Training is critical and mandatory
To keep survivors of domestic violence safe, Washington State law (Chapter 388-61A WAC) requires people involved in direct service with domestic violence survivors have special training. LifeWire offers a 20-hour Domestic Violence Advocacy & Volunteer Training at least once a year.
Basic training covers:
- The history of domestic violence.
- Theory and implementation of empowerment-based advocacy.
- Active listening skills.
- Legal, medical, social service, and systems advocacy.
- Confidentiality and ethics.
- Safety planning skills and barriers to safety.
- Planning, clarifying issues and options, and crisis intervention.
- Providing services and advocacy to individuals from
- LifeWire’s policies and procedures.
Partner agencies and professionals may also attend our training! If you are interested in attending our Domestic Violence Advocacy Training as a professional partner, you are not required to interview or attend the orientation, but we still ask that you submit a background check.
For more information about upcoming training opportunities, contact our Resources Manager, Natalie Hills, at firstname.lastname@example.org.