Fall Training Agenda

(40 hours total)

Sundays, 11 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Break 1-2 p.m.), 6 hrs x 2 = 12 hrs;
Wednesdays, 6 - 9 p.m., 3 hrs x 8 weeks = 24 hrs
Plus: Outside of class small group practice 2 hrs and team meeting w/supervisors = 2 hrs

Day 1 — Wednesday, September 7, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Welcome (Cheryl, Trayce, Jessica, Andrea) Introduce working group, other staff/faculty
  • Introduction to training, agenda, expectations, concerns; supervisors’ roles
  • Overview EC policies/protocols (Andrea): Reporting, Clery Act, confidentiality exceptions

Day 2 — Wednesday, September 14, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Survivor advocate: Roles, motivations, limitations, boundaries, triggers, vicarious trauma
  • Effective communication skills: Rapport, active listening, questioning, responding

Day 3 — Sunday, September 18, 11 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Break 1 - 2:15 p.m.)

  • Sexual assault in society: Overview of sexual assault, offenders, and survivors
  • Survivor responses: Short term, Rape trauma syndrome, long term, counter-intuitive
  • Acute versus chronic effects; Responding to recent vs. longer term survivors

Day 4 — Wednesday, September 21, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Crisis intervention: Techniques, limitations, differences from counseling/therapy

Day 5 — Wednesday, September 28, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Victim sensitivity, gender-specific issues, cultural sensitivity and cultural competency

Day 6 — Wednesday, October 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Medical issues and concerns: SAFE-exam at hospital, STIs, pregnancy, morning-after pill
  • Site visit: Reid Hosp ED; Other guest speakers: Planned Parenthood, EC Health Services

Day 7 — Sunday, October 9, 11 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. (Break 1 - 2:15 p.m.)

  • Alcohol and other DFSA (date rape drugs), Safety assessment: depression, suicidal or homicidal ideations, interpersonal violence.
  • College mental health issues/resources: Jessica.
  • Concerns specific to college survivors: offender in same peer group, same class, who to tell?
  • Guest speaker: Genesis House (interpersonal/dating/partner violence)

Day 8 — Wednesday, October 12, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Reporting: Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice System Guest speaker: Richmond PD
  • College public safety Guest speaker: Dept of Safety
  • College Protocols, Review Clery Act, Confidentiality and Conduct Board: Andrea

Day 9 — Wednesday, October 19, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Site visit: Courthouse and Prosecutor’s Office
  • Campus/community resources: Understanding their roles, making referrals

Day 10 — Wednesday, October 26, 6 - 9 p.m.

  • Bearing witness: Impact of being an advocate (secondary stress, vicarious trauma)
  • Wrap up/review: Concerns, policies, advocate agreements, celebration!
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Richmond, Indiana
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