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Course Details
Course Title:Victim Services Practitioner Designation
Start Date:08/19/2013
End Date:08/23/2013
Course Time:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Course Number:510-13-04
City:Sarasota
Tuition:Free
Location & Lodging:This course will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota on Sarasota Bay, 1000 Boulevard of The Arts, Sarasota, Florida 34236. For reservations call (941) 953-1234. The room rate is $87.00, single/double and reservations must be made by July 1, 2013.
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.