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.

June 2, 2017: Assessment Fund Update Victim Assistance Fines, Fees And Assessment Fund Update
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Approved Credit Hours: 3.25 Victim Service Provider (VSP) hrs
Location:Aiken County Government Center 1930 University Parkway Aiken, SC 29801
OVSEC-Course # 3402
Date: June 2,2017- 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The workshop is designed specifically for agencies and departments responsible for overseeing the Victim Assistance Fines, Fees and Assessment Funds within the counties and municipalities across the state.

    If you are interested, please register and plan to spend time with us exploring how these funds may be used. We look forwarding to seeing you!
You must have your VSP # in order to receive credit.
Training Agenda:
  • Registration: 9:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Welcome : 9:30 am - 9:45 am
  • Act 141 Proviso review :9:45 am - 10:15 am
  • Approved Guidelines: 10:15 am - 11:00 am
  • Break : 11:00 am -11:15 am
  • Contracts : 11:15 am - 11:30 am
  • Donations: 11:30 am - 12:15 am
  • Time & activity Forms: 12:15 am - 12:30 am
  • FAQ Review : 12:30 am - 12:45 am
  • Wrap-up : 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Sponsor: State Office of Victim Assistance and the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office
Contact: Laura Hutchison at 803.734.1900


To Register: Click here.

June 15,2017 - 8:30 am -12:00 pm: Sexual Violence Online: Is it Real?
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Approved Credit Hours: 3.00 Victim Service Provider (VSP) credit hrs
Location: Aiken Technical College Amphitheater 700/800 Building, Parking Lot #2 2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy Graniteville, SC 29829
OVSEC-Course # 3712
Conference Objectives:

    To teach parents and community members the reality of sexual violence online
    To give them tools and resources to help them form technology boundaries
    Form a greater understancing between the local police and community members on what is being done to combat sexual violence and the ways they can work together.

Training Agenda:
  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am -Registration
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am - Joe Ryan, South Carolina Governor’s Office
    Education Coordinator with the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force
  • 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm -Captain Maryann Burgess, Aiken County Public Safety Youth Services
Sponsor: Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, Inc
For additional information please contact: Jessica Coach 803-259-4451 or jcoach@cumbeecenter.org


To Register: Click here.


July 27, 2017: Sexual Violence and At-Risk Youth: Is There a Link?
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Approved Credit Hours: 3 hours – Specialized Training
Location: Aiken Technical College - 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway Graniteville, SC 29829
OVSEC-Course # 3974
Date: July 27, 2017 8:30 am - 11:30 pm

This is a free training that includes presentations on the impact of sexual violence on youth as well as panel discussions on teen pregnancy and sexual violence. This will be an accredited training for Victim Service Providers, CLEE and CEU


For Registration & additional training information click here: Sexual Violence and At-Risk Youth tickets

Sponsor: Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons, Inc
Contact: Jessica Pierce Coach @ 803-259-4451 or Email
Conference Schedule:
  • 8:30 am - Registration
  • 9:00 am - Panel Discussion
    Special Guest: Aiken Youth Empowerment, Campaign to End Teen Pregnancy, Cumbee Center and SCCADVASA
  • 10:00 am - Bobby Rogers, Program Coordinator
    S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • 10:35 am - Break
  • 10:45 am - Dr. Rena Dixon
    SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
  • 11:30 am - Mary Jo Shull, Licensed Social Worker
    South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice

July 28, 2017: Domestic Violence and Mental Health
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Approved Credit Hours: 2 hours – Specialized Training
Location: The Gathering Place - 10603 Two Notch Rd., Ste. B Elgin, SC 29045
OVSEC-Course # 3972
Date: July 28, 2017

This workshop will examine how service providers can more effectively help survivors of domestic violence heal through a trauma-informed approach.


For Registration & additional training information click here: Domestic Violence and Mental Health tickets

Sponsor: Pure Dominion, Inc.
Contact: Nicole Spain White @ 803-549-0571 or Email
Training Schedule:
  • 9:30 am - Registration
  • 10:00 am - Domestic Violece and Mental Health:
    Lauren Rosinski, MSW, LISW-CP - Post Trauma Resources, LLC
  • 12:00 pm - Adjourn

August 2017: Basic Core Training for Victim Service Providers
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This Training is delivered through a combination of in-person and online training modules,
so that individuals can receive the majority of the training at whatever time and location
is convenient to them.Participants must first complete the online portion of the training
before attending the in-person training.The online training takes approximately 13 hours
in total to complete and is comprised of smaller lessons and activities so that participants
can take it at their own pace.


Approved Credit Hours: 16.50
Location: Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC 2711 Middleburg Dr. Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29210
OVSEC-Course # 0848
There is a registration fee of $100 that must be paid prior to accessing the online portion of the training.
Dates: Online portion – must be completed prior to attending the in-person portion of this training
Registration opens 6/5/2017 – 8/04/2017.
In-Person portion – August 11, 2017
Core Courses: Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by completing this Training.
* Important Reminder: Participants are not permitted to attend the in-person portion of the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers without first completing the online portion and filling out the evaluation at the end. See above for more information. In-Person Training Agenda:
August 11, 2017

  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am - Registration
  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am -Welcome & Online Training Review
  • 10:15am – 11:15am – SOVA & Victim’s Compensation
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm – Equity in Victim Services
  • 12:15pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Navigating the system
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Evaluation and Wrap-up
Sponsor: South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Contact: Courtney Paul at 803.256.2900 or Registration@sccadvasa.org


For additional information & registration instructions click the link below:: http://www.sccadvasa.org/basic-training-for-victim-service-providers/.


