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.

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.

September 24, 2014: Serving LGBTQI Survivors of Sexual Violence
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Approved Credit Hours: 6.5
Location: Baptist Parkridge Hospital, 400 Palmetto Health Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29212
OVSEC-Course # 0700
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
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands

Contact: Bahiyyih Young at 803.790.8208 or all@stsm.org


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


Training Information:
This training will discuss providing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and intersexed (LGBTQI) survivors of sexual violence.


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am: Breakfast & Registration
9:00 – 9:30 am: Introduction
9:30 – 11:00 am: Becoming Inclusive
11:00 – 11:10 am: Break
11:10 – 12:40 pm: Hate Crimes: A Law Enforcement Perspective
12:40 – 1:40 pm: Lunch
1:40 – 3:10 pm: Serving LGBTQI Youth Survivors
3:10 – 3:20 pm: Break
3:20 – 4:50 pm: Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQI Community
4:50 – 5:00 pm: Closing & Evaluations
September 26, 2014: Advanced Legal Training Series I: Immigration 101
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Approved Credit Hours: 3.75
Location: USC Lancaster, Carole Ray Dowling Health Services Center, 509 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster, SC 29721
OVSEC-Course # 0694(A)
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
  • 1.0 hour – Case Management
  • 1.75 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: USC School of Law, Children’s Law Center

Contact: Carrie Gridine at carriegridine@sc.edu


This is a FREE training. For more information, or to register, please visit http://childlaw.sc.edu/Advanced%20Legal%20Training.shtml.


Training Information:
This advanced legal training will include the following topics: DSS Policies and Procedures in handling abuse and neglect cases involving immigrant families and legal statuses available to undocumented youth.


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 10:00 am: DSS Policies and Procedures in Handling Abuse and neglect Cases Involving Immigrant Families
10:00 – 11:00 am: Legal Statuses Available to Undocumented Youth
11:00 – 11:15 am: Break
11:15 – 1:00 pm: Case Scenarios and Questions and Answers Session
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 14, 2014: The Impact of Substance Abuse on Family Violence
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.25
Location: Alhambra Hall, 131 Middle Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
OVSEC-Course # 0703
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Mount Pleasant Police Department

Contact: Ruth Broughton at 843.849.5690 or rbroughton@tompsc.com


This is a FREE training. For more information, please contact Ruth Broughton with the information provided above. Registration deadline is September 30, 2014.


Click here for the registration form.


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 9:15 am: Welcome, Moment of Prayer, Opening Remarks
9:15 – 10:45 am: Behavior: The Mirror of Exposure to the Cycles of Addiction and Violence
10:45 – 11:30 am: Legal and Illegal Drugs
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:30 pm: Real Men Delivering the Difference
2:30 – 2:45 pm: Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm: Prescription Medications and Medical Management
3:45 – 4:30 pm: Questions/Answers/Wrap-up/Evaluations
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 23, 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: Sarah Peters at 803.734.3745


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 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: Advanced Legal Training Series I: Immigration 101
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Approved Credit Hours: 3.75
Location: Charleston County DSS (Annex), 3366 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405
OVSEC-Course # 0694(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 – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.0 hour – Case Management
  • 1.75 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: USC School of Law, Children’s Law Center

Contact: Carrie Gridine at carriegridine@sc.edu


This is a FREE training. For more information, or to register, please visit http://childlaw.sc.edu/Advanced%20Legal%20Training.shtml.


Training Information:
This advanced legal training will include the following topics: DSS Policies and Procedures in handling abuse and neglect cases involving immigrant families and legal statuses available to undocumented youth.


Training Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am: Registration
9:00 – 10:00 am: DSS Policies and Procedures in Handling Abuse and neglect Cases Involving Immigrant Families
10:00 – 11:00 am: Legal Statuses Available to Undocumented Youth
11:00 – 11:15 am: Break
11:15 – 1:00 pm: Case Scenarios and Questions and Answers Session
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.