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Approved Trainings

The following trainings have been approved by CVST for VSP credit. It is the VSP's responsibility to register for these approved trainings. VSPs must also sign designated sign-out sheets in order to receive credit. Please click on the course title for registration information and course details.

VSPs hired on or after January 1, 2009 must complete the 15-hour basic core VSP training within one year of their date of employment to become a certified VSP. Certified VSPs are required to obtain 12 hours of continuing education each calendar year to remain in compliance.

April 25, 2019: SCCADVASA Webinar Series: Ask About Suicide

Sponsor: SCCADVASA
Date: April 25, 2019
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: This training is a webinar


OVSEC-Course # 850


Approved Credit Hours: 1.5 hours VSP Specialized Training


Description:


ASK about Suicide to Save a Life is an introductory course designed to educate trainees about data, statistics, warning signs, risk factors and protective factors concerning suicide. Most importantly, trainees will learn how to have conversations about suicide with someone they think might be at risk or has expressed thoughts about suicide. The course will also cover how to respond if an individual confirms thoughts about suicide, including resources and next steps.



Objectives:
  • Examine the prevalence of suicide in South Carolina and what stigmas affect our understanding of mental health.
  • Learn about risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide.
  • Learn how to ask about suicide and how to assist those who confirm suicidal thoughts, preparations, and/or prior attempts.
  • Learn about resources for various stages of suicide risk and how to instill resiliency in an at-risk individual.

For more information about SCCADVASA’s webinars or other trainings:


Email:registration@sccadvasa.org

Call: 803-256-2900

Visit our website: www.sccadvasa.org

For Registration Please click on the following link:

sc.coalitionmanager.org

ONGOING: Identity Theft Victim Assistance Online Training - Supporting Victims' Financial and Emotional Recovery
***************This course is NOT eligible for Basic Core VSP certification hours***************
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 3 - 4 hours VSP Specialized Training
Location: Online
Sponsor: OVCTTAC Training & Technical Assistance Center


Program Description: This online training provides advocates and other allied professionals with the tools they will need to better understand the rights and needs of this underserved category of victims and to help assist victims of identity theft in their financial and emotional recovery. It includes:

  • A wealth of information about the various types of identity theft, laws that support victims’ rights, as well as referral agency and resource information to better serve victims of identity theft.
  • Engaging case studies to provide victim advocates with opportunities to interact with victims of identity theft through the path of recovery.

Visit OVC TTAC’s Web site at the link below below to access the Identity Theft Online Training:

(Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information) https://www.ovcttac.gov/IdentityTheft

Still need help?
Contact us with questions or if you experience technical difficulties:
Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822

ONGOING: Polyvictimization in Later Life
***************This course is NOT eligible for Basic Core VSP certification hours***************
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 6 hours VSP Specialized Training
Location: Online
Sponsor: OVCTTAC Training & Technical Assistance Center


Program Description: Polyvictimization in Later Life is a 6-hour web-based training presented in five modules. The purpose of the training is to strengthen awareness of polyvictimization in later life and to provide knowledge and skills of professionals to address the needs of victims. The training addresses the context of polyvictimization; victims and perpetrators of polyvictimization; best practices to work with older adults affected by polyvictimization using trauma-informed, ethical, and culturally appropriate practices; and the latest research and best practices to serve this population.


  • Module 1: The Context of Polyvictimization
    1. Introduction, Justification of Abuse, and Definition
    2. Theoretical Constructs and Explanatory Frameworks
    3. Relation to Polyvictimization of Other Age Groups
  • Module 2: Older Adults Affected by Polyvictimization
    1. Research and Practice Findings
    2. The Contexts of Late Life polyvictimization
    3. Impact on Victims
  • Module 3: Perpetrators of Late Life Polyvictimization
    1. Characteristics of Perpetrators of Late Life Polyvictimization
    2. Relationship between Perpetrators of Polyvictimization and Older Victims
    3. Consequences for Perpetrators of Late Life Polyvictimization
  • Module 4: Working With Older Adults Affected by Polyvictimization
    1. 1. Trauma-Informed Response to Late Life Polyvictimization
    2. 2. Delivering Culturally Appropriate Services
    3. 3. Ethical Issues Affecting Practice and Service Delivery
  • Module 5: Lessons Learned from the Polyvictimization in Later Life Project
    1. Summary of the Findings and Their Implications from the Polyvictimization in Later Life Project
    2. Moving Forward: Recommendations for Advancing Late Life Polyvictimization Practice, Policy, and Research

Visit OVC TTAC’s Web site at the link below below to access the Identity Theft Online Training:

(Be sure to click on the FAQ tab for instructions & information) https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_polyvictimization.cfm

Still need help?
Contact us with questions or if you experience technical difficulties:
Email: TTAC@ovcttac.org
Phone: 1–866–682–8822

ONGOING: Online Training Series: OVC TTAC VAT ONLINE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR CVST CREDIT
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: up to 24 continuing education hours for grandfathered VSPs only
Location: Online
CVST-Course # 0064
Sponsor: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center


For more course information on this training: https://www.ovcttac.gov/views/TrainingMaterials/dspOnline_VATOnline.cfm?print=1

For registration to this training: https://gm1.geolearning.com/geonext/ovcttac/requestaccount.geo

For instructions on how to log in & proceed: https://www.ovcttac.gov/downloads/views/TrainingMaterials/pdfs/EnrollmentVAT_V4_508c_08172015_SJP.pdf

Please download the printable overview for more about this training.

ONGOING: Victims’ Rights and Mandated Services: An Online Notifier/Support Staff Training
*This online training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff*

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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Online Course

CVST-Course # 0756
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 2.0 hour – SC Victims’ Rights/Compliance/Statutes

Sponsor: Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman
Contact: Veronica Swain Kunz at cvo@scag.gov


This is a FREE online training for Notifiers/Support Staff. For more information, or to register, please email cvo@scag.gov with the following information:


IMPORTANT: CVST will receive a list of everyone who successfully completes this training in order for participants to obtain credit. Once your request to complete this online Notifier/Support Staff training is received, you will be sent an invitation to access the website. You have two weeks from receipt of the invitation to complete the training or your invitation will expire. You must correctly answer questions throughout the training in order to receive credit.


Training Overview
This webinar will provide the 2 hours of mandated biennial training for Notifiers/Support Staff.