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2024-02-05 00:00:00.0

February 2024

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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. In this 5-week training, you will learn 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: February 26–March 1, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, March 4–8, webinar on March 7.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, March 11–15, webinar on March 14.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, March 18–22, webinar on March 21.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, March 25–29, webinar on March 28.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted February 5, 2024)

2024-02-02 00:00:00.0

February 2024

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Apply for an OVC Professional Development Scholarship

The OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program offers scholarship support to individuals and multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. The program provides up to $1,500 for individuals, $2,500 for individuals whose participation in the event requires traveling to or from the contiguous United States, and up to $7,500 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. 

Apply Now

(Posted February 2, 2024)

2024-01-30 00:00:00.0

January 2024

BlackHistoryMonth24

National Black History Month

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

(Posted January 30, 2024)

2024-01-30 00:00:00.0

January 2024

TDVAwareness24

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 30, 2024)

2024-01-29 00:00:00.0

January 2024

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Expert Q&A Recording: Providing Services to Victims of Impaired Driving and DUI Crashes

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A recording of the December Expert Q&A session on “Providing Services to Victims of Impaired Driving and DUI Crashes” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides an overview of how victim service providers can best provide services to survivors, families, and friends following an impaired driving incident.

(Posted January 29, 2024)

2024-01-18 00:00:00.0

January 2024

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February Expert Q&A

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On February 14 at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Jayne A. Hitchcock on "Cyberstalking and Cyberbullying Among Teens.”

This session provides an overview of the impact of cyberstalking and cyberbullying on teens, what teachers and schools can do to prevent or reduce their incidence, and how to report cyberstalking and cyberbullying.

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

(Posted January 18, 2024)

2024-01-17 00:00:00.0

January 2024

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Co-Advocacy: The Power of Collaboration in Victim Services

Please join us on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center webinar "Co-Advocacy: The Power of Collaboration in Victim Services,” hosted by Angela Keen and Kimber Nicoletti-Martinez.

This presentation is part of the Vital Subjects series and will discuss effective ways to engage in essential conversations and nurture approaches that promote co-advocacy.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted January 17, 2024)

2024-01-12 00:00:00.0

January 2024

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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 5–9, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Identifying and Reaching your Target Audience, February 12–16, webinar on February 15.
  • Week 2: Finalizing a Marketing Plan and Measuring Efforts, February 19–23, webinar on February 22.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 12, 2024)

2024-01-04 00:00:00.0

January 2024

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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 Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 4, 2024)

2023-12-15 00:00:00.0

December 2023

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Leaning In: Historical Trauma and Cultural Responsiveness in Victim Assistance Services and Programming

A recording of the Vital Subjects webinar on “Leaning In: Historical Trauma and Cultural Responsiveness in Victim Assistance Services and Programming” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Vital Subjects page.

This webinar discusses communicating the importance of cultural responsiveness and how to incorporate these concepts into practice for service delivery and program development to significantly enhance the services and support provided to victims of crime.

(Posted December 15, 2023)

2023-12-08 00:00:00.0

December 2023

StalkingAwareness23

National Stalking Awareness Month

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

(Posted December 8, 2023)

2023-12-08 00:00:00.0

December 2023

HTAwareness23

National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

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

(Posted December 8, 2023)

2023-12-08 00:00:00.0

December 2023

IDTheft23

Identity Theft Awareness Week

In preparation for Identity Theft Awareness Week, January 29–February 2, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted December 8, 2023)

2023-12-06 00:00:00.0

December 2023

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Expert Q&A Recording: Using the Expressive Arts To Provide Interpersonal Violence Services

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A recording of the October Expert Q&A session on “Using the Expressive Arts To Provide Interpersonal Violence Services” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session provides an overview of the healing power of the arts and how to incorporate the arts into your work with victims and survivors, even if you are not an artist.

(Posted December 6, 2023)

2023-11-30 00:00:00.0

November 2023

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December Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn December 20, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Heather Ayala on "Providing Services to Victims of Impaired Driving and DUI Crashes.”

