Training

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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.

March 27, 2015: A Brighter Future: Ending Child Abuse Through Advocacy and Education
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Dates: March 27, 2015
Optional Pre-Conference Workshops offered on March 26, 2015
Approved Credit Hours: 6.0 for Conference and 3.25 for each Pre-Conference Workshop
Location: USC Upstate, University Readiness Center, Spartanburg, SC

OVSEC-Course # 0749
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 – Criminal Justice System/Court Procedures (*Must attend Pre-Conference Workshop #2)
  • 3.0 hours – Specialized Training

Sponsor: USC Upstate, etc.
Contact: Ms. Shawn Masto at 864.503.5700 or smasto@uscupstate.edu


This conference is $30 per participant ($15 for students) and lunch is provided. The optional pre-conference workshops are $15 per participant ($10 for students). Location of the pre-conference workshops: Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom, USC Upstate.
For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.uscupstate.edu/childadvocacyconference.


Training Agenda:
Pre-Conference Workshops (Optional) – March 26, 2015
Workshop #1:

8:30 am – 12:00 pm: Dealing with Child and Juvenile Sex Offenders
Workshop #2:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Corroborating Evidence for Prosecution

Conference Agenda – March 27, 2015
8:00 – 8:45 am: Registration
8:45 – 9:00 am: Welcome
9:00 – 10:15 am: Understanding Toxic Stress and Responding by Building Resiliency
10:15 – 11:30 am: An Awesome Opportunity: A National Plan to End Violence
11:30 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Lunch Address: "Effects of Children Exposed to Domestic Violence"
1:00 – 2:15 pm: Adolescent Sex Offenders: What Do We Know?
2:15 – 2:30 pm: Break
2:30 – 3:30 pm: Using a Victim Centered Approach in Child Trafficking Cases
3:30 – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks, Wrap- Up and Program Evaluation
4:00 pm: Adjourn

April 9-10, 2015: 2015 Sara Schuh Child Abuse Conference
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Approved Credit Hours: Up to 10.5 hours
Location: Seacoast Church, 750 Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 and MUSC Storm Eye Institute Auditorium, 171 Ashley Avenue, 8th Floor, Charleston, SC 29403
OVSEC-Course # 0753
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training covers the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • Up to 2.0 hours* – Case Management
  • Up to 3.0 hours – Specialized Training
*Core hours are determined by which breakout sessions the VSP attends. See agenda for core courses.

Sponsor: The Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center
Contact: Anna Shaw at 843.723.3600 or ashaw@dnlcc.org.


This training is $55 per participant. For more information, or to register, please visit http://www.dnlcc.org/index.php/us/resources/professional-trainings.


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April 20-22, 2015: Victims’ Rights Week 2015
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Approved Credit Hours: 15.25
Location: Doubletree by Hilton, 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210
OVSEC-Course # 0747
Act 141 Approved Training % : 100
Core Courses: This training may cover the following portion(s) of the Core Requirements for BASIC VSPs:

  • 3.0 hours – SC Victims’ Rights / Compliance / Statutes *
  • 1.0 hour – Compensation Fund / SOVA *
  • 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
* VSPs must attend the Core Basic VSP track at VRW in order to complete the 15 hours of Core training.

Sponsor: South Carolina Victim Assistance Network and State Office of Victim Assistance
Contact: Nicole Goodwin at 803.750.1200 ext. 155 or Nicole@scvan.org.


This conference is $225.00 per participant, if received by April 3, 2015. Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by participating in the Core Track for Basic VSPs. For additional information, or to register, please visit http://www.victimsrightsweek.org.


Visit http://www.victimsrightsweek.org for details on available workshops. See printable overview for training agenda.

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
May 26, 2015: Abuse in Later Life: Cross-Training for Victim Service Providers
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Approved Credit Hours: 6.5
Location: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Training Center, 521 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072
OVSEC-Course # 0481(E)
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: Erin Baldwin at all@stsm.org or 803.790.8208


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


Training Goals:

  • Describe dynamics of abuse in later life
  • Identify and utilize resources in the community
  • Promote collaboration and communication among victim service providers

  • Training Agenda:

    8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration
    8:30 – 9:25 am: Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life (1)
    9:35 – 10:40 am: Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life (2)
    10:50 – 12:00 pm: Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life (3)
    1:15 – 2:30 pm: A Victim Centered Response (1)
    2:40 – 3:50 pm: A Victim Centered Response (2)
    4:00 – 5:00 pm: A Victim Centered Response (3)
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
November 6, 2015: Mandatory Notifier/Support Staff Training
* This Training is approved for Notifiers/Support Staff *
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Date: November 6, 2015 (Offered two times on this day.)
Approved Credit Hours: 2.0
Location: Dorchester County Magistrate’s Office, 5200 East Jim Bilton Blvd., St. George, SC 29477
OVSEC-Course # 0401
Core Courses: This training is for Notifiers/Support Staff
Sponsor: Dorchester County Magistrate’s Office
Contact: Carolyn Roberts at 843.563.0164 or croberts@dorchestercounty.net


Training Information:
This is a FREE training for Notifeirs/Support Staff, and it will be offered twice in one day.
To register, please email the following information to Carolyn Roberts at croberts@dorchestercounty.net:

  • Name
  • VSP ID Number
  • Agency
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address
  • Morning Session OR Afternoon Session Preference


Training Times:
Morning Session: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Afternoon Session: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Training Agenda:
First Hour: Review of SC Victims’ Bill of Rights (Section 24) with case scenarios of violations
Second Hour: Review of Article 15 (Section 16-3-1400, 16-3-1520, 1525; Section 22-5-510; Section 16-3-1530, 1535, 1540, 1545, 1550, 1560)

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.