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2022-11-08 00:00:00.0

November 2022

ImpairedDriving22

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

In preparation for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month this December, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted November 8, 2022)

2022-11-07 00:00:00.0

November 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Outreach and Marketing

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Outreach and Marketing training, which will be delivered online. In this 3-week training you will learn how to develop a marketing plan, conduct an analysis of your audience, and identify techniques to launch your outreach and marketing campaigns. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Marketing, November 28–December 2, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Identifying and Reaching your Target Audience, December 5–9, webinar on December 8.
  • Week 2: Finalizing a Marketing Plan and Measuring Efforts, December 12–16, webinar on December 15.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted November 7, 2022)

2022-11-02 00:00:00.0

November 2022

AdobeNov22

Adobe Learning Manager Downtime

Adobe Learning Manager will be down for a scheduled update from Friday, November 11 at 10:30 p.m. to Saturday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET. During this time, the learning management system may be inaccessible to users.

If you have any questions, please contact OVC TTAC at ttac@ovcttac.org or 1–866–682–8822.

(Posted November 2, 2022)

2022-10-28 00:00:00.0

October 2022

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Suicide Prevention for Victims of Crime

The new Suicide Prevention for Victims of Crime VAT Online training module is now available. This module provides victim advocates with a better understanding of suicide risk and best practices for suicide prevention for victims of crime.

(Posted October 28, 2022)

2022-10-26 00:00:00.0

October 2022

TransgenderRemembrance22

Transgender Day of Remembrance

In recognition of Transgender Day of Remembrance on November 20, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted October 26, 2022)

2022-10-26 00:00:00.0

October 2022

NativeAmerican22

National Native American Heritage Month

In preparation for National Native American Heritage Month this November, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted October 26, 2022)

2022-10-10 00:00:00.0

October 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Building and Managing Volunteer Programs

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Building and Managing Volunteer Programs training, which will be delivered online. This 3-week training will focus on the importance of volunteers; how to recruit, screen, onboard, and retain them; and how to determine the costs associated with managing volunteers. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Importance of Volunteerism, October 24–28, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Finding the Right Volunteers, October 31–November 4, webinar on November 3.
  • Week 2: Onboarding and Retaining Volunteers, November 7–11, webinar on November 10.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted October 10, 2022)

2022-10-07 00:00:00.0

October 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Collaborating Across Disciplines

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A recording of the September Expert Q&A session on “Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Collaborating Across Disciplines” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session is an opportunity for advocates and other allies to explore the creation of meaningful cross-system priorities and leveraging blended and braided funding to support effective collaboration while leading with a community-responsive approach.

(Posted October 7, 2022)

2022-09-30 00:00:00.0

September 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Pathways in the Victim Services Field

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We are now accepting applications for the Pathways in the Victim Services Field training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training explores and builds skills within three paths—advocacy, public speaking, and activism. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Victim Services: October 17–21, (no webinar this week).
  • Week 1: Making an Impact in Victim Services: October 24–28, webinar on October 27.
  • Week 2: Exploring the Path to Victim Advocacy: October 31–November 4, webinar on November 3.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Path to Public Speaking: November 7–11, webinar on November 10.
  • Week 4: Exploring the Path in Activism: November 14–18, webinar on November 17.
  • Week 5: Navigating the Workplace in the Victim Services Field: November 28–December 2, webinar on December 1.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted September 30, 2022)

2022-09-28 00:00:00.0

September 2022

CyberSecurity22

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In preparation for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted September 28, 2022)

2022-09-28 00:00:00.0

September 2022

DVAwareness22

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In preparation for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted September 28, 2022)

2022-09-27 00:00:00.0

September 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: How To Deliver Training With Pizzazz

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A recording of the August Expert Q&A session on “How To Deliver Training With Pizzazz” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides tips on how to develop effective trainings and deliver them with energy and style, as well as strategies on how to design and deliver trainings that focus on communities of color.

