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Online: Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Fundamentals Training

June 8 - June 26

MCASA’s Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Fundamentals Training (Online) is a 12-hour online training for advocates who work directly with sexual assault survivors in Maryland. The training covers both introductory and advanced topics to provide a foundation for best practices for advocates in the field of sexual assault services.

This training will be held throughout the month of June.  Live sessions will be held between Monday, June 8th and Friday, June 26th. Time will be allotted for the completion of self-paced learning modules. Participants will receive a detailed schedule after registration.

Topics covered in this training include:

  • Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Roles of Law Enforcement, Forensic Nurse Examiners (FNEs), Prosecutors, and Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs)
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Confidentiality
  • Safety Planning
  • Criminal & Civil Legal Options for Survivors
  • Serving Sexual Assault Survivors from Underserved Populations
  • Maryland’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
  • Economic Costs of Sexual Violence
  • Child Sexual Abuse

This training will include both self-paced learning modules and live webinars facilitated by MCASA and SALI staff and guest speakers.

Registration for this training is free and open to all advocates and service providers.

MCASA is an authorized sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Workers and can therefore provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for all programs and trainings hosted by MCASA. Each one-hour session is equivalent to 1.0 CEU.


Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault