Trainings & 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, Courtney-Christie Paul, at or call (803) 256-2900.

9/30 Approaching Sexual Assault and Intimate Partner Violence through a Social Justice Framework (Webinar)

This presentation will provide attendees insight into approaching work with sexual and intimate partner violence survivors through a social justice framework.  Participants will be given a working definition of what a social justice framework is, and how it relates to the provision of intervention and prevention services for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence, particularly within the context of South Carolina.  Attendees will be given guidance around how to re-frame the work they are doing through this lens to ensure that services and responses provided to all survivors are appropriate.

10/21 Domestic Violence and Child Custody: Understanding how Domestic Violence Affects Parental Rights, Roles and Responsibilities (Webinar)

This webinar will focus on how custody issues intersect with domestic violence, specifically regarding custody disputes and parental rights when one parent chooses to use violence against another.  This presentation will approach domestic violence through the lens that it is a parenting decision, and thus the effects this has on children are numerous.  It will also provide some legal information advocates should consider when working with survivors who feel as though they are not being well-protected in custody cases, and how to provide advocacy around that.

11/18 The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)  (Webinar)

This presentation will give an overview of what the Prison Rape Elimination Act is, and the services it is meant to provide for incarcerated survivors of sexual violence.  Participants will be provided information regarding general perceptions our society has about rape within a prison setting, and how these perceptions provide barriers to incarcerated survivors when deciding whether or not to reach out for assistance.  Attendees will be given information about how they can advocate for protections related to PREA, things to consider when advocating within a prison setting, and the importance of addressing the dynamics of power and control that surround sexual violence, especially in this setting.

12/1-2 Victim Service Provider Core Certification  (Brochure)

12/16 Working with Survivors with Disabilities  (Webinar)

Description: This webinar will focus on the prevalence of sexual and intimate partner violence that occurs against individuals with disabilities, and how societal marginalization of this community often increases their likelihood of victimization.  This marginalization at the same time may decrease the likelihood that survivors with disabilities will reach out for assistance or advocacy.  This webinar will provide attendees with a general understanding of the barriers that exist for survivors with disabilities, in addition to ways in which the advocacy community may discourage reporting without realizing it.  The presentation will focus on strategies for advocacy that is well-informed and appropriate, and ways in which the advocacy community can reach out more effectively to survivors with disabilities.


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