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The Importance of a Holistic Approach to Victim Advocacy: Helping Children & Families Navigate Turbulent Waters

  • 26 Sep 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Children's Law Center 1300 Pickens Street, Columbia, SC


  • For Children's Advocacy Center Victim Advocates and Community Victim Advocates

Registration is closed


The role of Victim/Family Advocates in general, within CACs, and on multidisciplinary teams has consistently evolved in scope and complexity over past decades. The relevant history of the Victims Movement and CAC Movement has implications for ensuring that current professional practice and effective interventions with children and caregivers are trauma-informed and client-centered. Toward that end, this training will provide a holistic framework for understanding the core needs of children and caregivers impacted by abuse and violence and the central role Advocates play in helping families achieve desired outcomes regarding safety, healing and justice. In addition, participants will explore the strengths and challenges of their role as an integral member of multidisciplinary teams, the importance of their leadership in ensuring seamless coordination with their victim advocacy colleagues and promoting “big picture advocacy” wherever possible.


  • Discuss the relevance of the history of the Victims Movement and child abuse response that informs trauma-informed, client-centered victim advocacy practice
  • Explore core needs for victims, survivors, and families and importance of assessment in guiding and supporting them toward safety, healing and justice
  • Discuss the strengths and challenges in the Advocate’s role on the MDT and efforts to advance the overall cause for victims and survivors.

Victim Service Provider (VSP) credit is pending through the South Carolina Office of Victim Services Education and Certification.

If you are a Victim Advocate and have not received a registration code or need additional information, please use the link below to contact our Program Director.


South Carolina Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers

Empowering our communities
to help child abuse victims.

P.O. Box 2195
Columbia, SC 29202