(Posted September 27, 2022)

2022-09-23 00:00:00.0

September 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Updated Schedule

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The National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA)  Effective Management Series updated schedule is now available! The Effective Management Series comprises comprehensive and practical trainings designed to build organizational capacity. 

Sign up for the OVC TTAC listserv to stay informed of all OVC TTAC news and activities, including announcements of NVAA registration open dates and any changes to the schedule.

(Posted September 23, 2022)

2022-09-01 00:00:00.0

September 2022

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September Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn September 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Kary A. James and Stacie Vecchietti on "Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Collaborating Across Disciplines."

This session is an opportunity for advocates and other allies to explore the creation of meaningful cross-system priorities and leveraging blended and braided funding to support effective collaboration while leading with a community-responsive approach.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted September 1, 2022)

2022-08-25 00:00:00.0

August 2022

Remembrance22

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

The National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims is September 25. OVC TTAC offers several resources on serving homicide victims/co-survivors:

(Posted August 25, 2022)

2022-08-25 00:00:00.0

August 2022

Preparedness22

National Preparedness Month

To plan for National Preparedness Month in September, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted August 25, 2022)

2022-08-25 00:00:00.0

August 2022

CampusSafety22

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

In preparation for National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted August 25, 2022)

2022-08-08 00:00:00.0

August 2022

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Psychological First Aid and Victim Assistance

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Psychological First Aid and Victim Assistance” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This webinar introduces the basic concepts of Psychological First Aid that participants can use to support the recovery of crime victims and others impacted by trauma.

(Posted August 8, 2022)

2022-08-04 00:00:00.0

August 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program

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A recording of the July Expert Q&A session on the “Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides an overview of the Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program and addresses the unique victim identification and rights issues associated with environmental crimes.

(Posted August 4, 2022)

2022-07-28 00:00:00.0

July 2022

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August Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn August 31, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Alice Hartzog, Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez, and Judith Walton on "How To Deliver Training With Pizzazz."

During this session, experts will provide provide tips on how to develop effective trainings and deliver them with energy and style, as well as strategies on how to design and deliver trainings that focus on communities of color.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted July 28, 2022)

2022-07-18 00:00:00.0

July 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: Considering a Facility Dog for Your Victim Service Program?

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A recording of the June Expert Q&A session on “Considering a Facility Dog for Your Victim Service Program?” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides practical information about how you can incorporate a courthouse facility dog into your Child Advocacy Center, District Attorney’s Office, Family Courts, Tribal Courts, or other direct victim service programs.

(Posted July 18, 2022)

2022-07-13 00:00:00.0

July 2022

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Appreciative Inquiry: Fostering Individual and Organization Change

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Appreciative Inquiry: Fostering Individual and Organization Change” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This presentation explores what Appreciative Inquiry is, the Appreciative Inquiry process, and how you can apply it in the victim services field on both the individual level to build resilience and the organizational level for positive change.

(Posted July 13, 2022)

2022-07-12 00:00:00.0

July 2022

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Adobe Captivate Prime Downtime

Adobe Captivate Prime will be down for a scheduled update from Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 p.m. to Sunday, July 24 at 8:30 a.m. ET. During this time, the learning management system may be inaccessible to users.

As part of this update, Adobe Captivate Prime will be rebranded as Adobe Learning Manager. In addition to the name being changed throughout the site, please note:

  • The website URL will be changed to https://learningmanager.adobe.com/OVCTTAC. The current URL (https://captivateprime.adobe.com/ovcttac) will continue to work, but we suggest you update any bookmarks or other locations you may have it saved.
  • Email notifications will now come from admin@learningmanager.com. Please make sure to update any email spam filters or whitelists or you may have to ensure you continue receiving emails from the system.

If you have any questions, please contact OVC TTAC at ttac@ovcttac.org or 1–866–682–8822.

