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Training Opportunities in 2022

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May

“BASIC CORE” TRAINING FOR VICTIM SERVICE PROVIDERS

Sponsor:  South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Date & Time:  May 23, 2022 – August 2, 2022

  • Registration: Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 13
  • Introductory Meeting: Monday, May 23 @ 2:00 PM
  • Deadline to complete online courses – Monday, July 25
  • Group Meeting – Tuesday, August 2 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Credit Hours:  15 
Location:   Online

*Please note, all courses for Victim Service Provider Basic Training will close on the specified date or when the cohort reaches full capacity.

Program Description: SCCADVASA’s Basic Training for Victim Service Providers provides an intensive, interactive learning experience where new victim service providers gain the foundational knowledge and professional skills they need to use a strengths-based approach to provide direct services to Victims of Crime, while also advocating for the rights of survivors, educating to bring about awareness and prevention, and collaborating with allies across the state.

Core Courses:  Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by completing this training. *You must attend the entire training to receive any VSP Continuing Education Credits. The Basic Training Course is a 15-hour course – 11.5 hours online and the remaining hours are on a scheduled webinar.

  • Online portion:  must be completed priorto attending the webinar portion of this training.  Check the links below for each training’s online opening dates & information.
  • Webinar portion: Group meeting Tuesday April 26, 2022 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Contact: Tricia Phaup at 803.256.2900 or Registration@sccadvasa.org

For additional information, fees & registration instructions please click the following link: http://www.sccadvasa.org/basic-training-for-victim-service-providers/

June

Safety Planning for High Risk IPV Situations

Sponsor:  Pee Dee Coalition
Date & Time: June 20, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Credit Hours:  2.75 VSP hours
Location:  Online Webinar

Program Description: Victims of high risk IPV situations often have complex needs that are best met through extensive safety planning with a victim advocate. Additionally, victims may have competing barriers that may affect the safety plan, such as historical trauma, culture, isolation, and fear of law enforcement. In these cases, a collaborative response from other victim service providers may be warranted to assist the victim. This webinar will provide participants with new ways of approaching complex safety plans and how to collaborate wisely with other victim service agencies to enhance victim safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three barriers that complex IPV cases may have in seeking assistance from a victim advocate.
  • Define three safety plan strategies to assist victims during a high risk IPV situation.
  • Describe two ways in which victim service providers can collaborate on high risk IPV cases.

To Register:   visit www.peedeecoalition.org

Contact:  Michelle Harkey: mharkey@peedeecoalition.org  or phone (843)-669-4694

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.


Vicarious Trauma, Burnout and Resiliency in Victim Service Providers

Sponsor:  Pee Dee Coalition
Date & Time: June 21, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Credit Hours:  2.75 VSP hours
Location:  Online Webinar

Program Description: Addressing the impact of vicarious trauma and burnout has been at the forefront of victim services for the past few years. The combination of a global pandemic, work-related trauma, family stress, and an increase in complex cases have significantly increased the possibility of vicarious trauma and burnout for victim service providers. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and burnout and introduce skills that build individual and organizational resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define vicarious trauma and burnout.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma and burnout.
  • Explore five strategies to build personal and organizational resilience)

To register, visit www.peedeecoalition.org

Contact:  Michelle Harkey: mharkey@peedeecoalition.org  or phone (843)-669-4694

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.


SC KNOWMORE WEBINAR SERIES: The Power of 3: Services, Safety, & Sanctuary for BIPOC Students

Sponsor:  South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Date & Time: June 24, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Credit Hours: 2
Location:  Online Webinar

Program Description: South Carolina is home to over 60 colleges and universities, including eight historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The primary goal of this training is to build collaborative partnerships between our member organizations and our college campuses in South Carolina. In particular, how can our member organizations better support our BIPOC (Black, indigenous, and people of color) student populations within South Carolina? How might we better meet their needs, better communicate our services to this population, and tailor our outreach events to build better connections? This presentation will be focused on the unique needs of BIPOC populations, how those needs might be different at HBCUs vs. predominantly-white institutions, and how our DV/SA organizations and college campuses can work together to support student survivors both on and off campus. 

Objectives

  • Gain a greater awareness of the cultural and historical needs of BIPOC students on college and university campuses 
  • Increase their collaboration skills when working with local college and university campuses (including HBCUs) 
  • Learn strategies to create impactful programming for BIPOC students at HBCUs and predominantly-white institutions

To Register:   https://sc.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/TrainingEventRegistration/Create/791Create New Event Registration - Coalition Manager

Contact:  the Training and Special Events Coordinator at registration@sccadvasa.org.

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.

July

August

"Victims and Title IX" 

Sponsor: South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

Date & Time: August 24, 2022, 12:00 

 

Join SCVAN Legal virtually on August 24th at noon for our monthly Lunch and Learn. 

