The Rape Recovery Center celebrates a big milestone this week with the launch of our first ever Entrenamiento de Asesoria. This 40 hour advocacy training will certify new sexual assault counselors in the Spanish speaking community. A group of 20 advocates began their training this past Tuesday evening, and will meet for 2 weeks to complete the 40 hours of instruction required by the state of Utah to be certified as a sexual assault survivor advocate.
This training was made possible through a partnership between the Rape Recovery Center, the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and University Neighborhood Partners. Many experts from the Spanish speaking community have contributed to this unique curriculum to ensure that it is not only translated into the Spanish language, but also culturally relevant. After over a year of planning, we are thrilled to launch this program and to increase our support to Spanish speaking survivors. We are so grateful for the 20 individuals who are volunteering their time to become certified and join our team!