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OVC TTAC: Home Page: Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT) - OVC

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

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Welcome to the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) TTAC's download center for Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT), a course designed to teach advocates how to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to victims and survivors of sexual assault. Use this download center to gather all the materials you'll need to conduct the training.

But where to start?

Prepare for the training by reading About This Curriculum, where you'll learn about SAACT, your target audience, and trainer requirements. You'll also learn how to navigate the download center and find tips on getting ready. This section is a must for newcomers to the SAACT site.

Jump to Training Modules to review and download each module's offerings. This section is especially helpful to those who want to tailor the training to their advocates' needs.

Download the full SAACT curriculum by visiting the Presenter's Toolbox. You'll also be able to pick up helpful tools, such as a customizable agenda, feedback form, attendance certificate, and a link to victims' rights legislation.

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Important! This training is meant to enhance required training at an official sexual assault or human services agency. Completion does not certify trainees as advocates or counselors. Contact your state sexual assault coalition to learn how to become involved with agencies in your area.