This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.
First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy program bridges the gap between individual advocacy with one victim and system-based advocacy that creates change for many victims. This contrasts with more restrictive advocacy models that are based on delivering services identified by practitioners and systems rather than victims.
Through hands-on practice, participants will learn how to put advocacy principles into action, including: conducting a focus group to improve programming, changing organizations and systems and creating programs and interventions that meet victims’ needs.
Participants will practice skills for effective crisis intervention and advocacy, problem-solving and decision-making around the toughest issues in advocacy work.