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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.

August 29, 2014: LEVA Meeting and Training: SOVA Restitution
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Approved Credit Hours: 1.5
Location: SC Criminal Justice Academy Hall of Fame, 5400 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212
OVSEC-Course # 0671
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
  • 1.0 hour – Compensation Fund/SOVA

Sponsor: SC Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Association
Contact: Leigh Caldwell at 864.489.4722 or lcaldwell@cherokeecountysheriff.net


This is a FREE training. For more information, please contact Leigh Caldwell with the information provided above.
FYI: The SCLEVA Association meets at 10:30am on the last Friday of each month at the Criminal Justice Academy Hall of Fame for a meeting and training. This meeting/training is free and all are welcome to attend. Contact Leigh Caldwell with questions.

Training Agenda:

10:30 – 10:35 am: Introduction of Speakers
10:35 – 11:00 am: Importance of Restitution
11:00 – 11:30 am: Importance of Subrogation
11:30 – 11:45 am: Unclaimed Restitution
11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Question and Answer Session
September 4, 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: Limestone College – Fullerton Auditorium, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340
OVSEC-Course # 0559(M)
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
September 9, 2014: Detention Center Notifier/Support Staff Training
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Spartanburg County Jail, 950 California Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29303
OVSEC-Course # 0588(J)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training is for Notifiers/Support Staff.


Sponsor: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Detention Division
Contact: Ashley McCann at amccann@spartanburgcounty.org or 864.596.2607 Ext. 119


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


Training Agenda:


9:30 – 10:30 am: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
10:30 – 11:30 am: Victim/Witness Service Statutes
September 12, 2014: Confidential and Ethical Communication
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.25
Location: Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan Street, Florence, SC
OVSEC-Course # 0672(B)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.5 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 2.0 hours – Ethics/Confidentiality
  • 1.25 hours – Communication
  • 0.5 hour – Specialized Training

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


Training Fees & Information:
This is a FREE training limited to 50 participants. For additional information, or to register, please visit http://sccadvasa.org/training.


Training Agenda:

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration and Sign-In
10:00 am – 11:30 am: What is Confidentiality? State and Federal Requirements
11:30 am – 11:45 am: Break
11:45 am – 1:00 pm: They Dynamics of Respecting Confidentiality and Ethical Communication – Why isn’t everyone a mandated reporter?
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch (Provided by SCCADVASA)
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm: Why is Confidentiality So Important? Keeping Families Safe
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Case Scenarios
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm: Wrap-up and Certificates Issued
September 16, 2014: State Office of Victim Assistance
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Approved Credit Hours: 4.25
Location: Cleveland Park of Spartanburg, 141 N. Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303
OVSEC-Course # 0690
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 3.0 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.0 hour – Compensation Fund/SOVA
  • 0.25 hour – Specialized Training

Sponsor: State Office of Victim Assistance and the 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office

Contact: Laura Oliver at 803.734.1900 or loliver@oepp.sc.gov


This is a FREE training. Registration deadline is September 8, 2014. You may download a registration form here.


Training Information:
As the State Office of Victim Assistance strives to educate and train victim advocates, clerks of courts, chiefs, sheriffs, finance officers and treasurers, healthcare professionals and other service providers, etc. on SOVA policies, procedures, benefits, services, restitution, outreach and the oversight of the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees, and Assessment Fund, please remember staff is always available to provide technical assistance, support and information on best practices to ensure that the victims’ needs are met.


Training Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 am: Registration
9:30 – 9:45 am: Welcome
9:45 – 11:00 am: What is Crime Victims’ Compensation
11:00 – 11:15 am: Break
11:15 am – 12:30 pm: SOVA Restitution
12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:00 pm: SOVA Outreach Initiatives
2:00 – 3:15 pm: Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Fund: “What You Need to Know”
3:15 – 3:30 pm: Wrap-up/evaluations
September 19, 2014 WEBINAR: Self Care and Self Awareness
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Date and Time:September 19, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0627
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
As a provider in the direct service field, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience vicarious trauma as a result of the work they do. This may look very different depending on the individual who is experiencing the trauma, but one of the most important things you can do as a service provider is be able to recognize your own need for self-care to deal with that trauma, and what that self-care entails. This webinar will discuss the experience of vicarious trauma, and will identify some ways in which service providers can protect themselves from getting “burned out” as a result.

October 10, 2014 WEBINAR: Adult Manifestations of Childhood Sexual Assault
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Date and Time:October 10, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0622
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training may cover the following portions of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.0 hour - Specialized Training

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
Unfortunately, we know that childhood sexual assault is an all too common crime, most often perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts. What we also know is that the disclosure of such abuse often does not come until adulthood, and even if it is made earlier, there are still many symptoms suffered by survivors into and throughout their adult lives. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of childhood sexual assault and what disclosure may look like, in addition to some of the ways in which surviving childhood sexual abuse is seen in adult survivors, even years after the abuse occurred, whether they have disclosed previously or not.

