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OVC TTAC: Module 2, What is Sexual Assault Advocacy/Counseling?: Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT) - OVC
Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

Training Modules

Module 2: What is Sexual Assault Advocacy/Counseling?

Use this module to help participants understand their roles and responsibilities as advocates, and the roles of others with whom they will work.

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Time Required:
1 hour, 20 minutes

  • Basic Tenets of Advocacy (5 minutes)
  • Overview of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) (20 minutes)
  • Roles of the Advocate (15 minutes)
  • Maintaining Confidentiality (40 minutes)

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, participants will be able to
  • Describe the composition of a SART.
  • Identify the major roles of an advocate.
  • Make appropriate decisions about confidentiality based on state reporting laws.

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Important! Read the trainer's materials available at right well before presenting the course to your audience. These materials contain preparation instructions essential to an effective training. (All other module-specific materials and tools also are available at right.)

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Create a folder for SAACT on your computer and download all the files you'll need in that folder rather than using the SAACT Web site during the training.
Module-Specific Downloads