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MCADSV Training Resources

MCADSV is committed to ensuring the best possible services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. To this end, the Coalition believes strongly in the value of education.

Those who are planning trainings and developing curricula can supplement their educational content with MCADSV videos, webcasts, or online trainings. This page identifies resources available in two categories: 1. Online resources (including webinars, videos and interactive modules), and 2. Publications.

This list is further divided into two sections. Foundations of Advocacy resources cover core topics and basic knowledge. The Advocacy in Practice resources are more advanced and skill-based. Some training resources may be found on both lists. 

MCADSV’s Service Standards require advocates and volunteers with domestic violence programs or with rape crisis centers to receive 40 hours of training, and 48 hours of training for those with programs providing both domestic and sexual violence services. The Standards further require that advocates and volunteers receive a minimum of 6 hours continuing education per year. MCADSV recommends, as part of your training curricula, the following MCADSV-created publications that address many of the outlined topics:

MCADSV staff members are available to assist programs in developing a training plan, to offer training materials and curriculum suggestions, and to supplement parts of the training requirement with statewide, regional or onā€site training. For more information on curriculum or training opportunities, please contact Nancy Foster, MCADSV Education Director, at nfoster@mocadsv.org or 888-666-1911. 

 


 

 Foundations of Advocacy

 This section includes the philosophical principles of advocacy and empowerment, including the historical context of violence against women, legal requirements regarding confidentiality, and cultural considerations.

ONLINE RESOURCES


MOmentum WEBCAST SERIES

  1. 2019 New Missouri Law  - 1 hour
  2.  Allyship to the LGBTQ+ Community  - 1.25 hours
  3. Domestic Violence Awareness Month & History of Shelters  - 1 hour
  4. Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy  - 1 hour
  5. The Social Politics of Music - 1 hour
  6.  Supporting Immigrant Survivors and Their Families  - 1.25 hours
  7.  Title IX Advocacy and Education  - 1 hour
  8. Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence  - 1 hour
  9. VOCA’s Impact in Missouri  - 1 hour
  10. Youth Empowerment & Violence Prevention  - .5 hour

 

ONLINE COURSES

  1. The Basics of Advocacy Series: DV 101 - 5.5 hours
  2. The Basics of Advocacy Series: SV 101 - 5.5 hours
  3. Confidentiality for DV Service Providers - 8 hours
  4. Confidentiality for SV Service Providers - 8 hours
  5. Law Enforcement Training: DV 101 - 1 hour
  6. Law Enforcement Training: SV 101 - 1 hour
  7. Law Enforcement Training: Understanding Trauma and Sexual Assault - 1 hour

  8. Law Enforcement Training: Working with Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Programs: Understanding Their Confidentiality Requirements - 1 hour
  9. Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters - 6 hours
  10. The Role of an Advocate: Keynote Speech - 1 hour

 

VIDEOS

  1. Confidentiality Overview - .25 hour
  2. Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters Series:
    1. Communication and Building Rapport - .25 hour
    2. Concerns About Minimal Rules and Voluntary Services - .25 hour
    3. Creative Ways to Provide Services - .25 hour
    4. Engaging Residents and Funders - .25 hour
    5. Engaging Staff - .25 hour
    6. Examples of Hard Conversations - .25 hour
    7. Expectations - .25 hour
    8. From the Voices of Advocates - .25 hour
    9. Hiring Staff - .25 hour
    10. Participating in the Shelter Rules Project - .25 hour
    11. The Process - .25 hour
    12. Supporting Staff - .25 hour
    13. Sustaining our Work - .25 hour
    14. Us and Them - .25 hour
    15. Why are We Surprised - .25 hour
  3. Sexual Violence Advocacy Series:
    1. Advocacy and Systems Change - .25 hour
    2. Becoming an Advocate - .25 hour
    3. Community Based and Systems Based Advocacy - .25 hour
    4. Hospital Advocacy - .25 hour
    5. How Community Partners Can Access Sexual Assault Advocates and Services - .25 hour
    6. The Role of an Advocate - .25 hour
    7. Services for Sexual Assault Survivors  - .25 hour
    8. Working with Secondary Victims - .25 hour
    9. Working with the Criminal Justice System - .25 hour

 

