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National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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

(Posted August 12, 2020)

National Preparedness Month

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

(Posted August 12, 2020)

NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, August 31–September 4, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, September 7–11, webinar on September 10.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, September 14–18, webinar on September 17.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, September 21–25, webinar on September 24.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, September 28–October 2, webinar on October 1.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, October 5–9, webinar on October 8.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted August 10, 2020)

Mass Violence and Terrorism Volunteer Management Webinar

The Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit web training series continues with an in-depth look at the Volunteer Management victim assistance protocol. Volunteers play a key role in our communities in the aftermath of crises, disasters, emergencies, and incidents of mass violence.

Please plan to join one of the scheduled webinars to learn more about this essential victim assistance protocol.

Monday, August 10, 2020
1:00–2:30 p.m., eastern time
Register

Monday, August 17, 2020
1:00–2:30 p.m., eastern time
Register

(Posted July 24, 2020)

Activity Spotlight

The Arizona Department of Public Safety requested a 1-day training on grant writing to be offered four times across the state. The training aimed to educate participants about the key components of a well written grant application and increase the capacity of the participant organizations to be successful when applying for grants.

Learn more about this quarter’s Activity Spotlight.

(Posted July 23, 2020)

July Expert Q&A Recording

Expert Q&A LogoA recording of the July Expert Q&A session on “Non-Fatal Strangulation: Recognizing the Injuries and Connecting Victims to Care” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

This session is an opportunity for advocates, law enforcement, and other allied professionals to increase their awareness and understanding about the serious health, neurological, and emotional effects of non-fatal strangulation within the context of domestic violence and sexual assault.

(Posted July 21, 2020)

September Expert Q&A

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On September 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Krista R. Flannigan and Nathan Spicer on “Developing a Co-Response to a Mass Violence Incident During a Community Crisis.”

This session will discuss some of the points of consideration when creating a co-response plan, including suggestions and challenges.

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

(Posted July 16, 2020)

June Expert Q&A Recording

Expert Q&A LogoA recording of the June Expert Q&A session on “The U.S. Department of Justice National Elder Fraud Hotline To Assist Victims of Financial Fraud” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

As a result of the session, participants will be able to identify services available to victims through the hotline and identify resources and approaches for referring potential victims of financial fraud for additional support.

(Posted June 26, 2020)

August Expert Q&A

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On August 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Pamela Jacobs on “Supportive Services Available to Survivors of Sexual Assault in the Military – A Military- and Community-Based Collaboration.”

This session will provide information on understanding sexual assault reporting options in the military, in addition to immediate and long-term support services available to survivors.

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

(Posted June 18, 2020)

May Expert Q&A Recording

Expert Q&A LogoA recording of the May Expert Q&A session on “Vicarious Trauma in First Responders” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

Learn about strategies to recognize and respond to work-related trauma exposure and how this exposure may impact successful working relationships with victims of crime in your communities.

(Posted May 26, 2020)

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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

(Posted May 13, 2020)

Capacity Building Webinars for Human Trafficking Service Providers Recording

The latest recording from the Capacity Building Webinars for Human Trafficking Service Providers series is now available.

“Coordinating Multi-Victim Human Trafficking Cases: Building Partnerships, Confidentiality, and Providing Individualized Services” will provide insights and guidance for how to navigate working with multiple survivors involved in the same case.

(Posted May 8, 2020)

National Missing Children’s Day

In preparation for National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 27, 2020)

April Expert Q&A Recording

Expert Q&A logoA recording of the April Expert Q&A session on “Sustainability Planning” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

Find out more about starting or expanding your organization’s sustainability planning efforts.

(Posted April 21, 2020)

National Correctional Officers and Employees Week

In preparation for National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, May 3–9, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 21, 2020)

National Police Week

In preparation for National Police Week, May 10–16, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted April 21, 2020)

Victim Assistance Resources

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) asked the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) to share a few ideas on how to navigate a rapidly changing victim assistance landscape.

