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Sexual Violence Core Advocacy Training (SVCAT)

September 18 - September 22

ACESDV’s Sexual Violence Core Advocacy Training is a five-day, 36-hour comprehensive sexual violence advocacy training. This core training examines the dynamics and sociocultural context of sexual violence, healthy sexuality, and the facets of sexual assault response statewide. Participants will learn the foundations of sexual assault advocacy, including tone, rapport building, and crisis intervention, as well as mandatory reporting and privileged communication. This training also covers advanced advocacy strategies rooted in the neurobiology of trauma and considering the complex needs and intersectional identities of survivors. This upcoming SVCAT will take place in-person from Monday, September 18th to Friday September 22nd, 2023, from 8:00am – 4:30pm on Monday, 8:30am – 4:30pm on Tuesday – Thursday, and 8:30am -12:00pm on Friday at Springhill Suites Marriott in Cottonwood, AZ 565 S 6th St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Participants will be provided 1-hour lunch breaks and are encouraged to plan accordingly. 

Springhill Suites has provided a group rate for SVCAT attendees, which can be accessed here: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1684187857498&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Please note that the content and discussion in this training will necessarily confront racism, sexism, ableism, oppression, privilege, homophobia, transphobia, colonialism, white supremacy, and interpersonal and structural violence. This content may be emotionally and intellectually challenging. We will do our best to make this training a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with complex content. Attendees are encouraged to take charge of their health and learning.

Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the training. If for any reason you are not able to attend, another person may attend in your place. Please contact us ASAP to let us know that you will be substituting staff members. If registered participants no-show without contacting us by phone or email at least 24 hours in advance, the registering agency will be charged $50.


September 18
September 22


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Springhill Suites Marriott
565 S 6th St
Cottonwood, Arizona 86326
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