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  • May 2024 - 40 Hour Training (May 13 - 17 / IN PERSON / Cedar City )

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    The UCASA Sexual Assault Counselor 40-hour training is designed for community advocates and system-based sexual assault advocates, and law enforcement. 

    The training is available to advocates and law enforcement. Currently, our training is offered to sexual assault advocates who work or volunteer with rape crisis centers approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime or system advocates who are employed or volunteer at law enforcement agencies and/or county offices. The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault-specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence-specific training and works or volunteers with a Rape Crisis Center approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, system-based advocates who work for or volunteer for law enforcement agencies out of county offices also require the training; however, their confidentiality is based on agency policy. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    **Community members are welcome to attend community training events, which can be found on our calendar page, and check out our YouTube page for additional training and webinars.**

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements set forth in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Support attendees in encouraging victims' self-advocacy and personal decision-making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers and sexual assault advocates as rape crisis counselors - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and folks who have perpetrated throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated in accordance with the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of various volunteers and advocates. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence, seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    Price

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training is FREE

    Requirements

    In order to receive sexual assault counselor training, you must follow the following instructions. This certificate is for you to help empower survivors and use the skills that you receive from this training to input them into your advocacy work. 

    • MUST have the camera on at all times during training. (except for when self-care needs to come into effect)
    • Participation is required to receive a certificate. 
    • Be respectful of each other

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. THIS TRAINING IS ENTIRELY IN PERSON. It will take place on the following dates:


    May 13 - 17 / IN PERSON / Cedar City
    Monday - May 13 - 8 AM to 5 PM
    Tuesday - May 14 - 8 AM to 5 PM
    Wednesday - May 15 - 8 AM to 5 PM
    Thursday - May 16 - 8 AM to 5 PM
    Friday - May 17 - 8 AM to 5 PM

     

    To Register, please CLICK HERE.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, May 13, 2024 at 09:00 AM through May 18, 2024
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  • May - English - 2.0 Advocacy Training

      

    UCASA is proud to announce our May Advanced Advocacy Training! This training is for folks who have taken the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training. We dive deeper into topics that may have been covered in the 40-hour Sexual Assault Counselor Training and provide more activities and conversations for attendees to get a comprehensive presentation. The first half of our training will provide trainees with an in-depth workshop on Implicit Bias ripe with activities, scenarios, and conversations. The second half of the training will cover Incarcerated Survivors and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). In this presentation, we will delve into how bias, socialization, and the legal system may affect how survivors are viewed and believed and how they heal or find justice. It is vital to better understand different aspects of a survivor's life to provide more trauma-informed advocacy.

     

    To register for the training, please CLICK HERE

    Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 09:00 AM
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  • June SART Power Hour

    Join us for June's SART Power Hour to learn about sexual assault evidence analysis at the State Crime Lab. This event is for Sexual Assault Response Team participants throughout the state and other professionals working with sexual assault victims. 

    Rebekah Kay will be presenting and taking questions from attendees. Rebekah Kay is a Forensic Biologist and Senior Manager over the Biology section of the Utah Bureau of Forensic Services (UBFS). She has worked as a forensic scientist for nearly 20 years in both private and public forensic laboratories and has provided expert testimony in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada. Since joining BFS in January 2008, Rebekah has held positions of senior forensic scientist, DNA technical leader, and manager of the homicide, high-throughput, and DNA technical teams, and has played an integral role in bringing new technologies and testing capabilities to UBFS, including new testing methods such as YSTR analysis and Familial Searching. She is an appointed member of the OSAC Human Forensic Biology subcommittee and the Utah Cold Case Review Board, teaches forensic science courses for Southern Utah University, and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Florida.

    The SART Power Hour is a quarterly webinar that provides training and resources to Sexual Assault Response Team participants throughout the state and/or other professionals working with sexual assault victims. 