(Posted July 12, 2022)

2022-07-05 00:00:00.0

July 2022

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NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations training, which will be delivered online. This 5-week training provides guidance in how your organization can become trauma-informed and how to modify policies and procedures to respond to trauma victims. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Impact of Trauma, July 25–29, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, August 1–5, webinar on August 4.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, August 8–12, webinar on August 11.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, August 15–19, webinar on August 18.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, August 22–26, webinar on August 25. 

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted July 5, 2022)

2022-06-30 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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July Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn July 27, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Herman Millholland and Steve Siegel on the "Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program."

During this session, experts will provide an overview of the Environmental Crime Victim Assistance Program and address the unique victim identification and rights issues associated with environmental crimes.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted June 30, 2022)

2022-06-28 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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Psychological First Aid and Victim Assistance

Please join us on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center webinar “Psychological First Aid and Victim Assistance.”

This presentation is part of the Vital Subjects series and will introduce the basic concepts of Psychological First Aid that participants can use to support the recovery of crime victims and others impacted by trauma.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted June 28, 2022)

2022-06-21 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, and how to prevent fraud. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: What is Financial Management, July 11–15, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, July 18–22, webinar on July 21.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Principles, July 25–29, webinar on July 28.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, August 1–5, webinar on August 4.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, August 8–12, webinar on August 11.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, August 15–19, webinar on August 18.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted June 21, 2022)

2022-06-14 00:00:00.0

June 2022

AntiTrafficking22

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

In preparation for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons this July 30, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted June 14, 2022)

2022-06-13 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Strategic Planning for Program Managers

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Strategic Planning for Program Managers training, which will be delivered online. This 4-week training will review the strategic planning process so you will be prepared to create and implement your organization's strategic plan. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Strategic Planning, July 5–8, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Prepare and Assess, July 11–15, webinar on July 14.
  • Week 2: Create, July 18–22, webinar on July 21.
  • Week 3: Implement and Communicate, July 25–29 , webinar on July 28. 

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. ET. 

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted June 13, 2022)

2022-06-09 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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Appreciative Inquiry: Fostering Individual and Organization Change

Please join us on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center webinar “Appreciative Inquiry: Fostering Individual and Organization Change.”

This presentation is part of the Vital Subjects series and will explore what Appreciative Inquiry is, the Appreciative Inquiry process, and how you can apply it in the victim services field on both the individual level to build resilience and the organizational level for positive change.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted June 9, 2022)

2022-06-06 00:00:00.0

June 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in Organizations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in Organizations training, which will be delivered online. This 3-week training provides a resiliency model and explains how it can be applied to organizations. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Acknowledging Resiliency, June 27–July 1, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Five Core Elements of Resiliency, July 4–8, webinar on July 7.
  • Week 2: Identifying Strategies for Building Resiliency in Organizations, July 11–15, webinar on July 14.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted June 6, 2022)

2022-05-26 00:00:00.0

May 2022

WEAAD22

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In preparation for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted May 26, 2022)

2022-05-26 00:00:00.0

May 2022

Pride22

Pride Month

In preparation for Pride Month this June, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted May 26, 2022)

2022-05-26 00:00:00.0

May 2022

HAVhope22

Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness

In preparation for Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness on June 3, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted May 26, 2022)

2022-05-16 00:00:00.0

May 2022

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NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Advanced Trainer Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Advanced Trainer Institute, which will be delivered online. In this 6-week training, you will refine and perfect your communication skills to become an effective trainer. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: June 6–10, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Presentation Preparation, June 13–17, webinar on June 16.
  • Week 2: Presentation Skills, June 20–24, webinar on June 23.
  • Week 3: Facilitation Skills, June 27–July 1, webinar on June 30.
  • Week 4: Facilitating Online Training, July 4–8, webinar on July 7.
  • Week 5: Presenting and Facilitating with Cultural Humility, July 11–15, webinar on July 14.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted May 16, 2022)

