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Course Title:Victim Services Practitioner Designation
Start Date:02/10/2020
End Date:02/14/2020
Course Time:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Course Number:510-20-02
Location & Lodging:This is course will be held at the Florida Sheriffs Association Training Center, 2617 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32308.

Hotel accommodations are available at the Staybridge Suites Tallahassee, 1600 Summit Lake Drive, Tallahassee, Florida 32317. To book hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly at (850) 219-7000. The group room rate is $125.00 for a studio queen suit. Hotel reservations must be made by January 20, 2019. Parking is complimentary.
Course Description:
This 40-hour basic course provides foundational training and skill development in victim advocacy and services. The course begins with in-depth instruction and discussion related to history of the victim’s movement, victim’s rights, victim compensation and the role of the victim advocate. Additional topics will include crisis reactions and intervention, professional development, ethics, sexual assault, domestic violence, advocacy, safety and technology, abuse of the elderly, abuse of persons with disabilities, child abuse, human trafficking, identity theft, homicide, gang violence, and human diversity. Participants will receive tools to utilize in providing services to victims.

Students must attend all sessions and pass a written examination in order to receive a designation certificate.