These volunteer trainings are free and open to the public with particular emphasis on our Community Partners. They’re a great way to find out more about a particular topic - or come to all of them to discover some of the background of advocate training at The Harbor.
This final class of the fall training covers confidentiality, perhaps the most central and important tenet of advocacy. Harbor advocates are legally mandated to maintain absolute confidentiality about their clients at all times: what does that mean, exactly? And how do you put it into practice, particularly in a small community? Subpoenas, working with the court system and other issues will also be covered.
Please note that these classes are only part of the full volunteer training and attendance does not confer Harbor volunteer status on any participant or lead to Advocate Certification.