An Introduction to Trauma-Informed Victim Advocacy

A self-paced course to get you started in advocacy

Created in partnership with the Justice Clearinghouse, this 9-hour online course discusses the foundational topics of victim advocacy and providing trauma-informed services. Through this online course, you’ll learn the fundamentals and best practices of trauma-informed advocacy and develop critical skills for being an effective victim advocate. From the neurobiology of trauma to ethical practice, and self care, this course will give you the information you need to better communicate and succeed in this helping profession.

Being Trauma-Informed is simply recognizing that we are all complex people, with complex lives. How we use that knowledge (or don’t) to support survivors, can have a profound impact on their recovery.

The content of this course is geared towards those entering or interested in pursuing the field of victim advocacy, However, this course can also help provide the basics or serve as a refresher for individuals working in a variety of settings including: system and out-of-system based organizations, community-based programs, schools and college campuses, internal peer support initiatives and on military bases.

Answers to your questions!

The Justice Clearinghouse hosts the course on their website and all registration goes through them. If you have any questions about your registration or access to the course, please email [email protected]. If you want to chat with the presenters, feel free to reach out to Alejandro or Callie from our Team page!

The price is $192 for each student. There are discounts available for group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact [email protected] for details.

It means that you can watch all 9 hours of the course on your own time. Start and stop it as you need to complete it as your schedule allows.

Yes. National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® and the DoD Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP) Advocates can earn up to 9 CEUs by completing this online course.

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