AWARE’s Advocacy Training

AWARE’s 40-Hour Advocacy Training Begins Monday, September 11, 2017!  

Are you interested in volunteering or becoming a relief advocate at AWARE?  Or do you just want to become more knowledgeable about domestic violence  in your community?  Come to our 40-hour training starting September 11, 2017.  It’s an empowering experience to: increase your understanding  of domestic violence/sexual assault, increase your knowledge of how to  support survivors, and learn the many ways you can be a part of the solution!  Please call Rebecca Gaguine at AWARE 586-6623 or email her at beccag@awareak.org with questions and/or to register.  We hope you can join us!

Upon completion, participants will have a firm understanding of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities, an overview of AWARE’s intervention and prevention services, and the importance of community coordination in addressing domestic and sexual violence.  Participants will also understand AWARE’s mission, philosophy, and values.

TRAINING SCHEDULE BELOW:

PART ONE:  Learning the Systematic Roots of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

In part one of our training, open to everyone in the community, participants will leave with a firm understanding of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities, and the importance of community coordination in addressing domestic and sexual violence.  This week of training will place at the Mendenhall Valley Library, 3025 Diamond Park Loop.

Monday Sept 11th (3 hours)

5:00                 Welcome

5:15-8:00        Firm Foundations of Domestic Violence

Thursday Sept 14th (3 hours)

5:00-8:00        Sexual Assault and Rape Culture

Saturday Sept 16th (7 hours)

10:30-11:30      Boundaries

11:30-12            Lunch

12-3                   Cultural Humility and Oppression

3-5:30               Prevention

Sunday Sept 17th (4 hours)

12:30-2:30       Trauma, substance abuse, brain effects

2:30-4:30         Trauma and Children

Wednesday Sept 20th (3 hours)

5:00-6:30         Advocacy 101

6:30-8:00         Community Panel

 

PART TWO: What AWARE Does and How to Be an Advocate

Part two, which is offered to employees, volunteer or potential volunteers, is an overview of AWARE’s intervention and prevention services. Participants will also understand AWARE’s mission, philosophy, and values. Upon completion, participants will have concrete skills to support the ongoing process of advocacy through communication and systems advocacy.  This week of training will take place at the AWARE shelter’s conference room. 1547 Glacier Hwy.

Saturday Sept 23rd (6 hours) What AWARE does

10-10:30          Facility Tour

10:30-11:45     Adult Groups & Kaasei

11:45-12:30     Lunch

12:30-2            Protection Orders and Legal

2-4                    HEART & SART

Sunday Sept 24th (6 hours) What AWARE Does

10:30-12           JCAP

12-12:30           Lunch

12:30-1:30       Mandatory Reporting

1:30-3              Advocacy 201?

3-4:30              Intersectional Advocacy/Community and Rural Outreach

Monday Sept 25th (3.5 hours) How to be an Advocate  

5:00-6:30         Advocacy Panel

6:30-7:30         Children’s Services and Advocacy

7:30-8:30         Safety Planning

Thursday Sept 28th (3.5 hours) How to be an Advocate  

5:00-6:00         Resiliency

6:00-6:30         Pizza Party!

6:30-8:30         Compassion Fatigue and Worker Wellness and Wrap Up

 

***If you are experiencing domestic or sexual violence, please contact AWARE for free and confidential services (907)586-1090.