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September's webinar is Self-Care and Cultural Safety in Victim Services. Our webinars are FREE and open to the public. We also provide 1 OVSEC approved credit hour for your continued learning credits. Practicing and encouraging radical self-care in the work place is a key aspect of pursuing cultural safety and trauma-informed care.

Participants will first explore the goal of cultural safety in victim service provision using the framework of cultural humility. Cultural safety is “an environment that is spiritually, socially and emotionally safe, as well as physically safe for people; where there is no assault challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience of learning together” (Williams, 1999). Participants will learn to use the practice of cultural humility, viewing themselves as partners in the helping relationship rather than the expert; one outcome of this practice is that survivors are empowered to build collaborative safety and/or treatment plans.

The practice of cultural humility is rooted in critical self-reflection and self-care. Therefore, participants will explore strategies for practicing radical—rather than reactive—self-care in their relationships with victims, with coworkers, and with themselves. Some tactics will include mindfulness exercises, tactile stress management tools, and reflective listening. The webinar ends with a period of self-reflection and personal goal-setting, allowing participants to leave with actionable strategies in practice.

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If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that here. http://www.sccadvasa.org/faq/

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Registration is currently open for the Victim Service Provider Basic Training (VSP). In an effort to make the VSP Basic Certification Training more accessible, SCCADVASA has reorganized the manner in which this training will be provided.

The in-person required hours will be one day, and will run from 9:00am-3:15pm, on Friday, September 29, 2017 in Columbia, SC. The online session is approximately 13 ½ hours and should be completed at your own pace, but prior to attending the in-person training. To access the online training, login to sc.coalitionmanager.org and select the Trainings tab, then Basic Training for Victim Service Providers. Once you have completed the online portion of the training, you will need to call SCCADVASA and we will register you for the in-person portion. If you or your staff have questions please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Reminder:
Step 1:  View and complete the online training.
Step 2:  Register for the in-person training. (*Cannot register for in-person, until you have completed the online potion of the training.)
Step 3:  Apply for Victim Service Provider(VSP) number through OVSEC .

2017 In-person VSP dates:
September 29, 2017
November 10, 2017

Training Location: All trainings will be held in Columbia, SC.

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Beyond Abuse is celebrating their 25th Anniversary this month. Their mission is to lead our community beyond sexual violence and child abuse through awareness, advocacy and action. Services provided by Beyond Abuse include complete confidentiality, 24/7 crisis response, advocacy, counseling, assistance with filing victim’s compensation, and facilitation of awareness and education programs.  In addition, children ages 17 and under who are referred by law enforcement agencies or the Department of Social Services may receive forensic interviews and/or child maltreatment exams.

In 1977, they were chartered as the “Rape Crisis Council” and staffed by a group of concerned citizen volunteers to provide emergency response and advocacy to the victims of sexual violence. By 1992, they secured their 501(c)3 non-profit status and hired an Executive Director to coordinate the programs in Greenwood County. The next year, their services expanded to include Laurens County.

 The organization sought a name change in 1997, to Sexual Trauma and Counseling Center and by 1999 they had expanded even further to Abbeville County. 2003 brought a significant change as the organization added an accredited Children's Advocacy Program to their service reach.

It wasn't until 2013 that they changed their name to its current title, Beyond Abuse, to better represent the services that were being provided and the mission of the organization. This year, they opened a Client Services Center in Laurens County, to provide easier access to services for victims in surrounding area. They are also planning this year the grand opening of new Administrative Offices adjacent to the already existing Greenwood Client Services Center, renovation to the Greenwood Client Services Center to increase forensic interview and therapy capacity and, of course, their 25th anniversary celebration!

Join Beyond Abuse to help them celebrate this momentous occasion by attending their Paint and Pour!

When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:00PM - 8:00PM.
Where: The Arts Center, 120 Main Street, Greenwood, SC

Tickets $25    ***wine and cheese provided***

Call (864) 227-1623 to reserve your seat

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Our June webinar will be on June 23, 2017 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM. Lindsey Jacobs with SC Victims Assistance Network (SCVAN) will give an overview of orders of protection and restraining orders. This webinar will address 2015 changes to the law, RO's verses DVPO's in practice and problem areas. The importance of mutual restraining orders, jurisdiction questions and strategic appeals will also be addressed. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the webinar with at least one question in mind relating to restraining and/or protective orders.

This webinar is FREE to the public, but if you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that here. Be sure to add us on Facebook to find out about upcoming events and trainings.

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Spring is in the air and May is already upon us. It's time for our May webinar presented by our new Limited English Proficiency Coordinator, Kathleen Heavner James. It will be on May 19, 2017 at 10:00AM - 11:00AM.

