Training & Events


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 or (803) 256-2900.

Upcoming Events (Click link to register or for more info)

4/25/2014 WEBINAR Series: Adult Manifestations of Childhood Sexual Assault Unfortunately, we know that childhood sexual assault is an all too common crime, most often perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts. What we also know is that the disclosure of such abuse often does not come until adulthood, and even if it is made earlier, there are still many symptoms suffered by survivors into and throughout their adult lives. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of childhood sexual assault and what disclosure may look like, in addition to some of the ways in which surviving childhood sexual abuse is seen in adult survivors, even years after the abuse occurred, whether they have disclosed previously or not.

4/28/14 – 4/29/2014 Columbia, SC Educate, Engage, Empower – SCCADVASA’s Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference This is our annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference, this year co-sponsored by The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons.

5/5/2014 – 5/7/2014  Columbia, SC Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training  This training provides the basic fifteen hours required to become a certified Victim Services Provider in South Carolina.

5/16/2014 Greenville, SC  Trauma-Informed Care for Children Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence Studies on stress response in children show that there can be physiological and structural changes in the brain and neurological systems and can, without intervention, result in enduring problems such as depression, anxiety, aggression, impulsiveness, delinquency, hyperactivity, and substance abuse. This training will help attendees define effective advocacy and outreach practices for children impacted by domestic violence trauma.

5/16/2014 WEBINAR Series: Providing Relevant and Sensitive Services to Transgender Clients This webinar will discuss the prevalence of intimate partner and sexual violence against transgender individuals, in addition to the dynamics of such abuse and what service providers should consider to ensure relevant, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed services to these survivors. The webinar will highlight some ways in which direct service providers can create a safe, appropriate atmosphere for transgender clients to disclose, and also begin to heal. This webinar will also include some specific systemic dynamics that may affect transgender clients in a negative way, and suggestions on how to navigate these.

6/20/2014 WEBINAR Series: Campus SAVE Act: The Intersections of Sexual Violence and Dating Violence on College Campuses The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was passed by Congress to complement the enforcement of Title IX on college campuses—specifically, by addressing the rates of violence against women. The SaVE Act provides steps to implement transparency, accountability, education and collaboration in addressing sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking on college and university campuses. This webinar will give an overview of the Act itself, in addition to providing more specific information about the ways in which it has been implemented on campuses, ideas about how to approach its implementation on your campus, and other specifics regarding what campuses are obligated to do, for both victims and perpetrators, according to its requirements.