 

This course has been approved for up to 1 VSP credit. The topic for this month is "Victims and Title IX." 

Registration: Registration

 

September

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Ethics in Victim Services 

Sponsor:  South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)

Date & Time:  September 14, 2022 at noon

Join SCVAN Legal virtually on September 14th at noon for our monthly Lunch and Learn. 

Program Description:

Join SCVAN Legal virtually on September 14th at noon for our monthly Lunch and Learn. 

This course has been approved for up to 1 VSP credit. The topic for this month is "Ethics in Victim Services." 

To Register: Registration

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VICTIMS AND TRAUMA

Sponsor: South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

Date & Time: September 16, 2022 - from 10am-11am 

Credit Hours:  1 hour

Location: Virtual 

Description:

Join SCVAN Legal virtually on September 16th at 10am for a special training on "Victims and Trauma." 

To Register: Registration  

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Help the Helpers

Sponsor: Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

Date & Time: September 21, 2022 - from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Credit Hours:  2.25
Location:
Orangeburg County Library - 1645 Russell Street Orangeburg, SC 29115

Description
This session will help and assist members of the Clergy and Community members how to begin hard conversation in reference to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. This training will teach them methods to understand the victim and determine what is necessary to better aid the person in need. This training will also provide them resources to aid the victims. We will also discuss methods of prevention and safety planning.


To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/help-the-helpers-tickets-381760635337

Contact: Karen Sanders at karen.sanders@orangeburgdps.org This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.

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Safe Designation Agency Training - Sexual Assault Forensic Excellence

Sponsor: South Carolina Victim Assistance Network

Date & Time: September 21, 2022 - from 9am-11am OR 1pm-3pm

Credit Hours:  2 hour

Location: Criminal Justice Academy (Training Room 136) 5400 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29212 Please RSVP to Amandabrown@scvan.org

Description: Trauma informed care, sexual-assault care basics, evidence preservation, sexual assault kit information, strangulation basics

To Register: Please RSVP to Amandabrown@scvan.org

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South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Training

Date & Time: Anytime between May 17 and November 30, 2022

Credit Hours:  3.25 VSP hours

Location: Online, self-paced format

The protocol training that is mandated by the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act is now available for all professionals involved in the child abuse response system in South Carolina.

Description: This training contains the online modules required to complete the South Carolina Child Abuse Protocol Training as outlined in the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act. The training details mandated procedures for a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach to child abuse by addressing the functions of the CAC/MDT, roles and responsibilities of each discipline, and the interaction of these disciplines during the child abuse response process. A coordinated, MDT approach facilitates efficient interagency communication and information sharing, ongoing involvement of key individuals, and support for children and families. 

For more information: SC Protocol Training Flyer

To Register:https://connect.cac-sc.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/61

 

October

Thriving Together 2022 - Community partners working together to meet the challenges of surviving Domestic Violence.

Sponsor:   Cumbee Center

Date & Time: October 7, 2022 from 8:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Credit Hours: 5.25 hours

Location:  Lessie B. Price Center -

                 841 Edgefield Avenue

                 Northwest Aiken, SC 29801

Description

Dynamic speakers from across the state will be speaking on the following topics: What are the challenges of surviving domestic violence? Why do these challenges exist? How do we address these challenges from 3 different perspectives (Law Enforcement & Victim Advocacy, Prosecutorial, and Cultural Humility)?

For information:  contact April Jordan at (803) 641-4162, ext. 7009

To register: Cumbee Center 2022 Conference- Thriving Together. Tickets, Fri, Oct 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite

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The Impact of Technology on Victim Services

 Sponsor:  Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Assault

 Date & Time: October 14, 2022 - from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Credit Hours:  1.5 VSP hours

Location:  Online Webinar

Description:

This training is intended for victim service providers to address the needs of victims leaving abusive relationships. The training will focus on properly using technology within victim services. The participant will learn different safety planning techniques that work to increase the level of safety for victims and their families.

Learning Objectives:

°The participant will have knowledge of the latest online threats, risks, and trends in online communications and social networking

°The participant will understand the use of technology to maintain contact with loved ones which may impact on their care

°The participant will learn how to create clear boundaries and structure interventions that support the appropriate use of technology

°The participant an appropriate level of filtering and monitoring, which safeguards residents from risky online content and contact

To Register:  visit www.peedeecoalition.org

Contact:  Michelle Harkey at mharkey@peedeecoalition.org

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.

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SCVAN: What Can We Do For You?

