Advocate Training Schedule (Fall 2018)
40-Hour Advocate Training (required for Direct Service Volunteer opportunities -- click HERE to complete the application)
Saturday, October 6th, 9:00am-5:00pm
Presenter: Taylor Smith, Volunteer Program and Prevention Coordinator
Intro. to Saving Grace (.5 hr), Self-Care (.5 hr), Ethics and Confidentiality/Advocate Privilege (2 hr)
Anti-Oppression and Privilege (3 hr), Sexism (1hr)
Tuesday, October 9th, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenter: J-Bar J Staff; Crystal Cooper, Legal Advocate
Human Trafficking (1), Stalking (2 hr)
Thursday, October 11th, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenter: Trish Meyer, Interim Executive Director
Dynamics of Domestic Violence (3.5 hr)
Saturday, October 13th, 9:00am-4:00pm
Presenters: Dara Pearson, LPC; Marlene Peraza, Shelter Advocate; Guest Presenters; Erin Rook and Kerani Mitchell
Effects of Trauma, Mental Health, Suicide (2hr), Effects of Trauma on Children (1 hr)
Dismantling Racism/Heterosexism (3 hr)
Tuesday, October 16th, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenter: Dara Pearson, LPC
Sexual Assault (3.5 hr)
Thursday, October 18th, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenters: Christopher Yucho and Nicole Borchert, Mary’s Place Admin. Team Members/Facilitators
Batterers/Sex Offenders (3.5 hr)
Saturday, October 20th , 9:00am-4:00pm
Presenters: Edlyn Ortiz, Bilingual Advocate; Nancy Seyler, Warm Springs Victims of Crimes Services Program Manager; Cori Griffin, Prineville Advocate, Ashby Rodriquez, Shelter Manager; Shana Falb, Courthouse Advocate
Latina Survivors (1hr), Tribal Law and Warm Springs (1 hr), Poverty and Rural Advocacy (1hr)
Tuesday, October 22rd, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenters: Taylor, Volunteer Program and Prevention Coordinator; Genevieve Menz, Violence Prevention Specialist; Guest Presenters from Legal Aid and Victim’s Assistance
Legal Aid (1hr), Victim’s Assistance (1hr), Working with Teens and Prevention (1hr)
Thursday, October 25th - 5:30pm-9:00pm
Presenters: Emily Berger, Bend Advocate; Volunteer Panel
Elders and People with Disabilities (1hr)
Resources, Systems, Volunteer Panel, Sign Ups for Specialized Trainings (2 hr)
Children’s Advocate: We provide respite care for children in the emergency shelter as well as support groups for children in Bend and Redmond. Children’s advocates work to provide a safe and fun environment in which to educate their clients and encourage and foster healthy behaviors.
Courthouse Advocate: Courthouse Advocates are able to assist clients in filling out and filing various civil-legal documents. Courthouse Advocates are also able to prepare clients for the courtroom and accompany clients into court in order to provide support throughout the legal process.
Saving Grace advocates cannot provide any legal advice to clients.
*Hospital Response Team (HRT) Advocate: HRT consists of staff and volunteers who respond to St. Charles Medical Center for advocacy with sexual assault and domestic violence victims. HRT Advocates provide emotional support, information and referrals to survivors. HRT Advocates must be able to respond to calls during evening and weekend shifts.
*24-Hour Helpline Advocate: Helpline Advocates provide crisis support, information and referrals to victims of domestic and sexual violence. Hotline Advocates serve at the “front line” of many domestic violence and sexual assault calls, providing an invaluable service to callers.
Support Group Facilitator: Provide support groups for women who have experienced domestic violence in Bend, Redmond, Madras and Prineville. Support group facilitators provide support, referrals and education about domestic violence to support group participants. In addition, facilitators maintain a safe and confidential environment in which the group can take place.
*Volunteers who can commit to one Hospital Response or Helpline shift per week will be prioritized for the 40-Hour training.
**Applications are due by EOD on September 21. Interviews ongoing through September 27.