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Sonoma State University

Psychology Internships


Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: YWCA Sonoma County - Domestic Violence Services
Address: PO Box 3506 Santa Rosa Ca 95402
Phone: (707) 303-8401
Supervisor: Misty Bastoni
Email: mbastoni@ywcasc.org
Fax: (707)546-9928
Website: www.ywca.org/sonomacounty

Internship Description

Job Title: Family Advocate Intern

Compensation: unpaid
Amount/Type: Training + Certificate
Internship Length: 6 months
Hours Per Week: 10-20, flexible days/times

Population: Adults, Children, Families, Multicultural
Focus: Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, Education, Homeless, Case Management
Setting: Confidential Women's Shelter

Duties: Work alongside YWCA staff for victims of domestic violence and their children. The YWCA Family Advocate Internship provides case-management experience for students interested in social work or counseling and working with families in crisis. Intern duties include answering the 24-hour domestic violence hotline, collecting client data, transporting clients, accompanying clients to court, taking care of children at the safe house and general house management. On the hotline interns provide referrals, safety plan with the caller and screen for entry into the Safe House or support group.

Qualifications: Desire to learn more about supporting victims of domestic violence and the issues they are facing. Interest in social work & case management. Cultural & crisis sensitivity. Additional language skills helpful, not required. 6 month commitment is preferred.

Additional Information: Training on domestic violence and client advocacy will begin July 26th-Aug. 16th, M, W, F 10:00-2:00 (40 hours; certificate upon completion).

Please see Psych. Dept.'s flyers or call # above for more information.

This internship was updated 7/30/13

last updated: 07.30.2013