 Sponsor:  South Carolina Victim Assistance Network SCVAN

 Date & Time: October 17, 2022 - 10 AM to 12 PM

 Credit Hours:  2 hours

Location:  Online Webinar

Description:

This training will provide a detailed overview and discussion of SCVAN’s five grant programs:

1) Financial Relief for Victims Program provides direct emergency and transitional housing assistance and information to victims.
2) The Crime Victim Information Services System (CVISS) provides a research, resource and referrals to crime victims and service providers state-wide.
3) Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) provides holistic legal services to South Carolina crime victims across myriad areas of law, including victims’ rights enforcement.
4) Faith-based Victim Service Program to develop resources that will assist crime victims and their families in South Carolina in partnership with faith communities.
5) Statewide Forensic Nurse Examiner (FNE) Coordinator provides coordination and support to existing and developing FNE programs in our state; building alliances with service providers to promote victim-oriented medical response and treatment of sexual assault victims.

 Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S3sUk8WyRfCTIEHXsdYBIg

 For more information:  Shannon Geary 803-750-1200 or shannon@scvan.org

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.

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Non-Fatal Strangulation in Domestic Violence Training

 Sponsor:  Pee Dee Coalition against Domestic & Sexual Assault

 Date & Time: October 25, 2022 - from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Credit Hours:  1.5 VSP hours

Location:  Online Webinar

Course Purpose:

This block in instruction is to raise awareness of issues related to non-fatal strangulation by detecting the subtle signs and symptoms of that type of assault. Attendees will also know the proper response to victims of a non-fatal strangulation event.   

Course Agenda:

10:00 am – 10:30 am    -       The need for increased awareness of non-fatal strangulation

10:30 am – 11:00 am    -       The signs and symptoms of non-fatal strangulation

11:00 am – 11:30 am    -       Proper response to non-fatal strangulation in domestic violence

 To Register:  visit www.peedeecoalition.org

Contact:  Michelle Harkey at mharkey@peedeecoalition.org

This webinar must be attended to receive VSP credit, viewing a recorded copy will not provide VSP credit.

 

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Webinar: Impact of Domestic/Family Violence and Sexual Assault on Children

Sponsor:  SCCADVASA 

Date & Time: October 28, 2022 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Credit Hours: 2 hours

Location: **More details and registration link coming soon!

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South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Training

Date & Time: Anytime between May 17 and November 30, 2022

Credit Hours:  3.25 VSP hours

Location: Online, self-paced format

The protocol training that is mandated by the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act is now available for all professionals involved in the child abuse response system in South Carolina.

Description: This training contains the online modules required to complete the South Carolina Child Abuse Protocol Training as outlined in the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act. The training details mandated procedures for a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach to child abuse by addressing the functions of the CAC/MDT, roles and responsibilities of each discipline, and the interaction of these disciplines during the child abuse response process. A coordinated, MDT approach facilitates efficient interagency communication and information sharing, ongoing involvement of key individuals, and support for children and families. 

For more information: SC Protocol Training Flyer

To Register:https://connect.cac-sc.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/61

 

November

South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Training

Date & Time: Anytime between May 17 and November 30, 2022

Credit Hours:  3.25 VSP hours

Location: Online, self-paced format

The protocol training that is mandated by the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act is now available for all professionals involved in the child abuse response system in South Carolina.

Description: This training contains the online modules required to complete the South Carolina Child Abuse Protocol Training as outlined in the South Carolina Child Abuse Response Protocol Act. The training details mandated procedures for a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) approach to child abuse by addressing the functions of the CAC/MDT, roles and responsibilities of each discipline, and the interaction of these disciplines during the child abuse response process. A coordinated, MDT approach facilitates efficient interagency communication and information sharing, ongoing involvement of key individuals, and support for children and families. 

For more information: SC Protocol Training Flyer

To Register:https://connect.cac-sc.org/eventmanager/onlinetraining/details/61

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2022 ANNUAL CHILDREN’S LAW CONFERENCE

 Sponsor:  USC Children’s Law Center

 Date & Time: November 4, 2022 – 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

 Credit Hours:  3 VSP hours

Location:   Cooperative Conference Center

                  169 Laurelhurst Ave

                  Columbia, SC

Description:

This year’s annual Children’s Law Conference, featuring Six to Cancel, founder and CEO of Think of Us, will address issues affecting children involved in South Carolina’s child protection and juvenile justice systems. An outstanding faculty will present on topics including Centering Lived Experience at the CoreHuman Trafficking of Minors in South Carolina: What Professionals Need to Know to Support Victims; Current Trends in Teen Substance Use and Treatment; Engaging Fathers; Teen Suicide Red Flags and Prevention; Conversations on Being a System-Involved Youth; A Case law and Legislative Update; and The Three Trees of Self Care for Child-Serving Professionals.   

 To register:   https://secure.touchnet.net/C21544_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=124

For more information:  Contact Lauren Marsh at marshla@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-576-7228.

 

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