Please do not hesitate to contact the OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center by phone at 866–682–8822 or by email at ttac@ovcttac.org for more information on how we can help with your TTA and professional development needs. Through this rapidly evolving situation, OVC TTAC is committed to working with you to best serve victims and survivors across the country.

(Posted April 9, 2020)

In Memoriam - Lori Stiegel

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It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Lori Stiegel, 63, of Washington, D.C., who was lost to breast cancer on March 28, 2020. All of us with the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will miss her and her tremendous contributions to the victim services field. As an expert in elder abuse, she was devoted to public interest law and committed her life’s work to that effort— first at the Center for Social Gerontology in Michigan, then as a legal services developer at the state Office on Aging in Georgia, and at the Senior Advocacy Unit of Bay Area Legal Services in Tampa, Florida. Following this start, she worked for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging for more than 30 years. She co-wrote numerous publications on elder abuse and served for 8 years on the board of the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. Lori was licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. She is survived by her father Richard, and we share our deep condolences with him, all of her friends and family, and everyone who was fortunate enough to benefit from her dedicated work.

(Posted April 8, 2020)

March Expert Q&A Recording

Expert Q&A LogoA recording of the March Expert Q&A session on “Helping Survivors of Multiple Victimizations” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

Polyvictimization refers to having experienced multiple victimizations, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, bullying, and exposure to family violence, and occurs when individuals experience different kinds of victimization, rather than multiple episodes of the same kind of victimization. Understanding the prevalence, occurrence, and identification of polyvictimization across all generations is essential for victim advocates and other victim-serving professionals to help ensure that the right types of assistance, support, and intervention are made available.

(Posted March 25, 2020)

OVC Human Trafficking Grantee Spotlight

The latest OVC Human Trafficking Grantee Spotlight highlights the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Colorado Department of Human Services, The Louisiana Child and Youth Trafficking Collaborative, The University of Maryland School of Social Work, The Minnesota Department of Health, Ohio Department of Public Safety, and The University of Alabama. The OVC Human Trafficking Grantee Spotlight highlights the work and promising practices of OVC's Human Trafficking Grantees in serving victims of human trafficking and provides a space for grantees to relate to, identify with, and further engage with one another, the anti-trafficking community, and our many allied partners. 

(Posted March 24, 2020)

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In preparation for National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 24, 2020)

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

(Posted March 24, 2020)

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

In preparation for National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 19–25, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted March 24, 2020)

Mass Violence and Terrorism Web Training Series Recording

The latest recording from the Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit webinar series is now available.

Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism: Death Notifications” provides an indepth look at the Notification victim assistance protocol.

(Posted February 28, 2020)

February Expert Q&A Recording

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A recording of the February Expert Q&A session on “Innovative Practices for Family Justice Centers” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

Family Justice Centers provide a “one-stop shop” for victims of family violence (intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse). This session allows the audience to inquire about innovative practices within the Family Justice Center model.

(Posted February 26, 2020)

National Consumer Protection Week

In preparation for National Consumer Protection Week, March 1–7, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted February 20, 2020)

Understanding Human Trafficking

The Understanding Human Trafficking online training is now available. This training is a series of five interactive online modules that offer foundational learning on trauma-informed and victim-centered approaches to human trafficking. The modules are designed so that a wide audience can benefit. This training is unique in equipping participants to think critically about human trafficking using reliable resources, both locally and from across the United States. Register today!

