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Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations Curriculum

Summary:

This training is intended for victim service providers who work in agencies interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and competency-based training that support resiliency.

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What's Included:

  • Agenda
  • Webinar PowerPoint presentations
  • Onsite PowerPoint presentations
  • Instructor Manual
  • Participant Manual
  • Other resources
  • PowerPoints with videos
  • Participant feedback forms

Ethics in Victim Services Curriculum

Summary:

This training explores common ethical conflicts and how to apply ethical standards and decisionmaking to resolve them.

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What's Included:

  • All training modules
  • Video clip vignettes
  • 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 Ethics in Victim Services instructors and managers of victim assistance programs

Integrating Crime Victims' Issues Into College and University Curricula

Summary:

This curricula is a series of multidisciplinary educational models designed to broaden college and university students' exposure to and awareness of criminal victimization and its impact on victims and teach them about helpful responses when encountering victims.

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What's Included:

  • Curriculum kits and teaching materials, including class exercises and sample assignments
  • A faculty involvement guide with steps to create a supportive learning environment and respond to student experiences with victimization
  • Templates for internship agreements to increase undergraduate and graduate student placements in victim services

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training Curriculum

Summary:

This training teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care, with modules on campus sexual assault, male sexual assault, and neurobiology and trauma.

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What's Included:

  • 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

Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities Curriculum (English)

Summary:

This 3-day training is designed for victim service providers, advocates for people with disabilities, self-advocates, and allied professionals.

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What's Included:

  • Agenda
  • Assessment
  • Pre-Assignment
  • Instructor Manual
  • Participant Manual
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Worksheets/activities
  • Evaluation form
  • Video information

Apoyo para las víctimas de delitos con discapacidades—currículo (Español)

Resumen:

Esta capacitación de 3 días de duración está diseñada para los proveedores de servicios para víctimas, los asesores de personas con discapacidades, los autorrepresentantes y los profesionales aliados.

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Qué Está Incluido:

  • Agenda
  • Valoración
  • Asignación previa
  • Manual del instructor
  • Manual del participante
  • Presentaciones de PowerPoint
  • Hojas de ejercicios y actividades
  • Formulario de evaluación
  • Información de los videos

Victim Impact: Listen and Learn Curriculum

Summary:

This training consists of 13 units, built around 10 core crime topics: property crime, assault, robbery, hate and bias, gang violence, sexual assault, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, drunk and impaired driving, and homicide.

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What's Included:

  • All training units
  • Video clips of victims speaking about their experience
  • Certificates of completion for your participants
  • Important tools to help you train, including a customizable agenda that allows you to download specific units

Online Training

Develop the skills to guide and shape lively and topical discussions during a training or event.

Facilitation Skills Online Training

Length: 34 minutes

Summary:

This training will assist you in developing critical facilitation skills.

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This training includes seven narrated modules that address:

  • Differences between facilitating and presenting,
  • Facilitator responsibilities,
  • How to facilitate a successful training,
  • How to build consensus and resolve conflicts, and
  • How to facilitate, debrief, and summarize training activities.

Tools

Design and deliver effective training.

Instructional Design Standards

Summary:

The OVC Instructional Design Standards establish the processes that OVC grantees must follow in the development of OVC-funded trainings.

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The Instructional Design Standards are based on the ADDIE approach to help ensure that:

  • The trainings are based on the needs of the participants,
  • Participants achieve the goals of the training,
  • The trainings are delivered in a consistent manner each time they are offered, and
  • The effectiveness of the trainings can be evaluated using specific, measurable outcomes.

Job Aids

Summary:

The job aids are a series of tools to help you design effective training.

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Resources Included:

  • High Level Design document,
  • Detailed Design document,
  • Instructional Design Checklist for the Development of Face-To-Face OVC-Funded Training,
  • Instructional Design Checklist for the Development of Online OVC-Funded Training,
  • Best Practices for Blended Online Trainings,
  • Best Practices for Self-Paced Online Trainings, and
  • Instructional Designer Job Descriptions.

Trainer's Toolbox

Summary:

The Trainer's Toolbox includes useful information for all trainers.

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Resources Included:

  • Icebreaker and introductory activities,
  • Closing activities,
  • Techniques for dividing groups and for selecting a recorder and reporter, and
  • Tips for using audiovisual aids.