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 email@example.com or (803) 256-2900.
Upcoming Events (Click link to register or for more info)
4/24- Talk about Consent (Webinar)
As a part of Sexual Assault and Awareness Month, this webinar will give an overview of consent to engage in sexual activity, including how to have the conversation with young people, how consent is defined, a discussion about “affirmative consent” and its implications, and how rape culture influences the evaluation of consent in different communities.
We invite you to join us along with fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others at our Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference as we focus on:
- How to successfully create community collaboration around the gaps that exist within current service provision to survivors of sexual assault;
- Having a better understanding of the effects of language and other dynamics around the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults;
- Recognizing the unique needs of sexual assault survivors within specific populations, including human trafficking victims, campus assault survivors, incarcerated survivors, and members of the military; and
- Identifying the implications and opportunities for primary prevention of sexual assault in a variety of settings.
On June 4, 2008 a bill was signed by Governor Sanford to 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. Victim service providers, serving in public or private nonprofit programs, employed after January 1, 2009 are required to complete the basic certification requirements within one year from the date of employment and to meet annual continuing education requirements to maintain certification throughout their employment.