This session will provide an overview of how victim service providers can best provide services to survivors, families, and friends following an impaired driving incident.

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

(Posted November 30, 2023)

2023-11-29 00:00:00.0

November 2023

ImpairedDriving23

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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

(Posted November 29, 2023)

2023-11-20 00:00:00.0

November 2023

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Recording: OVC TTAC Expansion

A recording of the "OVC TTAC Expansion" webinar is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our About Us page.

This webinar reviews VSTTA and TAC and how this nuanced approach to TTA will expand OVC’s ability to serve as a strong partner for victim service organizations and provide a sustainable resource for managing and supporting all of OVC’s TTA efforts.

(Posted November 20, 2023)

2023-11-14 00:00:00.0

November 2023

AdobeNov23

Adobe Learning Manager Downtime

Adobe Learning Manager will be down for a scheduled update from Friday, November 17 at 10:00 p.m. to Saturday, November 18 at 9:00 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 14, 2023)

2023-10-27 00:00:00.0

October 2023

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Leaning In: Historical Trauma and Cultural Responsiveness in Victim Assistance Services and Programming

Please join us on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 2:00–3:30 p.m. eastern time, for the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center webinar “Leaning In: Historical Trauma and Cultural Responsiveness in Victim Assistance Services and Programming.”

This presentation is part of the Vital Subjects series and will discuss communicating the importance of cultural responsiveness and how to incorporate these concepts into practice for service delivery and program development to significantly enhance the services and support provided to victims of crime.

Register now or visit the Webinars page for more information.

(Posted October 27, 2023)

2023-10-26 00:00:00.0

October 2023

NativeAmerican23

National Native American Heritage Month

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

(Posted October 26, 2023)

2023-10-26 00:00:00.0

October 2023

TransgenderRemembrance23

Transgender Day of Remembrance

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

(Posted October 26, 2023)

2023-10-10 00:00:00.0

October 2023

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2024 National Victim Assistance Academy Schedule

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The National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA), which includes the Leadership Institute, Advanced Skills Institute, and Effective Management Series, is ramping up for 2024. Check out the schedule for all the upcoming NVAA trainings. Make sure you are among the first to know about the NVAA trainings and all the news about our other learning opportunities by signing up for the OVC TTAC listserv.

(Posted October 10, 2023)

2023-09-28 00:00:00.0

September 2023

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October Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn October 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez and Cathy Phelps on "Using the Expressive Arts To Provide Interpersonal Violence Services."

This session will provide an overview of the healing power of the arts and how to incorporate the arts into your work with victims and survivors, even if you are not an artist.

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

(Posted September 28, 2023)

2023-09-22 00:00:00.0

September 2023

OVCTTACExpansion

Introduction to OVC VSTTA and TAC

To elevate excellence in TTA provision, OVC is expanding OVC TTAC, which now encompasses two unique projects: the OVC Victim Services TTA (VSTTA) project, which will deliver customized TTA to the victim services field and allied professionals on request and at no cost, and the OVC Technical Assistance Collective (TAC), which will be a hub for OVC TTA provider engagement and collaboration, as well the lead for innovative, multi-modal TTA delivery and resources online.

Please join us for a webinar on October 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET to find out more about VSTTA and TAC and how this nuanced approach to TTA will expand OVC’s ability to serve as a strong partner for victim service organizations and provide a sustainable resource for managing and supporting all of OVC’s TTA efforts.