2022-05-09 00:00:00.0

May 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Program Evaluation

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Program Evaluation training, which will be delivered online. This 5-week training will give you the practical skills to conduct an evaluation and take some of the fear out of the process. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: What is Program Evaluation? May 31–June 3, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Foundation to Program Evaluation, June 6–10, webinar on June 10.
  • Week 2: Preparing for Program Evaluation – Developing a Program Evaluation Plan, June 13–17, webinar on June 17.
  • Week 3: Implementing the Plan – Data Collection, June 20–24, webinar on June 24.
  • Week 4: Analyzing Evaluation Data and Using it to Tell Your Program's Story, June 27–July 1, webinar on July 1.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted May 9, 2022)

2022-05-05 00:00:00.0

May 2022

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June Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn June 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Flerida Alarcón, Yesica Cioli, and Marcie Davis on "Considering a Facility Dog for Your Victim Service Program?"

During this session, experts will provide practical information about how you can incorporate a courthouse facility dog into your Child Advocacy Center, District Attorney’s Office, Family Courts, Tribal Courts, or other direct victim service programs.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted May 5, 2022)

2022-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2022

MMIP22

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

In preparation for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day on May 5, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 26, 2022)

2022-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2022

OlderAmericans22

Older Americans Month

In preparation for Older Americans Month this May, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 26, 2022)

2022-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2022

PoliceWeek22

National Police Week

In preparation for National Police Week, May 11–17, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 26, 2022)

2022-04-21 00:00:00.0

April 2022

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Logic Models for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Logic Models for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This presentation explores how the use of a logic model is an essential component of victim services program evaluation and planning. Information and discussion on the relationship between resources, activities, and outcomes will help prepare participants to consider the range and types of program outcomes to track.

(April 21, 2022)

2022-04-12 00:00:00.0

April 2022

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Views from the Field

As part of the National Victim Assistance Academy’s blended training Advanced Trainer Institute (ATI), participants produce recordings as their capstone project. ATI is designed to help participants who deliver trainings and workshops or make presentations currently and would like to learn how to make them more impactful.

Our participants come from a variety of victim service backgrounds all over the United States, but they all have one thing in common—a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. This month, we are sharing recordings created by ATI participants that focus on inclusivity in the victim services field. 

To listen to the recording, select the link below each recording title and date. 

Recording: Victim…to Survivor
Date Recorded: February 2021
Listen to Recording | View Transcript (PDF, 113 KB)

Stephen FletcherStephen Fletcher started his career working in human services. He has demonstrated leadership working in the foster care system, juvenile justice reform, behavioral health, and child victim services. Mr. Fletcher joined Family Service of the Piedmont in September 2020 in the role of LGBTQ+ outreach specialist. He was promoted to Community Outreach Team program coordinator in the spring of 2021 and oversaw the tremendous growth of that team, providing outreach, education, and specialized advocacy services. Presently, he serves as the director of victim services with Family Service of the Piedmont. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mars Hill University.

 

Sondra PhelpsSondra Phelps obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ashford University. Her natural drive for helping others, paired with her passion for ending sexual violence, led her to work in victim services. In July 2020, Ms. Phelps moved from the Midwest to North Carolina. She joined Family Services of the Piedmont as the sexual assault outreach specialist and advocates for and supports statewide initiatives to end sexual violence. She enjoys spending time with her family and cats in her spare time.

 


Recording: Sharing Resources in Victim Services: Approaching the Latinx Community
Date Recorded: May 2020
Listen to Recording | View Transcript (PDF, 93.6 KB)

Nancy LarsenMichelle Toledo Cainas graduated with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Metropolitan University and a master's degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. She founded the Georgia Latinos Against Domestic Violence (GLADV) task force in 2009 to support the Latino community and those who work with them. GLADV held community meetings addressing issues impacting the community and offered a platform for advocates to network and gain more knowledge and skills. Ms. Toledo Cainas led, organized, and developed meetings, trainings, and events. She is currently working with the Center for Court Innovation as their Domestic Violence Resource for Increasing Safety and Connection.