WEBINARS

  1. .Advocating for Health Equity and Community Wellness - 1.25 hours

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. And Justice for All - 6 hours (Print copy only sent to each member program)
  2. 2019 MCADSV Member Programs' Domestic Violence Statistics - Statewide
  3. 2019 MCADSV Member Programs' Sexual Violence Statistics - Statewide
  4. 2019 MCADSV Member Programs' Domestic and Sexual Violence Statistics by Region: CentralKansas CitySt. LouisNortheastNorthwestSoutheast and Southwest.
  5. How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun: Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters
  6. Domestic Violence and the Law: A Practical Guide for Survivors  - .5 hour
  7. MCADSV Legislative History - 1 hour
  8. The Resource: Medical Marijuana: Guidance for Missouri’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs - .25 hour
  9. The Resource: Rape and Abuse Against Native American/Indigenous People in Missouri - .5 hour

 


 

Advocacy in Practice

This section includes the practical skills needed to do the work of advocacy.

ONLINE RESOURCES

MOmentum Webcast Series:

  1. Domestic Violence Awareness Month & History of Shelters - 1 hour

  2. Legislative and Public Policy Advocacy - 1 hour

  3. Supporting Immigrant Survivors and Their Families - 1.25 hours

  4. Title IX Advocacy and Education - 1 hour

  5. Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence - 1 hour

  6. Youth Empowerment & Violence Prevention - .5 hour

ONLINE COURSES

  1. The Basics of Advocacy Series: DV 101 - 5.5 hours
  2. The Basics of Advocacy Series: SV 101 - 5.5 hours
  3. Confidentiality for DV Service Providers - 8 hours
  4. Confidentiality for SV Service Providers - 8 hours
  5. Law Enforcement Training: Domestic Violence 101 - 1 hour
  6. Law Enforcement Training: Sexual Violence 101 - 1 hour
  7. Law Enforcement Training: Understanding Trauma and Sexual Assault - 1 hour
  8. Law Enforcement Training: Working with Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Programs: Understanding Their Confidentiality Requirements - 1 hour
  9. Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters - 6 hours
  10. The Role of an Advocate: Keynote Speech - 1 hour

 

VIDEOS

  1. Confidentiality Overview - .25 hour
  2.  Promoting Collaboration Between Campuses and Community-Bases DV/SV Agencies - . 5 hours
  3.  Missouri State Sexual Assault Evidence Collection  - .5 hour
  4.  Responding to Strangulation: A Victim Services Approach  - .25 hours
  5. Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters Series:
    1. Communication and Building Rapport - .25 hour
    2. Concerns About Minimal Rules and Voluntary Services - .25 hour
    3. Creative Ways to Provide Services - .25 hour
    4. Engaging Residents and Funders - .25 hour
    5. Engaging Staff - .25 hour
    6. Examples of Hard Conversations - .25 hour
    7. Expectations - .25 hour
    8. From the Voices of Advocates - .25 hour
    9. Hiring Staff - .25 hour
    10. Participating in the Shelter Rules Project - .25 hour
    11. The Process - .25 hour
    12. Supporting Staff - .25 hour
    13. Sustaining our Work - .25 hour
    14. Us and Them - .25 hour
    15. Why are We Surprised - .25 hour
  6. Sexual Violence Advocacy Series:
    1. Advocacy and Systems Change - .25 hour
    2. Becoming an Advocate - .25 hour
    3. Community Based and Systems Based Advocacy - .25 hour
    4. Hospital Advocacy - .25 hour
    5. How Community Partners Can Access Sexual Assault Advocates and Services - .25 hour
    6. The Role of an Advocate - .25 hour
    7. Services for Sexual Assault Survivors - .25 hour
    8. Working with Secondary Victims - .25 hour
    9. Working with the Criminal Justice System - .25 hour
  7. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Series:
    1. Becoming a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - .5 hour
    2. Being Trauma Informed and Documenting the Narrative During a Sexual Assault Exam - .25 hour
    3. The Impact of Your Work As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - .5 hour
    4. The Process of Working With a Victim as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - .5 hour
    5. Responding to a Victim As a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - .5 hour
    6. The Role of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner - .5 hour

WEBINARS

  1. .Advocating for Health Equity and Community Wellness - 1.25 hours

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. And Justice for All - 6 hours (Print copy only sent to each member program)
  2. How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun: Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in Domestic Violence Shelters
  3. Domestic Violence and the Law: A Practical Guide for Survivors – .5 hour
  4. MCADSV Legislative History - 1 hour
  5. The Resource: Medical Marijuana: Guidance for Missouri’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs - .25 hour
  6. The Resource: Rape and Abuse Against Native American/Indigenous People in Missouri - .5 hour