Training

Training


Approved Trainings

These trainings have been approved by OVSEC. It is the VSP's responsibility to register for these approved trainings. Please click on the course title for registration information and course details.

If you were hired on or after January 1, 2009, please see the OVSEC basic training courses.

November 21, 2014 WEBINAR: Working with Faith-Based Communities
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Date and Time:November 21, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0629
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.0 hour - Case Management

Sponsor: SCCADVASA
Contact: Donna Thompson at 803.256.2900 or registration@sccadvasa.org.


This is a FREE webinar. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://www.sccadvasa.org/training.


IMPORTANT:
There will be no OVSEC Sign-Out sheets for this training as it is a Webinar. SCCADVASA will provide OVSEC with a list of everyone who participated in this training, their VSP numbers, and the times when VSPs logged on and off of the Webinar in order for participants to obtain credit.


Training Overview
Faith-based communities provide a network for survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence that is key to providing a holistic approach to the work service providers and advocates do. By engaging these communities, we are able to reach survivors at a variety of levels, whether they have left an abusive relationship or are currently in one. This webinar will focus on engaging faith leaders and their communities in this work, and providing these individuals with trauma-informed, appropriate services. The webinar will also discuss how to make referrals to community resources that are best equipped to advocate with and for survivors and their families.

December 1, 2014: Dementia Makes All the Difference: Learning to Recognize Dementia in "At Risk" Elder Care Situations and How to Have Positive & Effective Impact
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Approved Credit Hours: 4.0
Location: McLeod Pavilion 5th Floor Auditorium, 801 E. Cheves Street Florence, SC 29506
OVSEC-Course # 0722
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hours – Case Mangement
  • 2.0 hours – Communication

Sponsor: Pee Dee AHEC / McLeod Regional Medical Center
Contact: Cheryl Neuner at 843.777.5347 or cneunert@mcleodhealth.org or Kay Lambert at 843.777.5352 or klambert@mcleodhealth.org


This is a FREE training. For more information, or to register, please visit www.peedeeahec.net.


Training Information:
By the completion of this session, learners should be able to:

  • Compare and contract behaviors that are indicative of normal aging changes versus those related to dementia and may require ‘special’ approaches and handling
  • Identify selective techniques that reduce distress, encourage acceptance of assistance, and improve outcomes for both people living with dementia and support/care providers
  • Describe common abuse and neglect ‘risky’ situations compared to difficult and challenging care situations that are optimized
  • Identify dynamic verbal and non-verbal information gathering techniques to better identify situations that require intervention, remediation, or emergency action.

  • Course Agenda:

    8:30 – 9:00 pm: Check-in and coffee
    9:00 – 1:15 pm: Program
December 4, 2014: Strategies for Service: Serving Under Served Victims
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.75
Location: SC Highway Patrol Office, 1391 Middleton Street, Orangeburg, SC 29115
OVSEC-Course # 0719
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hours – Case Management
  • 2.0 hours – Communication
  • 1.75 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
Contact: LaKesha Clawson at lclawson@orangeburgcounty.org

This is a FREE training. For more information, please contact LaKesha Clawson with the information provided above. For a registration form, please click here.


Training Information:
This one day training on Serving under Served Victims in the Hispanic/ Latino Community, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual Community and the Native American Community is designed to educate Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement officers, and Department of Social Services workers. This training will focus on ways to better educate and serve the victims of underserved populations in their local communities. This training will provide available resources to those populations at the local and state level. This training will provide basic background information on the different population groups and statistical information on the current crime rates involving these populations. This training will be presented by skilled instructors who currently work with these special populations and have extensive law enforcement experience.


Training Agenda:

8:15 - 9:00am: Registration
9:00 - 10:30am: Serving Under Served Victims Panel Discussion
10:30 - 10:45am: Break
10:45 - 12:00pm: Serving the Native American Community
12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:00pm: Serving the LGBTQI Community
2:00 - 2:15pm: Break
2:15 - 3:15pm: Serving Under Served Victims
3:15 - 4:15pm: Question and Answer
4:15 - 4:30pm: Presentation of Certificates
December 8, 2014: Notifier/Support Staff Training
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services, 2221 Devine Street, 5th Floor Training Room, Columbia, SC
OVSEC-Course # 0594(E)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training is for Notifiers/Support Staff.


