Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training

Health Imperatives’ Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy training will prepare volunteers, interns, and staff to assist survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as their families and support systems. The training covers the psychosocial, emotional, medical, and legal aspects of sexual assault and other related issues. This course is intended to prepare trainees to provide services such as crisis intervention, counseling, accompaniment, and advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. It is a prerequisite for anyone interested in providing direct service to clients under the Violence Intervention and Prevention programs. This training adheres to the requirements of MGL Ch233 §20J and meets the MA state requirement for all domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and allows those working with survivors of violence to maintain “privileged communication,” confidential communication between clients and providers.

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