October 17, 2014 WEBINAR: Pregnancy and Domestic Violence
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Date and Time:October 17, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0628
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.0 hour - Specialized Training

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
Pregnancy and domestic violence intersect in a number of different ways. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of domestic violence both during and after pregnancy, in addition to correlations between the two issues and future health outcomes for survivors and their children. This webinar will also discuss how these intersections provide a number of opportunities for intervention, information and support for pregnant women who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic violence.

October 24, 2014: The Ties That Bind: Understanding Domestic Violence
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Approved Credit Hours: 4.75
Location: McLeod Family Medicine Center, 144 N. Ravenel Street, Classrooms A&B, Florence, SC
OVSEC-Course # 0422(B)
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
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

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


Course Information:
This training is $50.00 per participant. If registration and payment are received after October 18, 2014, it is $60.00 per participant. For additional information, or to register, please visit www.peedeeahec.net.


Training Agenda:

8:45 – 9:00 am: Check-In
9:00 – 9:30 am: Discuss at least 3 important questions, thoughts or suggestions that each participant may have about domestic violence
9:30 – 9:45 am: Define domestic violence and its historical prevalence
9:45 – 10:15 am: Describe at least 3 myths and facts about the workshop title
10:15 – 10:30 am: Break
10:30 – 11:15 am: Define at least 3 important traits of an abuser
11:15 – 12:00 pm: Define at least 3 characteristics of the victim of domestic violence
12:00 – 1:15 pm: Lunch
1:15 – 1:30 pm: Describe the cycle of violence
1:30 – 2:00 pm: Identify the assessment pattern and steps seen in domestic violence
2:00 – 2:15 pm: Break
2:15 – 2:45 pm: Describe 3 ways domestic violence impacts children
2:45 – 3:30 pm: Describe the 3 difficult situations women face in leaving the abusive relationship
October 27, 2014: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.5
Location: Bill Rogers Community Center, DJJ, 4900 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210
OVSEC-Course # 0608(D)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.0 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management
  • 0.5 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women
Contact: Laura Church at 803-734-3717


This is a FREE training. For more information, or to register, please visit: www.scag.gov/criminal-domestic-violence-in-south-carolina


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am         Registration
9:00 – 10:45 am       Law Enforcement
10:45 – 11:00 am     Break
11:00 – 11:30 am     Discovery
11:30 – 12:00 pm     Testimony
12:00 – 1:00 pm       Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:00 pm         CDV Laws
2:00 – 2:15 pm         Break
2:15 – 3:15 pm         CSC Laws
3:15 – 4:00 pm         Child Advocacy
October 29-30, 2014: 2014 SC Victim Assistance Advanced Academy
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Approved Credit Hours: 7.25
Location: Bill Rogers Community Connections Center, SC Dept. of Juvenile Justice, 4900 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29212
OVSEC-Course # 0676
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training is not for Basic VSPs.


Sponsor: State Office of Victim Assistance
Contact: Ethel D. Ford (eford@oepp.sc.gov) or Genita L. Snipes (gsnipes@oepp.sc.gov) at 803.734.1900


Training Information:
The Governor’s State Office of Victim Assistance (SOVA) will host a 1½ day Advanced Victim Assistance Academy. The Advanced Academy will focus on best practices of victim advocates and networking in their communities, etc. There will also be a roundtable discussion on difficult compensation claims for SOVA.


Training Times:

Day 1: October 29, 2014
9:00 am – 3:45 pm

Day 2: October 30, 2014
9:00 am – 12:45 pm
November 7, 2014: Engaging Men in the Conversation to End Domestic Violence
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.0
Location: Georgetown County Public Library, 405 Cleland Street, Georgetown, SC 29440
OVSEC-Course # 0634(B)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.25 hours – Case Management
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

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

This is a FREE training open to the first 50 registrants. For additional information, or to register, please visit http://sccadvasa.org/training.


Training Information:
Domestic violence is a crime that affects all of society, not just women. So how do we get men to join into the conversation? Join local leaders who are working on this issue right here in South Carolina.


Training Agenda:

9:30 - 10:00am: Registration and sign-in
10:00 - 11:30am: Engaging Men & Boys in Our Work, Our Communities, and Our Organizations
11:30 - 12:00pm: Lunch (Provided by SCCADVASA)
12:00 - 12:30pm: REALMAD: Finding Purpose in my Pain
12:30 - 12:45pm: Break
12:45 - 2:00pm: REAL TALK: Engaging Men in a New Conversation
2:00 - 2:15pm: Break
2:15 - 2:45pm: Liza's Legacy: Honoring Life, Giving Hope
2:45 - 3:00pm: Break
3:00 - 4:15pm: Bridging the Gap: From Information to Implementation
4:15 - 4:30pm: Wrap-up and Certificates Issued
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 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 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.