    Register in advance for this meeting:
    https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYrfuuqrj4uH9C6pM13VK8YNn0TD4GZGKgm 
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Monday, June 03, 2024 at 11:00 AM · 2 rsvps
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  • UCASA Regional Meetings

    UCASA's quarterly regional meetings for rape crisis programs will be taking place virtually in June. Join us for updates from UCASA, training on crime victims reparations from UOVC, and more! Register using the links below. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions. 
    Wednesday, June 05, 2024 at 02:00 AM
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  • July 2024 - 40 Hour Training (July 8-10,15-16) / VIRTUAL

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    The UCASA Sexual Assault Counselor 40-hour training is designed for community advocates and system-based sexual assault advocates, and law enforcement. 

    The training is available to advocates and law enforcement. Currently, our training is offered to sexual assault advocates who work or volunteer with rape crisis centers approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime or system advocates who are employed or volunteer at law enforcement agencies and/or county offices. The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault-specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence-specific training and works or volunteers with a Rape Crisis Center approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, system-based advocates who work for or volunteer for law enforcement agencies out of county offices also require the training; however, their confidentiality is based on agency policy. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    **Community members are welcome to attend community training events, which can be found on our calendar page, and check out our YouTube page for additional training and webinars.**

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements set forth in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Support attendees in encouraging victims' self-advocacy and personal decision-making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers and sexual assault advocates as rape crisis counselors - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and folks who have perpetrated throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated in accordance with the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of various volunteers and advocates. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence, seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    Price

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training is FREE

    Requirements

    In order to receive sexual assault counselor training, you must follow the following instructions. This certificate is for you to help empower survivors and use the skills that you receive from this training to input them into your advocacy work. 

    • MUST have the camera on at all times during training. (except for when self-care needs to come into effect)
    • Participation is required to receive a certificate. 
    • Be respectful of each other

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:


    • July 8-10 & July 15-16 / Daytime / Virtual 

      • Week 1

      • Monday - July 8 - 8 AM -5 PM

      • Tuesday - July 9 - 8 AM -5 PM

      • Wednesday - July 10 - 8 AM -5 PM

      • Week 2

      • Monday - July 15 - 8 AM -5 PM

      • Tuesday - July 16 - 8 AM -5 PM

     

    To Register, please CLICK HERE.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, July 08, 2024 at 08:00 AM through July 18, 2024
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  • August 2024 - 40 Hour Training (Aug 19-21, 23-24, 26-28, 30-31) / VIRTUAL

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    The UCASA Sexual Assault Counselor 40-hour training is designed for community advocates and system-based sexual assault advocates, and law enforcement. 

    The training is available to advocates and law enforcement. Currently, our training is offered to sexual assault advocates who work or volunteer with rape crisis centers approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime or system advocates who are employed or volunteer at law enforcement agencies and/or county offices. The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault-specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence-specific training and works or volunteers with a Rape Crisis Center approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, system-based advocates who work for or volunteer for law enforcement agencies out of county offices also require the training; however, their confidentiality is based on agency policy. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    **Community members are welcome to attend community training events, which can be found on our calendar page, and check out our YouTube page for additional training and webinars.**

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements set forth in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Support attendees in encouraging victims' self-advocacy and personal decision-making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers and sexual assault advocates as rape crisis counselors - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and folks who have perpetrated throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated in accordance with the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of various volunteers and advocates. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence, seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    Price

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training is FREE

    Requirements

    In order to receive sexual assault counselor training, you must follow the following instructions. This certificate is for you to help empower survivors and use the skills that you receive from this training to input them into your advocacy work. 

