Training

Training


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.

July 2, 2019 : Criminal Justice Conference | Building Successful Sexual Assault Cases through Trauma-Informed Investigation
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Sponsor: South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Date: July 2, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Courtyrad Downtown at USC 630 Assembly Street Columbia,SC 29201

Cost: This conference is free of charge


CVST Approved Credit: 6 hours of specialized Training


Training Information:

  • Understand the basic concepts of the neurobiology of sexual trauma;
  • Learn skills to work with victims and other responders to navigate defensive trauma responses in order to build a successful case;
  • Build strategies for a more trauma-informed interviewing of sexual assault victims;
  • Build strategies for more trauma-informed investigation and prosecution of sexual assault crimes.


For additional information & instructions:

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To Register https://sc.coalitionmanager.org/eventmanager/trainingevent/details/504
Agenda:

  • 8:00am – Registration
  • 8:30am - Intro to Criminal Justice Response
  • 8:45am – The Neurobiology of Sexual Trauma
  • 10:45am – Break
  • 11:00am – Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing
  • 12:00pm – LUNCH (on your own)
  • 1:30pm - Trauma Informed Victim Interviewing (continued)
  • 2:45pm - BREAK
  • 3:00pm – Building Strategies
  • 4:30pm – Wrap-up/Evaluations/Sign-outs
  • 12:45pm – 1:00pm – Auditing Highlights & wrap-up
July 18, 2019 : Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking & Harassment

Sponsor: The State of South Carolina Office of the Attorney General - STOP Violence against Women Program
Date: July 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Greenville Technical College, Greenville, SC


CVST Approved Credit: 6.00 VSP credit hours


Training Information:


Join the Office of the Attorney General for a free, one-day accredited training on domestic violence sexual assault, Stalking and Harassment. Trainings are geared for law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and victim advocates. All trainings are approved for CLE, JCLE, CLEE, and CVST credit hours.



Course Includes:
  • Trauma informed Response
  • Learn about risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide.
  • Legal Overview
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Forensic Medical Intersections
  • Special Victims: Human Trafficking Panel

For more information & to register:


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November 14, 2019 : Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Stalking & Harassment

Sponsor: The State of South Carolina Office of the Attorney General - STOP Violence against Women Program
Date: November 14, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Horry-Georgetown Technical College, Conway, SC


CVST Approved Credit: 6.00 VSP credit hours


Training Information:


Join the Office of the Attorney General for a free, one-day accredited training on domestic violence sexual assault, Stalking and Harassment. Trainings are geared for law enforcement officers, judges, prosecutors and victim advocates. All trainings are approved for CLE, JCLE, CLEE, and CVST credit hours.



Course Includes:
  • Trauma informed Response
  • Learn about risk factors, protective factors, and warning signs of suicide.
  • Legal Overview
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct
  • Forensic Medical Intersections
  • Special Victims: Human Trafficking Panel

For more information & to register:


Register Here

Basic Core Training for Victim Service Providers

Sponsor: South Carolina Coalition against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)


SCCADVASA’s Basic Training for Victim Service Providers provides an intensive, interactive learning experience where new victim service providers gain the foundational knowledge and professional skills they need to use a strengths-based approach to provide direct services to Victims of Crime, while also advocating for the rights of survivors, educating to bring about awareness and prevention, and collaborating with allies across the state.


The Basic Training Course is approximately 15.5 hours - 12 hours online and 3.5 hours in-person.


Online portion – must be completed prior to attending the in-person portion of this training.


In-Person portion – are quarterly & usually take place sometime in:

  • Mid-March
  • Mid-June
  • Mid-September
  • Mid-November

Please check SCCADVASA’s website for specific dates & deadlines: http://www.sccadvasa.org/How-To-Register/


Location: Sisters of Charity Foundation of SC 2711 Middleburg Dr. Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29210

OVSEC-Course # 0848
Approved Credit Hours: 15.50

Core Courses: Basic VSPs will be able to complete all 15 hours of their core requirement by completing this Training.

*You must attend the entire training to receive any VSP Continuing Education Credits


Contact: Courtney Christie Paul at 803.256.2900 or Registration@sccadvasa.org
for additional information, fees & registration instructions please click the link below: http://www.sccadvasa.org/basic-training-for-victim-service-providers/

There is a registration fee of $100 that must be paid prior to accessing the online portion of the 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.

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.