(Posted February 4, 2020)

Past News

August 2020

 

NVAA Leadership Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the August 2020 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 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted August 10, 2020)

 
 

July 2020

 

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. This 5-week training provides guidance in 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: The Impact of Trauma, August 17–21, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, August 24–28, webinar on August 28.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, August 31–September 4, webinar on September 4.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, September 7–11, webinar on September 11.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, September 14–18, webinar on September 18.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted July 28, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, August 17–21, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, August 24–28, webinar on August 27.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, August 31–September 4, webinar on September 3.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, September 7–11, webinar on September 10.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, September 14–18, webinar on September 17.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, September 21–25, webinar on September 24.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted July 27, 2020)

 

Pathways in Victim Services

We are now accepting applications for the Pathways in Victim Services training, 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 Making an Impact in Victim Services: July 27–31 (no webinar this week).
  • Week 1: Exploring Opportunities in the Victim Services Field: August 3–7, webinar on August 6.
  • Week 2: Exploring the Path to Victim Advocacy: August 10–14, webinar on August 13.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Path to Public Speaking: August 17–21, webinar on August 20.
  • Week 4: Exploring the Path to Activism: August 24–28, webinar on August 27.
  • Week 5: Navigating the Workplace in the Victim Services Field: August 31–September 4, webinar on September 3.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted July 6, 2020)

 
 

June 2020

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, July 13–17, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, July 20–24, webinar on July 23.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, July 27–31, webinar on July 30.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, August 3–7, webinar on August 6.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, August 10–14, webinar on August 13.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, August 17–21, webinar on August 20.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 22, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Succession Planning

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Succession Planning training, which will be delivered online. This 3-week training presents several strategies to plan for changes in leadership and to develop your organization's succession plans. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Purpose of Succession Planning, July 6–10, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Getting Started, July 13–17, webinar on July 16.
  • Week 2: Preparing for Change, July 20–24, webinar on July 23.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 15, 2020)

 

NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations

NVAA Advanced Skills Institute

We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Advanced Skills Institute: Building Trauma-Informed Organizations training, which will be delivered online. This 5-week training provides guidance in 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: The Impact of Trauma, June 29–July 3, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, July 6–10, webinar on July 10.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, July 13–17, webinar on July 17.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, July 20–24, webinar on July 24.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, July 27–31, webinar on July 31.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted June 8, 2020)

 
 

May 2020

 

July Expert Q&A

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On July 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Gael Strack and Michelle Morgan on “Non-Fatal Strangulation: Recognizing the Injuries and Connecting Victims to Care.”

This session is an opportunity for advocates, law enforcement, and other allied professionals to increase their awareness and understanding about the serious health, neurological, and emotional effects of non-fatal strangulation within the context of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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

(Posted May 21, 2020)

 

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. This 3-week training will teach you 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, June 1–5, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Identifying Your Marketing Goals and Target Audience, June 8–12, webinar on June 11.
  • Week 2: Finalizing a Marketing Plan and Measuring Your Efforts, June 15–19, webinar on June 18.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 5:00–6:15 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted May 11, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Building and Managing Volunteer Programs

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Building and Managing Volunteer Programs training, which will be delivered online. This 3-week training will focus on the importance of volunteers; how to recruit, screen, onboard, and retain them; and how to determine the costs associated with managing volunteers. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Importance of Volunteerism, June 1–5, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Finding the Right Volunteers, June 8–12, webinar on June 12.
  • Week 2: Onboarding and Retaining Volunteers, June 15–19, webinar on June 19.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted May 4, 2020)

 

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. In this 5-week training you will learn strategies to establish a clear direction and to make decisions that align with your program's mission, goals, and objectives. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Strategic Planning, May 25–29, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Preparing to Write Your Strategic Plan, June 1–5, webinar on June 5.
  • Week 2: Assessing the Readiness of Your Organization, June 8–12, webinar on June 12.
  • Week 3: Creating Your Strategic Plan, June 15–19, webinar on June 19.
  • Week 4: Implementing and Communicating Your Strategic Plan, June 22–26, webinar on June 26.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted May 4, 2020)

 
 

April 2020

 

June Expert Q&A

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On June 17, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion on “The U.S. Department of Justice National Elder Fraud Hotline To Assist Victims of Financial Fraud.”