    • MUST have the camera on at all times during training. (except for when self-care needs to come into effect)
    • Participation is required to receive a certificate. 
    • Be respectful of each other

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:


      • August 19-21, 23-24 & 26-28, 30-31 / Evening / Virtual 

        • Week 1

        • Monday - August 19 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Tuesday - August 20 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Wednesday - August 21 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Friday - August 23 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Saturday - August 24 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Week 2

        • Monday - August 26 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Tuesday - August 27 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Wednesday - August 28 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Friday - August 30 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

        • Saturday - August 31 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

     

    To Register, please CLICK HERE.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, August 19, 2024 at 08:00 AM through September 02, 2024
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  • October 2024 - 40 Hour Training (Oct 7-9, 17-18) / VIRTUAL

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    The UCASA Sexual Assault Counselor 40-hour training is designed for community advocates and system-based sexual assault advocates, and law enforcement. 

    The training is available to advocates and law enforcement. Currently, our training is offered to sexual assault advocates who work or volunteer with rape crisis centers approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime or system advocates who are employed or volunteer at law enforcement agencies and/or county offices. The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients' privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault-specific advocacy training. Conversations with victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence-specific training and works or volunteers with a Rape Crisis Center approved through the Utah Office for Victims of Crime. Additionally, system-based advocates who work for or volunteer for law enforcement agencies out of county offices also require the training; however, their confidentiality is based on agency policy. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.

    **Community members are welcome to attend community training events, which can be found on our calendar page, and check out our YouTube page for additional training and webinars.**

    Our training was carefully developed with input from all sexual violence advocates and programs across the state. More specifically, this course offers the following benefits:

    • Meets the requirements set forth in the Utah Confidential Communications Act and requirements set forth by Utah's funding agencies. 
    • Gives attendees information and tools to understand the role of sexual violence advocates.
    • Supports attendees in recognizing and combating bias - both explicit and implicit.
    • Empowers attendees to maintain the dignity of victims.
    • Support attendees in encouraging victims' self-advocacy and personal decision-making throughout the response processes.
    • Situates each participant within their role as an advocate and reinforces their responsibility to the agency, its clients, and to victims.
    • Certifies volunteers and sexual assault advocates as rape crisis counselors - allowing for privileged, confidential communications with clients. 

    We are committed to training excellence, and we are confident that this collaborative training solution will be a valuable enhancement to your current volunteer and staff training program.

    As a professional training and development organization, we combine instructional expertise with curriculum development skills and an extensive history of advocacy and direct service experience.

    Basic Structure

    Our Sexual Assault Counselor Training is the result of decades of feedback from professionals who work with sexual violence survivors and folks who have perpetrated throughout the state. The curriculum is twenty-four hours of statewide core topics presented by our staff and sixteen hours of community-specific topics facilitated in accordance with the needs of the local community. This overall course design is meant to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics. We work with local communities to determine the course content of the 16 hours of community-specific content and any continuing education or professional development topics. 

    Course Overview

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training course is designed to meet the training needs of individuals who respond to a victim of sexual violence. The course is meant to meet the needs of various volunteers and advocates. However, this course is not designed to provide the intricacies of the investigation, prosecution, evidence collection, or case management. This course is particularly helpful to individuals who provide many different types of services to victims of sexual violence, seeking skill-based knowledge and tools for improved response and intervention.

    Price

    The Sexual Assault Counselor Training is FREE

    Requirements

    In order to receive sexual assault counselor training, you must follow the following instructions. This certificate is for you to help empower survivors and use the skills that you receive from this training to input them into your advocacy work. 

    • MUST have the camera on at all times during training. (except for when self-care needs to come into effect)
    • Participation is required to receive a certificate. 
    • Be respectful of each other

    It is critical to attend all 40 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:


        • October 7-9 & October 17-18 / Daytime / Virtual 

          • Week 1

          • Monday - October 7 - 8 AM - 5 PM

          • Tuesday - October 8 - 8 AM -5 PM

          • Wednesday - October 9 - 8 AM -5 PM

          • Week 2

          • Monday - October 17 - 8 AM -5 PM

          • Tuesday - October 18 - 8 AM -5 PM

     

    To Register, please CLICK HERE.

     

     

     

     

    Monday, October 07, 2024 at 08:00 AM through October 21, 2024
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