skills of advocacy(60 Minutes) This course is focused on how to best provide individual advocacy for victims of sexual assault as part of the Pennsylvania sexual assault counselor training requirements. The course describes an advocate’s role and provides five concrete steps for providing advocacy and methods to build assertive communication skills. 

Navigating Vicarious Trauma(30 Minutes) This course introduces the concept of vicarious trauma and will describe ways in which individuals and organizations can identify and prevent VT and support those who have been exposed to it. Learners may be required to submit handouts and exercises as proof of completion.

(60 minutes) This course discusses the history and practice of confidentiality for sexual assault counselor-advocates in Pennsylvania. Learners may be required to submit handouts and exercises as proof of completion.

Engaging Latin@s Thumbnail Image(30 Minutes) This interactive online course is focused on diversity and cultural competence as part of the Pennsylvania sexual assault counselor training requirements.  The course includes activities and information on culture and considerations for practitioners in the anti-sexual violence movement.  Learners may be required to submit handouts and exercises as proof or completion.

Ethical Practice Thumbnail Image(60 Minutes) This interactive online course is focused on ethics and ethical practice as part of the Pennsylvania sexual assault counselor training requirements. The course includes activities, readings, and background on principles of ethics and professional responsibilities. Learners may be required to submit handouts and exercises as proof of completion.

History and Philosophy - Sexual Assault Counselor Training(60 minutes) This interactive online course is focused on History and Philosophy as part of the Pennsylvania sexual assault counselor training requirements. The course includes activities, readings, and background on the anti-sexual violence movement in Pennsylvania. Learners may be required to submit handouts and exercises as proof of completion.

Resources provided here serve as supplemental materials to support PA  Rape Crisis Centers in providing PCAR-approved Sexual Assault Counselor Training. 

Download Think About It Journals to accompany recommended online training courses for PA Sexual Assault Counselor Training.