There is a 40hr rape and abuse course given in most states, required for most volunteer groups, and some employment, need help getting mine?

I have had 4 of these classes, in 4 other states. I have volunteered for over 25 years, After 9/11 I had to stop volunteering for almost 8yrs working mostly out of the country. In 2010, I tried to take the class, but could not find one that would work with my schedule. My next time, I was told men could not take the class by 3 different groups. I found a class a year later, but in the middle of the class, being the only male, a few women volunteers felt uncomfortable with a man in the class, and I was asked to leave. I tried other classes, but no luck, and being a man I just had to accept it. A few months ago, I found out I was going to be out of work, for 6-8 months with 4-6 surgeries. So beside rehab I was going to have a lot of time on my hands. I signed up for classes adding to my teaching degree. And I found 3 groups who were looking for volunteers. One was the YWCA, that offered the 40 hr rape class in Illinois. I was told I had to pay $240 for a professional fee to take the class, I agreed. I tried to pay, before the class, and during the class. but was told, don't worry. I took the class and passed. I was told, I would need to wait a few weeks being the only guy volunteering on the hotline. Since then I have called 3 times leaving messages whats going on about volunteering, and ask for the certificate so I can use it for employment, got no call back. Do I have any legal rights getting the certificate for a class I passed?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago
    Favourite answer

    Why do you repeatedly ask this question here when the people who can give you an actual answer work for those organizations?  If you are truly seeking an answer I suggest you post on Quora.  Yahoo!Answers is poorly moderated and infested with trolls of all stripes. To me it seems you are promoting some “poor, discriminated males” agenda. 

  • 1 year ago

    The course isn't anywhere NEAR 40 hours. It is closer to 4 hours.

    Note: EVERY organization that accepts volunteers that need the course offer the course themselves.

    Your claim ANYONE told you men can't take such a course is a FLAT OUT LIE.

    Your claim anyone decided they were uncomfortable with a male in the class HALFWAY THROUGH is patently absurd. That would have happened at the beginning if at all.

    There IS NOT a fee for the class.

    Your legal right is to admit ALL of your details are FICTION.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Sorry, I find this very hard to believe. 90% of all crisis "hotlines" are staffed by both sexes. Including "rape crisis" hotlines. And to kick you out of the class for being a male violates at least three laws. Unless you're not telling the whole story. I'd contact an attorney.

Still have questions? Get answers by asking now.