Register Here

(Posted September 22, 2023)

2023-09-19 00:00:00.0

September 2023

CyberSecurity23

Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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

(Posted September 19, 2023)

2023-09-19 00:00:00.0

September 2023

DVAwareness23

National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

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

(Posted September 19, 2023)

2023-09-18 00:00:00.0

September 2023

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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: October 9–13, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Presentation Preparation, October 16–20, webinar on October 19.
  • Week 2: Presentation Skills, October 23–27, webinar on October 26.
  • Week 3: Facilitation Skills, October 30–November 3, webinar on November 2.
  • Week 4: Facilitating Online Training, November 6–10, webinar on November 9
  • Week 5: Presenting and Facilitating with Cultural Humility, November 13–17, webinar on November 16.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted September 18, 2023)

2023-09-06 00:00:00.0

September 2023

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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 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted September 6, 2023)

2023-08-29 00:00:00.0

August 2023

Preparedness23

National Preparedness Month

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

(Posted August 29, 2023)

2023-08-29 00:00:00.0

August 2023

CampusSafety23

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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

(Posted August 29, 2023)

2023-08-29 00:00:00.0

August 2023

Remembrance23

National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

In preparation for the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims this September 25, OVC TTAC offers several resources on serving homicide victims/co-survivors:

(Posted August 29, 2023)

2023-08-15 00:00:00.0

August 2023

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Apply for an OVC Professional Development Scholarship

The OVC Professional Development Scholarship Program offers scholarship support to individuals and multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals, $1,500 for individuals whose participation in the event requires traveling to or from the contiguous United States, and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking education opportunities. 

Apply Now

(Posted August 15, 2023)

2023-06-28 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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Expert Q&A Recording: The Role of Victim Assistance Providers in Victim Impact Programs

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A recording of the June Expert Q&A session on “The Role of Victim Assistance Providers in Victim Impact Programs” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

In this session, participants learn about victim impact programs and how best to implement them in young offender and adult institutions.

(Posted June 28, 2023)

2023-06-26 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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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, August 14–18, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Prepare and Assess, August 21–25, webinar on August 24.
  • Week 2: Create, August 28–September 1, webinar on August 31.
  • Week 3: Implement and Communicate, September 4–8, webinar on September 7.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 26, 2023)

2023-06-22 00:00:00.0

June 2023

AntiTrafficking23

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 22, 2023)

2023-06-21 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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Expert Q&A Recording: Clergy Response to Domestic Violence Survivors: How To Engage and Train Faith Leaders

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A recording of the May Expert Q&A session on “Clergy Response to Domestic Violence Survivors: How To Engage and Train Faith Leaders” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

In this session, participants learn how to engage and collaborate with faith leaders for domestic violence prevention and intervention.

(Posted June 21, 2023)

2023-06-21 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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New Back to Basics Microlearning Video Series

OVC TTAC recently launched a series of Back to Basics microlearning videos focusing on current and emerging trends and needs in the victim service field. This ongoing series has been updated with four new topics, including:

  • Protective Orders 
  • Sustainability 
  • Trauma-Informed and Victim-Centered Approaches
  • Victims' Rights: The Cornerstone of Victim Services

Please continue to visit the site for new additions to the series. If you have an idea for a topic to add to the series, email us at ttac@ovcttac.org.

(Posted June 21, 2023)

2023-06-20 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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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: July 24–28, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Making an Impact in Victim Services: July 31–August 4, webinar on August 3.
  • Week 2: Exploring the Path to Victim Advocacy: August 7–11, webinar on August 10.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Path to Public Speaking: August 14–18, webinar on August 17.
  • Week 4: Exploring the Path to Activism: August 21–25, webinar on August 24.
  • Week 5: Navigating the Workplace in the Victim Services Field: August 28–September 1, webinar on August 31.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 20, 2023)

2023-06-20 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in Victim Service Organizations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in Victim Service 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, July 10–14, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Five Core Elements of Resiliency, July 17–21, webinar on July 20.
  • Week 2: Identifying Strategies for Building Resiliency in Victim Service Organizations, July 24–28, webinar on July 27.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 20, 2023)

2023-06-09 00:00:00.0

June 2023

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New Back to Basics Microlearning Video Series

OVC TTAC recently launched a series of Back to Basics microlearning videos focusing on current and emerging trends and needs in the victim service field. This ongoing series has been updated with four new topics, including:

  • Barrier-Free Intake 
  • Culturally Responsive Victim Services 
  • Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Social Media and Reaching Audiences Effectively

Please continue to visit the site for new additions to the series. If you have an idea for a topic to add to the series, email us at ttac@ovcttac.org.

