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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.

November 5, 2014: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect
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Approved Credit Hours: 2.25
Location: McLeod Medical Plaza, First Floor Auditorium, 800 E. Cheves Street Florence, SC 29506
OVSEC-Course # 0717
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 hour – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 0.5 hour – Case Mangement
  • 0.75 hour – Specialized Training

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


Training Information:
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.


Course Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 pm: Check-in and coffee
9:00 – 11:25 pm: Program
November 5, 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: Robert Mills Courthouse/Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, 607 Broad Street, Camden, SC 29020
OVSEC-Course # 0559(O)
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
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 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: Coastal Electric Cooperative – Coastal Outback Room, 2269 Jeffries Hwy, Walterboro, SC 29488
OVSEC-Course # 0559(P)
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
November 17-19, 2014: Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training
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Approved Credit Hours: 15.5
Location: Hyatt Place North Charleston, 7331 Mazyck Road, North Charleston, SC 29406
OVSEC-Course # 0014(U)
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 November 7, 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.

See printable overview for training agenda.

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 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.