This 40 hour training will provide you with knowledge about sexual assault and how to provide crisis counseling to survivors. You will learn about adult rape, childhood sexual abuse, common reactions to trauma, the legal process, the forensic medial exam, confidentiality, and crisis counseling skills.
The training is state certified by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR). This training is open to adults over the age of 18 who are either interested in professional development or in becoming a WOAR volunteer. Please be aware this training will not cover long term treatment methods but offers a general overview of sexual violence and crisis intervention skills. Typically attendees have a high school diploma or a Bachelor's degree.
For more information about volunteering refer to Become a Volunteer or Intern page for more information. An interview must be conducted before entering the training.
The next training will be held in 2015 - dates to be posted soon.
All session dates within a training must be completed to receive certification. Certificates will be given to volunteers after 6 months of active volunteering is completed.