(Posted June 9, 2023)

2023-05-31 00:00:00.0

May 2023

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June Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn June 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Karin Ho on "The Role of Victim Assistance Providers in Victim Impact Programs."

In this session, participants will learn about victim impact programs and how best to implement them in young offender and adult institutions.

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

(Posted May 31, 2023)

2023-05-25 00:00:00.0

May 2023

WEAAD23

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

(Posted May 25, 2023)

2023-05-25 00:00:00.0

May 2023

Pride23

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month

In preparation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month this June, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted May 25, 2023)

2023-05-25 00:00:00.0

May 2023

HAVhope23

Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness

In preparation for Hospitals Against Violence National Day of Awareness on June 2, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted May 25, 2023)

2023-05-16 00:00:00.0

May 2023

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Back to Basics Microlearning Video Series

OVC TTAC has developed a series of Back to Basics microlearning videos focusing on current and emerging trends and needs in the victim service field. This ongoing series provides an overview of best practices in a variety of topics, including:

  • Capacity Building
  • Confidentiality
  • Trauma-Informed Supervision

Please continue to visit the site for new additions to the series. If you have an idea for a topic to add to the series, email us at ttac@ovcttac.org.

(Posted May 16, 2023)

2023-04-28 00:00:00.0

April 2023

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Suicide Prevention for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Victims of Crime

The new Suicide Prevention for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Victims of Crime VAT Online training module is now available. This module provides information to support crime victim advocates as they build suicide prevention and response skills for working with AI/AN individuals. It also addresses several difficult topics, including trauma, victimization, and suicide risk.

(Posted April 28, 2023)

2023-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2023

MMIP23

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

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

(Posted April 26, 2023)

2023-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2023

OlderAmericans23

Older Americans Month

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

(Posted April 26, 2023)

2023-04-26 00:00:00.0

April 2023

PoliceWeek23

National Police Week

In preparation for National Police Week, May 15–21, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 26, 2023)

2023-04-10 00:00:00.0

April 2023

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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, May 1–5, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Assessing Board Needs, Recruiting, and Orienting Board Members, May 8–12, webinar on May 12.
  • Week 2: Involving and Educating Board Members, May 15–19, webinar on May 19.
  • Week 3: Evaluating, Rotating and Celebrating the Board, May 22–26, webinar on May 26.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET. 

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 10, 2023)

2023-04-10 00:00:00.0

April 2023

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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? May 1–5, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The 8 Domains and the Adaptability Domain, May 8–12, webinar on May 11.
  • Week 2: Exploring Domains - Strategic Communications and Evaluations, May 15–19, webinar on May 18.
  • Week 3: Exploring Domains - Organizational Capacity and Strategic Planning, May 22–26, webinar on May 25.
  • Week 4: Exploring Domains - Strategic Partnerships and Resources, May 29–June 2, webinar on June 1.
  • Week 5: The Environment Domain and Creating Next Steps, June 5–9, webinar on June 8.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. ET.

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 10, 2023)

2023-04-04 00:00:00.0

April 2023

SAASPT

Revised Sexual Assault Advocate and Service Provider Training (SAASPT) Curriculum

The SAASPT curriculum (formerly Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training) teaches advocates about sexual assault advocacy, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and strategies for organizational wellness and self-care, with modules on drug-facilitated sexual assault, campus sexual assault, military sexual assault, sexual assault on cisgender men and LGBTQ+ individuals, and neurobiology and trauma.

(Posted April 4, 2023)

2023-04-04 00:00:00.0

April 2023

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Expert Q&A Recording: Understanding the Connections Between Workplace Bullying and Burnout Among Victim Advocates

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A recording of the March Expert Q&A session on “Understanding the Connections Between Workplace Bullying and Burnout Among Victim Advocates” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

In this session, participants learn about the connections between workplace bullying and burnout among victim advocates and how to promote self-care and prevent work-related stress, trauma, and exhaustion conditions.

