WEBINAR DESCRIPTION: Confidentiality is foundational to sexual and domestic violence victim advocacy. Given the complexity of situations encountered within advocacy, it is important to have a strong grasp of the laws, principles, and policies that guide advocate confidentiality. Becoming more confident about confidentiality obligations can help empower advocates to have necessary and productive conversations with survivors and with allied professionals. It can also help advocates to manage situations where information must be released in a way that promotes survivor safety and autonomy. Join us for this three-part webinar series, where we will start with the Foundation and Fundamentals (Part 1), and then dig deeper into the three avenues by which personally identifying information may be released: Survivor-Driven Releases of Information (Part 2) and Statutory Mandates and Court Orders (Part 3).
Confident Confidentiality: Foundation and Fundamentals (June 29, 2021)
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
1. Describe why confidentiality is an essential foundational component of advocacy.
2. Describe the federal confidentiality provisions that apply to community-based victim advocacy programs.
3. Identify the limited exceptions to the federal confidentiality provisions.
4. Identify best practices for maintaining survivor confidentiality and following federal requirements.
AUDIENCE: KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff Only
This grant project is supported by the State General Fund for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor.