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, Courtney Paul, at or (803) 256-2900.

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


02/8-9/16Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training (Brochure)

SCCADVASA’s VSP Training is a foundational victim assistance training program that offers victim service providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the essential skills and knowledge they need to more effectively assist victims of crime, specifically victims of domestic and sexual violence.

02/19/16: The Impact of Trauma on Survivors of Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach, Part II (Webinar)

This webinar is a follow-up to the January webinar, which discussed introductory concepts of trauma-informed care and trauma-specific treatment. In this second webinar participants will delve more in-depth to talk about how TIC can be incorporated into policy and practice at SA/DV victim service agencies. Participants will share thoughts on how employees can potentially re-traumatize a survivor who seeks assistance and how supervisory staff sometimes create a level of secondary trauma for agency employees. Participants will also gain tools on how victim service providers and organizations can stay attuned to the Six Key Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach, thus minimizing re-traumatization of survivors and staff. Finally, participants will receive tools to assess organizational policies, procedures, and practice to use as a starting point for incorporating a holistic trauma-informed approach.

Stay tuned for more of the full 2016 Training Schedule!