Points of view or opinions on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

(Posted April 12, 2022)

2022-04-11 00:00:00.0

April 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: Establishing Victim Services Vicarious Trauma Response Collaboratives

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A recording of the March Expert Q&A session on “Establishing Victim Services Vicarious Trauma Response Collaboratives” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides an overview of OVC TTAC’s engagement with communities across the United States in developing and sustaining vicarious trauma peer-to-peer collaboratives.

(Posted April 11, 2022)

2022-04-05 00:00:00.0

April 2022

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NVAA Leadership Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Leadership Institute, which will be delivered online. This 11-week training will assist you in becoming a more effective leader of your team, work group, or organization. CEUs will be awarded to those who complete all of the requirements.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted April 5, 2022)

2022-04-04 00:00:00.0

April 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Sustaining Your Program's Capacity To Serve Victims

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Sustaining Your Program's Capacity To Serve Victims training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you what sustainability means, how to assess a program's sustainability, the eight sustainability domains (Program Adaptation, Strategic Communications, Program Evaluation, Supportive Environment, Organizational Capacity, Strategic Partnerships, Resource Development, and Strategic Planning), and how to develop a sustainability plan. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: What is Sustainability? April 18–22, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The 8 Domains and the Adaptability Domain, April 25–29, webinar on April 29.
  • Week 2: Exploring Domains - Strategic Communications and Evaluations, May 2–6, webinar on May 6.
  • Week 3: Exploring Domains - Organizational Capacity and Strategic Planning, May 9–13, webinar on May 13.
  • Week 4: Exploring Domains - Strategic Partnerships and Resources, May 16–20, webinar on May 20.
  • Week 5: The Environment Domain and Creating Next Steps, May 23–27, webinar on May 27.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted April 4, 2022)

2022-03-31 00:00:00.0

March 2022

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National Victim Assistance Academy Spring/Summer 2022 Schedule

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The National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) Spring/Summer 2022 schedule is now available! NVAA trainings provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop your professional skills and knowledge. OVC TTAC delivers NVAA trainings using a blended learning approach—a combination of highly interactive, self-paced training and collaborative, facilitated webinars. They are free of charge and led by national subject matter experts.

OVC TTAC offers three NVAA training programs:

  • The Leadership Institute teaches theoretical concepts and practical skills to help victim service administrators and leaders enhance their leadership skills and abilities in order to lead their organization, team, or work group more effectively.
  • The Effective Management Series comprises comprehensive and practical trainings designed to build organizational capacity. Training topics include building resiliency in organizations and sustaining your program's capacity to serve victims.
  • The Advanced Skills Institute is designed to build skills and address timely topics that confront victim service providers on a daily basis and that have direct impact on their work. There are currently two trainings that are part of this Institute: Advanced Trainer Institute, where victim service providers refine and perfect their communication skills to become an effective trainer; and Building Trauma-Informed Organizations, where managers learn how they can help their organization become trauma-informed.

Sign up for the OVC TTAC listserv to stay informed of all OVC TTAC news and activities, including announcements of NVAA registration open dates and any changes to the schedule.

(Posted March 31, 2022)

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March 2022

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Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: How To Design and Implement a Hospitality Center

A recording of the webinar on “Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: How To Design and Implement a Hospitality Center” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Mass Violence and Terrorism page.

The OVC TTAC Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit web training series continues with an indepth look at establishing a Hospitality Center. A Hospitality Center, also known as a safe haven, provides a secure environment where victims and survivors can find supportive services during the trial following a mass violence incident. 

(March 22, 2022)

2022-03-15 00:00:00.0

March 2022

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The Intersection of Trauma Informed Victim Assistance & Community Violence Intervention

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “The Intersection of Trauma Informed Victim Assistance & Community Violence Intervention” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This presentation increases understanding of the effects of trauma on victims of violence, discusses best practices for providing trauma-informed services and assistance and identifies how this approach should be an integral part of broader community violence intervention efforts.