Launched in March 2020 and managed by OVC, the hotline is available to assist older adults who may be victims of financial fraud in reporting fraud to the appropriate agencies. As a result of the session, participants will be able to identify services available to victims through the hotline and identify resources and approaches for referring potential victims of financial fraud for additional support.

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

(Posted April 16, 2020)

 

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: Identifying and Cultivating Potential Board Members, May 4–8, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Assessing Board Needs, Recruiting, and Orienting Board Members, May 11–15, webinar on May 14.
  • Week 2: Involving and Educating Board Members, May 18–22, webinar on May 21.
  • Week 3: Evaluating, Rotating and Celebrating the Board, May 25–29, webinar on May 28.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 13, 2020)

 

NVAA Leadership Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the May 2020 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 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 13, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, April 27–May 1, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, May 4–8, webinar on May 8.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, May 11–15, webinar on May 15.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, May 18–22, webinar on May 22.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, May 25–29, webinar on May 29.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, June 1–5, webinar on June 5.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted April 6, 2020)

 
 

March 2020

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Implementing the Model Standards: A Primer for Victim Service Program Managers

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Implementing the Model Standards: A Primer for Victim Service Program Managers training, which will be delivered online. In this 4-week training, you will learn about the importance of the Model Standards to the field and to your organization, explore your organization’s capabilities to implement the Model Standards, and develop a plan to integrate the Model Standards into your program’s policies, procedures, and activities. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to the Model Standards, April 13–17, no webinar.
  • Week 1: What are the Model Standards?, April 20–24, webinar on April 23.
  • Week 2: Incorporating the Model Standards into Your Organization’s Policies, April 27–May 1, webinar on April 30.
  • Week 3: Creating a Plan To Implement the Model Standards, May 4–8, webinar on May 7.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted March 20, 2020)

 

May Expert Q&A

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On May 20, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Angie McCown on “Vicarious Trauma in First Responders.”

In this session, participants will learn about strategies to recognize and respond to work-related trauma exposure and how this exposure may impact successful working relationships with victims of crime in their communities.

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

(Posted March 19, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in Organizations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Building Resiliency in 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, April 6–10, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Five Core Elements of Resiliency, April 13–17, webinar on April 16.
  • Week 2: Identifying Strategies for Building Resiliency in Organizations, April 20–24, webinar on April 23.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted March 16, 2020)

 

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 training, which will be delivered online. In this 5-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:

  • Week 1: Adult Learning Styles and Presentation Skills, April 6–10, webinar on April 10.
  • Week 2: Understanding Facilitation, April 13–17, webinar on April 17.
  • Week 3: Facilitation Skills, April 20–24, webinar on April 24.
  • Week 4: Delivering Online Training, April 27–May 1, webinar on May 1.
  • Week 5: Presenting and Facilitating with Cultural Humility, May 4–8, webinar on May 8.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted March 16, 2020)

 
 

February 2020

 

April Expert Q&A

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On April 15, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Kathleen Demro and Laney Gibbes on “Sustainability Planning.”

Join this session to find out more about starting or expanding your organization’s sustainability planning efforts.

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

 

(Posted February 20, 2020)

 

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. This 5-week training provides guidance in 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: The Impact of Trauma, March 2–6, no webinar.
  • Week 1: The Layers of a Trauma-Informed Approach, March 9–13, webinar on March 12.
  • Week 2: The Foundation of a Trauma-Informed Organization, March 16–20, webinar on March 19.
  • Week 3: Assessing Your Organization, March 23–27, webinar on March 26.
  • Week 4: Developing Your Organization's Trauma-Informed Approach, March 30–April 3, webinar on April 2.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

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

(Posted February 10, 2020)

 
 

January 2020

 

Pathways in Victim Services Training

We are now accepting applications for the Pathways in Victim Services 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 Making an Impact in Victim Services, February 24–28, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Exploring Opportunities in the Victim Services Field, March 2–6, webinar on March 6.
  • Week 2: Exploring the Path to Victim Advocacy, March 9–13, webinar on March 13.
  • Week 3: Exploring the Path to Public Speaking, March 16–20, webinar on March 20.
  • Week 4: Exploring the Path to Activism, March 23–27, webinar on March 27.
  • Week 5: Navigating the Workplace in the Victim Services Field, March 30–April 3, webinar on April 3.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 23, 2020)

 

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 22, 2020)

 

January Expert Q&A Recording

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A recording of the January Expert Q&A session on “Increasing Community Awareness of Labor Trafficking” is now available, along with a copy of the PowerPoint on our Expert Q&A page.

