Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training
November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday, repeating until 12/10/2018
Has the #MeToo movement encouraged you to become involved in the anti-sexual violence movement? We have a way you can get involved! St. Francis Counseling Service of Ocean County is now taking applications for the Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) Training Program. The trainings are held from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM every Monday for 12 weeks beginning September 10th through December 10th 2018.
After completing the training, you will be on call to provide sexual assault survivors crisis intervention, information, and referrals by phone and in person. Advocates may respond to a survivor for an accompaniment at one of four Ocean County Hospitals, any Ocean County Police Department, or the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.
If you are an Ocean County resident motivated to provide guidance, support and information to survivors and would like to volunteer time in your community, please consider joining our team.
Here are some messages from our team members!
“This is my own way of helping survivors to feel empowered and not afraid to speak up when they are violated. Lately, women are finding their voices! Hooray!!” -Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate
“I had overheard a sexual assault survivor being told if they hadn’t drunk so much this would not have happened. I love forensics and anthropology and it combined the two.” –Forensic Nurse Examiner
“I think I wanted to do sex crimes because you have the opportunity to make the biggest difference in a wide variety of people’s lives. It’s about giving people some sort of peace in a situation that doesn’t lend itself to peace. Talking to anyone about anything sexual (even consensual events) is uncomfortable. It takes a special mindset to be able to talk about deep dark horrible secrets and traumas. I felt like I could do that and feel like I do well with it and I’m glad I can accomplish that.” – Prosecutor’s Office Detective
Great experience for social work, counseling, psychology, sociology and criminal justice majors!
Please call 609-494-1554 to learn more about the program and to schedule an interview. Applications can be found online at: www.stfranciscenterlbi.org.