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.

March 12-20, 2015: SANE/SART Training
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Approved Credit Hours: 40.0
Location: North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston, SC

OVSEC-Course # 0518(b)
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
  • 2.0 hours – Ethics/Confidentiality
  • 2.0 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management
  • 2.0 hours – Communication
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: MUSC Forensic Nurse Examiner Program
Contact: Dr. Kathy Gill-Hopple at 843.792.3391 or gillhopp@musc.edu


This training is $250.00 per participant. For more information, please contact Dr. Kathy Gill-Hopple with the contact information provided above. You may download a brochure and registration form here.


Training Content
The team approach to working with victims of sexual and interpersonal violence is emphasized to meet the complex needs of the victim and enhance the response of the various professionals involved. For a list of topics, download the printable overview.

Training Agenda:

Thursday, March 15, 2015:
7:30 – 8:00 am: Registration and Reception
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 5:00 pm: Training

Friday, March 13, 2015:
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 5:30 pm: Training

Wednesday, March 18, 2015:
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 5:00 pm: Training

Thursday, March 19, 2015:
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 – 1:30 pm: Working Lunch
1:30 – 5:00 pm: Training

Friday, March 20, 2015:
8:00 – 12:00 pm: Training
12:00 – 12:45 pm: Lunch
12:45 – 5:00 pm: Training

April 23, 2015: 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.5
Location: University of South Carolina - Sumter, Nettles Building, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150
OVSEC-Course # 0736(B)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.75 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.75 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management

Sponsor: South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women
Contact: Sarah Peters 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:

8:55 – 9:00 am: CDV Laws
9:00 – 10:45 am: CSC Laws
10:45 – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 – 12:15 pm: Law Enforcement Response and Investigation
12:15 – 1:15 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 2:00 pm: Building a Strong Case
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Evidence Based Prosecution
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Servicing Criminal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Victims
June 4, 2015: 2015 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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Approved Credit Hours: 5.5
Location: Charleston Southern University, Christian Leadership Building, 9200 University Boulevard, North Charleston, SC 29406
OVSEC-Course # 0736(C)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.75 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.75 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management

Sponsor: South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women
Contact: Sarah Peters 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:

8:55 – 9:00 am: CDV Laws
9:00 – 10:45 am: CSC Laws
10:45 – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 – 12:15 pm: Law Enforcement Response and Investigation
12:15 – 1:15 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 2:00 pm: Building a Strong Case
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Evidence Based Prosecution
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Servicing Criminal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Victims
August 6, 2015: 2015 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 # 0736(D)
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 1.75 hours – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes
  • 1.75 hours – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management

Sponsor: South Carolina Office of the Attorney General, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women
Contact: Sarah Peters 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:

8:55 – 9:00 am: CDV Laws
9:00 – 10:45 am: CSC Laws
10:45 – 11:00 am: Break
11:00 – 12:15 pm: Law Enforcement Response and Investigation
12:15 – 1:15 pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 2:00 pm: Building a Strong Case
2:00 – 2:45 pm: Evidence Based Prosecution
2:45 – 3:00 pm: Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Servicing Criminal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Crime Victims
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.