W elcome to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) TTAC's download center for Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT), a course designed to teach advocates how to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to victims and survivors of sexual assault. Use this download center to gather all the materials you'll need to conduct the training. Designed for use by trainers, this 2-day curriculum teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care. The curriculum focuses on intervening with individuals in a crisis rather than long-term and group counseling.
Office for Victims of Crime offers an online advanced victim advocacy training course, open only to DSAACP certified personnel, please contact OVC for access at [email protected] or 866-682-8822. Contact your state sexual assault coalition. They may offer online training or may be able to connect you to local resources. Jun 11, 2018 · Advocate Training is a 40-hour comprehensive basic sexual assault training for those seeking advocate certification or those providing other support services to sexual assault survivors. The training covers the foundational topics of sexual assault advocacy .
Effective, victim centered, multidisciplinary training and expert consultation regarding crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence. Sexual assault advocacy programs are a critical part of any community response. As is the case in responding to victims of domestic violence, it is critical that advocates responding to victims of sexual assault in a non-judgmental and supportive manner, suggesting options but allowing the victim to decide what course of action to take.