(March 15, 2022)

2022-03-11 00:00:00.0

March 2022

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Expert Q&A Recording: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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A recording of the February Expert Q&A session on “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session is an opportunity for advocates and other allies to increase their understanding of the alarming prevalence of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and how, as the Urban Indian Health Institute says, “… institutional practices allow them to disappear not once, but three times—in life, in media, and in the data.”

(Posted March 11, 2022)

2022-03-10 00:00:00.0

March 2022

SexualAssaultAwareness22

National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

In preparation for National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month this April, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 10, 2022)

2022-03-10 00:00:00.0

March 2022

PreventChildAbuse22

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

In preparation for National Child Abuse Prevention Month this April, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 10, 2022)

2022-03-10 00:00:00.0

March 2022

NCVRW22

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In preparation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 24–30, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 10, 2022)

2022-02-24 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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March Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn March 29, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Pamela Champlain and Janet Fine on "Establishing Victim Services Vicarious Trauma Response Collaboratives."

This session will provide an overview of OVC TTAC’s engagement with communities across the United States in developing and sustaining vicarious trauma peer-to-peer collaboratives.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted February 24, 2022)

2022-02-23 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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Logic Model for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability

Please join us on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 2:00–3:15 p.m. eastern time, for the OVC TTAC webinar "Logic Model for Victim Service Programs: The Link Between Program Outcomes and Program Sustainability.”

This presentation is part of the new Vital Subjects series and will explore how the use of a logic model is an essential component of victim services program evaluation and planning. Information and discussion on the relationship between resources, activities, and outcomes will help prepare participants to consider the range and types of program outcomes to track.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted February 23, 2022)

2022-02-22 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

The first session in this series explores effective resource and partnership development. The second session explores the essential ingredients of complex grant applications: compelling statements of need, detailed budget justifications aligned with project goals and objectives, and quality outcome measures.

(Posted February 22, 2022)

2022-02-21 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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January Expert Q&A Recording

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A recording of the January Expert Q&A session on “Creating Safe Spaces for Transgender Survivors” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides participants with practical guidance and insight on creating inclusive environments, practices, and policies that support transgender survivors.

(Posted February 21, 2022)

2022-02-08 00:00:00.0

February 2022

ConsumerProtection22

National Consumer Protection Week

In preparation for National Consumer Protection Week, March 6–12, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted February 8, 2022)

2022-02-07 00:00:00.0

February 2022

VFF022022

Views from the Field

As part of the National Victim Assistance Academy’s blended training Advanced Trainer Institute (ATI), participants produce recordings as their capstone project. ATI is designed to help participants who deliver trainings and workshops or make presentations currently and would like to learn how to make them more impactful.

Our participants come from a variety of victim service backgrounds all over the United States, but they all have one thing in common—a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. This month, we are sharing a recording created by an ATI participant that focuses on the use of imagery in the human trafficking field.

To listen to the recording, select the link at the bottom of the recording description.

Vanessa HunsbergerRecording: Best Practices for Human Trafficking Programs
Date Recorded: April 2021
Vanessa Hunsberger is the Coordinator of the Washington Advisory Committee on Trafficking, a position housed within the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Washington. Since 2019, she has supported the collaborative efforts of around 40 agencies to provide trauma-informed services to survivors of human trafficking and increase the investigation and prosecution of trafficking crimes. Prior to joining the IRC in Washington, Vanessa served as a Senior Program Officer at the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, where she designed and implemented justice reform projects in Asia and Africa. She has worked in close partnership with domestic and foreign government actors and civil society partners to develop evidence-based programs that bridge service gaps impacting different populations. She also has extensive experience managing federal grants. Vanessa obtained her JD from the University of Washington School of Law and speaks French and Mandarin.
Listen to Recording | View Transcript (PDF, 85.5 KB)

Points of view or opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

(Posted February 7, 2022)

2022-02-04 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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Mass Violence and Terrorism: How To Design and Implement a Hospitality Center Webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, March 8 or Thursday, March 10, 2022, from 1:30–3:00 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) webinar "Mass Violence and Terrorism: How To Design and Implement a Hospitality Center."

