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December 6 / 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CST

Back to the Basics of Sexual Violence Advocacy: Basics of the 40-Hour Training

MNCASA invites you to the Back to the Basics of Sexual Violence Advocacy Webinar Series. The series will be helpful for new staff, seasoned staff who need a refresher, and for those in dual and multi-service agencies wanting to strengthen their response to sexual violence survivors.

  • Basics of the 40-Hour Training, December 6, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Basics of the 40 Hour Training will list the importance of the 40 Hour Training, including the requirements set forth by Minnesota State Statute, federal law, and funders.
  • Crisis Intervention and Active Listening, December 8, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Survivors do not always need tangible resources, especially survivors of sexual violence. Crisis Intervention and Active Listening are in and of themselves advocacy services. Attendees will learning the basics of providing these services.
  • Emotional and Sexual Safety Planning, December 13, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Many advocates are experts in assisting victims/survivors of violence with physical safety plans. This webinar will help attendees expand those skills into emotional and sexual safety planning with victims/survivors of sexual violence.
  • Reactions and Responses to Sexual Violence, December 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
    Individual trauma reactions as well as community reactions to sexual violence will be covered through this webinar. Attendees will develop skills to provide trauma informed advocacy services.



ASL interpretation and live, auto-captioning will be provided, and all sessions will be recorded and available to view. Please let us know how we can make this training accessible to you when you register.



Ashley Sturz-Griffith

Ashley has worked in the anti-sexual violence field in numerous contexts. Prior to joining MNCASA, she was a Legal Advocate at Alexandra House (Anoka County, Minn.), a Shelter Advocate at SAFEHouse (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center (Gretna, La.).  Additionally, Ashley has taught master’s level courses in Social Work. As the Senior Advocacy Coordinator, Ashley strives to create space for the amazing anti-sexual violence advocates across MNCASA’s membership to learn, connect, and grow. By cultivating this space, anti-sexual violence advocates will have even more tools to provide quality services to victims/survivors. She strives for a culture shift where sexual violence is no longer acceptable, systems respond appropriately, and the most oppressed voices are lifted up in this movement. Ashley loves spending time with her family (including two golden retrievers: Maple and Cherry), often has her nose in a book, cleans her house while binge-listening to podcasts, and goes on nature walks.