2009 National Victim Assistance Academy
Who should attend? The NVAA is important to a broad range of service providers, including those who work in:
-Community/nonprofit organizations/faith-based programs.
-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 5-day, 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 preferably for those from states who do not yet have a State Victim Assistance Academy. We expect to award 3.3 CEUs for this training.
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. Topics during the March 2009 session will include: compassion fatigue/vicarious trauma, ethics in victim services, and providing culturally competent services to victims of crime. We expect to award 3.7 CEUs for this training.
Track 3: Leadership Institute. Topics include leadership in victim services, staff development, and strategic planning. We expect to award 3.9 CEUs for this training.