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OVC's Training Calendar for Victim Service Providers

Victim services professionals need tools to build their technical skills and enhance their knowledge in leadership, professional development, and training design and delivery. OVC's Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) brings comprehensive skill-building sessions to victim service providers nationwide. Workshops help service providers build technical skills and enhance their knowledge of victim service issues. OVC's trainers include highly respected experts in the victim services field and leaders within corporate, nonprofit, and other major organizations, and these experts deliver timely and practical training. A sample of training topics is listed below. For a list of current training sessions, visit the OVC Training Calendar.

OVC Training for Victim Service Providers

Sexual Assault Advocate/Counselor Training. Focusing on crisis intervention rather than long-term counseling, participants gain real-world skills for assisting victims effectively and sensitively through case studies, role-playing, and other interactive exercises.

Providing Culturally Competent Services to Victims of Crime. Through activities and case studies, this workshop explores the challenges and benefits of providing culturally competent care for victims.

Leadership in Victim Services. Using case studies and examples from inside and outside the victim services field, this workshop focuses on the qualities, attitudes, styles, and strategies of true leaders in victim services.

Curriculum Design Training for Victim Service Providers. This interactive workshop teaches victim service provider trainers how to create skill-based trainings. Applying adult-learning principles, participants develop an actual training module.

Basics of Strategic Planning. This training is designed for program managers and supervisors who want to enhance performance in managing services, resources, and staff through effective strategic planning.

Needs Assessment. This workshop presents needs assessment to managers as a critical tool and necessary first step to program planning and evaluation.

Program Evaluation. This workshop provides victim service agencies with the information, skills, and tools needed for planning and implementation of ongoing evaluation of their programs and services.

Professional Development Institute. This training provides theoretical concepts and practical guidelines for leadership, strategic planning, human resource development, and program evaluation.

The Ultimate Trainer. For victim service providers and allied professionals who develop and deliver training but do not have a formal background or extensive experience in adult education or instructional design, this interactive training builds the knowledge and practical skills needed to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate quality training programs.