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Become a Sexual Assasult Crisis Counselor/Advocate

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ORGANIZATION: Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain

  • 5 people are interested

This 48 hour certification training is held by YWCA New Britain Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS). Upon completion of the course, participants will have a better understanding of sexual violence and its impact on survivors and their loved ones. Classes are facilitated by certified counselors, experienced professionals, and survivors of sexual violence. Take the training for professional development, or become a certified counselor and volunteer on our 24 hr. hotline.

The cost of this training as a volunteer is $85 and for professional development is $275. No one who wishes to volunteer will be turned away for inability to pay.

Training topics include:
History of the anti-sexual violence movement, the sexual violence continuum, child sexual abuse, rape culture, male survivors, mandated reporting, medical, police, and legal procedures, survivors’ rights, empowerment, impact of trauma, crisis intervention, and much more!

Please note: Interviews must be completed prior to start of class. Classes will be in person on Tuesdays and over Zoom on Thursdays. Face masks will be mandatory in the classroom. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis

To Apply: tinyurl.com/CATclass2023

For more information contact Lindsey Jones, Volunteer Program Manager, at ljones@ywcanewbritain.org

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About Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain


19 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT 06051, US

Mission Statement

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service of the YWCA New Britain offers free, confidential services to survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.


We offer assistance to sexual assault survivors and their loved ones. All services offered are confidential and absolutely FREE.

We focus on empowering survivors of sexual assault to make their own decisions. We do not give advice or tell you what to do. We are here to listen without judgment, and to provide a safe and healing environment. We believe all survivors of sexual assault can heal, and are capable of deciding what is right for them.

We address the issue of sexual assault through counseling and advocacy within 46 communities. We provide a 24-hour confidential English and Spanish hotline, staffed by volunteers and staff who are trained and certified in sexual assault crisis intervention and advocacy. We provide bilingual counselors, sign language interpreters, and male counselors upon request.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Advocacy & Human Rights, Crisis Support, Women


Tue Jan 17, 2023 - Thu Mar 09, 2023
05:30 PM - 08:30 PM


300 Summit StreetHartford, CT 06106



  • Mental Health
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Counseling
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training is six hours a week for six weeks. Volunteer commitment is two shifts per month.

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