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Fundamentals of Advocacy - Module 2 (Basics of Advocacy)

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Ave., Lincoln, NE
Description: Module 2 - Basics of Advocacy

You may register for this training ONLY if you provide direct advocacy to Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, or Human Trafficking.

Fundamentals of Advocacy is a training hosted by the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence which provides an overview of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and related issues. There are 5 training Modules which make up the full Fundamentals of Advocacy Training series. Each Module will be 1 day in length and may require PRE-WORK which will need to be completed prior to the face to face training day.

Fundamentals of Advocacy is offered for FREE to staff and volunteers who provide direct services to Survivors from member local domestic and sexual violence programs in Nebraska and staff from tribal domestic violence/sexual assault programs.

If you are an advocate who provides direct services to Survivors and are not a member of the local program membership there will be a $45 REGISTRATION FEE. Please be prepared to pay your registration fee through the website registration process. (Refunds for canceled registrations will only be able to be made until 2 weeks prior to the event. Anything past 2 weeks prior to the training will not be refunded.)

For All registrants all other costs associated with the training are the responsibility of the participant (i.e. mileage, hotel, meals, parking, etc.)


MODULE 2 will be hosted in Lincoln, NE. Please see below for specific details:

Description: This training module is part of the Coalitions Fundamentals of Advocacy Training Institute and counts toward the 40 hours of fundamental training required of all direct-service staff employed within Nebraska’s network of SV/DV victim service programs. It is open to staff and volunteers from network programs or tribal dv/sv programs. Through this module, attendees will increase their knowledge about network standards, the role and expectations of advocates working within the network of programs, and network ethical guidelines; explore their values related to advocacy work; and gain skills to increase their ability to provide trauma-informed, survivor-centered advocacy services.

Course Objectives:
1. Define and explain the role of an advocate at a SV/DV victim service program.
2. Explain network and statutory confidentiality standards.
3. Explain mutuality, reciprocity, and boundaries as they relate to healthy professional relationships.
4. Evaluate case scenarios from an ethical lens and apply ethical principles to survivor-centered advocacy.
5. Demonstrate three interpersonal skills fundamental to trauma-informed advocacy.
6. Develop survivor-led, comprehensive safety plans.

Training Location: Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Ave., Lincoln, NE

Attendance for this module will be capped at 20 participants.

Registration for Fundamentals: Basics of Advocacy will close AUGUST 2nd at 5:00 PM OR WHEN REGISTRATION IS FULL .
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Contact Information:
Michelle Miller