Dr. Sandra Morgan and Dave Stachowiak discuss victim advocates and their roles. Victim advocates make a personal connection with victim survivors by developing trust and building relationships. They undergo specialized training in order to be well informed about how to interact with survivors of trauma. Victim advocates focus on what the survivors need to begin to thrive. Their primary goal is to be an advocate for the survivor and make sure they feel safe. One of the main things that survivors need to hear is that they are a victim of a crime, NOT a criminal! Dr. Sandra Morgan discusses the need for a large collaboration network in this field. One of the main topics of discussion here is a tool that victim advocates can use to prepare – a guide for victim advocates which focuses on their specific role in the restoration process.
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