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Crisis intervention training slated

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Volunteer training to work with domestic violence and sexual assault victims will begin Jan. 24 in Rocklin. Peace for Families will hold the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 to 4 p.m. through Feb. 18 on the Rocklin campus of Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Road. Training will cover the curriculums mandated by the Office of Emergency Services. The 64-hour training is mandatory for those wishing to have direct contact with clients. Volunteer opportunities include answering the crisis line, victim advocacy, crisis counseling/intervention, group facilitator, Sexual Assault Response Team, community referrals and participation in outreach programs. Candidates must first complete a volunteer application and an interview screening process before being accepted into the training. Volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment to the agency. For more information on the training and/or volunteer opportunities, call Heather Bullis-Cruz, education and training coordinator for PEACE for Families at (530) 823-6224 or send an e-mail to hbullis-cruz@peaceforfamilies.org. ~ Staff report