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Aundrea M. Travis


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Aundrea M. Travis

  1. 1. Aundrea M. TravisAundrea M. Travis (703) 899-1325 Motivated and compassionate Victim Advocate, Healthcare Navigator and Batterers Intervention Facilitator with twenty-three years of experience and extensive knowledge of the grief process individuals who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault experience. Epitomizes excellent interpersonal, verbal communication and written and communication skills, problem resolution, and high level of confidentiality. Education University of Phoenix, Bachelor of Science in Psychology Experience Empowerhouse Domestic Violence Organization, Fredericksburg, VA 2015 - 2016 Housing Case Manager • Met and provided advocacy for individuals who are experiencing domestic violence • Assisted housing program participants to develop their housing plans • Participated in assessing and qualifying applicants for domestic violence housing units • Connected clients with vital community resources and provide support • Assisted victims of in their effort towards the process of recovery, through advocacy and resource information performing duties which include but are not limited to crisis intervention, safety planning, referral, ongoing non-clinical support, and furnishing information on available options and resources to assist victims in making informed decisions regarding reporting options and care • Worked in collaborative partnership with Pursuit of Housing Campaign organizations • Assisted clients with on-going goals prioritizing safety and transition to permanent housing, obtaining protective orders while keeping their identities secure • Developed a working rapport with law enforcement to ensure safety of threatened victims and their children Healthcare Advocate • Provided in-person advocacy at emergency departments • Provided domestic violence education, risk assessment, safety planning, support, information and referral to survivors of domestic violence • Ensured victims received all needed guidance and emotional support during administrative, medical, investigative, and legal procedures • Transported or accompany clients to and from hospital or other agencies to obtain needs • Maintained confidential files and data collection on advocacy services provided • Conducted partner contacts as required to ensure client accountability and partner safety. • Objectively logged all significant activity and incidents (event, accomplishments, emergencies, behaviors, etc.) in the appropriate areas during scheduled shift and as appropriate completes Incident Reports, Data Entry, or other forms.
  2. 2. • Served as the point of contact in coordinating victim care from initial report to resolution of victim's health and well-being • Represented organization at local, regional, and statewide meetings as required Men’s Fresh Start Batterers Intervention Facilitator • Provided counseling and education in accordance with the Duluth Model to perpetrators of domestic/intimate partner violence • Conducted intakes with new participants as needed, and provided referrals to mental health or substance abuse treatment as appropriate. • Entered and maintained accurate client data using the agency’s electronic health record system. • Completed and submitted group activity reports, timesheets, and other required paperwork in a timely manner • Advocate for clients of domestic/intimate partner violence by providing appropriate referrals for services with other agencies and by providing information to clients which enable them to improve their quality of life • Developed networks and partner relationships with community organizations, state agencies, religious entities, and businesses, employers with which clients and students may live or work. • Conducted regular community informational sessions on support services available for clients or students. • Facilitated on /off site groups where appropriate and individual sessions with clients as needed. • Promoted violence prevention, self-help and social support enabling the clients to continue their non-violence plan beyond completion of the program Headquarters and Service Battalion, Henderson Hall, Arlington, VA 2010 - 2013 Uniformed Victims Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault • Ensured victims receive responsive and continuous care with timely access to appropriate services. • Reported to the installation Behavioral Health Branch of Marine Corps Community Services for administrative purposes • Collaborates with local community crisis counseling centers, as needed, to augment or enhance their Sexual Assault Prevention Response (SAPR) Program. Facilitates the development and collaboration of installation SAPR public awareness campaigns to include planning of local events. • Maintained liaison with commanders, military law enforcement, military criminal investigative organizations, uniform victim advocates, and civilian victim advocates. • Promoted the SAPR program by encouraging victims to come forward for services, and oversees development of installation education campaigns promoting prevention, victim rights and advocacy services. • Collaborated with installation legal representatives, as needed, for clarification on local, state, federal or Department of Defense policies and directives impacting the sexual assault program or other matters relating to reporting and victim advocacy. • Coordinated with command SARCs to maintain official protocols to facilitate the timely exchange of information between installation victim support agencies and/or other commands/activities on cases involving sexual assault • Trained over 1100 Service members on sexual assault intervention
  3. 3. Clearance Secret Specialized Related Training Problem Solving/Decision Making Suicide Intervention Establish and Maintain Authority Manager Development Leading Through Change Professional Development Sexual Assault Intervention Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, Netscape, Omni Plus, Microsoft Excel, Visio, Dictaphone, Windows 10 References Available upon request