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Tahoe SAFE Alliance announces volunteer training and recruitment

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tahoe SAFE Alliance announced its eight-week spring Crisis Intervention Training beginning April 9. Men and women are encouraged to volunteer and help reduce 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, offered bi-annually. The full calendar, draft syllabus and volunteer application are available at http://tahoesafealliance.org/help-us/volunteer/ or e-mail to kristy@tahoesafealliance.org by March 8.

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. Trainees will be expected to attend all the sessions. The classes will be conducted in the Meiling Room and Trepp Room of the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation (Reynolds Building) in Incline Village, Nev.

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 will allow volunteers to contribute in 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 Kristy Oriol, volunteer and event coordinator at 775-298-0182 or Kristy@tahoesafealliance.org.

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