Conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island
Hosted by the Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Tuesday, August 2, 2016,
Tuesday, August 9, 2016, and Tuesday, August 16, 2016
8:30am – 4:30 pm Daily
Roger Williams University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center
144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, Rhode Island
The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy (RISVAA) is training for providers who are in the field of victim services. The Academy’s goal is to bring service providers together in an interactive, educational setting to encourage creative thinking about ways to best help victims of crime and to build collaborative partnerships within the victim services community. The participants will complete a 40-hour curriculum developed by a multidisciplinary steering committee and faculty.
The curriculum will include Victimization in the Military, Sex trafficking; Overview of The Justice System; Ethics in Victim Services; Victims Issues in Mental Health; Childhood Trauma; Working with Elder Victims; Best Practices for working with LGBTQQ victims, Secondary Traumatic Stress and Cultural Competence. A certificate of achievement will be awarded at the completion of the academy by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
The cost for the Academy is $50 per person for agencies or $125 per person for NASW CEU seeking participants. Checks should be made payable to the Roger Williams University JST&RI, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Telephone inquiries should be made to Julie Berglund, Family Service of RI, at 401-331-1350, extension 3200 (or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant to the RWU School of Justice Studies at (401) 254-3731 (or email her at email@example.com) or fax (401) 254-3351.
**WE REQUIRE 2 WEEKS CANCELLATION PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED THE REQUIRED FEE.**