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NOVA 43rd Annual Training Event
August 14-17, 2017 in San Diego, California


Onsite Registration will still be available at the event.

QUESTIONS? Please contact

2017 Workshop Schedule (Subject to Change)

Download Workshop Schedule

2017 Keynote Speakers

NOVA is pleased to announce our keynote speakers,
Dr. David Wexler and Angela Rose  for the 43rd Annual Training Event in San Diego!


David Wexler, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist,
Executive Director,
The Relationship Institute

Learn more about Dr. Wexler…

Angela Rose
Founder/Executive Director,

Learn more about Angela Rose…

Continuing Education and Credentialing 

NACP: Attendees at NOVA’s 43rd Annual Training Event can earn up to 26 hours of continuing education for the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)®. NACP is the only voluntary national credentialing program available to victim advocates nation wide.

*NEW this Year* MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs, SACs, PhDs, Nurses and Attorneys: In partnership with the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), the NOVA conference now provides up to 26 hours of continuing education credit for Marriage and Family Therapists. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, Licensed Educational Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Workers.

To receive continuing education credit for these licenses, enroll with IVAT during conference registration ($55 fee). If interested in pre-registration for IVAT, please contact Jennifer Howard.

2017 At-a-Glance

Download the NOVA 43rd Annual Training Event “At-a-Glance” HERE

For a fully list workshop descriptions, click HERE

Accommodation Information:

Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina

NOVA room rate: $149 + tax (based on availability); limited number of Club Level rooms available at $199 (also based on availability).  Please call (619) 291-2900.

For information on other hotels located in close proximity to the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, CLICK HERE

Training Event Fees:

Early Bird* NOVA Member Rate: $375.00  Ended May 1, 2017

Early Bird* non-NOVA Member Rate: $450  Ended May 1, 2017

NOVA Member Rate: $450 Ended July 21, 2017

Non-NOVA Member Rate: $525 Ended July 21, 2017

NOVA Member Rate: $525

Non-NOVA Member Rate: $600

PLEASE NOTE that as indicated in the cancelation policy, the cancellation period ended on July 21.  No refunds are available.  And/or reference Terms and Conditions – page two of registration form.

NOVA Mobile App

Keep a look out for the NOVA Mobile Training App! All you need to for our Annual Training Event in the palm of your hand!  Download instructions found here.

Donate the the Annual NOVA Auction

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED! Please consider donating an item(s) to the Annual NOVA Auction at the Conference.  All proceeds benefit NOVA’s National Crisis Response Team Initiative!

If you cannot bring the item and need to ship it, the mailing address is: 770 Harbor Cliff Way, #141, Oceanside, CA 92054, c/o Cindy Charlebois. If you need more information regarding the auction, contact

NOVA #HonorAdvocacy Shirt

Buy a NOVA “Advocacy is…” Shirt! The NOVA staff invites all conference attendees to wear their shirts with us on Thursday, August 17th. Together, we will Stand Strong for victim rights and celebrate victim advocacy. Purchase a shirt by July 26 to ensure it will arrive before you leave for San Diego!




2017 Marketplace and Sponsorship Opportunities

Learn about the great sponsorship opportunities on our Mobile Training App HERE

Information packet and vendor/sponsor registration form can be found HERE


2017 Workshop Proposals 

Workshop submissions for the NOVA 43rd Annual Training Event are closed. Check back soon for information on the workshops selected for this year’s conference. Questions regarding workshop submissions? Please contact us at

A Look at Last Year…

2016 Workshop Program: Download HERE.

2016 Annual Training Event Schedule: Download HERE

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