Department of Social Work Co-Host First Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy
|Date: Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013||Return to Archive|
Western Kentucky University, Department of Social work in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Justice and Public Safety and the Kentucky Crime Victim Compensation Board hosted the first Kentucky Victim Assistance Academy May 20-24, 2013. 53 victim advocates from across the state attended the week long training. Barren River State Park was the site of the event.
The focus of the academy is on assisting victims of crime including victim impact and after affects, victim assistance service provider skills, and the justice system. Topics such as trauma informed care, crisis management, and vicarious trauma were covered. Anne Seymour, a nationally recognized Victim Advocacy Specialist, trained attendees at the conference along with multiple victim advocates from across the state of Kentucky.
Thanks to federal government grant funding, the Academy will be offering scholarships this year for the full cost of the week long training.
Dr. Patricia Desrosiers, LCSW, was the Project Manager. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 745-4557 for more information about this event for the future.
Anne Seymour, Victim Advocacy Specialist
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