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Training

Access all of OVC's training resources to support SANE-SART practitioners, including standardized, face-to-face trainings, downloadable training materials, online modules, and recorded webinars.

Training

Gather a group of victim service and allied professionals in your area and arrange a meeting space. OVC will provide instructors, an onsite coordinator, instructor training materials, and a Participant Manual for each participant.

DNA in Sexual Assault Cases: The Role of Law Enforcement, SAFE/SANE Nurses, and Victim Advocates

CEUs: 1.2 CEUs Length: 2 Days

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This training is intended for law enforcement officers, SAFE/SANE medical personnel, and victim advocates to help strengthen collaboration in a team response, from the initial crime scene to prosecution of sexual assault cases. During the training participants will identify and collect DNA evidence at a simulated crime scene.
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* Please note that two additional training rooms will be required for a training activity on the afternoon of the second training day.

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Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

CEUs: 1.4 CEUs Length: 2.5 Days

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This training is designed primarily for sexual assault advocates/counselors who are volunteers or staff at rape crisis centers. Others who may benefit include nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers, and professional counselors who do not have specific sexual assault training. Through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, you will build the basic skills necessary to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to sexual assault victims/survivors effectively and sensitively.
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Instructor Materials

Download materials to make an in-person training more effective and improve the capacity of the presenter.

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training

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This course is designed to teach advocates how to provide competent, effective crisis intervention services to victims and survivors of sexual assault.
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  • All training modules
  • Important tools to help you train, including a customizable agenda that allows you to download specific modules
  • Participant feedback forms and certificates of completion for your participants
  • Additional information for SAACT trainers and managers of sexual assault advocate/counselor programs

Online Training

Access interactive training in a variety of subject areas. Programs are available to take on your own schedule, at your own pace, from your own computer.

Campus/University Victims of Sexual Assault

Length: 45 minutes

Summary:

Campus/University sexual assault is, unfortunately, a serious crime that is widespread across college and university campuses all over the United States. This module provides a definition of campus sexual assault, describes barriers that victims of this crime face when seeing help, discusses laws, such as Title IX, in place to protect victims, and identifies strategies for serving victims of campus sexual assault.

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If this is your first time using OVC TTAC's Learning Management System, click the "Create an account" link to register. Watch our orientation video for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.

Incarcerated Victims of Sexual Violence

Length: 1 hour

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Incarcerated victims of sexual violence are at high risk of becoming victims again, because they may be too fearful to reach out for help or when they do, they find services specific to their needs are unavailable. They often fear experiencing further trauma and shame if they do come forward. This module defines sexual violence within correctional facilities, describes the unique aspects of sexual violence in correctional facilities, describes the risk factors for sexual violence in correctional facilities, identifies challenges or obstacles to providing victim services to incarcerated victims of sexual violence, and identifies and describes some of the practical response strategies that can be implemented to address the needs of incarcerated victims of sexual violence.

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If this is your first time using OVC TTAC's Learning Management System, click the "Create an account" link to register. Watch our orientation video for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.

Sexual Assault

Length: 45 minutes

Summary:

The Sexual Assault module includes information related to sexual assault and sexual violence. It includes definitions of the terms sexual violence and sexual assault; information about the victim service provider's role in relation to others working as part of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), including differentiating the roles of victim service providers, SART, and other members of the SART; methods to assess the physical and psychological impact of sexual assault; information about the potential impact of sexual assault on various populations; and strategies to respond appropriately to victims of sexual assault.

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If this is your first time using OVC TTAC's Learning Management System, click the "Create an account" link to register. Watch our orientation video for step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.

Webinars

Online trainings, conferences, and informative gatherings are prerecorded and available to view at your convenience.

Campus Safety Planning: Remedial Measures, Schedule Mapping, and No Contact Orders

1.5 hours

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Whether it is a single incident or an ongoing pattern of abuse, sexual assault can undermine a victim's physical and emotional safety. Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security. No Contact Orders (NCOs) can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools. This session addresses the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explores how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety.

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Campus Sexual Assault: Advocating Under Title IX

1.5 hours

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This session focuses on practical advocacy strategies and tools for using Title IX to empower and seek justice for victims of sexual violence.

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Developing a SANE Program in Rural Communities

1.5 hours

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Learn about the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and available resources related to developing a SANE program in rural communities.

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How To Expand an Existing SANE Program

1.5 hours

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Learn about the challenges, opportunities, and benefits of expanding SANE programs to include forensic nursing care for additional patient populations, and how to expand your program. 

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Know Your Title IX Rights

1.5 hours

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This session provides an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and an understanding of how Title IX protects the rights of victims of sexual violence in educational settings.

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Legal Representation for Victims of Campus Sexual Assault

1.5 hours

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Civil legal advocacy and representation are critical needs for campus sexual assault victims who report violence to their institutions. After completing this webinar, participants will be able to identify some of the unique issues campus victims of sexual assault face and better understand what lawyers can do to access civil remedies to promote healing and recovery. This webinar addresses victims' rights and remedies related to their rights under Title IX, including safety, accommodation, and judicial process; and discusses eligibility and strategies for filing a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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Negotiating Safety and Remedial Measures in Campus Sexual Assault Cases

1.5 hours

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Title IX requires that "upon notice of gender-based harassment that creates a hostile environment, an institution must take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects." In order to remedy the hostile environment, campuses should provide safety and remedial measures and the option to participate in their resolution/conduct process. This session provides detailed, practical tips on where to begin with a new campus case, how to assist a survivor with obtaining the safety and remedial measures they need, and how to assist a survivor throughout all stages of the resolution process.

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Neurobiology of Trauma: What Every Practitioner Needs To Know

1.25 hours

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Regardless of whether an attorney practices criminal law, family law, employment law, tort law, or wills and estates, (s)he will likely encounter clients with a trauma history, and advocates in the justice system will undoubtedly encounter these same individuals. This session explains the brain's response to trauma such that participants will gain a better understanding of the neurobiology of trauma, and why their clients may be ambivalent about participating in the justice system.

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Safety Planning With Campus Sexual Violence Victims

1.5 hours

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This session addresses the unique challenges and opportunities inherent in creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment; explores how safety planning for campus victims/survivors may differ from safety planning for domestic violence victims; and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy, discussing emotional safety, and providing survivor-centered safety planning.

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SANE Program Development and Operation: An Introduction

1.5 hours

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Take a look at the new SANE Guide, get an overview of the foundations used to create the guide, and find information on building a sustainable SANE program using a strong nursing foundation to support the SANE role.

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Title IX and Clery Act Intersections

1.5 hours

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Two federal laws—the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX—influence campus prevention and response to sexual violence. This webinar highlights how the laws intersect regarding requirements, resources, and options available to campus survivors.

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Title IX and Clery Act Live Chat

1.5 hours

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This session focuses on a facilitated discussion with the Victim Rights Law Center and the Clery Center for Security on Campus about victims of campus sexual assault.

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Understanding the Clery Act

1.5 hours

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Requirements under the federal Clery Act provide a foundation for an institution's campus safety and security policies. The Act offers critical rights and options to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. This session provides an overview of the Clery Act's requirements and how the Act influences on- and off-campus response and resources.

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