The OVC TTAC Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit web training series continues with an indepth look at establishing a Hospitality Center. A Hospitality Center, also known as a safe haven, provides a secure environment where victims and survivors can find supportive services during the trial following a mass violence incident. 

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted February 4, 2022)

2022-02-02 00:00:00.0

February 2022

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The Intersection of Trauma Informed Victim Assistance & Community Violence Intervention

Please join us on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time, for the OVC TTAC webinar "The Intersection of Trauma Informed Victim Assistance & Community Violence Intervention.”

This presentation is part of the new Vital Subjects series and will increase understanding of the effects of trauma on victims of violence, discuss best practices for providing trauma-informed services and assistance and identify how this approach should be an integral part of broader community violence intervention efforts.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted February 2, 2022)

2022-01-31 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Outreach and Marketing

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Outreach and Marketing training, which will be delivered online. In this 3-week training you will learn how to develop a marketing plan, conduct an analysis of your audience, and identify techniques to launch your outreach and marketing campaign. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Marketing, February 22–25, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Identifying and Reaching your Target Audience, February 28–March 4, webinar on March 4.
  • Week 2: Finalizing a Marketing Plan and Measuring Efforts, March 7–11, webinar on March 11.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted January 31, 2022)

2022-01-31 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Strategic Planning for Program Managers

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Strategic Planning for Program Managers training, which will be delivered online. This 4-week training will review the strategic planning process so you will be prepared to create and implement your organization's strategic plan. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Strategic Planning, February 22–25, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Prepare and Assess, February 28–March 4, webinar on March 4.
  • Week 2: Create, March 7–11, webinar on March 11.
  • Week 3: Implement and Communicate, March 14–18 , webinar on March 18. 

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. ET. 

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted January 31, 2022)

2022-01-28 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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February Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn February 23, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Nicole Matthews on "Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls."

This session is an opportunity for advocates and other allies to increase their understanding of the alarming prevalence of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and how, as the Urban Indian Health Institute says, “… institutional practices allow them to disappear not once, but three times—in life, in media, and in the data.”

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted January 28, 2022)

2022-01-25 00:00:00.0

January 2022

IDTheft22

Identity Theft Awareness Week

In preparation for Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 31–February 4, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted January 25, 2022)

2022-01-25 00:00:00.0

January 2022

AfricanAmericanHistory22

National Black History Month

In preparation for National Black History Month this February, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted January 25, 2022)

2022-01-13 00:00:00.0

January 2022

TeenDatingViolence22

Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

In preparation for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this February, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted January 13, 2022)

2022-01-10 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Pathways in Victim Services

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We are now accepting applications for the Pathways in Victim Services training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training explores and builds skills within three paths—advocacy, public speaking, and activism. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Overview of the Victim Services Field: February 7–11, (no webinar this week).
  • Week 1: Exploring Opportunities in the Victim Service Field: February 14–18, webinar on February 17.
  • Week 2: Exploring the Path to Victim Advocacy: February 21–25, webinar on February 24.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Path to Public Speaking: February 28–March 4, webinar on March 3.
  • Week 4: Exploring the Path in Activism: March 7–11, webinar on March 10.
  • Week 5: Navigating the Workplace in the Victim Services Field: March 14–18, webinar on March 17.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted January 10, 2022)

2022-01-05 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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Practical Strategies for Self-Care

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Practical Strategies for Self-Care” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

While traditional self-care activities, such as massages or yoga practices, can be valuable parts of a self-care toolbox, this webinar explores why it’s critical to recognize the importance of other factors, including setting healthy boundaries and accessing support as an integral part of a holistic approach to self-care.

