Housing providers often struggle with how to help survivors. Is something happening with this resident? How can I help? Why does it seem to be happening? This course is intended to provide housing professionals with a foundation for understanding and working with residents who are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking. Participants will learn about the cycle of violence, the pattern of power and control, the impact of these traumatic experiences and the resources and community partners available to provide assistance.
About the Trainer
During Victim Rights Month in April, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Victim Witness Assistance Board, and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) awarded Clare Namugga of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) the “Advocate of the Year” award at their annual Victim Rights Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center.
The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to assist victims in their recovery and pursuit of justice. Ms. Namugga is a Senior Case Manager at BARCC, a rape crisis center serving the greater Boston area, who assists over 200 victims annually to access needed services and supports to recover from sexual violence. In addition to her direct services work, she actively lobbies state and local leaders to enhance resources available to victims, participates in community events to raise awareness of sexual violence, and provides trainings to providers and communities to prevent sexual abuse. Prior to working at BARCC, Ms. Namugga worked in Uganda with abandoned orphans and survivors of political trauma and has worked locally with homeless families, political refugees, and immigrant communities to access needed services.