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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Advanced State Victim Assistance Academy

Date: 10:00am - 1:30pm PDT September 18 Location: Online


Each year, the Advanced Academy offers training on a different topic or topics focusing on specific crimes or specific victim populations, advanced skills, or topics relating to sustainability sustainable advocacy, or capacity building for programs and advocates. Topics are selected based on feedback from advocates statewide.

National Crime Victim Law Institute is excited to announce that registration is now open for the Advanced Victim Assistance Academy: Sustainable Advocacy: Trauma, Science, and Practical Applications. The training will be held virtually, on September 18 2020, 10:00am-1:30pm. Faculty will share cutting-edge information, lead in-depth, interactive discussions and exercises focused on neurobiology of trauma, remote advocacy, and vicarious trauma.

NCVLI will be seeking CLE credits for this training.

Faculty Highlight

Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor of Practice at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and a licensed clinical social worker. She is Director of Trauma Informed Oregon, a program primarily funded by the Oregon Health Authority, to advance trauma informed care throughout organizations and systems through training, consultation, and implementation resources. Dr. Davis teaches and lectures on implementing trauma informed care and trauma specific services. Her current interests include measuring change when organizations and systems implement the principles of trauma informed care, the impact of toxic stress on the workforce, intersectionality between equity work, and the impact of systemic oppression. Find more information on Dr. Davis here.

Dr. Chris Wilson is a licensed psychologist from Portland, Oregon. For the past eighteen years he’s worked with victims and perpetrators of crime, including for seven years with the Oregon Department of Corrections. He currently trains nationally and internationally on a variety of issues including the neurobiology of trauma, vicarious trauma, and being trauma informed, and testifies as an expert in both civil and criminal trials. Find more information on Dr. Wilson here.

Schedule Overview

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 10:00am – 1:30pm


The $105 registration fee.

Register here.

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