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Training Catalog

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OVC TTAC offers trainings in several different formats: online and 1–3 day sessions. As an IACET Authorized Provider, OVC TTAC offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

National Victim Assistance Academy

Self-paced online training and Web-based facilitated training for those who assist victims and survivors of crime.

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2014 Online
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.
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2014 Web-Based Facilitated Training
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 service providers' work with victims. The training is targeted for those who have been in the victim services field for at least 2 years.
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2014 Web-Based Facilitated Training
The Leadership Institute is designed for victim service administrators and leaders who wish to enhance their leadership skills and abilities. Participants will learn theoretical concepts and practical skills to more effectively lead their organization, team, or work group. The training focuses on four broad topics that are essential to leadership development:
  • Knowing yourself
  • Enhancing communication skills
  • Leading people
  • Creating, supporting, and managing change
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2015 Blended Learning
The goal of the Advanced Trainer Institute: Delivering Face-to-Face Training is to train professionals in victim advocacy fields to enhance their presentation and facilitation skills. This training will be a blended learning event and will be presented in both online as well as face-to-face training formats. Topics to be covered include:
  • Adult Learning
  • Presentation Skills
  • Facilitation Skills and Challenges
  • Culturally Competent Facilitation
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2015 Web-Based Facilitated Training
The goal of the Advanced Trainer Institute: Delivering Online Training is to train professionals in victim advocacy fields to enhance their presentation and facilitation skills in an online environment. Topics to be covered include:
  • Adult Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Online Facilitation and Presentation Tips
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Training by Request

Comprehensive and practical skill-building curricula delivered by OVC subject matter experts and TTA consultants.

