Training for sexual assault program begins
Volunteers are sought for advocate training for the Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program for Rensselaer County at Samaritan Hospital, 2215 Burdett Ave., Troy.
The program is affiliated with St. Peter’s Health Partners.
Training sessions, held from 6 to 9 p.m., will begin Feb. 3 at Samaritan Hospital, School of Nursing Room 130, 2215 Burdett Ave. Volunteers must complete an 11-session training course that will cover the psychology of victimization and how to counsel those in crisis; child sexual abuse, campus safety, stalking, elder abuse, and crimes and legal advocacy.
Volunteer advocates will help answer calls on the sexual assault hotline and provide support to survivors.
For more information, call 271-3410 or write Jamie.Seastrand@sphp.com/.
Gloria MazurePost Author
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