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.

July 21, 2014: South Carolina Parole and Pardon Process
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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 # 0669
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures

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


Training Information:
This is a FREE training. There are a limited number of seats, so registration is required. To register, or for questions, please contact Debbie Curtis with the info provided above.


Training Agenda:

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: SC Parole and Pardon Process
July 25, 2014: Confidential and Ethical Communication
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.25
Location: Baxter Hood Center, York Technical College, 452 S. Anderson Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730
OVSEC-Course # 0672(A)
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
August 5, 2014: Berkeley County Crime Victims' Rights and Services VSP/Notifier Training
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Berkeley County Courthouse, Jury Panel Room, 300-B California Avenue, Moncks Corner, SC 29461
OVSEC-Course # 677
Core Courses: This training is for Notifiers/Support Staff.
Sponsor: Berkeley County Clerk of Court
Contact: Beverly Turner at bturner@berkeleycountysc.gov.


This is a FREE Notifiers/Support Staff training that will be offered twice on August 5, 2014. To register, please e-mail Beverly Turner (bturner@berkeleycountysc.gov) with which time slot you’d prefer.


Training Agenda:
*Select which time slot you wish to attend when you register.
Session I
:

9:30 am: Sign-in
10:00 – 11:00 am: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
10:00 – 11:00 am: Victim/Witness Service Statutes

Session II:
1:30 pm: Sign-in
2:00 – 3:00 pm: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
3:00 – 5:00 pm: Victim/Witness Service Statutes
August 6, 2014: Municipal Court Administration Association of SC 2014 Annual Meeting
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Sonesta Resort, 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
OVSEC-Course # 0675
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100*
* Only the “Victim Service Provider Training for Notifiers and Support Staff” session (1:00 – 3:00 pm on August 6, 2014) is 100% Act 141 approved.


Sponsor: Municipal Association of South Carolina
Contact: Lesley Stone at 803.933.1240 or lstone@masc.sc, or Lea Ann Mitchell at 803.933.1254 or lmitchell@masc.sc.


Conference Information & Fees:
This conference is 3 days long (August 6 - 8, 2014) but only the “Victim Service Provider Training for Notifiers and Support Staff” session (1:00 – 3:00 pm on August 6, 2014) is OVSEC approved.
Training fees: Members - $160.00
Non-Members - $220
Victim Service Provider Training Only - $0


Registration Deadline is July 23, 2014. For additional information, or to register, please visit http://www.masc.sc/Training/Pages/detail.aspx?event=705.


Conference Agenda:

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
1:00 – 5:00 pm: Registration
1:00 – 3:00 pm: Victim Service Provider Training for Notifiers and Support Staff *

*Only OVSEC Approved Session
August 6-8, 2014: Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training
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Approved Credit Hours: 15.5 hours
Location: Greenville County Library, 25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville, SC 29601
OVSEC-Course # 0014(T)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers all of the Core Courses of OVSEC Basic Training.


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


Conference Fees & Information:
FREE – SCCADVASA Member Program Advocates
$75.00 – General Registration
Registration Deadline is July 18, 2014
This 3-day training includes training materials. For additional information, or to register, please visit www.sccadvasa.org/training.


Course Description & Agenda:
This training was designed to meet the specific requirements of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman, Office of Victim Services Education and Certification for Basic Victim Service Providers.


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August 7, 2014: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.5
Location: Midlands Technical College NE Campus, 151 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203
OVSEC-Course # 0608(C)
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
August 15, 2014 WEBINAR: LGBTQ Model Protocol: Providing Comprehensive, Competent Services
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Date and Time:August 15, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Approved Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0626
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
Unfortunately, we know that occurrences of intimate partner and sexual violence against individuals identifying as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) individuals are just as prevalent, if not more so, than for those who identify as heterosexual. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of these types of violence against these individuals, and will provide a description of a model protocol service providers can implement to ensure that services are trauma-informed and comprehensive. This webinar will also provide some ways to increase the competency of service providers in addressing the specific needs of individuals in the LGBTQ community.

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 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 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 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.