National Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA V)

Date/Time: 
02/28/2010 (All day) to 03/05/2010 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
1401 SW Naito Parkway

City: 
Portland
Postal Code: 
97201
Sponsoring Agency: 
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Description: 

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.

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