Coalition offering training program


For domestic assault, sexual assault crisis counselors

Special to The Union Times



Image courtesy of SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition The SAFE HOMES-Rape Crisis Coalition is offering a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors in September. The coalition serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.


UNION COUNTY — SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition will offer a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors this September!

This volunteer job may be perfect for you!

Our agency provides a 24-hour crisis hot line for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We serve Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.

We need Volunteer Victim Advocates to be on-call after office hours, weekends and holidays during shifts they choose each month. These volunteers may also work in our emergency shelter.

Domestic Violence volunteers respond to telephone calls only. Sexual Assault volunteers respond to telephone calls and hospital referrals. Victims of sexual assault who report to law enforcement go to a local hospital for a forensic rape examination and SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition provides accompaniment and advocacy during this process.

All prospective volunteers attend an extensive 30-hour training program to prepare them for the demands of this position. Training includes an agency overview, dynamics of domestic and sexual violence, current law, crisis intervention, shelter and hospital procedures, listening skills, and resources and referrals. Classes will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 5 through Sept. 28.

You can make a difference in the life of a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Come and find out how. Call Karen Martin-Wilkins or Jamie Hughes at 583-9803 for more information or to sign up for the class. We hope you will join us!

Schedule

The training program will be held in the SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition Conference Room on the following dates with the following items on the agenda of each session:

Tuesday, September 5

6-6:45 p.m. — Welcome to SH-RCC conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

6:45-7:30 p.m. — Ice Breaker Activity

7:30-7:45 p.m. —Break

7:45-8:15 p.m. — Crisis Line Goals conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

8:15-8:30 p.m. — The film “Battered Hearts” will be shown.

Thursday, September 7

6-7 p.m. — Legal Advocacy Program/Orders of Protection conducted by Legal Advocacy Coordinator Mary Lou Pascal.

7-7:30 p.m. — Therapy Program conducted by Clinical Director Elizabeth Pratt.

7:30-8 p.m. — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder conducted by Clinical Director Elizabeth Pratt.

8:00-8:15 p.m. — Break

8:15-9 p.m. — Crisis Line Protocol/Role Of The Advocate conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Monday, September 11

6-7 p.m. — The Art Of Empowerment conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

7-8 p.m. — Effective Listening And Boundaries conducted by an SRHCC Therapist

8-8:15 p.m. — Break

8:15-9 p.m. — Report Forms conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Tuesday, September 12

6-7:30 p.m. — Domestic Violence/Why Do Women Stay/Why Do Men Abuse conducted by a Domestic Violence Victim Advocate.

7:30-8 p.m. — Domestic Violence Response conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

8-9 p.m. — Shelter Program If We Can’t Help Who Can conducted by shelter Director Tonya Brannon.

Thursday, September 14

6-7 p.m. — Sexual Assault 101 For Advocates conducted by Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Jereica Kirby.

7-7:30 p.m. — Sexual Assault Hospital Response conducted by Sexual Assault Victim Advocate Jereica Kirby.

7:30-8:30 p.m. — Sexual Assault Forensic Exam conducted by Spartanburg Regional Medice Center SANE Nurse.

8:30-9 p.m. — Spartanburg Regional Medice Center Emergency Room Tour.

Monday, September 18

6-7 p.m. — Domestic Violence And The Criminal Justice System conducted by the Spartanburg Solicitor’s Office.

7-8 p.m. — Sexual Assault And The Criminal Justice System conducted by Tony Leibert of the Spartanburg Solicitor’s Office.

8-8:15 p.m. — Break

8:15-9 p.m. — Role Playing conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Tuesday, September 19

6-7 p.m. — Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) conducted by the Children’s Advocacy Center.

7-7:15 p.m. — Break

7:15-8:15 p.m. — Safety of Volunteers And Clients Of SHRCC conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

8:15-9 p.m. — Emergency Shelter Tour conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Thursday, September 21

6-7 p.m. — Child Abuse Reporting conducted by the Department of Social Services.

7-7:15 p.m. — Break

7:15-9 p.m. — Role Playing conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Monday, September 25

6-8 p.m. — Dealing With Diversity Issues conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

8-8:15 p.m. — Break

8:15-9 p.m. — Role Playing conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Tuesday, September 26

6-7 p.m. — Suicide And Clients conducted by an SHRCC Therapist.

7-7:30 p.m. — SH-RCC Suicide Protocol conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

7:30-7:45 p.m. — Break

7:45-9 p.m. — Role Playing conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Thursday, September 28

6-7 p.m. — Final Questions & Answers/Optional Role Play conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

7-7:30 p.m. — Wrap Up Party/Recognition conducted by Resource Director Karen Martin-Wilkins.

Image courtesy of SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition The SAFE HOMES-Rape Crisis Coalition is offering a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors in September. The coalition serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Safe-Home-Rape-Crisis-Coalition.jpgImage courtesy of SAFE Homes-Rape Crisis Coalition The SAFE HOMES-Rape Crisis Coalition is offering a special volunteer training program for domestic violence and sexual assault crisis counselors in September. The coalition serves Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties.
For domestic assault, sexual assault crisis counselors

Special to The Union Times

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