(Posted April 4 2023)

2023-04-03 00:00:00.0

April 2023

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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? April 24–28, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Foundation to Program Evaluation, May 1–5, webinar on May 4.
  • Week 2: Preparing for Program Evaluation – Developing a Program Evaluation Plan, May 8–12, webinar on May 11.
  • Week 3: Implementing the Plan – Data Collection, May 15–19, webinar on May 18.
  • Week 4: Analyzing Evaluation Data and Using it to Tell Your Program's Story, May 22–26, webinar on May 25.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–4:00 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 3, 2023)

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March 2023

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New Resources for Responding to Incidents of Mass Violence

OVC TTAC is very pleased to introduce new Quick Tips that focus on different elements of responding to incidents of mass violence. These instructional tip sheets address Faith-Based Responders in the Wake of Mass Violence and Terrorism (PDF 929KB), Implementing a Community Resiliency Center After a Mass Violence Incident (PDF 1MB), and Serving Communities of Diverse Cultures and Languages After Mass Violence (PDF 908KB).

(Posted March 30, 2023)

2023-03-28 00:00:00.0

March 2023

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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 28, 2023)

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March 2023

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

(Posted March 28, 2023)

2023-03-28 00:00:00.0

March 2023

NCVRW23

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In preparation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 23–29, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 28, 2023)

2023-03-24 00:00:00.0

March 2023

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Adobe Learning Manager Downtime

Adobe Learning Manager will be down for a scheduled update on Saturday, April 1 from 1:00–9:00 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 March 24, 2023)

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May Expert Q&A

Expert Q&A logoOn May 31, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Y. Joon Choi on "Clergy Response to Domestic Violence Survivors: How To Engage and Train Faith Leaders."

This session will provide an overview of the current state of faith leaders’ practices regarding domestic violence and discuss faith leaders’ role in the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of intimate partner violence. In addition, participants will learn how to engage and collaborate with faith leaders for domestic violence prevention and intervention.

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

(Posted March 23, 2023)

2023-03-21 00:00:00.0

March 2023

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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 March 21, 2023)

2023-02-28 00:00:00.0

February 2023

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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 for participants who are delivering trainings and workshops or making 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 have one thing in common: a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience. This month, we will be sharing recordings that they created that focus on self-care, sustainability, and resiliency.

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

Caroline OlfertRecording: Building Resiliency as Victim Service Providers
Date Recorded: March 2021
Caroline Olfert is the Training and Curriculum Policy Coordinator for Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) where she leverages her frontline victim advocacy experience to guide the division’s strategic training goals. Prior to her position with CVSSD, Caroline was the director of the Oregon State Victim Assistance Academy. Her background also includes 18 years working as a victim advocate, most recently as a Victim Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She has also worked for two community-based victim assistance programs. Caroline received her Masters’ in Public Administration from the University of Colorado and a professional certificate for Critical Analysis of Victim Assistance from Washburn University.
Listen to Recording | View Transcript (PDF, 102 KB)

 

Tonia NantkesRecording: Self-Care as a Stress Preventor
Date Recorded: Fall 2019
Tonia Nantkes is currently a training coordinator with the Nebraska Division of Developmental Disabilities, and was formerly a training specialist with the Nebraska Crime Commission. Tonia is a former educator, caseworker, and recreational therapist. She received her B.A. in psychology, as well as her Master’s degree in education, from Concordia University in Nebraska. She also earned a Master’s degree in psychology from Colorado University.
Listen to Recording | View Transcript (PDF, 98 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 28, 2023)

2023-02-23 00:00:00.0

February 2023

NCPW23

National Consumer Protection Week

In preparation for National Consumer Protection Week, March 5–11, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted February 23, 2023)

2023-02-23 00:00:00.0

February 2023

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

In preparation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted February 23, 2023)