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 or alleged victims are privileged only if the advocate has completed forty hours of sexual violence specific training. We collaborate with local and regional care personnel to provide our Sexual Assault Counselor Training. The training is available to advocates, law enforcement, health care providers, clergy, and the general public. Our training team includes legal, medical, and human services professionals who facilitate each topic alongside our trained and dedicated staff.
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 outlined 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.
- Supports attendees in encouraging victim’s 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, staff, and community allies as sexual assault advocates - 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.
This training is for those questions that are still needed to be answered and for further education to be the best advocate we can be for survivors. We have people with expertise in these topics that have done the work for a while and are excited to share their knowledge. This overall course is designed to meet the needs of each area, population, and specific community dynamics.
The Advanced Sexual Assault Training Course is designed to learn more specifically about the topics that can help improve the community. The course is meant to meet the needs of a variety of volunteers, staff, and allied professionals who consider themselves advocates—whether as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, volunteers, advocates, medical personnel, caseworkers, or educators. 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.
This course is designed and available to all public service, advocacy, and education organizations, along with information about why the course is helpful to them.
This training will involve
- Community vs System Based Advocacy
- Faith-Based Advocacy
- LGBTQIA+ Survivors
- Victim Services through an anti-oppression lens.
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 during training at all times. (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 hours of the training. It will take place on the following dates:
Monday, December 13th from 9:50am-3pm
Contact [email protected] 801.746.0404 ext. 700