March 7 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 4:00 pm
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 March 2023 Basic Academy will be a hybrid training with online sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between 10am and 1pm throughout March, in addition to an in-person session in Portland, Oregon, on the final day of the course: Friday, March 31, 2023.
During this 40 hour training, which spans four weeks, there will be synchronous and asynchronous elements. Participants will complete some work at their own pace, come together with peers for live, online sessions, and collaborate in-person for a final session.
The Basic Academy is designed for those who are new to the role of interacting with victims. 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, Resilience and Self-Care; Neurobiology of Trauma; and Financial Recovery.