate/counselor. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, individuals will gain real-world skills to assist sexual assault victims effectively and sensitively. Participants will learn to?

  • Separate the myths about sexual assault from the facts.

  • Examine the physical and emotional impact of sexual assault.

  • Respond to a crisis call reporting a recent sexual assault.

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  • Develop a ?toolkit? of crisis intervention techniques to support recovery from sexual assault.

  • Identify possible cases of drug-facilitated sexual assault.

  • Formulate a personalized self-care plan to prevent burnout.

For more information, visit http://www.ovcttac.org/calendar/training.cfm.

Administered by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice