National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA V)
Who should attend? The NVAA V 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? Trainings are delivered 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 trainings are being offered? NVAA V 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 V 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 V requirements. Topics during the March 2010 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 V requirements.