Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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2012 IowaCASA Skills Enhancement Training Series—Continuing Education This training booklet has a variety of trainings available to staff working at member programs and allied professionals. All trainings subject to change. Please visit IowaCASA’s webpage at www.iowacasa.org for updates. Bi-monthly IowaCASA hosts continuing education opportunities that are subject based
2012 Schedule Date
Orchard Place—Child Guidance Center
Statewide SART Summit
Long Term Health
IowaCASA Ethics & Legal
For inquiries regarding continuing education workshops, contact Sheri Floyd, Community Operations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515.244.7424 ext 35.
All trainings/opportunities will be held in Des Moines at IowaCASA unless otherwise noted
2012 Advanced Certification Schedule Certification Training Part I
Certification Training Part II
March 14-16, 2012 Location: IowaCASA Office Fee is $50 Visit our webpage to register
June 13-15, 2012 Location: TBA
June 18-20, 2012 Location: TBA
September 12-14, 2012 Location: TBA
Please note: In order to register for the Advanced 48-hour training, participants must first have completed Basic Certification Training of at least 20 hours, with a minimum of 8 hours in sexual assault specific content. Also, parts one and two do not need to be taken consecutively, though both parts do need to be completed within one calendar year of one another to complete the training requirements for certification.
IowaCASA welcomes allied professionals with a basic understanding of sexual assault to attend this advanced training. If you are interested, please have them contact Prevention & Education Specialist, KellyMarie Ziemann for more information about prerequisites.
For inquiries regarding certification training, contact KellyMarie Ziemann at email@example.com or 515.244.7424 ext 33.
Bilingual Advocate Training Get-Together for Bilingual Advocates
Monday, February 27th, 2012 Inclement weather schedule—Monday, March 5th, 2012 Time: 10:00 am—3:00 pm Location: IowaCASA Conference Room This training is open to bilingual advocates. The agenda will include comprehensive training on VAWA and U-Visa and remedies for immigrant communities. Participants do not have to be bilingual to attend this training, all advocates are welcome.
20-hour Spanish Sexual Assault Training
Saturdays, April 14th, 21st and 28th, 2012 Time: 8:00 am—4:00 pm Location: Ottumwa Crisis Center
This training is open to the community, service providers, volunteers and all others who are interested in learning about sexual assault and how to support victims/survivors in Latin@ communities.
For information regarding Bilingual Advocate Training please contact Elizabeth Balcarcel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 244-7424.
Monthly Communities of Color Organizing Workshops (MCOCOW) MCOCOW’s Are an opportunity for people of color working in the social service sector, nonprofit organizations and other human service professions to come together and share information about their organizations, develop new skills, network and learn about potential employment opportunities available at the agencies present. MCOCOW’s are held the last Friday of each month. All interested are welcome to attend.
If you have questions or would like your agency featured at a MCOCOW or need accommodation to attend please call Kendra at (515) 244-7424 or email email@example.com. MCOCOW’s are held in the IowaCASA conference room from Noon—1:30 pm.
January 27th, 2012 February 24th, 2012 March 30th, 2012 April 27th, 2012 May 25th, 2012 June 29th, 2012 July 27th, 2012 August 31st, 2012 September 28th, 2012 October 26th, 2012 November 30th, 2012
Continuing Education Descriptions Child Sexual Abuse Continuing Education (February) Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 IowaCASA brings therapists from Orchard Place—Child Guidance Center. Kim Comer, LMSW and Bernie Wieseman, LISW both center-based therapists and Makaela King, master’s level intern will discuss CSA therapy including: · What is SA counseling for children · What is the impact of SA for children · Procedures in common therapeutic situations for children Medical Advocacy (April)
Continuing Education Trainings held in April will focus on various aspects regarding the improvement of health care responses to sexual assault. Including topics: furthering alliances with appropriate law enforcement, non-profit and state agencies to promote consistent, professional and victim centered approaches, medical and forensic response and support for sexual assault victims.
