Basic & Continuing Advocacy Trainings

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All BATs and CATs take place from 9:30-4:00 p.m. and are located in our Richmond office unless otherwise noted.

Scroll down to register for upcoming trainings and review descriptions. More trainings will be added throughout the year. 

Basic Advocacy Trainings (BATs) are designed for advocates working with people who have experienced/are experiencing sexual and/or domestic violence and are conducted by members of the Action Alliance Training Institute Faculty and Staff. While this series is designed for staff and volunteers of Sexual and Domestic Violence Agencies (SDVAs), the content is also helpful to allied professionals including healthcare providers, therapists/counselors, homeless services, faith communities, social workers, victim/witness assistance staff, and more. BATs help participants learn about and practice many of the basic skills necessary for effective advocacy.

BATs include:

*Child and Youth Advocacy     *Crisis Intervention    *Cultural Competency

*Domestic Violence                   *Sexual Violence           *Trauma-Informed Advocacy

Continuing Advocacy Trainings (CATs) were developed in response to the growing need to provide continuing education for advocates and allied professionals who have been in the sexual and domestic violence field for over three years. This series will offer advocates and allied professionals a chance to dig deeper and continue to build critical skills needed to enhance the response to and prevention of sexual and domestic violence.

CATs include:

*Legal Advocacy     *Racial Justice as Trauma-Informed Advocacy

*Reproductive & Sexual Coercion    *Working with Survivors who are LGBTQ

*Working with Survivors who are Immigrants

*Essential Elements of Collaboration: Behavioral Health & Domestic Violence

*Trauma-Informed Advocacy: College Campuses



Coming in February: 2018 Training Calendar