Upcoming Live Webinars:

Supporting and Strengthening Victim Advocacy Practice in CACs: Overview of a Peer Support Toolkit

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Presented by: Janet Fine, M.S. and Kim Madden, M.S. LPC

Target Audience - Victim/Family Advocates

Course Description: As the victim advocacy field and CAC victim support and advocacy services evolve, Victim Advocates' role and responsibilities have become more complex and challenging. As Victim Advocates are central to guiding children and families on paths to safety, healing and justice, they require opportunities for professional development, effective supervision and ongoing support. Critical to such efforts is the establishment of peer support forums that can provide ongoing learning, networking, resource sharing and support. The toolkit: Developing Victim Advocate Peer Support Toolkit forum will help guide the establishment of Victim Advocate peer support groups that reflect the unique needs of individual communities and states and are sustainable over time. This webinar will examine the purpose of support/peer review initiatives, and present recommendations for using The toolkit: Developing Victim Advocate Peer Support Toolkit forum to guide decision making regarding the mission, organization, structure, and objectives of a Victim Advocacy Peer Support.

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives:  Participants will be able to:

  1. Underscore the importance of the victim advocacy role for children and families and as integral to CACs and MDTs
  2. Explore the need for ongoing professional development and peer support among various types of victim advocates
  3. Describe the purpose, structure and content of the Victim Advocate Peer Support Toolkit.

Please Note: Training Certificate are not available for webinars.


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Supported by Grant No. 2017-CI-FX-K001 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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