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Wisconsin State Victim Assistance Academy (WI-SVAA)

Sep 27-29, 2017 | Appleton, WI | Classroom


The Wisconsin Victim Assistance Academy focuses on giving victim advocates, counselors, attorneys, and law enforcement basic knowledge, skills, and legal approaches for best serving victims of crime. The academy will provide you with insights into victims’ rights as well as the trauma that victims are experiencing.

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The Academy is designed for victim service providers, new law enforcement and those involved in probation. To be accepted into the Academy, you will be required to do the following: * Complete the registration form * Within 2 WEEKS following registration: Submit the Supervisor form (found in RESOURCES tab), letter of recommendation, and a current resume. Submission instructions for all items are noted at the bottom of the form. NOTE: Once accepted to the Academy, you will receive information regarding online modules you will need to complete prior to the start of the Academy.

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Law Enforcement
• Prosecutors
• Social Workers
• Victim Service Providers

About the Venue

Fox Valley Technical College, Rooms HS114 A&B 1825 N. Bluemound Drive Appleton, WI 54912

Lodging Options

Comfort Suites 3809 W Wisconsin Ave Appleton, WI 54914

If approved to attend, scholarships are available for registration and lodging. We will notify you at a later date if you have been awarded a scholarship.

All Scheduled Trainings

No other dates for this training are scheduled at this time.


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Wisconsin State Victim Assistance Academy (WI-SVAA)

Sep 27-29, 2017 | Appleton, WI



Sep 27, 2017


Time
Session

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Registration / Check-In


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Opening, Welcome, Overview, Introductions
Introduce instructors and participants and review what participants will learn during the Academy

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Opening Address
A Survivor's Story

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Break


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Review of Online Module Learning
An opportunity to reflect and review materials learned from the pre-requisite online modules.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch On Your Own


12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Introduction to Monetary Resources for Crime Victims
Participants will be able to identify the purpose of and differences between restitution and compensation/SAFE and how victims are able to access these potential monetary resources.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Break


3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Direct Services
This module is intended to provide participants with basic skill sets necessary to assist victims. It prepares them for on-scene/short term responses to victim needs, and guides them in how to take the necessary steps to provide both safety and emotional support for victims and their families. This module also addresses how to assess victim needs so that the victim advocate can make appropriate referrals for services and advocate on behalf of victims.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Group Networking & Closing of Day 1



Sep 28, 2017


Time
Session

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-In


8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Communication with Victims and Survivors
An introduction to basic communication skills necessary for victim service providers to successfully advocate for victims in the aftermath of a crime and throughout their involvement in the criminal or juvenile justice system.

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Break


10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Sexual Assault
Sexual assault is the most under-reported crime in the US. Many sexual assault victims experience significant mental health, medical and social consequences. This module will address the impact of sexual assault on a victim. Participants will understand the roles of the professional supporting and working with the sexual assault victim.

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Lunch On Your Own


12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Overview of the family dynamics of domestic violence, how exposure to domestic abuse affects children, and how to support them and promote resilience

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Break


2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Domestic Violence
Participants will learn about dynamics of domestic violence: the batter’s thinking pattern and the victim’s response. It allows participants to experience and answer the question: “Why Does She Stay?”, a common victim-blaming sentiment. It allows participants to study the complicated relationship between the victim and abuser and the difficult choices victims must make in the face of violence, few or no resources or options and isolation. It also allows participants to examine how the demands placed on victims by their abuser and the systems to which the victim turns make it difficult and dangerous to safely leave a relationship.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Developing Resiliency / Self-Care Exercise


4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Group Networking & Closing of Day 2



Sep 29, 2017


Time
Session

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-in


8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Human Trafficking


9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Break


9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Crimes Against Children
Participants will understand the unique needs of child victims of crime and learn that coordinated systems response (multidisciplinary teaming) addresses these needs by providing more efficient resource delivery thus reducing secondary trauma.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch On Your Own


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Ethics
Ethical issues are often complex and nuanced. This module will focus on untangling some of the more common ethical dilemmas faced by victim assistance professionals.

1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Working with the Media
The purpose of this module is to help victim advocates coordinate with local media to promote appropriate coverage of crimes and deter insensitive treatment of victims. This module also addresses ways for a victim advocate to prepare victims for interaction with representatives of the media.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Break


4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Creating Your Own Legacy
The purpose of this module is to conclude the Academy by providing participants with an opportunity to begin developing plans to apply what they have learned to their jobs and to share their final thoughts and sentiments about the Academy experience. This module will also provide an overview of the many resources that are available to help strengthen the capacity of victim advocates to serve victims, and to collaborate with victim assistance, justice and allied professionals on issues of interest to victim advocates.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing
Certificates Evaluations Academy Closing



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