As a result of the session, participants will: identify approaches that victim service providers can take to expand their knowledge and/or community knowledge of labor trafficking, discuss innovative approaches for outreach and awareness on labor trafficking, and identify resources and approaches for referring potential victims of labor trafficking safely for additional support.

(Posted January 21, 2020)

 

March Expert Q&A

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On March 18, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. e.t., OVC TTAC will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Natalia Aguirre and Kelly Graves on “Helping Survivors of Multiple Victimizations.”

Understanding the prevalence, occurrence, and identification of polyvictimization across all generations is essential for victim advocates and other victim-serving professionals to help ensure that the right types of assistance, support, and intervention are made available.

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

(Posted January 16, 2020)

 

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week

In preparation for Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week this February 3–7, OVC TTAC offers several resources:

(Posted January 6, 2020)

 

NVAA Leadership Institute

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We are now accepting applications for the January 2020 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 2:30–3:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 6, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Developing and Sustaining Collaborations

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Developing and Sustaining Collaborations training, which will be delivered online. In this 4-week training you will identify methods that you can use to explore, plan, implement, and evaluate strategic collaborations. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: The Foundations of Collaboration, January 20–24, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Forming Collaborations, January 27–31, webinar on January 31.
  • Week 2: Collaboration in Action, February 3–7, webinar on February 7.
  • Week 3: Evaluating the Outcomes, February 10–14, webinar on February 14.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 6, 2020)

 

NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management

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We are now accepting applications for the NVAA Effective Management Series: Financial Management training, which will be delivered online. This 6-week training will teach you key bookkeeping and accounting principles, how to prepare financial documents, how to prevent fraud, and the differences in available financial management tools. CEUs will be awarded for those who complete all requirements. The schedule for this training is as follows:

  • Introductory Week: Introduction to Financial Management, January 27–31, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Planning the Budget, February 3–7, webinar on February 6.
  • Week 2: Bookkeeping and Accounting Concepts and Practices, February 10–14, webinar on February 13.
  • Week 3: Financial Reporting and Monitoring, February 17–21, webinar on February 20.
  • Week 4: Practical Financial Oversight, February 24–28, webinar on February 27.
  • Week 5: Ensuring the Financial Health of Your Organization, March 2–6, webinar on March 5.

All webinars are conducted on Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 6, 2020)

 

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? January 27–31, no webinar.
  • Week 1: Foundations for Program Evaluation, February 3–7, webinar on February 7.
  • Week 2: Preparing for Program Evaluation: Developing a Program Evaluation Plan, February 10–14, webinar on February 14.
  • Week 3: Implementing the Program Evaluation: Focus on Data Collection, February 17–21, webinar on February 21.
  • Week 4: Analyzing Evaluation Data and Using It To Develop Your Program's Story, February 24–28, webinar on February 28.

All webinars are conducted on Fridays from 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. e.t.

Apply Now

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

(Posted January 6, 2020)

 

Activity Spotlight

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services Victim Services Team requested two consultants to deliver a 1-day training at three different locations focused on the elements of trauma-informed leadership and how to incorporate those elements into the organization. The training offered a balance of theoretical foundations and practical applications which allowed the attendees to have both a framework in which to understand the topic and the practical knowledge they could readily apply.

Learn more about this quarter’s Activity Spotlight.

(Posted January 3, 2020)

 
 
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