The theme of this year’s conference is “Hand in Hand Through a Lifetime.” This theme acknowledges the various points in people’s lives during which they may be affected by sexual violence. We also wish to highlight the importance of creating a caring and connected community in order to prevent and intervene in sexual violence, especially for children. This year’s keynote speaker will be Olga Trujillo. She will address the dynamics and impacts of sexual assault with a focus on the resiliency of children and the importance of culture in healing. The goal of our conference is to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and facilitate social change.
The advocate core training content reflects a philosophical approach to services which emphasizes an empowerment model to working with sexual assault survivors.This training satisfies the 30 hours of initial sexual assault training required by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. Part 1 is a 7.5 hour online tutorial that you must complete prior to attending Part 2 of this training. You will get access to this online tutorial when WCSAP confirms your registration for the training. Part 2 is a 22.5 hour in-person training that takes place in Lacey from July 29th, 2014 to July 30th.
This 30-hour Advocate Core Training program is designed to help new sexual assault advocates provide responsive and effective advocacy to survivors of sexual assault. This training meets the requirements outlined by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy.
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC)
APSAC led the way in pioneering training such as this and the Clinics provide an unparalleled 40 hour intensive training opportunity for professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases. APSAC’s curriculum emphasizes state-of-the-art principles of forensically sound interviewing as set forth in the APSAC Practice Guidelines for Investigative Interviewing in Cases of Alleged Child Abuse, with a balanced review of several prominent interview approaches and models.
Each Clinic provides presentations and practice interview critiques from well-known experts, videotaping of participant practice interviews, and a Mock Court experience. In addition to the Clinic notebook, participants receive a resource CD containing a wealth of resource material and articles related to child interviewing, as well as several excellent books that will enhance any interviewer’s knowledge and ability to defend the interview in court. The APSAC Clinic is aimed at professionals responsible for investigative interviews with children in suspected abuse cases, including law enforcement and social service investigators, as well as specialized child interviewers and those who are interested in learning more about forensic child interviewing. They are appropriate for professionals just beginning to conduct investigative interviews, as well as for those with some experience.
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