NOVA Campus Program

NOVA Campus Program

NOVA’s Campus Advocacy Training is a live virtual training designed to meet the growing need for specialized, skill-based trainings for campus victim advocates.

NOVA Campus Program

NOVA Campus Program

NOVA Campus Program

NOVA’s Campus Training and Technical Assistance Program

The National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) is committed to upholding excellence in the field of victim advocacy including campus coordinated community response to address gender-based violence. NOVA’s Campus Training and Technical Assistance Program goal is to provide trauma-informed, accessible, inclusive and culturally responsive training, technical assistance, and support to all campus victim assistance staff and community partners working with institutions of higher education. Our training and programs are created to promote an evidence-based standard of knowledge among those serving victims/survivors of violence and trauma to ensure each victim/survivor receives a level of care and respect that empowers and promotes their wellbeing while enhancing institutional response to gender-based violence.

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We offer a variety of opportunities, including:

 – The NOVA Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT) that is a 30-hour advanced training academy focused on building participant’s knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to sexual assault, stalking and interpersonal violence in higher education. 

 – Training and Technical Assistance on the development, capacity-building, and sustainability of Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRTs) to prevent and respond to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking for campuses funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

 – Host webinars and gatherings with campus victim assistance staff and community partners working with institutions of higher education to provide meaningful training and updates on promising practices, and space to connect with peers in brave spaces that provide with the exchange of strategies and allows for connections to grow and expand the work.

 – Customized training and technical assistance to higher education institutions, community partners and government agencies, working to support campus efforts around gender-based violence, specially about coordinated community response.

 – For NOVA members, we offer individual technical assistance consultations on campus response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking; as well as consultations on ethical dilemmas as part of NOVA’s Office for Victim Advocacy Ethics.

NOVA Campus Program Staff:

 – Shannon Collins, Director of NOVA’s Campus Training & Technical Assistance Program
 – Clara Valadares Kientz, Campus Program Manager of NOVA’s Campus Training & Technical Assistance Program
Em Alves, Campus Program Manager of NOVA’s Campus Training & Technical Assistance
Ava Ramirez-Enes, Campus Program Coordinator of NOVA’s Campus Training & Technical Assistance

Contact information:

CampusTA@trynova.org


 

Are you a Subject Matter Expert on Campus and interested in becoming a NOVA Faculty member?
We would love to hear from you! Please read the NOVA Faculty Standards of Excellence and complete our NOVA Faculty Application.

What is the NOVA Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT)?

Offered through our National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC), the NOVA Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT) is a 30-hour advanced training academy focused on building participants’ knowledge and skills to prevent and respond to sexual assault, stalking and interpersonal violence in higher education. Graduates of this unique academy may be eligible to apply for the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)®’s new “Campus Advocacy Specialist” Credential. The Training will be delivered using a blended-learning approach, which includes seven (7) consecutive weeks of virtual training and self-paced outside assignments designed to foster classroom discussion.

Registration is Closed

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Who should apply?

You must be a campus-based advocate or community-based advocate providing services to a campus to apply. There is no prerequisite to take the course, however, those enrolling should already have reasonable foundational knowledge in victim services.

Questions? Please email us at ncat@trynova.org.

When is the training offered?

The next NCAT will be held January 11 – February 22, 2023. Classes will take place every Wednesday from 11:00am – 4:00pm ET.

What topics are covered?

Trauma, Resilience, and Trauma-Informed Advocacy, Language Justice, Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Interpersonal Violence and Stalking, Drug-Facilitated Violence & Substance Abuse, Ethics, Boundaries and Confidentiality in Campus Advocacy, Outreach and Empowerment for Students with Historically Oppressed Identities, Supporting Student-Survivors with Disabilities, Medical Advocacy and Forensic Examinations, Safety Planning and Protective Orders, Restorative Justice in Advocacy, Title IX and Campus Adjudication, Clery Act, Restorative Justice in Advocacy, Understanding and Developing Effective Prevention Initiatives.

