Center Advocacy Network

Become a Community Advocate

Victim advocates provide confidential and non-judgmental support, education, resources, & referrals to on and off campus entities following experiences of interpersonal violence. Aiding a client with filing a protection order, calling a social service on behalf of a client, helping a family member or partner of a victim/survivor find resources: these are examples of advocacy.

As a victim advocate you will be discussing options with a victim/survivor and providing information, referrals, and support to victims/survivors of interpersonal violence, and their loved ones. You will be essential in helping to empower someone to make decisions, take action, and move through a crisis.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Accredited Training

Center Advocacy Network training is approved through the National Advocate Credentialing Program. Advocates receive credentialing through the NACP.

CAN Makes History

The Center Advocacy Network makes history as one of two advocacy training programs in Nevada and the only advocacy program in the United States to focus on LGBTQ issues.

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Accelerated 6 Day Course

CAN provides comprehensive LGBTQIA+ advocacy training in 12 meaningful sessions, 1 day per week for 6 weeks. Training sessions and materials are free to all attendees.

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Impactful Trainings

The training I received here was top notch and I highly recommend for anyone interested in advocacy work!

-Connie

Center Advocacy Network’s next session begins January 2019.

Program Orientation

Interested participants can attend a program orientation.

December 4, 2018 • 5-6p • The Center’s Wynn Boardroom
December 11, 2018 • 5-6p • The Center’s Wynn Boardroom

Saturday January 12, 2019

  • Session 1 • 10a-1:30p • What to Expect • Holly Reese
  • Lunch
  • Session 2 • 2:30-6p • LGBTQIA+ • Holly Reese

Saturday January 19, 2019

  • Session 3 • 10a-1:30p • Sexual Assault & Violence • Lisa McAllister
  • Lunch
  • Session 4 • 2:30-6p • Stalking • Judy Henderson

Saturday February 2, 2019

  • Session 5 • 10a-1:30p • DV/IPV • Kiande
  • Lunch
  • Session 6 • 2:30-6p • Mental Health • Laura Deitsch

Saturday February 9, 2019

  • Session 7 • 10a-1:30p • HIV 101 & Sex Education • Connie Shearer & AJ Huth
  • Lunch
  • Session 8 • 2:30-6p • Sex Beyond Stigma • Laura Deitsch

Saturday February 16, 2019

  • Session 9 • 10a-1:30p • Communication, Listening & Ethics • Sybrina Bernabel
  • Lunch
  • Session 10 • 2:30-6p • Cultural Humility • Holly Reese & Elena Espinosa

Saturday February 23, 2019 – Graduation Day!

  • Session 11 • 10a-1:30p • Mandated Reporting • Wanda Porter
  • Lunch
  • Session 12 • 2:30-6p • Resources, Laws & Policies • Sara Bartel & Rebecca Salazar

 

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