Faith Communities & Advocates: Partnering to Address Sexual Violence

The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village: 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, FL 33914 (Calusa Conference Room)


Registration is now full!

The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence’s Rural Project and Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic and Sexual Violence are partnering to help build bridges between faith communities and survivors of sexual violence. 

Click here to register for the August 2nd training

August 2, 2018
This is a training for faith leaders (clergy and lay), sexual violence advocates, and anyone who is interested in understanding the importance of a faith-based response to sexual violence. It will include:

  • Basics about sexual violence (to be presented by FCASV Rural Project staff)
  • The critical and unique role faith leaders can play in responding to victims and being a conduit to services
  • Response skills
  • Importance of partnering with area service providers

August 2, 2018
Debrief and next steps meeting with advocates following training. 

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Light lunch included
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Advocate debrief 

CEUs will be offered free-of-charge for Florida licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors.

Hotel Accommodations

We have secured a hotel room block at the same hotel the training will be taking place -- Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village. Below is the link to make the reservations.  You can also call in to make reservations on the central reservations line at 1-800-937-8461 and reference the FCASV Rural Advocates Training.  The rate will be $110 plus tax and a separate resort fee of $10.  The deadline to make the reservations is Monday, July 23rd.  The rates are good 3 days pre and post event based on availability.