Long Term Health Concerns (June)
Continuing Education Trainings held in June will be broad in scope, addressing challenges survivors face accessing health care services. This can include but is not limited to mental & physical health, dental hygiene, and gynecological care.
Continuing Education Descriptions Outreach (August) Continuing Education Trainings held in August will focus on, but is not limited to, one of the following topics: elder education, male issues, differing cultures, religions/faith education/discussion, becoming culturally competent.
Legal Advocacy & Ethics (October) Continuing Education Trainings held in October will focus on subjects relating to the Iowa legal system and sexual abuse, sexual assault case law, sexual assault legislative information. This training will be presented by an attorney, judge or other legal systems professional. This training will also include ethics information.
Special Topics (December) Continuing Education Trainings held in December will focus on emerging trends in sexual assault advocacy and prevention.
Working Definitions of IowaCASA Continuing Education Subject Areas: Sexual Abuse (SA) – continuing education that focuses on: adult or child sexual abuse (CSA), acquaintance or marital rape, incest, the physical, psychological, and societal effects of sexual abuse, dynamics of sexual abuse, treatment modalities most effective to use when providing peer support, counseling, or therapy with sexual abuse survivors, advocacy specific to sexual abuse. Includes medical issues as it relates to SA, SA exam ination kits, and may include stalking, human trafficking, and/or kidnapping if sexual abuse in involved. Advocacy skills (advoc) – continuing education that focuses on: how to effectively advocate for your client in a variety of settings (medical, legal, DHS, the foster care system, etc.), practical skills for being a good advocate (being non judgmental, victim centered, etc.). Children’s issues (child) – continuing education that focuses on: techniques specifically used for working with children, what issues children may experience that are not seen with adults, like integrating play therapy techniques. [Not Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)]. Crisis intervention (crisis) – continuing education that focuses on: skills necessary to provide good crisis intervention, including developing an appropriate referral list, suicide protocols, tools that can be used to assist those calling in crisis because of an acute assault, the after-effects of an assault, or follow up needs.
Diversity (div) – continuing education that focuses on: elder education, male issues, differing cultures, religions/faith education/discussion, becoming culturally competent, [Not Sexual Abuse]. Ethics (eth) – continuing education that focuses on: ethical situations that pertain to sexual assault or general ethical considerations of any advocate/ therapist (i.e. dual roles, boundaries with clients, confidentiality, etc.). Legal issues (legal) – continuing education that focuses on: anything to do with the Iowa legal system and sexual abuse, SA case law, SA legislative information. This should be presented by an attorney, judge, etc. Mental health (MH) – continuing education that focuses on: any mental health or developmental disorder or the treatment of mental health disorders, including but not limited to, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, vicarious trauma. Prevention (P) – continuing education that focuses on: primary prevention related to sexual abuse. Domestic Violence (DV) – continuing education that focuses on: physical abuse, emotional abuse, may also include kidnapping, human trafficking, and stalking.
Approved by the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Certification Review Committee January 12, 2011. 9
Networking Meetings Membership Networking Meetings are held Bi-Monthly on the third Wednesday.
Dates January 18th, 2012 March 21st, 2012 May 16th, 2012 July 18th, 2012 September 19th, 2012 November 14th, 2012
Please note: Sexual Assault Crisis Centers are required to attend regularly scheduled bi-monthly membership meetings. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that at minimum the Administrator/Executive Director and Rape Prevention Educator/Sexual Assault Coordinator attend membership meetings and participate in a standing committee. Annually a representative from each Sexual Assault Crisis Center will be identified and required to attend 5 out of the 6 membership meetings and participate as an active member of a standing committee. The Advisory Committee will approve excused absences. Absences and non-participatory committee involvement may result in the termination of active membership. Each Sexual Assault Crisis Center is required to submit Bi-Annual Center Activity Reports.
