Hope Haven of the Lowcountry, the Rape Crisis and Children’s Advocacy Center is accepting applications for volunteers and interns to attend training. Hope Haven volunteers serve as hospital advocates to child and adult survivors of sexual assault, and are also trained to answer crisis calls from the 24-hour hotline. Experts in Law Enforcement, Counseling, and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner will present information regarding working with sexual assault victims. The 25 hour training also includes multi-media presentations, group discussions and role plays to equip volunteers with the skills necessary to help victims in crisis situations.
Training will be held September 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, and 20. The weekday sessions will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the Saturday session from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All six sessions must be attended for crisis intervention volunteers to be fully trained. The location of the training will be announced at a later date. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register please call Christine Smith at (843) 524-2256.