This webinar is meant for front-line advocates who are navigating using technology to continue providing support to survivors. Whether answering hotline calls, hosting online support groups, or facilitating a forum discussion; this webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities raised by tele/online-support services. Many of the skills needed are those advocates already have — we’ll look at how the existing skills of empathy and active listening translate to online spaces. We’ll also explore considerations for ensuring informed consent, prioritizing privacy and confidentiality, and maintaining tech security.
Priority registration will be given to Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) sexual assault services and prevention grantees [and Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Program (WCSAP) members]. All other registrants will be admitted on a space available basis. Registration is subject to the approval of WCSAP.