Instructions: Member Registration on IowaCASA’s Webpage 1. Visit IowaCASA’s webpage at www.iowacasa.org. 2. Click the ‘Member Registration’ Link located in the upper Right Hand corner on the home page. 3. Enter required information in the fields provided. Fields marked with a red asterisk are required. 4. Please use your work email to register. 5. Click ‘Submit’. 6. Please allow a week to receive a registration confirmation email. **Member Registration is only open to employees or volunteer advocates at member programs**
To Retrieve Password: 1. Visit IowaCASA’s webpage at www.iowacasa.org. 2. Click the ‘Member Login’ Link located in the upper Right Hand corner on the home page. 3. Enter the email address you used to register in the ‘E-Mail Address’ Field. 4. Click the ‘Please click here if you can’t remember your password’ Link. 5. You will receive an automatically generated email containing your password. **Please note that you must have previously registered for this feature to work.** For questions regarding Member Registration or Log-In contact Kendra Malone, Information Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-244-7424.
This training booklet has a variety of trainings available to staff working at member programs and allied professionals. All trainings subject to change. Please visit IowaCASA’s webpage at www.iowacasa.org for updates.
IowaCASA Training Policies Training Fees
Training fees vary and will be announced when registration becomes available. If payment is returned to IowaCASA due to insufficient funds, IowaCASA will charge a $30.00 returned item fee. In the event a payment is returned to us for non-sufficient funds, IowaCASA will only accept a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment of both the original NSF check plus the $30.00 returned check fee. Registration Deadlines Registration closes 72 hours prior to training or when the maximum capacity is reached. You may be asked if you wish to be on a waiting list. Cancellation and No-Show Policy Cancellations must be received no later than one full business day prior to the start of the training, otherwise the participant’s agency will be billed for the training. Substitutions (sending another person in the place of the one who originally registered) are welcome. The participant’s agency will also be billed for any participants who do not attend or who cancel less than one full business day prior to the training.
This training is approved by IowaCASA’s Certification Review Committee (CRC) for sexual abuse counselor continuing education. Subject areas and hours may be determined prior to the event. Letters of attendance will be distributed to participants following.
Social Work Continuing Education
Social Work continuing education credit may be given to those who qualify. There is a fee for this, depending on the number of hours offered. The fee will be posted at the time of the announcement and is due at on-site registration. There will be a separate form for this. Note that in the event a payment is returned to us for non-sufficient funds, IowaCASA will only accept a money order, cashier’s check, or cash for payment of both the original NSF check plus the $30.00 returned check fee.
If there is inclement weather that could affect travel, it is IowaCASA’s policy that we will send out a cancellation notification 24 hours prior to the start of the training. Notices will be sent out via the IowaCASA listserv and will be posted on the IowaCASA website (www.iowacasa.org). We encourage attendees to check the IowaCASA website prior to beginning travel.
Food/dietary Requests IowaCASA will attempt to meet the dietary needs of training participants however depending on the nature of the request we may not be able to fulfill every request. The participant will be contacted if we will not be able to meet their needs and will be instructed that they will need to bring or get their own meals.
Training Policies Continued
Please let us know if you require special needs. This includes, but is not limited to language interpreters and physical accommodations.
We require that those attending trainings or meetings at our office park in the Office Max parking lot located just north of our building on Ingersoll. The parking areas surrounding us are shared with several businesses and tenants. Please DO NOT park directly in front of our building unless you have a handicap placard or license plate.
Giving the public and IowaCASAâ€™s constituents the opportunity to view photographs of our events and trainings significantly contributes to our ability to create awareness around the important work we all do to support survivors of sexual assault. IowaCASA regularly photographs participants of our events and trainings for the purpose of posting on our webpage and social media forums. IowaCASA will announce at the beginning of each event and training that we intend to take photographs and give participants the opportunity to decline being included in photographs. All trainings/opportunities will be held in Des Moines at IowaCASA unless otherwise noted.
