National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA IV)

Date/Time: 
08/02/2009 (All day) to 08/07/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

The Seelbach Hilton Hotel, 500 Fourth Avenue,

City: 
Louisville
Country: 
USA
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Description: 

Who should attend? The NVAA is important to a broad range of service providers, including those who work in:

  • Justice-based programs.
  • Community/nonprofit organizations/faith-based programs.
  • Law enforcement.
  • Mental health programs.
  • Elder abuse programs.
  • Hospitals and medical organizations.

Who are the instructors? Courses are taught by teams of nationally recognized scholars, researchers, and practitioners with hands-on experience—leaders in the field of victimology, criminal justice, and victims’ rights and services.

What courses are being offered? NVAA offers a multi-level educational experience to match the full range of skills providers need today. Trainings, according to track, include the following:

  • Track 1: Foundation-Level Training.  This training is designed for persons with less than 3 years of experience and for those from states who do not yet have a State Victim Assistance Academy. 3.2 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA requirements.
     
     
  • Track 2: Professional Skill-Building Institute.  This unique track is designed to address several timely topics that confront victim service providers on a daily basis. 3.4 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA requirements. Topics during the August 2009 session will include:
    • Compassion Fatigue/Vicarious Trauma
    • Ethics in Victim Services
    • Providing Culturally Competent Services to Victims of Crime

     
  • Track 3: Leadership Institute. Topics include leadership in victim services, staff development, and strategic planning. 3.3 CEUs will be awarded for full participation and completion of all NVAA requirements
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