About Fundamentals in Victim Services 201:
The October 2023 Fundamentals in Victim Services 201 Training is a virtual training for experienced victim advocates to expand and deepen their core knowledge and skills in providing victim-centered services. This training is designed for victim advocates who have been in the field for 5+ years. Topics covered in this training include:
- The science behind intergenerational trauma, and how to work within family systems
- The value of control and how to work with victims to understand how they can use control to empower themselves
- Occupational Identity (OI) and how to sustain your work for an entire career
- Working with the courts and how to navigate personalities within court systems
- Recognize and interrogate the roles of bias, privilege, and oppression in their daily work
- Engaging with policy work and how to make effective change on a larger scale
Furthermore, training participants will have opportunities to connect with one another and with experienced professionals with a range of knowledge and skills.
Wednesday 10/4/23- 8:30am to 4:30pm
Thursday 10/5/23- 8:30am to 4pm
Expectations for the Virtual Format:
Fundamentals in Victim Services 201 will feature interactive modules to appeal to different styles of learning, with a combination of lecture, small group work in breakout sessions, and opportunities for individual reflection. The number of attendees will be limited to 30 to maximize the quality of interaction.
Modules will take place live via Zoom. Attendees will be expected to actively participate, using the chat to engage with presenters and other participants, and turning on cameras and unmuting during large group discussions and breakout sessions.
MAC will award a certificate of completion to attendees who complete all the modules. Participants are expected to complete all sessions live. If you cannot attend a live session, you must email us at [email protected] in advance to request an excused absence. Sessions may not be recorded.
We will apply for Continuing Legal Education (for attorneys) and Peace Officers Standings and Training (for law enforcement) credits by request. If you would like CLE or POST credits, please indicate this on your registration, or contact us at [email protected] by September 28th, 2023.
Registration is free for MAC Member programs and $50 for non-members. Not sure your program is a member? Check here: https://www.mnallianceoncrime.org/our-member-programs/
Cancelation Policy: If you have registered and can no longer attend, please notify MAC as soon as you know that. Any cancelations received more than 48 hours prior to the start of the training will receive a full refund. Cancelations within 48 hours of the start will not receive a refund