Can you benefit from a certification in victim services? OR Do you want to begin a challenging and rewarding career offering services to crime victims and residents experiencing trauma and crisis?
- Course duration: 10 weeks (45 hours)
- Online (using an LMS)
- Self-paced reading
- Weekly Instructor-led lectures (available live and through recordings)
- Course resources such as Assessment & Topic Paper Study Halls
- A certification pre-approval training (minimally the Provisional Certification, potential for higher certifications based on experience).
The course focuses on specific learning outcomes:
- Producing a career plan that includes acquiring phased out certifications through NACP.
- Practicing advocacy for victim profiles that challenge the participant’s personal culture.
- Determining appropriate policies based on standards, codes and laws.
- Preparing memos to refer participants to PTSD counselors by using standard criteria.
- Assigning housing and professional development solutions based on victim scenarios.
VAC1 prepares course participants by presenting topics such as:
- How to design career paths towards acquiring certifications through NACP in specialized populations.
- How to distinguish the role of an advocate within a community program from professional counseling services.
- Providing ethical standards and cultural competency to establish attitudes that lead to effective and victim-centered advocacy.
- How to use the trauma related to specific victimizations to conduct trauma-informed interviews.
- How to present criminal/civil justice resources by understanding the phases of the criminal justice process.
- How to advocate for victims’ rights during a court trial.
- Commonly used housing plans, personal and professional development solutions.