This Advocacy Roles, Skills and Training web is part of a project which aims to highlight and enhance the Advocacy Role for professionals working with victim/survivors of sexual violence.
Core project documents
This web supports the key documents below being the core resources developed by the Project Team:
- Advocacy Standards (for more on these and associated standards click here)
- Advocacy Role Domains (a shorter, brochure-like version of the Standards – these domains used as the core of this web)
- Course Guide with a facilitator’s guide, participants workbook, PowerPoint slides, workshop videos and supervisory notes
A course context PDF with pre-requisite domains acts as a mini-web with links to help refresh knowledge in these associated areas
- Online introductory module also used as pre-workshop material for participants as well as to inform supervisory staff
- Literature Review on Advocacy Skills
- Literature Review on the Advocacy Role
“ISVAs [Independent Sexual Violence Advisers] do not duplicate any other existing role, as they are the only specialist sexual violence workers whose remit specifically includes providing crisis intervention, emotional support, practical assistance and help to victims whilst working in a multi-agency partnership … it is the combination of emotional support and practical assistance that is the hallmark of the ISVA role;” Independent Sexual Violence Advisors Role: a process report (2009) p. 6
In the USA, The National Children’s Alliance which is made up of over 770 Children’s Advocacy Centers, empowers local communities to effectively respond to victims of child abuse.
The George Jones Child Advocacy Centre which undertook this Advocacy Role project, is currently the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Australia.
Please browse the pages in the left navigation bar for a range of information based on nine advocacy role domains.
Use the left navigation Search link to find additional advocacy role documents.
Additional resources from Australia, the UK and USA have been provided for a greater range of approaches and tools. Most links to resources and external webs will open in a new window.
This web and associated resources are suitable for course facilitators and workshop participants, staff and students working with victim/survivors of sexual violence, supervisors, program designers and policy makers.
We are grateful to the victim/survivors who contributed to this web. While the web is not specifically designed to meet their needs directly, victim/survivors and supportive non-offender family members may find some information useful, particularly the section on services and resources and for parents/caregivers, and the section on children and families.
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