Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault Training Program
There is a critical need in the anti-sexual violence movement to have well-trained paid and unpaid advocates. The relatively new MNCASA training program insures that this need is met. The training program is currently focused on developing a “Train the Trainer” manual and associated training sessions to assist those trainers who coordinate the 40 hour advocacy trainings in community based sexual assault agencies.
The basics of the “train the trainer” program are:
- advocacy trainers should have available to them the most recent and accurate information about the various aspects of sexual assault that training must cover,
- advocacy trainers should have available to them the best methods for training adult learners,
- local advocacy training should provide a strong focus on services to marginalized community members,
- there should be some consistency across the state with regard to the training provided by the local program,
- trainings should be interactive, adaptable, and be able to be replicated.
In order to complete this essential, yet vast project, MNCASA is looking for the assistance from other professionals in the community. We will be convening a committee for input and feedback on planning the contents of the manual, the authors of the chapters, and also for searching for possible presenters/trainers for our two conferences that will coincide with the manual’s completion.
For more information, please contact Lindsay, Membership Services and Communications Coordinator, at 651.209.9993 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org