SCCADVASA’s knowledgeable and experienced staff provides extensive in-person and online trainings on issues impacting survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Most of these training opportunities provide credit hours for victim service providers, attorneys, law enforcement, or social workers. Education is crucial to our efforts to eradicate sexual and domestic violence across South Carolina. For questions about one of our upcoming training events, or to schedule a training for your organization, please contact SCCADVASA’s Training Coordinator, Donna Thompson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (803) 256-2900.
Upcoming Events (Click link to register or for more info)
This webinar will discuss how advocates can support immigrant survivors who are seeking immigration relief as a victim of domestic or sexual violence. Participants of this webinar should have a basic understanding of the U Visa and VAWA Self-Petition and who might be eligible for these benefits. Topics will include how to assist an applicant in gathering documentation and evidence, how to write a strong victim affidavit and letter of support, what happens after US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives the applicant’s petition, and why collaboration between the applicant, advocate, and attorney is crucial throughout the process.
Create the Office of Victim Services Education & Certification (OVSEC) within the Office of the Crime Victims’ Ombudsman, to establish certification and continuing education requirements for victim services providers and to authorize and promulgate necessary regulations.
Faith-based communities provide a network for survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence that is key to providing a holistic approach to the work service providers and advocates do. By engaging these communities, we are able to reach survivors at a variety of levels, whether they have left an abusive relationship or are currently in one. This webinar will focus on engaging faith leaders and their communities in this work, and providing these individuals with trauma-informed, appropriate services. The webinar will also discuss how to make referrals to community resources that are best equipped to advocate with and for survivors and their families.
When providing victim services, confidentiality of survivor information paired with mandated reporting requirements should be a constant thought in the minds of providers. Am I protecting the information of the people I am serving? Do they have access and power over their own information? Am I required to report? These and some other common questions will be addressed in this webinar. Additionally, the presenter will discuss some ways in which State and Federal laws may differ when it comes to these issues, and how to maneuver that situation.