2019 Advocacy Training

Support Within Reach presents 40-Hour Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
January and February, 2019

Location: Itasca Community College, Viking Room, 1851 US Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

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

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

Noon to 6 p.m. Each Day

Tuesday, January 29
Ethics In Advocacy; Trauma-Informed Care for Survivors

Thursday, January 31
The Spectrum of Sexual Violence

Tuesday, February 5
Childhood Sexual Abuse; Intimate Partner Sexual Violence; LGBTQ Communities; Working with Youth Survivors

Thursday, February 7
Getting to the Roots of Prevention and Awareness

Tuesday, February 12
Medical, Law Enforcement and Legal Advocacy

Thursday, February 14
Sexual Violence in Native American Communities; Guest Speakers


Click here to register for the training. You may attend one or more days as you choose. Receive certification upon completion of all 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. Breaks will be provided for self-care. 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 2019 Advocacy Training Flyer for this event to anyone who might be interested. Thank you for your participation!