“I Can Neither Confirm nor Deny”: The Why and How of Confidentiality for Advocates

Audience: KCSDV Coalition Member Program Staff

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Thursday, May 13, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

Survivor confidentiality is fundamental in sexual assault and domestic violence advocacy services. Confidentiality empowers survivors, enhances safety, and builds trust. Additionally, it is required by federal confidentiality requirements. This webinar will help advocates better understand the importance of confidentiality in providing safe, empowering, survivor-centered services, as well as the federal confidentiality requirements and exceptions.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to (objectives):

  • Discuss federal confidentiality requirements for sexual assault and domestic violence advocates.
  • Explain the exceptions to federal confidentiality requirements.
  • Describe the essential components of a release of information.

Sarah Hachmeister
Accreditation and Technical Assistance Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

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Once your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Shelly Newman
snewman@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

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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.

Total Training Hours: 1.5


  •  May 13, 2020
     2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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