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OVC TTAC: Module 8, Procedures in Common Advocacy Situations: Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training (SAACT) - OVC
Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

Training Modules

Module 8: Procedures in Common Advocacy Situations

Use this module to review procedures for assisting survivors of sexual assault in the most common advocacy situations that participants will encounter. You will also examine drug-facilitated sexual assault.

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Time Required:
2 hours, 45 minutes

  • Responding to a Crisis Call Reporting Recent Sexual Assault (15 minutes)
  • Medical-Forensic Exam (1 hour)
  • Law Enforcement Statement Accompaniment (15 minutes)
  • Courtroom Accompaniment (35 minutes)
  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault (40 minutes)

Learning Objectives
By the end of this module, participants will be able to
  • Respond appropriately to a caller on a crisis line who is reporting a recent sexual assault.
  • Identify correct procedures during a medical-forensic exam.
  • Create a list of "do's and dont's" for law enforcement accompaniment and courtroom accompaniment.
  • Differentiate the roles of advocates, SANEs, and other SART members.
  • Identify special procedures and "red flags" for dealing with drug-facilitated sexual assault.

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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