Training & Conferences


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)

10/02-Women’s Pathways to Prison: The Role of Victimization in the Lives of Incarcerated Women (Brochure)

Participants will be able to examine organizational strengths and challenges to improve outreach and advocacy efforts for incarcerated women; Identify the impact that gender-based violence has on the psychological well-being and self-esteem of women who are incarcerated and explain how specific behaviors and criminalized activities might indicate a history of victimization; Understand the relationship between trauma, incarcerated women and their pathways to crime; Understand culturally specific barriers that prevent self-reporting of intimate partner violence among African American women.

10/16-Conflict Resolution: Being an Effective Advocate with Existing Allies and Creating New Ones (Webinar)

This webinar will provide some basic conflict resolution techniques for use within the advocacy field as a means to maneuver through systems that may be unfriendly to the needs of survivors and advocates, at both the systemic and individual levels. The webinar will give some insight into effective conflict resolution strategies, and how to implement these with an advocacy arena top provide the most appropriate response possible to needs of survivors, their families, and the long-term healing process.

11/2-3- 2015 Domestic Violence Conference- “Learning from our Past: Looking to our Future” (Conference Brochure)

Participants will receive information designed to increase awareness, competency, and sensitivity in direct services for all professions; receive recommendations on “best collaborative practices” for professionals providing services to victims of domestic violence; be provided information to enhance communication, trust and relationships between services providers, victims and survivors ; be provided information to enhance communication, trust and relationships between service providers, victims and survivors, and systems in general as a means to identify and alleviate gaps that exist within those structures.