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)


4/24- 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.

04/27-28- Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month Conference

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.

Conference Brochure

05/13-15- Victim Service Provider Core Certification Training

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.

5/08- A Closer Look at Domestic Violence, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse

Understand the benefits of using a trauma lens to enhance community coordinated responses to families and survivors affected by trauma; 
Apply information about trauma as it pertains to families and survivors whose life experiences have led to needs for domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, and substance abuse services; 
Describe how to incorporate trauma-informed practices that foster resilience and well-being for survivors and their children; and 
Apply a reflective, trauma- informed approach to everyday mental health, substance abuse, criminal legal system, and advocacy work.