Health & Disability Advocates to Host Military Sexual Trauma Workshop for Behavioral Health Practitioners and Victim Advocates

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Veteran agency to conduct Springfield, IL training for social workers, counselors, and victim advocates on supporting and advocating for survivors of military sexual assaults.

Health & Disability Advocates Veterans Programs

Health & Disability Advocates Veterans Programs will be hosting a workshop about military sexual trauma on April 10th in Springfield. This workshop is open to civilian and military professionals and no previous experience or prerequisite is necessary.

The Military Sexual Trauma Workshop is a daylong training for behavioral health practitioners, victim advocates, and social workers. The workshop will discuss military culture; practical approaches that anyone can use with survivors of trauma; the importance of positive first disclosures; and how military skills can enhance recovery. In short, military and civilian helping professionals will learn about how they can support, network resources, and advocate for men and women who survive military sexual assaults.

We are excited to announce that our keynote speaker will be Kori Cioca. Kori is an MST survivor, she will be sharing her story with us and will be available to answer questions. Her story was documented as well for the film “The Invisible War”.

Presenters include sexual assault response coordinators, clinicians from local Vet Centers, directors from community service providers, and local rape crisis centers.

The cost of the workshop is $30 and scholarships are available upon request.

The workshop is approved to provide six CEUs for IL licensed clinicians. CEUs for military victim advocates are available as well.

Register now at

DATE: Fri., April 10, 2015    
TIME: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
PLACE: National Guard Amory in IMA building at 1301 N MacArthur Blvd., Springfield, Il 62702
COST: $30
SIGN UP: Online registration is available now at

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