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Volunteer Victim Advocate training held at Nevada Air National Guard Base

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A Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Volunteer Victim Advocate training took place May 3-7, 2021 at the Nevada Air National Guard Base. The 40 hour course trained six advocates from all states and territories.

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A Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Volunteer Victim Advocate training took place May 3-7, 2021 at the Nevada Air National Guard Base. The 40 hour course trained six advocates from all states and territories.

The course proved to have a profound effect on the attendees.

“Our Airmen came back with absolute rave reviews,” said Rhonda Franklin, the Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) at the 147th Attack Wing out of Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Texas. “Not only did they thoroughly enjoy the course from start to finish, they ALL said that they left the course feeling absolutely inspired to become actual change agents to address potential issues within our wing. They came back with a LIST of questions and ideas that they wanted to incorporate in our local program and they are all EXCITED to jump in.”

“This is the first course held by a Wing SARC since the coronavirus hit last year,” Michelle Middleton, the 152nd Airlift Wing SARC said. “Typically a Wing SARC wouldn’t be hosting this type of training. The training helps bring other VVAs from other states to train. It’s a great opportunity to network with others in our line of work and for them to see how we do things here.”

Franklin continued, “We all learn from each other, no one knows all of the answers all of the time and of us together are better than any one of us alone. I want everyone to know what a powerfully, positive impression that Ms. Middleton made. Keep being awesome!”

The next training isn’t yet scheduled. If you are interested in becoming a VVA, please contact Michelle Middleton at 775-240-5922.