Members Only Trainings
MNCASA offers trainings throughout the year that are free or have a reduced cost for members.
LEGAL ADVOCACY: BASICS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCATES
This training teaches advocates who are new to legal advocacy the essential skills for advocacy in criminal and civil court settings, including the roles of systems-based professionals and their responsibilities to sexual assault victims/survivors.
LEGAL ADVOCACY: SPECIAL TOPICS
This training focuses on the many legal systems that victims/survivors interact with outside of the basics of criminal court. Throughout this two-day training, experts present information on these systems and how victims/survivors of sexual violence engage with them. Attendees will be equipped with knowledge and skills to help victims/survivors navigate the rules and processes, uphold their rights, and increase their safety. This training is relevant to advocates at any experience level and in any focus area including, but not limited to: shelter, legal, youth, housing and economic support, and community advocacy.
40-HOUR SEXUAL ASSAULT ADVOCACY
This training is open only to volunteers and staff at partner programs who have not yet completed the 40-hour sexual assault advocacy training. Participants will learn about advocacy basics, including Introduction to Advocacy, Active Listening Skills, Spectrum of Sexual Violence, Cultural Responsiveness, Reactions and Responses to Sexual Violence, Ethics, Confidentiality, and more.
Prevention trainings range from 101 basics to more complex topics to curriculum train the trainers. MNCASA is able to provide prevention trainings upon request, and we rely on member feedback to inform which trainings we bring to Minnesota. Prevention trainings are open to a wide audience, but members often get first priority on registration or discounted rates.