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2013 Iowa Victim Assistance Academy
06/05/13 - 06/06/13

Sponsoring Organization(s): Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), U.S. Department of Justice (More Detail)
Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) (More Detail)
Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance  (More Detail)
City: West Des Moines 
State/Territory: Iowa 
Country: USA 
Event Site: Drury Inn West Des Moines 
Topic: Victims
On June 5-6, 2013, OVC will provide two consultants to deliver one training each at the Iowa Victim Assistance Academy - Advanced Academy sponsored by the Iowa Organization for Victim Assistance. On June 5, 2013, the 6-hour training, "Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Challenging Victims of Crime," will focus on recognizing mental health and/or substance abuse challenges in a client and build skills to effectively work with clients. On June 6, 2013, the 7-hour training, "Ripple Effects of Trauma," will focus on how crime and trauma affect the victims' family members, children, and the community. Approximately 30 administrators, corrections personnel, court personnel, law enforcement personnel, probation personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, and mental health professionals are expected to attend both trainings.

Specific Topics: Substance-Abuse Victims; Grief and Trauma; Secondary Victimization; Mental Health/Co-Occurring Disorders 
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Name: Amy Johnson 
Title: Academy Director 
Affiliation: Iowa Victim Assistance Academy 
Phone: (641) 330-6058 

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