Education and Training

Subjects Offered:
  • The Impact of Homicide on the Family
  • Caregivers and Interventions
  • Traumataic Grief Process
  • Children and Grief
  • Traumatic Grief and Anger

Lew Cox, Founder and Executive Director of VCVS, is available for lectures. 

Some of Mr. Cox's presentation experience:
  • The World Grathing on Grief (Vancouver BC)
  • Office of Crime Victims Advocacy annual Convention (Lake Chelan)
  • Compassionate Friends National Convention (Dearborn MI)
  • Oregon State Defense Attorny Asscoation Annual Convention
Basic Homicide Advocacy Training
*Those interested in working as an advocate with co-victims must complete 25 Hours of basic advocacy training.

Annual Training Subjects

Police Investigations
Grief & Trauma
The Criminal Justice System
Caregivers & Traumatic Grief
Role of the Prosecutor
Support Groups
Role of the Defense Attorney
The Clergy & Traumatic Grief
Role of the Victim Advocate
The Lasting Effects of Homicide
*Please contact Lew Cox if you or your group has an interest in advocacy training.

Training and Workshops are presented on Microsoft Power Point.