Oregon State Basic Victim Assistance Academy - August 2021

Oregon State Basic Victim Assistance Academy - August 2021

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The Oregon State Basic Victim Assistance Academy (Basic Academy) provides fundamental education for victim service providers and allied professionals who routinely interact with victims of crime. The August 2021 Basic Academy will be 100% virtual. This interactive online format allows increased accessibility to this deep knowledge and skills training. During this 40 hour training, which spans four weeks, there will be synchronous and asynchronous elements of the Basic Academy. This means you will get to do some work at your own pace and then come together with your peers for live sessions to learn other pieces and share your efforts.

The Basic Academy is designed for advocates who are new to the role of advocacy. The curriculum includes sessions that cover the core competencies of victim advocacy taught by local advocacy experts.

The Basic Academy is committed to graduating advocates who possess the core competencies necessary to compassionately, knowledgeably, collaboratively, and sustainably support agency in the aftermath of crime.

Topics Include: Justice System Overview; Ethics; Privacy; Crime Victims' Rights; Effective Communication; Crisis Intervention; Intimate Partner Violence; Vicarious Trauma, Resiliency and Self-Care; Neurobiology of Trauma; and Financial Recovery.

Target Audience: This training is primarily for Oregon advocates new to the role of advocacy whether they are working in system-based or community-based agencies, or are in an allied professional (e.g. mental health counselors, crisis response workers). Registration priority is given to Oregon participants; out-of-state participants will be enrolled as space allows.

Learner and Academy Obligations and Commitments

The Basic Academy is a place for learning the fundamentals of effective victim advocacy and for building a sustainable, collaborative community dedicated to serving and empowering victims. Success in this endeavor requires commitments from the organizers, faculty and participants.

Participants are obligated to participate in 40 hours of training - 10 hours per week for four weeks - that is a combination of self-paced individual work as well set times for live online sessions with the entire cohort. Live online sessions are scheduled for the following dates and times:

Tuesday, August 3 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Thursday, August 5 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Friday, August 6 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Tuesday, August 10 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Thursday, August 12 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Friday, August 13 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Tuesday, August 17 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Thursday, August 19 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Friday, August 20 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Tuesday, August 24 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Thursday, August 26 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

Friday, August 27 - 10:00am - 1:00pm Pacific

The training will begin Monday, August 2nd and conclude Friday, August 27th.

All registrants must review and sign the Agreement.

National Advocate Credentialing Available

Successful graduates of the SVAA Basic Academy will be eligible for the National Advocate Credentialing Program Provisional Level credential. For more information about this credential, please visit: http://www.trynova.org/help-crime-victim/nacp/.

Cost and Basic Academy Information

The $350 registration fee includes access to all materials and certificate of completion.

Scholarship Information

With funding from the Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD), NCVLI is pleased to offer a limited number of scholarships for Oregon victim service providers to attend the Oregon State Victim Assistance (SVAA).

At this time we are accepting applications for the August 2021 SVAA Basic Academy only. Applications are due no later than 5:00pm (pacific) on Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Applicants will be notified of award no later than Wednesday, July 21, 2021 and must register for the course by end of day Friday, July 23, 2021.

Complete the Oregon SVAA Scholarship Application HERE. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Logistical information will be sent to registrants in advance of the Basic Academy.

Answers to many other questions can be found on NCVLI's SVAA FAQ page. Please email NCVLI at ncvli@lclark.edu if you need additional assistance.

This project is supported by Award No. 2018-V3-GX-0030 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice and is funded by the Oregon Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or the Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division, Oregon Department of Justice.