About Fundamentals in Victim Services 201:
The March 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. By the end of this training, advocates will be able to:
- Understand the neurobiology of trauma in victimization and develop skills for providing trauma-responsive advocacy to all victims of crime.
- Expand their understanding of vicarious trauma and strategies to build resilience to sustain their career in victim services.
- Understand and examine their own Occupational Identity (OI) and identify strategies for cultivating healthy boundaries; and
- Describe the reparations process and have a detailed understanding of the current statutes regarding reparations
- Recognize and interrogate the roles of bias, privilege, and oppression in their daily work
- Understand the ways in which evaluation and grant reporting can be effective and culturally responsive
Furthermore, training participants will have opportunities to connect with one another and with experienced professionals with a range of knowledge and skills.
3/21/23- 8:30am to 4pm, one hour lunch break at noon
3/22/23- 8:30am to 4pm, one hour lunch break at noon
3/23/23- 8:30am to 12:30pm
Full agenda will be posted soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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@example.com by March 10, 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/
MAC will be celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in 2023 with a special $30 rate for new member programs! Join MAC starting in 2023 and get the first 6 months of membership for $30. Sign up for the MAC email list to be the first to get the discount code.
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.
Registration will close Friday March 17, 2023 at 5 pm CT