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New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital Victim Intervention Program

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New YorkPresbyterian Queens Victim Intervention Program

  • 27 people are interested

The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Queens. As first responders and crucial members of the team, our advocates play a vital role and make tremendous difference in the lives of survivors, family members, and friends in the immediate aftermath of a trauma. Advocates volunteer their time and energy to ensure that survivors’ voices are heard, safety is assured, immediate needs are met, and appropriate linkages to important resources are established.

Our advocates are women and men of at least 21 years of age, and of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. They all share a commitment in wanting to address the needs of survivors and their families during their most vulnerable moments.

Victim Intervention Program advocates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to supporting survivors of interpersonal violence.
  • Reach the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Queens Hospital located at 56-45 Main St. Flushing, New York, within 30 minutes.
  • Complete a free 40-hour training course.
  • Comply with medical clearance standards.
  • Be on-call for at least three shifts per month.
  • Make at least a one year commitment to the program.

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About New YorkPresbyterian Queens Victim Intervention Program

Location:

5645 Main Street, Flushing, NY 11355, US

Mission Statement

The Victim Intervention Program provides a range of free and confidential supportive services to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, family violence, and other crimes, as well as to survivors’ support systems. We provide continuity of services, starting from the immediate moments following an incident, through the entire healing process. We help survivors by providing information about their options and resources and supporting them through their decisions.

Description

Victim Intervention Program services are always completely free and confidential, and are offered to individuals ages 12 and older.

Our services include: crisis intervention and short-term counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, Emergency Dept. examinations performed by sexual assault forensic specialists (SAFE examiners), Emergency Dept. Advocates who can explain your options and provide emotional support, criminal justice advocacy, and information regarding crime-related financial compensation.
Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

56-45 Main StreetFlushing, NY 11355

(40.74931,-73.82132)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment to the program; must be willing to commit to signing up for three shifts per month.

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