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Crisis intervention training set for September

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Tahoe SAFE Alliance, a nonprofit organization, recently announced the schedule for its 8-week fall Crisis Intervention Training, which is set to begin Sept. 4, 2012.The organization is encouraging men to volunteer and help the agency in its mission of reducing the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in our own communities. Several men completed the course last spring and have been excellent partners in the Tahoe SAFE Alliance mission. Tahoe SAFE Alliance empowers survivors to move through crisis to self-sufficiency by providing reliable, consistent and progressive services.Volunteers work in a number of different programs requiring varying degrees of time commitment. All of the volunteers at Tahoe SAFE Alliance who work with clients must successfully complete the Crisis Intervention Training, which is offered bi-annually. Interested parties can send an e-mail to hayley@tahoesafealliance.org.Tahoe SAFE Alliance’s Crisis Intervention Training is an intensive 68-hour course being held on a combination of Tuesday evenings, Thursdays evenings and three Saturdays over an eight week period.The evening sessions will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting Sept. 4 and running through Oct. 30. The Saturday classes will be Sept. 8, Sept. 15 and Oct. 6. Trainees will be expected to attend all the sessions. The classes will be conducted in the Meiling Room of the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center in Incline Village.Topics covered during the training include: the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault, cultural diversity, substance abuse, legal issues of domestic violence and sexual abuse, acquaintance rape, child abuse, suicide, peer counseling and crisis intervention techniques.Graduates from this course are provided with a certificate of completion and are recognized as able to work in Crisis Intervention and Peer Counseling. Successful completion of the course will allow volunteers to contribute in any of the Tahoe SAFE Alliance client-based programs. These programs include, the 24-Hour Community Help Line, the Children’s Program, the Violence Prevention Program and the Safehouse Program.Volunteers find this work both stimulating and rewarding. Whether it’s giving clients important information when they need it 24 hours, or aiding to guide and empower children through positive role-modeling, creative self-expression, education and support, this experience is sure to be a valuable growth opportunity for all community members.For more information about any of the programs please call Hayley Adamski, Volunteer and Event Coordinator, at 775-298-0182 or hayley@tahoesafealliance.org.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 9, 2012 01:51PM Published Aug 9, 2012 01:50PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.