Sponsor: SC Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
Contact: Debbie Curtis at Debora.curtis@ppp.sc.gov


This is a FREE Notifiers/Support Staff. Participation is limited, so registration is required. To register, or for questions, please contact Debbie Curtis with the info provided above.


Training Agenda:


10:00 – 11:00 am: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
11:00 – 12:00 pm: Victim/Witness Service Statutes
December 12, 2014: The Core Competencies of Trauma-Informed Care for All SC Agencies and Organizations that Serve Children, Adolescents and Their Families
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Approved Credit Hours: 4.75
Location: Laurens City Town Hall – Third Floor, 126 East Public Square, Laurens, SC 29360
OVSEC-Course # 0559(Q)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 0.5 hour – Ethics/Confidentiality
  • 0.5 hour – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 0.5 hour – Communication
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training
Sponsor: Joint Council on Children and Adolescents


This is a FREE training. For more information, or to register, please visit http://childlaw.sc.edu/doc/TIC9%20Flyer.pdf.


Training Information:
What is trauma-informed care, what is trauma-specific treatment, and what do they have to do with you? If you have any contact with children, adolescents and their families, they have absolutely everything to do with you! This training will provide a detailed explanation of the Core Competencies of Trauma-Informed Care for Agencies and Organizations in South Carolina that Serve Children, Adolescents, and their Families, and will be given the model for how we all should respond to children, adolescents, and families who have encountered traumatic events.


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 8:55 am : Registration
9:00 am : Core Competency: Knowledge
9:50 am : Break
10:00 am : Core Competency: Knowledge (continued)
10:50 am : Break
11:00 am : Core Competency: Knowledge (continued)
11:15 am : Core Competency: Values & Attitudes
11:45 am : Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm : Core Competency: Communication
1:30 pm : Core Competency: Practice
1:50 pm : Break
2:00 pm : Core Competency: Practice (continued)
2:50 pm : Break
3:00 pm : Core Competency: Organizations & Systems
3:30 pm : Core Competency: Communities
4:00 pm : Evaluations, Conclusion, Certificates Issued
December 19, 2014 WEBINAR: Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting
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Date and Time:December 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0630
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 0.5 hour - SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 0.5 hour - Ethics/Confidentiality

Sponsor: SCCADVASA
Contact: Donna Thompson at 803.256.2900 or registration@sccadvasa.org.


This is a FREE webinar. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://www.sccadvasa.org/training.


IMPORTANT:
There will be no OVSEC Sign-Out sheets for this training as it is a Webinar. SCCADVASA will provide OVSEC with a list of everyone who participated in this training, their VSP numbers, and the times when VSPs logged on and off of the Webinar in order for participants to obtain credit.


Training Overview
When providing victim services, confidentiality of survivor information paired with mandated reporting requirements should be a constant thought in the minds of providers. Am I protecting the information of the people I am serving? Do they have access and power over their own information? Am I required to report? These and some other common questions will be addressed in this webinar. Additionally, the presenter will discuss some ways in which State and Federal laws may differ when it comes to these issues, and how to maneuver that situation.

ONGOING: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly (ONLINE COURSE)
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 4.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0704
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.0 hour – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management
  • 1.0 hour – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Pee Dee AHEC
Contact: Cheryl Neuner at cneuner@mcleodhealth.org or 843.777.5347.


Training Information:
This is a FREE online training. Participants must go onto the website (www.scahec.net/schools) and create a profile the first time they take a SCAHEC online training. For information on creating a profile and registering, please click here.
Once a participant finishes viewing the training, they will be required to complete a brief post-test (on which they must score at least 75%), complete the training evaluation, and then print their certificate for their records. Participants will select their discipline with their profile and registration which will determine how their certificate prints out.
IMPORTANT: There will be no OVSEC Sign-Out sheets for this training as it is online. SCAHEC will provide OVSEC with a list of everyone who completed this training in order for participants to obtain credit.


Training Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the indicators of financial exploitation in elder abuse.
  • Identify the issues associated with properly responding to financial exploitation of the elderly.
  • Apply accepted response techniques when an elderly individual is being financially exploited.