The January 2024 Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a virtual training for victim advocates to develop core knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services. By the end of this training, advocates will be able to:
- Understand the role of ongoing and historical trauma in victimization and develop skills for providing trauma-responsive advocacy to all victims of crime.
- Expand their understanding of vicarious trauma and strategies to build resilience for a sustainable career in victim services.
- Understand and examine their own Occupational Identity (OI) and identify strategies for cultivating healthy boundaries
- Describe key victims’ rights and know how to find more information to ensure that criminal legal systems professionals are meeting statutory obligations regarding crime victims
- Recognize and interrogate the roles of bias, privilege, and oppression in victimization and advocacy
- Identify and honor the unique and complementary roles of community-based and systems-based advocates
Furthermore, training participants will have opportunities to connect with one another and with experienced professionals with a range of knowledge and skills. See the agenda here.
Registration by Friday, January 19, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. CT.
Registration is free for MAC member programs and $50 for non-members.