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.

December 19, 2014: Crime Victims’ Rights & Services: Training for Notifiers & Support Staff
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: City of Columbia Municipal Court, Courtroom #3, 811 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201
OVSEC-Course # 0673(B)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training is for Notifiers/Support Staff
Sponsor: Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman
Contact: Veronica Swain Kunz at vkunz@oepp.sc.gov or 803.734.0357


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


Training Agenda:

1:00 – 2:00 pm: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
2:00 – 3:00 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.

January 29, 2015: 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(K)
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:

9:00 – 10:00 am: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
10:00 – 11:00 am: Victim/Witness Service Statutes
January 30, 2015: 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(L)
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:

9:00 – 10:00 am: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights
10:00 – 11:00 am: Victim/Witness Service Statutes
ONGOING: Online Training Series: Improving Our Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (ONLINE)
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 4.0
Location: Online

OVSEC-Course # 0727
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: These trainings may cover the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs (see printable overview for more details):

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

Sponsor: Pamela Jacobs Consulting
Contact: Pamela Jacobs at pam@pamelajacobs.com


There are 10 different trainings included in this series, and they are $15 per participant/per training. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://pamelajacobs.com/my-services/onlinecourses.


IMPORTANT: There will be no OVSEC Sign-Out sheets for this is online. The sponsor will provide OVSEC with a list of everyone who participated in this training and their VSP numbers in order for participants to obtain credit.


Download printable overview for a list of available trainings in the series.

ONGOING: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect (ONLINE COURSE)
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 2.25
Location: Online Webinar

OVSEC-Course # 0728
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.0 hour – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 0.5 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 0.5 hours – Case Management
  • 0.25 hours – 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
South Carolina law mandates that professionals must report, when in their professional capacity, they obtain information that gives them reason to suspect that a child may have been abused or neglected.
This course is designed to better equip professionals with information to better assist in the recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect. “Red flags” or warning signs of abuse and neglect as well as reporting processes will be included. A “minimal facts” interview specific to law enforcement will be defined as well as the events that should occur following a report will also be addressed. This information, provided through the USC Children’s Law Center is a “must” for any professional encountering children..

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.