Rape Crisis Center of Milford, Inc.
Our mission is to eliminate violence and sexual assault through education and prevention and to empower victims to regain control of their lives.
30 Hour Training begins September 13, 2011 ending October 20, 2011 (All trainings are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Service Area: Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, and West Haven
The Rape Crisis Center of Milford may be just the right place for your commitment to provide a vital community service. The Center is now accepting applications for the upcoming training to become a certified sexual assault crisis counselor. (CT State Statute 52-146(k) the training program will begin on September 13, 2011.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license with available transportation, and be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement upon acceptance into the program. No previous counseling experience is required. Bi-lingual volunteers also needed. Volunteers are asked to pay a nominal $25.00 fee to cover the cost of the training manual.
The 30 hour curriculum includes sexual assault definitions, myths and facts, crisis intervention and counseling techniques, police investigation, forensic evidence collection, mandated reporting, counselor/advocate procedures, court process and Connecticut Sexual Assault Statutes.
Experienced staff from the Rape Crisis Center conducts the classes with guest speakers including representatives from the Ansonia/Milford State’s Attorney’s Office, Milford Police Department Detective Bureau, Griffin Hospital Emergency Department, Domestic Violence Advocate, Department of Children and Families, Yale Child Sexual Abuse Clinic Forensic Interviewer, and others.
The Rape Crisis Center of Milford, member of CONNSACS (CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services), is a non-profit service organization established in 1974. Staff and volunteers cover a free and confidential hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are interested in participating in the training, please contact Sheila Richards at (203) 874-8712, or firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteer applications are due by Wednesday September 7th. Visit www.rapecrisisctr.org for more information.