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)
Attendees will be provided an in-depth legal overview of confidentiality requirements at both the Federal and State Levels in regards to their work with
families experiencing violence, including how these requirements may differ. Attendees will be given an overview of the dynamics of confidentiality and
ethical communication, including why adhering to these forms of communication are best practice when working with survivors. Training attendees will have the opportunity to implement the information they have been provided through case scenarios with trainers and peers
As a provider in the direct service field, it is not uncommon for individuals to experience vicarious trauma as a result of the work they do. This may look very different depending on the individual who is experiencing the trauma, but one of the most important things you can do as a service provider is be able to recognize your own need for self-care to deal with that trauma, and what that self-care entails. This webinar will discuss the experience of vicarious trauma, and will identify some ways in which service providers can protect themselves from getting “burned out” as a result.
Unfortunately, we know that childhood sexual assault is an all too common crime, most often perpetrated by someone the child knows and trusts. What we also know is that the disclosure of such abuse often does not come until adulthood, and even if it is made earlier, there are still many symptoms suffered by survivors into and throughout their adult lives. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of childhood sexual assault and what disclosure may look like, in addition to some of the ways in which surviving childhood sexual abuse is seen in adult survivors, even years after the abuse occurred, whether they have disclosed previously or not.
Pregnancy and domestic violence intersect in a number of different ways. This webinar will discuss the prevalence of domestic violence both during and after pregnancy, in addition to correlations between the two issues and future health outcomes for survivors and their children. This webinar will also discuss how these intersections provide a number of opportunities for intervention, information and support for pregnant women who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic violence.
More information to come regarding the two-day conference held in Columbia, SC.
Faith-based communities provide a network for survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence that is key to providing a holistic approach to the work service providers and advocates do. By engaging these communities, we are able to reach survivors at a variety of levels, whether they have left an abusive relationship or are currently in one. This webinar will focus on engaging faith leaders and their communities in this work, and providing these individuals with trauma-informed, appropriate services. The webinar will also discuss how to make referrals to community resources that are best equipped to advocate with and for survivors and their families.
When providing victim services, confidentiality of survivor information paired with mandated reporting requirements should be a constant thought in the minds of providers. Am I protecting the information of the people I am serving? Do they have access and power over their own information? Am I required to report? These and some other common questions will be addressed in this webinar. Additionally, the presenter will discuss some ways in which State and Federal laws may differ when it comes to these issues, and how to maneuver that situation.