This webinar will discuss the importance of documenting and reporting victimization and seeking support. Information will be shared on incorporating immigration fears into safety planning and knowing victim’s risk of coming into contact with ICE or being prioritized for removal or detention. The presenter will also review immigration relief forms for which survivors may qualify. Ways to leverage VAWA confidentiality laws to protect your agency and survivors will also be discussed.

If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that here.

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Registration is currently open for the second Victim Service Provider Basic Training (VSP). In an effort to make the VSP Basic Certification Training more accessible, SCCADVASA has reorganized the manner in which this training will be provided.

The in-person required hours will be one day, and will run from 9:00am-3:15pm, on Friday, May 12, 2017 in Columbia, SC. The online session is approximately 13 ½ hours and should be completed at your own pace, but prior to attending the in-person training. To access the online training, login to sc.coalitionmanager.org and select the Trainings tab, then Basic Training for Victim Service Providers. Once you have completed the online portion of the training, you will need to login to sc.coalitionmanager.org and register for the in-person portion. If you or your staff have questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Reminder:
Step 1:  View and complete the online training.
Step 2:  Register for the in-person training. (*Do not register for in-person, until you have completed the online potion of the training.)
Step 3:  Apply for Victim Service Provider(VSP) number through OVSEC .

2017 In-person VSP dates:
May 12, 2017
August 11, 2017
November 10, 2017

Training Location: (All trainings will be held at this location in Columbia, SC.)
Sisters of Charity
2711 Middleburg Dr.
Suite 115
Columbia, SC 29204

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Our MSW intern, Ashton Petta will be hosting April's webinar about the Backlog of Sexual Assault Kits and Law Enforcement Protocol on April 21, 2017, 10:00am - 11:00am. Our webinars are FREE, open to the public, and they are approved for VSP continuing education credit.

This webinar will provide an overview on the topic of the backlog of sexual assault kits. Participants will be provided information concerning why backlog happens and where backlog occurs. Information will also be provided regarding existing law enforcement protocol in different states across the country. This presentation will also cover what we know of the current backlog in South Carolina and where our gaps in knowledge exist.

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If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for more upcoming webinars and events!

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We are hosting a supplemental PREA webinar this month taught by Katie Reid, MSW. It will be on March 31, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This webinar will give an overview of the community collaboration and advocacy standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). Specific attention will be given to how SARTS (Sexual Assault Response Teams) and other community partners can collaborate with corrections institutions, how to support and sustain collaboration, and how to use creative approaches to overcome challenges. Attendees will be given information on one example of how a South Carolina SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) successfully collaborates with a local detention center.

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If you have not previously registered for our training registration system, Coalition Manager, you can do that here.

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Registration is currently open for the Victim Service Provider Basic Training (VSP).  In an effort to make the VSP Basic Certification Training more accessible, SCCADVASA has reorganized the manner in which this training will be provided.

The in-person required hours will be one day, and will run from 9:00am-3:15pm, on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Columbia, SC. The online session is approximately 13 ½ hours and should be completed at your own pace, but prior to attending the in-person training. To access the online training, login to sc.coalitionmanager.org and select the Trainings tab, then Basic Training for Victim Service Providers.  Once you have completed the online portion of the training, you will need to login to sc.coalitionmanager.org and register for the in-person portion.  If you or your staff have questions please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Reminder:
Step 1:  View and complete the online training.
Step 2:  Register for the in-person training. (*Do not register for in-person, until you have completed the online potion of the training.)
Step 3:  Apply for Victim Service Provider(VSP) number through OVSEC .

2017 In-person VSP dates:
March 24, 2017
May 12, 2017
August 11, 2017
November 10, 2017

Training Location: (All trainings will be held at this location in Columbia, SC.)
Sisters of Charity
2711 Middleburg Dr.
Suite 115
Columbia, SC 29204

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Welcome to our 2017 Webinar Series! On the 3rd Friday of each month, we offer FREE webinars, on topics ranging from racial justice, how to engage men, coordinated community response teams, and back to school prevention techniques all to help build knowledge and capacity in your services and advocacy. Our webinars are open to the public, so feel free to share with your friends and colleagues. These webinars are approved for VSP continuing education credit and usually last between 1-1 ½ hours.

Since January is Stalking Awareness Month, the first in the series is entitled Stalking and Tech Safety. This webinar will discuss:

  • What stalking is, how common it is, and what are some of the tactics used
  • State and federal laws around harassment and stalking
  • Deeper understanding of online stalking and tech safety tips
  • Your own tips and discover new tools for intervention strategies to support survivors and keep offenders accountable

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