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1 Day/3-60 Minute Webinars 1 CEU Instructor-led/ Webinars
The goal of this blended learning training is to identify the five individual elements of resiliency and explore how they can be implemented in an organization through policies, supervisory techniques, and training.
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2 Days 1.1 CEUs Instructor-led
This training will explore self-care techniques as well as strategies managers can use to help ensure balance and self-care for those that they supervise. By participating in case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises, you will learn how to recognize the symptoms of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, develop resilience and healthy coping skills, and create a professional and personal care plan to minimize the risk of compassion fatigue in your work.
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2 Days 1.4 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is appropriate for individuals who design and deliver curricula, who are involved in the planning and development of training, or have some background in either adult education or instructional design. In this 2-day training you will first listen to skills-based lectures, then practice what you have learned in large-group activities, and end by creating a training module for your own organization. The goal is to strengthen your abilities to design, implement, and evaluate your training programs.
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2 Days 1.3 CEUs Instructor-led
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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* If you are considering offering this training as a Training by Request (TBR), please note that two additional training rooms will be required for a training activity on the afternoon of the second training day.
2 Days 1.3 CEUs Instructor-led
This training provides a comprehensive overview of crime victims’ rights and the advocate’s role in enforcing those rights. In this interactive training you will analyze a hypothetical case scenario and actively explore how victims’ rights can be exercised during pretrial proceedings, during trial, and in relation to sentencing, parole, and other post trial proceedings. Participants will develop an individual action plan for applying the new information to their own organizations so that victims will better understand their legal rights and the actions they can take to enforce those rights.
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2 Days 1.4 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for professionals working in victim service organizations that rely at least in part on grant funding. The goal of this training is to provide the information and skills you need to identify grant opportunities, write successful proposals, and navigate the federal funding process and basics of grant management. A walk-through of federal funding Web sites and practice working with scenarios and a sample case study will keep you fully engaged and motivated.
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2 Days 1.3 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for victim advocates and other allied professionals. Through interactive exercises you will learn to recognize the risk factors for and indicators of elder abuse among older persons; name the types of elder abuse, relevant statutes, and responsibilities of a mandated reporter; and intervene appropriately and collaborate with other organizations and agencies involved with elder abuse. You will also practice techniques for communicating with older adults, explore the challenges and benefits of working on a multidisciplinary team, and develop a blueprint for collaboration based on a case study.
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1 Day 0 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed to enhance the capacity and ability of mental health professionals to assist victimized children and adolescents by disseminating the best available science and research on violence, trauma, and trauma-focused assessment tools and mental health treatments.
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2 Days 1.3 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed specifically for victim service professionals, both current and potential program managers. You will learn about yourself and your own leadership capabilities, leadership principles, and ethical leadership as well as how to promote team development and conflict resolution and how to manage your initiatives.
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2 Days 1.2 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for program managers, directors, or other allied professionals who have primary responsibility for the development, monitoring, and evaluation of direct services and other programming. The user-friendly, interactive exercises give you the information, skills, and tools you need to participate in the planning and implementation of an ongoing evaluation of your programs and services. Improved skills in reporting the results to your various stakeholders can help raise public awareness and attract funding for the services you provide.
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2.5 Days 1.5 CEUs Instructor-led
This training addresses cultural barriers such as stereotyping, value differences, communication styles, and language and interpreter bias, and how they impede effective service delivery to victims of crime from diverse populations. The training is designed for victim advocates as well as law enforcement officers and administrators, prosecutors, and other professionals who work with victims of crime. You will participate in simulations/skits, interactive activities, independent self-assessments and case studies to brainstorm and develop strategies to overcome cultural barriers in your own workplace.
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2 Days 0 CEUs Instructor-led
This training will provide victim advocates and allied professionals with knowledge and skills needed to effectively support and work with LGBTQ-identified people, communities, and survivors, and translate the knowledge and skills into a defined action plan for themselves and their agencies. The training will help participants strengthen their knowledge of the obstacles LGBTQ people experience in seeking victim services and explore how best to overcome or alleviate these obstacles.
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2 Days 1.4 CEUs Instructor-led
This training begins with interviews of several survivors of homicide victims. They tell their stories of grief, trauma, and ultimately – resilience. The case study of one of the survivors is threaded throughout training to help participants understand how one survivor coped with the devastating grief resulting from the homicide of a family member, and the resilience that helped alleviate the pain and lead to healing.
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* If you are considering offering this training as a Training by Request (TBR), please note that you must arrange a panel discussion.
2 Days 1.1 CEUs Instructor-led
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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2 Days 1.2 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for current and potential program managers who want to learn and practice skills that will help them plan strategically and effectively for their organizations. The training includes modules on the basic steps of strategic planning: getting your organization ready, determining where you want your organization to go, putting the plan into action, and communicating and marketing your plan.
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2 Days 1.1 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for community-based victim service providers, health and medical personnel, law enforcement, and allied professionals. Through video testimonials, discussions, and small group activities, you will develop an understanding of military life and how to work within the military structure to better serve military victims of sexual assault.
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2 Days 1.3 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for victim advocates who want to develop knowledge and skills to provide appropriate services for children experiencing trauma and grief as a result of violence. You will examine how children perceive death, how they process grief and trauma, and how you can recognize the signs of grief and trauma in children and support their recovery. Using a multidisciplinary team approach, victim service providers, mental health professionals, and law enforcement can improve existing services and create new opportunities to support child living with grief.
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3 Days 2.0 CEUs Instructor-led
This training is designed for victim service providers, advocates for people with disabilities, self-advocates, and allied professionals. Using case studies and small group discussions, you will examine the prevalence of crime against people with disabilities, perceptions of the criminal justice system, tenets of the disabilities movement, and the impact of disabilities on daily life. Through collaborative activities you will identify ways the various agencies, organizations, and systems can work together to better serve crime victims with disabilities.
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2.5 Days 1.4 CEUs Instructor-led
This training for trainers is just what you need if you develop and deliver training but do not have a formal background or extensive experience in adult education or instructional design. Through interactive exercises and practice sessions, you will strengthen your knowledge and skills to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate high quality training programs. As a practical application you will present a portion of a training and receive feedback on your training skills.
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* If you are considering offering this training as a Training by Request (TBR), please note that a second training room will be required for a training activity on the afternoon of the second training day.

Online Training

Online interactive trainings for victim service providers and professionals to complete at their convenience.

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14 hours Online
A basic victim advocacy Web-based training program that offers victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime. Additional VAT Online modules that address specific crimes and the needs of special populations will be launched later in 2014.
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3-4 hours Online
A user-friendly e-learning tool that will teach victim service professionals and allied professionals knowledge and skills to more effectively serve victims of identity theft and assist with their financial and emotional recovery.
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Webinars

OVC TTAC offers live interactive, facilitated training sessions and conferences, which are recorded and transcribed for unlimited access.

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1 hour Online
This Webinar is intended to increase participants' knowledge of the trauma and dysfunction associated with violence and violent crime occurring in homes and throughout communities. Panelists showcase programs that demonstrate innovative approaches to delivering victim services. The Webinar focuses on best practices in working with youth, adults, and families who have been victims of violent acts and the rebuilding process that takes place after surviving such experiences.
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1 1/2 hours Online
The goal of this Webinar is to assist tribal communities in building collaborations that address the needs of crime victims. This Webinar highlights different types of collaboration, ways to deal with change and challenges, the benefits of collaboration, and how to recognize cultural differences.
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