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Tahoe SAFE Alliance to host crisis intervention training

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Tahoe SAFE Alliance this week announced the schedule for its eight-week spring Crisis Intervention Training, which begins Sept. 10.

The nonprofit organization is encouraging men and women to volunteer and help the agency in its mission of reducing the incidence and trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in the community.

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.

The full calendar, draft syllabus and volunteer application are available at http://tahoesafealliance.org/help-us/volunteer. Interested parties can send an email to karen@tahoesafealliance.org. Please apply by Sept. 2.

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.

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Trainees will be expected to attend all the sessions; classes will be conducted at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center in Incline Village.

Topics covered will 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 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.