The Coalition’s 40 Hour Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training provides comprehensive information about the role of domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors. A crisis counselor serves as one of the initial resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and provides instrumental emotional support. The 40 hour training is the first step in becoming a crisis counselor, and to become a crisis counselor one must then volunteer or work for a domestic violence and/or sexual assault agency.
The training covers an introduction to domestic violence and sexual assault, the medical process following a sexual assault, crisis counseling skills and techniques, laws and the investigation process following sexual assault and domestic violence, child and teen sexual abuse, information about serving various populations of survivors, and the various resources available to survivors. Participants should be aware that the material covered in the training is of a complex nature and may be difficult or triggering to hear.
The cost of the training is $75 for members of the community. The fee is non-refundable. It can be paid online via paypal, click “pay registration” above, or in person at the Coalition on or before the first day of the training.
To register, please fill out the form below. The Education and Outreach Coordinator will contact you via email to confirm that the training is a good match for you interests, to confirm your place in the training, and to provide more information.