January-February 2018 Advocacy Training

Support Within Reach presents 40-Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
January and February, 2018

Location: Itasca Community College Chucker Auditorium, 1851 US Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Sponsored by Support Within Reach, 1325 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids

Deadline for registration: January 26, 2018

Who Should Attend:

  • Advocates and counselors
  • Professionals: mental health, medical, law enforcement and criminal justice
  • K-12 and college staff and teachers
  • Youth workers
  • Faith organizations
  • Human service providers
  • Potential volunteers,
  • Sexual violence survivors and secondary survivors
  • Interested community members welcome

Cost: FREE! Includes Materials and Certificate of Completion upon completion of full 40 hours

 2018 Detailed Training Agenda

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each Day

Tuesday, January 30
Ethics In Advocacy; Trauma-Informed Care for Survivors January 30 Agenda

Thursday, February 1
The Spectrum of Sexual Violence February 1 Agenda

Tuesday, February 6
Childhood Sexual Abuse; Intimate Partner Sexual Violence; LGBTQ Communities; Working with Youth Survivors February 6 Agenda

Thursday, February 8
Getting to the Roots of Prevention and Awareness February 8 Agenda

Tuesday, February 13
Medical, Law Enforcement and Legal Advocacy February 13 Agenda

Thursday, February 15
Sexual Violence in Native American Communities; Volunteer After-Hours Crisis Advocacy; plus Many Guest Speakers February 15 Agenda


Click here to register for full training


Click here to register for individual training days. You may attend one or more days.


Volunteer and/or agency staff CERTIFICATION: You must attend each day of the training PLUS provide proof of four hours of training at your agency to be certified.

Questions? Contact Support Within Reach, Evelyn Fielding Prevention Education Coordinator, e.fielding@ supportwithinreach.org (218) 326-5008

This training is provided FREE by Support Within Reach. Mileage, meals and lodging are at your own expense. Please consider having lunch at ICC’s Viking Grill–there are many healthy choices and you won’t have to leave campus. Breaks will be provided for lunch and self-care each day. Please bring coffee, water, snacks etc. for yourself.

The content of this training can be triggering. Please stay well-rested and well-fed in preparation for the hours we spend together. If you feel triggered or experience a crisis during or after this training, please call Support Within Reach 24 hours a day at (218) 326-5008.

Please download and distribute the 2018 Advocacy Training Flyer for this event to anyone who might be interested. Thank you for your participation!