Certification Requirements for Advocates Applicant Requirements 1.
An applicant must be able to provide documentation that they have received training that meets the requirements of the Iowa Code 915.20A and IowaCASA Standards.
An applicant for certification must attend training within two years of receiving the advocacy training that meets the requirements of the Iowa Code 915.20A of the IowaCASA Code Training (20 hours).
An advocate must be an employed staff member or volunteer of IowaCASA or
in an agency providing sexual abuse crisis services. . 4. The advocate and advocateâ€™s immediate supervisor or Board member (if applicant is Executive Director) must sign the appropriate documentation provided by the Certification Review Committee. 5.
The advocate or the advocateâ€™s employer must pay in advance all expenses set forth by the IowaCASA Board of Directors for the process of certification.
Advocates who are also licensed Iowa social workers may be eligible for continuing education units.
Please note: Detailed Advocate Applicant Requirements are available in the member section of the IowaCASA webpage. The member section is only available to sexual assault advocates who are employed or volunteer at member programs. **Visit www.iowacasa.org to register.**
Advocate Certification Requirements 1. 48 hours of Advanced Certification Training is provided by IowaCASA. Applicants must complete Part One and Part Two of the 48 Hour Advanced Certification Training within one year (12 months) of application. 2. 30 hours of supervised direct service is required to be completed within one year (12 months) of completing the latter of the 48 hour Advanced Certification Part One and Part Two Training. → 15 hours of individual counseling and/or group counseling with survivors is recommended, but five hours minimum is accepted. → 6 hours of systems advocacy in person or by telephone providing crisis intervention or facilitating interaction of survivors with a system or process is recommended, but five hours minimum is accepted. → 9 hours of responding to sexual abuse crisis telephone calls, providing information, referrals, and supportive listening is recommended, but five hours minimum is accepted. → All direct service will be documented on a form that is provided by the Certification Review Committee and must be signed by the applicant, the person providing direct service supervision, and the immediate supervisor or Board member (if the applicant is the center’s Director). 3. If an advocate is certified through another state and applies for certification through IowaCASA, the Certification Review Committee will evaluate certification and/or training provided by other state coalitions, and make recommendations as to whether this satisfies Iowa requirements. Submit all required documentation as requested for this review. Please note: Detailed Advocate Certification Requirements and Direct Supervision Requirements are available in the member section of the IowaCASA webpage. The member section is only available to sexual assault advocates who are employed or volunteer at member programs.
Additional Certification Resources The following certification resources are available in the member section of the IowaCASA webpage:
→ Certification Requirements for a Sexual Abuse Counselor/Advocate, titled “Certification Guidelines” on web page including: Applicant Requirements Certification Requirements Direct Service Requirements Responsibilities of the Direct Service Supervisor Certification Review Committee Member Requirements Certification Review Committee Requirements Responsibilities of the Certification Review Committee Curriculum Requirements Maintaining Certification Requirements Failure to Maintain Certification Requirements Grievance Procedure → Direct Service Supervision Certification Application
→ Annual Certification Renewal Form (due by December 31st) → 2012 Approved Continuing Education List (updated frequently) → Continuing Education Approval Form → IowaCASA Certification Reminders → Continuing Education Schedule 2012 → Internal Training Request Form Templates
This Year IowaCASA Celebrates Our 30th Anniversary! Be looking for announcements regarding how you can help us celebrate. We thank you all for your continued commitment to supporting survivors and working to end sexual violence.
SAVE the DATE!! 2012 NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT CONFERENCE CHICAGO, IL August 22 â€“ 24, 2012 Registration starts at 3:00 pm on August 21, 2012
Watch for Conference Registration in April 2012 Early bird registration: $450 All other registrations: $500 Information http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac
Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault 515 28th Street, Suite 107 Des Moines, IA 50312 Office; (515-244-7424 Fax: 515-244-7417