Safe Passage’s Sexual Assault Resource Center
Safe Passage’s sexual assault resource center is responsible for sexual trauma advocacy for York and Union counties. The sexual assault resource center offers supportive trauma-informed services to all survivors of sexual violence. Undergraduate and Master’s level students interning with the sexual assault resource center at Safe Passage will get hands-on experience helping those affected by sexual violence. Selected students will have opportunities to develop, enhance, and practice advocacy skills, psycho-education, and crisis intervention skills to promote the well-being of individuals and families impacted by sexual trauma.
Sexual Trauma Services Internship Duties and Responsibilities
Interns will have opportunities to learn by participating in activities that are reasonable for rising professionals to perform. Interns will be required to complete Safe Passage Volunteer Training as well as an additional eight hour in-depth sexual trauma training, including shadowing a sexual assault crisis intervention call. After completing all necessary training interns will have a two week orientation where they will have the opportunity to shadow, observe, and co-facilitate advocacy duties.
Interns will be responsible for the following:
- Crisis intervention by answering calls on our 24-hour crisis hotline
- Crisis intervention by providing hospital accompaniment to sexual assault survivors during office hours and at least seven days per month
- Completion of client intakes and follow-up case management
- Co-facilitation of a psycho-education group and/or support group after 5 p.m. on Monday nights
- Victim advocacy through crisis intervention, support services, and referrals
- Prevention and outreach presentations in the community to raise awareness of sexual abuse and associated trauma
- Participation in the York and Union county Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings and functions
- Development of sexual violence prevention materials that will be available to the local public
- Planning for events in February (Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month) and April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month)
- Organization and fulfillment of sexual trauma program materials
- Organization and fulfillment of hospital accompaniment closet
- Creating and updating sexual violence prevention social media accounts
Rules of Conduct
Safe Passage staff is committed to providing rising professionals with opportunities for learning and professional growth. Students are considered representatives of Safe Passage upon their acceptance of an internship position. Expectations for conduct include:
- Professional Manner and Dress: This includes prompt arrival, appropriate dress, and corresponding with clients and staff in a professional manner.
- Confidentiality: Safe Passage, Inc. adheres to the strict confidentiality standards of the federal government. Violation of the Safe Passage, Inc. confidentiality standards will lead to the immediate termination of internship.
- Initiative: This includes seeking direction, guidance, or supervision when needed and being proactive in seeking educational opportunities during scheduled internship hours.
*Safe Passage, Inc. is an organization serving victims of sexual trauma, domestic violence, and child abuse interns will be expected to work with clients from these sectors when necessary.
- Crisis Intervention
- Crisis Counseling
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training