National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA IV)
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