The Core Advocacy Training is a 40-hour initial skills and knowledge training for advocates of domestic violence victims/survivors in New Mexico, funded by the Children Youth and Families Department. It is designed for new advocates; however, manager and board members of advocacy organizations are welcome to attend (space allowing). The online portion of the training is approximately 23 hours, followed by 3 days of an in-person intensive training, which is experiential. Please visit www.nmcadv.org for a calendar of in-person training.
Confidentiality is arguably one of the most important, yet problematic aspects of domestic violence work. As advocates and others attempt to protect victim safety, effective relationships between community partners are often challenged. As information is rapidly becoming digitized, we are all struggling to keep up with the dangers and difficulties the technologically-based world presents to victims. The foundation of successful coordination is clarity on the issue of confidentiality in domestic violence cases, and emphasizing how we should (and shouldn't) be using new technology to protect safety. This course is a series of recordings from "Confidentiality in the Digital Age", a workshop presented by Cindy Southworth of NNEDV, and Detective Deidre Fishel from the State College Police Department (PA).