Core Advocacy Training (CAT)
Core Advocacy Training (CAT) is a 40-hour training that details the skills and knowledge necessary to support and empower survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, stalking, and human trafficking.
Divided into ten modules (three-four hours in length), CAT covers a wide range of core topics specific to domestic/intimate partner violence and sexual assault:
- Overview and history
- Trauma-focused care
- Survivor confidentiality
- Victim advocacy in practice
- Civil and criminal justice response
- Dynamics of abuse
- Behavioral health factors
- Safety planning
- Response to high risk situations
- Essential resources
CAT content has been developed, and is delivered, by a range of subject matter experts and highly experienced advocates. The material is presented through a variety of media and includes activities, role plays, and self study sections to assist participants engage with and retain the material.
Advocates in need of basic domestic/intimate partner violence training and professionals whose work involves supporting survivors should attend CAT.
CAT is offered throughout the year and sessions may take place over a one-week period or staggered over a period of months/weeks. To find a session near you, call 801-521-5544 or visit our calendar.
Approved by the Utah Chapter, National Association of Social Workers, for 40 CEUs. Other education/training units/credits will also be available.
Free; however, registration is required.
CAT is funded by Grant No. 2018-X1518-UT-MU, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, supports CAT. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.