10th Annual Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy

Conducted by Family Service of Rhode Island and hosted by the
Roger Williams University Justice System Training & Research Institute

The Rhode Island State Victim Assistance Academy (RISVAA) provides foundation-level training for professionals in the field of victim services. The Academy was designed to bring service providers together in an interactive, educational setting to encourage creative thinking about ways to best help victims of crime and to build collaborative partnerships within the victim services community. The 40-hour curriculum, developed by a multidisciplinary steering committee and presented by experts in the field, will be presented over 5 consecutive Tuesdays at the Roger Williams  University Baypoint Inn & Conference Center located at 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Light Breakfast and lunch provided.

2018 schedule: 8:30am to 4:30pm on July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31 & August 7, 2018 Curriculum: Victim Sensitivity; LGBTQ* Cultural Competence; Ethics in Victim Services; Trauma Across the Lifespan; Navigating the Justice System (arrest through parole); Victims’ Rights; overview of state and federal victim resources; Restorative Practices; Compassion Fatigue; and, Self Care. On Day 4, attendees will choose among various specialized topics to customize their educational experience. Specialized topics include Victimization in the Military; Cyber Crimes; Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking; Critical Issues in Addressing Domestic Violence; Immigration & Victimization; Forensic Interviewing; Hate Crimes; Child Grief & Loss; Victimization & Substance Use; Homicide Victim Response; and, Victimization & Individuals with Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities, among others.

Cost: $160 for attendees seeking 29.5 RI NASW CEUs (including 3 in Professional Ethics & 3 in Cross-Cultural Practice). All others $80. Payment must be received by July 9, 2018. Checks should be made payable to the Roger Williams University JST&RI, 144 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Questions about the Academy should be directed to Candace Johndrow, FSRI Victim Services Director, at (401) 331-1350 orjohndrowca@familyserviceri.org. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Liz Campo, Administrative Assistant, Roger Williams University School of Justice Studies at (401) 254-3731 or ecampo@rwu.edu.

* ATTENDEES ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL FIVE ACADEMY DAYS
**TWO (2) WEEKS NOTICE REQUIRED FOR CANCELLATION PRIOR TO THE ACADEMY OR THE FULL FEE WILL BE CHARGED

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If paying by credit card, please call Liz Campo at (401) 254-3731. We accept American Express, Master Card, and Discover.