August 8, 10, 12, 2022
This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.
First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy program bridges the gap between individual advocacy with one victim and system-based advocacy that creates change for many victims. This model contrasts with more restrictive advocacy frameworks based on delivering services identified by practitioners.
Participants will learn how to put advocacy principles into action through hands-on practice, including conducting a focus group to improve programming, changing organizations and systems, and creating programs and interventions that meet victims’ needs.
Participants will practice skills for effective crisis intervention and advocacy, problem-solving, and decision-making around the most challenging issues in advocacy work.