Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, July 9, 2021 at 12:30 PM CDT

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Julia Tindell
Minnesota Alliance on Crime

About Fundamentals in Victim Services:

The Summer 2021 Fundamentals in Victim Services Training is a virtual training for victim advocates to develop core knowledge and skills to provide victim-centered services. By the end of this training, advocates will be able to: 

  • Understand the role of ongoing and historical trauma in victimization and develop skills for providing trauma-responsive advocacy to all victims of crime;
  • Identify and honor the unique and complementary roles of community-based and systems-based advocates;
  • Recognize and interrogate the roles of bias, privilege, and oppression in victimization and advocacy;
  • Describe key victims’ rights and know how to find more information to ensure that criminal legal systems professionals are meeting statutory obligations regarding crime victims;
  • Understand and examine their own Occupational Identity (OI) and identify strategies for cultivating healthy boundaries; and
  • Expand their understanding of self-care to incorporate a nuanced awareness of vicarious trauma and the value of trauma stewardship for a sustainable career in victim services.

Furthermore, training participants will have opportunities to connect with one another and with experienced professionals with a range of knowledge and skills.

Expectations for the virtual format:

Fundamentals in Victim Services will feature interactive modules to appeal to different styles of learning, with a combination of lecture, small group work in breakout sessions, and opportunities for individual reflection.

Modules will take place live via Zoom. Attendees will be expected to actively participate, using the chat to engage with presenters and other participants, and turning on cameras and unmuting during large group discussions and breakout sessions.

MAC will award a certificate of completion to attendees who complete all the modules. Participants are expected to complete all sessions live. If you cannot attend a live session, you must email Julia in advance to  request an excused absence. Sessions may not be recorded.

We will apply for CLE and POST credits by request. If you would like CLE or POST credits, please indicate this on your registration.

Training packet (including full agenda and other important info):

Click here.

About the Minnesota Alliance on Crime:

MAC is a membership coalition of more than 90 crime victim service providers in Minnesota, including prosecution-based victim/witness programs, community-based programs, law enforcement agencies, civil legal organizations, and individuals committed to supporting crime victims. The Minnesota Alliance on Crime connects systems, service providers, and victims to advance the response for victims of all crime. We support our membership through training, technical assistance, resources, public policy and legislative initiatives, and networking opportunities.

Fees and registration:

  • This training is FREE for MAC members and $50 per person for non-members. Make sure you check to see if your organization is a member.

  • If you represent a program that is not a MAC member, we encourage your organization to join MAC now. Don't miss out on some great trainings, networking, and resources. Questions? Email Danielle Kluz.

  • Register by Thursday, July 1, 2020.

  • Questions? Contact Julia Tindell.