Virtual Indian Country Victim Assistance Training Program
September 27-30, 2021
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) announces the virtual academy "The Indian Country Victim Assistance Training Program" (ICVATP) developed and offered for new tribal victim advocates working in or for American Indian or Alaska Native tribal victim assistance programs. The target audience is aimed at tribal victim advocates with three years or less experience. The goal of the ICVATP virtual academy is to assist tribal programs in the development of comprehensive skill-based advocates by enhancing their knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in the field of victim services. It is anticipated that participants will learn the history of victimization and historical trauma as it relates to Indian Country, the role of a victim advocate, gain basic but critical victim advocacy skills, partnership development, and Self-Care techniques.
Registration is open to tribal victim advocates and/or service providers. Please click on the Register Now button below if you are interested in attending. All questions must be answered. Selection Notices will be sent via email one week prior to start date.
*Due to limited space to accommodate each participant's learning needs, registration will be on a first come first serve basis.
For further information, please contact: Tasha Guerrero at (505) 563-3420 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org