(Posted January 5, 2022)

2022-01-03 00:00:00.0

January 2022

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Sustaining Your Program's Capacity To Serve Victims

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Sustaining Your Program's Capacity To Serve Victims training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you what sustainability means, how to assess a program's sustainability, the eight sustainability domains (Program Adaptation, Strategic Communications, Program Evaluation, Supportive Environment, Organizational Capacity, Strategic Partnerships, Resource Development, and Strategic Planning), and how to develop a sustainability plan. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: What is Sustainability? January 24–28, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The 8 Domains and the Adaptability Domain, January 31–February 4, webinar on February 4.
  • Week 2: Exploring Domains - Strategic Communications and Evaluations, February 7–11, webinar on February 11.
  • Week 3: Exploring Domains - Organizational Capacity and Strategic Planning, February 14–18, webinar on February 18.
  • Week 4: Exploring Domains - Strategic Partnerships and Resources, February 21–25, webinar on February 25.
  • Week 5: The Environment Domain and Creating Next Steps, February 28–March 4, webinar on March 4.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted January 3, 2022)

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January Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn January 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Wade Arvizu and Jey'nce Poindexter on "Creating Safe Spaces for Transgender Survivors."

This session will provide participants with practical guidance and insight on creating inclusive environments, practices, and policies that support transgender survivors.

Register now to submit your own questions or visit the Expert Q&A page for more information.

(Posted December 17, 2021)

2021-12-16 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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November Expert Q&A Recording

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A recording of the November Expert Q&A session on “Prosecutors and Trauma Exposure: Effects and Mitigation Strategies” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides an overview of the findings of a research study that applied qualitative methods to examine the perspectives of prosecutors in Virginia who work sex crime cases.

(Posted December 16, 2021)

2021-12-15 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Developing and Managing a Board of Directors

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Developing and Managing a Board of Directors training, which will be delivered online. This 4-week training will provide a step-by-step guide to building an effective board as well as strategies for keeping members involved and accountable. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Importance of Board Development, January 17–21, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Assessing Board Needs, Recruiting, and Orienting Board Members, January 24–28, webinar on January 28.
  • Week 2: Involving and Educating Board Members, January 31–February 4, webinar on February 4.
  • Week 3: Evaluating, Rotating and Celebrating the Board, February 7–11, webinar on February 11.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted December 15, 2021)

2021-12-13 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations training, which will be delivered online. This 5-week training provides guidance in how your organization can become trauma-informed and how to modify policies and procedures to respond to trauma victims. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Impact of Trauma, January 10–14, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, January 17–21, webinar on January 20.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, January 24–28, webinar on January 27.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, January 31–February 4, webinar on February 3.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, February 7–11, webinar on February 10.

All webinars are conducted on Thursday from 11:30 a.m–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted December 13, 2021)

2021-12-09 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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Representation Matters: Using Trauma-Informed Language and Imagery in Victim Services

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Representation Matters: Using Trauma-Informed Language and Imagery in Victim Services” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This webinar reviews the ways the core principles of trauma-informed care can be applied to the use of language and images/visuals in direct services, within the organization, and in training and outreach materials.

(Posted December 9, 2021)

2021-12-08 00:00:00.0

December 2021

StalkingAwareness22

National Stalking Awareness Month

In preparation for National Stalking Awareness Month this January, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted December 8, 2021)

2021-12-08 00:00:00.0

December 2021

HTAwareness22

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

In preparation for National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month this January, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted December 8, 2021)

2021-12-06 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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NVAA Leadership Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Leadership Institute, which will be delivered online. This 11-week training will assist you in becoming a more effective leader of your team, work group, or organization. CEUs will be awarded to those who complete all of the requirements.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

For more information about this training, please contact nvaa@ovcttac.org.

(Posted December 6, 2021)

2021-12-01 00:00:00.0

December 2021

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Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants

Please join us on Wednesdays, January 12 and 19, 2022, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center webinar "Planning for Sustainability, Diversifying Funding, and Writing Complex Grants."

The first session in this series will explore effective resource and partnership development. The second session will explore the essential ingredients of complex grant applications: compelling statements of need, detailed budget justifications aligned with project goals and objectives, and quality outcome measures.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted December 1, 2021)

 
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