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Victim Advocacy Certificate Course (CLS)

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Online, e-learning, or distance learning

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other. 449999

Description

Participants will be prepared to work in victim advocacy arenas, such as domestic violence shelters, crisis centers, crisis hotlines, and with state and county governments to assist crime victims in progressing through the criminal justice system and toward successful recovery. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims’ rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimization on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counseling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, murder and homicide. This session focuses on legal terminology and the legal process, theories of victimization, effects of crime on victims and guidelines for responding to victims of crime and trauma. Crime victim statutes will also be discussed. This session covers crisis theories and the role of the crisis interventionist. Students will learn how to respond to crisis situations, understand the actual nature of the crisis, assess the victim’s situation, and implement effective listening skills to determine the best support system for the victim. During this session students will learn the facts and myths regarding domestic violence, crimes against children, sexual assault, and related crimes. Discussions will include restraining orders, basic police procedures, guidelines for assisting those dealing with the death of a loved one, and the role of the victim advocate. Job search strategies and placement possibilities will also be discussed.

Details

Program Length (Weeks)

7

Hours

45

Entrance Requirements

None

School

Massabesic Center for Adult Learning

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Curriculum Competency Based

Yes

Training Location(s)

Varies

Local WIB

4 - Coastal Counties Local Area 4

Type of Attainment:

Certificate of Completion

Name of Credential

NACP Provisional credential (Basic, intermediate or advanced)

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

n/a

Refund Policy

CLS Refund Policy: •Students who enroll for a cla

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - National Advocate Credentialing Program

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$60.00 Does not include shipping costs

In-State/District Tuition

$995.00

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$995.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$1,055.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$1,055.00

Demand Occupation(s)

21-1093.00Social and Human Service Assistants
$14.82 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

84 West Road, Waterboro, Maine 04087

Phone Number

(207) 247-2022

Last Updated

May 04, 2021

Created

Jul 12, 2016