The CORE 40 is a FREE Sexual Assault Victim Advocate training designed primarily for sexual assault advocates who are staff or volunteers working with victims of sexual assault through Rape Crisis Centers or Dual Service Providers. The training topics are standardized with suggested teaching points that allow for consistency throughout the field. This training offers the necessary "core" or basic knowledge and skills to provide competent and effective crisis intervention services to victims.
Although the emphasis of the Sexual Assault Victim Advocate CORE 40 training is focused on building the fundamental skills for advocates working in the field of sexual assault, the training allows for flexibility to incorporate a few additional topics when deemed relevant. Relevancy is based on current trends in victimology and the subsequent education/skill building needs that arise as a result.