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.
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.