Section 69-5.3 - Minimum training standards

69-5.3 Minimum training standards. Rape crisis counselors must have at least 40 hours of training, at least 30 hours of which must have been completed prior to certification and the remainder of which must be completed within one year from the date of certification. This training shall include, but need not be limited to, instruction in the following:

(a) the dynamics of sexual offenses, sexual abuse and incest;

(b) crisis intervention techniques;

(c) client-counselor confidentiality requirements;

(d) communication skills and intervention techniques;

(e) an overview of the state criminal justice system;

(f) an update and review of state laws on sexual offenses, sexual abuse and incest;

(g) the availability of state and community resources for clients;

(h) working with a diverse population;

(i) an overview of child abuse and maltreatment identification and reporting responsibilities; and

(j) information on the availability of medical and legal assistance for such clients.
 

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 1994
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