Volunteer Medical Victim Advocate


Cause Areas

When

Wed May 31, 2017 09:00 AM - Fri Jun 02, 2017 04:00 PM

Where

2645 Ridge RoadHighland, IN 46322


About

Medical Advocates meet survivors at the hospital following a sexual assault. They provide as much support & information as needed to the survivor & significant others who may be with them throughout the time the survivor is in the emergency room.

Advocates are professionally trained to support victims of sexual assault crimes. They are the continuum in care for victims of sexual assault. Advocates offer:

  • Emotional support.
  • May be present during the forensic evidence examination as well as police interviews.
  • Provide information of a victim’s legal rights.
  • Aide victims in safety planning.
  • Providing community resources and referrals.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Skills

  • Crisis Intervention
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 6 months

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