Fall 2022 Advocacy Training

October 17, 2022 - October 25, 2022

We invite you to register for a four-part series held via Zoom from 6 pm to 9 pm on October 17th, 18th, 24th, & 25th.

New Horizons holds formal volunteer, intern, and community member trainings three times a year. The training is designed to help our volunteers, interns, and community members understand what our organization does, what each advocate’s role is within the organization, and what each of their programs entail. The advocates train all attendees on topics such as active listening, advocacy, crisis intervention, diversity, trauma-informed care, legal issues, and so much more. Below is the list of knowledge that is provided at the training:

  • Structure and history of our organization
  • An introductory education on the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse
  • Our various programs
  • The important role of volunteers and interns
  • Guidelines for volunteers and interns
  • Our policies and procedures
  • How to have boundaries and work with confidential issues
  • How victims handle their life experiences
  • Hands on experience (provided through role play)
  • The effects of domestic abuse on all classes, cultures, races, and social structures
  • Different types of abuse and the “red flags”
  • How to provide and maintain supportive and non-judgmental advocacy