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Introduction to Trauma-Informed Victim Advocacy

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The way we support victims and survivors can shape how they recover and move on from the most challenging times in their lives. This 9-hour online course discusses the foundational topics of victim advocacy and providing trauma-informed services. 

Through this online course, you’ll learn the fundamentals and best practices of trauma-informed advocacy and develop critical skills for being an effective victim advocate. From the neurobiology of trauma to ethical practice, and self care, this course will give you the information you need to better communicate and succeed in this helping profession. 

While focused to help those entering or interested in pursuing the field of victim advocacy, this course can also help provide the basics or serve as a refresher for individuals working in a variety of settings including: 

  • system and out-of-system based organizations, 
  • community-based programs, 
  • schools and college campuses, 
  • internal peer support initiatives, and 
  • military bases. 

National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Advocates can earn up to 9 CEUs by completing this online course.

Date Created: December 15, 2023