October 25 -26,2017: South Carolina Victim Assistance Advanced Academy
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Approved Credit Hours: Free two-day Victim Assistance Advanced Academy - VSP hours pending
Location: SGreenville Police Department Training Center and Range 688 Mauldin Road Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Registration Deadline is Sept. 1, 2017
Seating is limited to 30 participants
Participants must attend the entire two days to receive full credit

Acceptance is based on:

  • Working in Victim Service Field a minimum of 2 Years
  • Good standing with OVSEC (Certification Required)
  • Personal challenge letter from applicant
  • No more than three participants per agency
  • If you attended prior two academies, your application may not be considered
  • Approved application by SOVA
The Academy will focus on:
  • Enhancing quality of service
  • Learning best practices
  • Building strong partnerships and networking
  • Roundtable discussion on difficult compensation claims to SOVA
  • (Please bring an actual case scenario for the Academy “Participant’s Roundtable Discussion” session.)
Lodging is the attendee’s responsibility. Parking is free.
Sponsor: State Office of Victim Assistance
For additional information and the application: http://SCVAA.SOVA.sc.gov. SOVA Contact information: Ethel Douglas Ford, CPM – (803) 734-1704 ethel.ford@admin.sc.gov
SOVA Contact information: Genita L. Snipes, CPM – (803) 734-1706 genita.snipes@admin.sc.gov



November 2017: Basic Core Training for Victim Service Providers
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This Training is delivered through a combination of in-person and online training modules,
so that individuals can receive the majority of the training at whatever time and location
is convenient to them.Participants must first complete the online portion of the training
before attending the in-person training.The online training takes approximately 13 hours
in total to complete and is comprised of smaller lessons and activities so that participants
can take it at their own pace.


Approved Credit Hours: 16.50
Location: Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC 2711 Middleburg Dr. Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29210
OVSEC-Course # 0848
Dates: Online portion – must be completed prior to attending the in-person portion of this training
Registration opens 8/5/2017 – 11/03/2017.
In-Person portion – November 10, 2017
There is a registration fee of $100 that must be paid prior to accessing the online portion of the training. Core Courses: Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by completing this Training.
* Important Reminder: Participants are not permitted to attend the in-person portion of the Basic Training for Victim Service Providers without first completing the online portion and filling out the evaluation at the end. See above for more information. In-Person Training Agenda:
August 11, 2017

  • 9:00 am - 9:15 am - Registration
  • 9:15 am - 10:15 am -Welcome & Online Training Review
  • 10:15am – 11:15am – SOVA & Victim’s Compensation
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm – Equity in Victim Services
  • 12:15pm – 1:30pm – Lunch (on your own)
  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm – Navigating the system
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm – Evaluation and Wrap-up
Sponsor: South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Contact: Courtney Paul at 803.256.2900 or Registration@sccadvasa.org


For additional information & registration instructions click the link below:: http://www.sccadvasa.org/basic-training-for-victim-service-providers/.


ONGOING: Online Training Series: OVC TTAC VAT ONLINE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR OVSEC CREDIT
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: Varies
Location: Online
OVSEC-Course # 0064
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: These trainings may cover the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs

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

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: 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.

ONGOING: Dementia Makes All the Difference: Learning to Recognize Dementia in "At Risk" Elder Care Situations and How to Have Positive & Effective Impact - Enduring - (ONLINE COURSE)
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 4.0
Location: Online Course

OVSEC-Course # 0844
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
  • 2.0 hours – Communication

Sponsor: Pee Dee AHEC
Contact: Cheryl Neuner at cneuner@mcleodhealth.org or 843.777.5347 or Kay Lambert at klambert@mcleodhealth.org or 843.777.5352.


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. For this online training, VSPs may also submit their certificate of completion for credit.


Training Information
By the completion of this online course, learners should be able to:

  • Compare and contract behaviors that are indicative of normal aging changes versus those related to dementia and may require ‘special’ approaches and handling
  • Identify selective techniques that reduce distress, encourage acceptance of assistance, and improve outcomes for both people living with dementia and support/care providers
  • Describe common abuse and neglect ‘risky’ situations compared to difficult and challenging care situations that are optimized
  • Identify dynamic verbal and non-verbal information gathering techniques to better identify situations that require intervention, remediation, or emergency action.

ONGOING: Elder Abuse: Indicators, Issues and Responses – Enduring - (ONLINE COURSE)
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Date and Time:Ongoing
Approved Credit Hours: 4.0
Location: Online Course

OVSEC-Course # 0844
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
  • 0.25 hour – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures
  • 2.0 hours – Case Management
  • 0.75 hour – Specialized Training

Sponsor: Pee Dee AHEC
Contact: Cheryl Neuner at cneuner@mcleodhealth.org or 843.777.5347 or Kay Lambert at klambert@mcleodhealth.org or 843.777.5352.


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. For this online training, VSPs may also submit their certificate of completion for credit.


Training Information
By the completion of this online course, learners should be able to:

  • Define Elder Abuse.
  • Discuss current laws and systems utilized in elder abuse cases.
  • Distinguish between elder abuse and other related phenomena.
  • Recognize the indicators of possible elder abuse.
  • Identify Issues associated with properly responding to elder abuse.
  • Identify individuals who are Mandated Reporters in SC for suspected elder abuse.
  • Discuss community Actions in the prevention and detection of elder abuse.

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

OVSEC-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@admin.sc.gov


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

  • Name
  • Agency
  • VSP ID Number
  • Work Email Address


IMPORTANT: OVSEC will receive a list of everyone who successfully completes this training in order for participants to obtain credit. Once the CVO receives your request to complete this online Notifier/Support Staff training, you’ll be sent an invitation to access the web site. 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.