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National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA)


National Victim Assistance Academy: From Face-to-Face to Online and Blended Learning Delivery

The mission of the National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) has always been to provide an intensive, interactive learning experience to develop and promote professional skills and knowledge for victim service providers. While the mission remains unchanged, the method of delivery has been redesigned to provide more comprehensive content for a wider audience. NVAA's blended learning approach includes a combination of self-paced online training and Web-based facilitated training. As a result of this shift, the Academy becomes accessible to all victim service providers with Internet access.

VAT Online replaces NVAA Track 1. NVAA Track 1, Foundation-Level Training, was a 5-day general training for those with less than 3 years of experience serving victims of crime. VAT Online is a Web-based, self-paced training, also funded by OVC that has been revised and updated. Both VAT Online and the NVAA Track 1 training were developed for the same audience—victim service providers with less than 3 years of experience. In the revision process the content included in Track 1 has been incorporated in VAT Online. Basics and Core Competencies and Skills are now covered in 19 VAT Online modules, which each take 30–90 minutes to complete. These modules are now available.

Two NVAA trainings will be available in 2014 as Web-based facilitated trainings led by NVAA faculty.

  • Leadership Institute New!!
    The 2014 Leadership Institute is currently at capacity. If you wish to be placed on the wait list in the event of cancellations, please complete the NVAA Leadership Institute application and we will notify you if space becomes available.
  • Advanced Skills Institute

We are looking forward to improving and broadening trainings for victim service providers during the next 2 years, and will keep you informed of our progress.

Previously delivered NVAA Foundation-Level Training Curriculum is still available as a resource.

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