Are you or someone you know in a helping profession who works with people in crisis? Are you a social worker who wants a meaningful course approved for continuing education credit? Are you a first responder looking to enhance your skills? We are now enrolling for the August session of the Summit Victim Assistance Academy
The Summit Victim Assistance Academy is a 40-hour comprehensive course and one of only two in the state approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP), an affiliate of the National Organization for Victim Assistance.
Skilled professionals cover topics including: Crisis and Trauma: Physiological and Psychological Effects; Individualized Crisis Intervention; Crime Scene Response; Trauma Therapy; Suicide Prevention and Response; and Unexpected Deaths: Homicide, Suicide, DUI, Sudden Death.
Participants can expect to graduate from the Academy with expert skills needed to provide crisis intervention to people affected by trauma.
The week-long course is $199, which includes materials and a certificate that can be used to apply for a provisional advocate credential from NACP. Housing is not included. Classes are limited and pre-registration is required.
Summit Victim Assistance Academy was created by VAP Executive Director Leanne Graham, who wanted to standardize services provided by advocates, volunteers and interns at the agency.
For information and to register, please visit our website.