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Sexual Violence Interventions and Survivor Support Strategies

May 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

This workshop is geared towards non-clinicians who are seeking a deeper understanding of sexual violence and some practical skills to support survivors. This training will equip caring professionals with the skills necessary to supportively respond to the clients they serve who may have experienced sexual violence. The training will include information about the dynamics of sexual violence, tips for handling disclosures and the unique challenges facing trauma survivors. In addition, this training will help participants make informed referrals to existing sexual assault crisis services and explore strategies for developing partnerships with sexual assault crisis programs in order to assist victims as they navigate complex systems following experiencing sexual violence.

Elise Delacruz, Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator for Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, will be the training facilitator. Prior to joining The Alliance, she worked for nearly two years as a counselor advocate for the LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence at the Women and Families Center’s sexual assault crisis service program. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of positions providing services and advocating for survivors of sexual violence, police violence, and anti-LGBTQ violence. Elise has facilitated trainings on sexual violence, bystander interventions, child sexual assault, sexual violence intervention strategies for incarcerated youth and the dynamics of the LGBTQ community. She coordinates the Women of Color Caucus Against Sexual Assault as well as provides technical assistance to outside agencies. Ms. Delacruz earned her M.A. in Pan African Studies from the University of Louisville and a B.A. in Psychology from Marist College.

When you arrive for this training, please use the 98 Pitkin Street doorway which is to the left of The Alliance’s 96 Pitkin Street entrance. Walk down the hallway until you arrive at the Training & Advocacy Center entrance on the right. Parking is available in any unmarked space at the front, right and rear of the building. Carpooling is encouraged.

This training is open to the public and costs $40 per attendee. If you require continuing education credits, the training fee is $50. As noted in PA 10-38 (Licensure of Master and Clinical Social Work) and NASW’s State of Connecticut Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider Policy, continuing education hours can only be awarded if an attendee successfully completes the entire training; therefore, full attendance in the entire training activity is required. Participants who arrive late, miss any portion of the training, or leave early will not be eligible for continuing education hours.


May 23, 2018
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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