Upcoming Volunteer Training

Meaningful Responses to Senseless Violence 101:

An Introduction to Assisting Loved Ones of Murder Victims

 

What do you do when you hear or read about a life taken by violence? Have you wanted to respond to senseless violence, but felt unprepared or ill-equipped to engage the problem or those most affected? This introductory and informational workshop hopes to empower and equip individuals and communities to respond in meaningful and practical ways to the tragedy of violent death.

 

We will cover some of the basics of:

 

  • What surviving loved ones of murder victims teach us that they need from the community,Practices and principles from those experienced in working with homicide survivors,How to be present with pain in a non-anxious way,
  • Practices and principles from those experienced in working with homicide survivors,
  • How to be present with pain in a non-anxious way,
  • Ways to support members of our community who too often report feeling abandoned & forgotten,
  • What to say and what not to say to someone after a violent death,
  • Available training & support to help us assist victim/survivors with competence & compassion.

 

This workshop will be offered:

 

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 6:30-9:00 PM
    NRCC Downtown, 1417 Clifton Street, Raleigh

 

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:30-9:00 PM
    NRCC Downtown, 1417 Clifton Street, Raleigh

 

  • Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
    Cameron Village Library Conference Room, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh

 

Dates for additional trainings will be announced on our website www.nc-van.org. We can also bring this training to your location.

 

For more information about this training or to volunteer, contact Scott Bass at 919-760-5430 or scott@nc-van.org.

Presented by the North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN)

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