ADVANCED VICTIM ASSISTANCE ACADEMY IS OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!
The Virginia Victim Assistance Network (VVAN) is pleased to announce the dates and location of this year’s Advanced Victim Assistance Academy. The Academy will be held August 1-3, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott Historic District, 620 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22041. This training is sponsored by VVAN with funding provided by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
The topic of this Academy is: Defining the Role of the Victim Advocate in a Mass Casualty Event. The Academy will include a variety of topics related to mass casualty response and will be tailored specifically to victim advocates. Training delivery will include small group activities (including table top exercises), panel presentations, case examples and lecture.
After attending this presentation, we anticipate that participants will have better knowledge of local, state and federal resources for victims impacted by a mass casualty event, have an understanding of the command structure common for these types of events, and will be able to identify additional and appropriate ways to respond to victims impacted by an event in their locality.
Who should attend:
This training is designed primarily for victim assistance professionals working in system-based agencies (i.e., prosecutor’s offices, law enforcement or any other government entity). Other professionals working with crime victims such as community-based advocates, mental health counselors, crisis response workers, etc., would also benefit from this training.
The cost for this training is $75.00, which includes training materials. This is a two-and-a-half day training, beginning on Wednesday, August 1 2018, and ending on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 12Noon. Breakfast will be included all three days of the training and lunch will be included on Wednesday and Thursday.
The training on August 1, 2018 will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the training will end at 5:00 p.m. Please come a few minutes early to register and pick up your training materials. Training on the second day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. The final day of training will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at Noon. Certificates will be provided for attendees who attend all two-and-a-half days of training.
Dress is casual, but remember that the temperature can vary in training rooms, so dressing in layers is the best option.
Please note that you are responsible for your lodging costs, incidentals, and any meals not provided at this training.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Historic District for overnight accommodations at the government rate of $93.00, plus taxes and fees.
To register on-line, use this link: Click here To book your room for Advocate Training
For call-in reservations, phone the hotel directly at: 540-373-8300 and use the code: Advocate Training. The cut-off date for room reservations is: July 13, 2018
Parking is $8 per day at the Courtyard by Marriott and $12 for valet parking. If staying at the hotel, the parking fee will be added to your bill. Your DCJS grant should cover the parking fee.
Registration will be limited to 35 participants and granted on a first come first serve basis.
Questions? Contact Becky Sirles at firstname.lastname@example.org
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO CONFERENCE!
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Requests for conference registration cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing to Mindy Stell at email@example.com no later than July 13. A $10.00 Processing fee will be assessed, after JULY 13, NO REFUNDS WILL BE CONSIDERED OR ISSUED.