How much does it cost?

– Early bird rate for non-NOVA member (before 11/18/22): $375 – EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED!

– Standard rate for non-NOVA members: $425

– Early bird rate NOVA member (before 11/18/22): $337.50 – EARLY BIRD RATE EXTENDED!

– Standard rate NOVA member: $382.50

*NOVA Members always enjoy a 10% discounted rate.

How do I apply?

Thank you for your interest! Registration is now closed. The next NCAT will be in January 2024.

How is it different?

The NCAT is a unique, high-quality training which allows participants to directly interact with nationally-recognized Subject Matter Experts. Our past and current faculty hail from the following influential organizations and institutions:

AEquitas
Alteristic
Being Trauma Informed
Clery Center
Colorado State University
Dartmouth College
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Klancy Street
Mount Wachusett Community College
Esperanza United
RK Resolution
Rutgers University
School Violence Law
StrandSquared
Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
University of Colorado
University of Tampa
Ujima
Vera Institute of Justice
Victim Rights Law Center

Have a question or interested in receiving more information regarding the NCAT?

Email us at ncat@trynova.org.

 

NOVA is committed to the professionalization of Campus Victim Advocacy- check out our op-ed in USA Today.

NOVA is committed to accessibility and inclusion in our training and strive to make our trainings as accessible as possible. Nonetheless, we cannot guarantee we can meet all accommodation requests.

Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Campus Program Grantees:
College Student Population Training & Technical Assistance

NOVA is proud to serve as a Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Program. In this role, we provide training and technical assistance to institutions of higher education funded by OVW to enhance prevention and intervention to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS) for underserved populations. 

The priority areas to support under this award are immigrant and/or undocumented students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and military/veteran-connected students.

Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Campus Program Grantees: 

Training and technical assistance are tailored to be responsive to each institution’s culture, resources, and areas of need. Our team has vast experience in the field and works closely with consultants and partner organizations with campus expertise.

Prevention and intervention to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS) for underserved student populations on campus in trauma-informed and culturally responsive approaches.

When to ask NOVA for College Student Populations training and technical assistance? 

 – The campus wants to enhance prevention and/or response to DVSAS as it relates to specific populations on campus. 
 – To learn and explore trauma-informed considerations to support college student populations
 – The Coordinated Community Response Team wants to learn more about specific college student populations at the intersections of DVSAS
 – The campus wants to increase outreach to specific populations on campus

Types of Technical Assistance and Training

 – Individual Campus Consultations
 – Virtual training
 – Customized technical assistance to provide in-the-moment expert assistance
 – Product review and feedback
 – Virtual site visits
 – Digital toolkits and resources

Contact Information: CampusTA@trynova.org 

For additional resources, please see the Center for Changing Our Campus Culture


This project was supported by Grant No. 15JOVW-21-GK-02203-CAMP awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Campus Program Grantees:
CCRT Training & Technical Assistance

NOVA is proud to serve as a Technical Assistance Provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Program. In this role, we provide training and technical assistance to institutions of higher education funded by OVW on the development, capacity-building, and sustainability for Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRTs) to address domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking (DVSAS) on college campuses.

Training & Technical Assistance for OVW Campus Program Grantees:

Training and technical assistance is tailored to be responsive to each institution’s culture, resources and areas of need. Our team has vast experience in the field and works closely with consultants and partner organizations with campus expertise.

 – Developing Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Teams that are inclusive, culturally relevant and trauma-informed;

 – Cultivating collaborative campus and community partnerships and meaningful inclusion in CCR initiatives;

 – Engaging administrative leadership to embed CCR initiatives into the institution;

 – Best practices around:
              – CCRT structure and process, including linkage with other existing multidisciplinary teams;
              – CCRT composition and leadership, including student involvement in the CCRT;
              – Internal and external memoranda of understanding;
              – Conflict resolution strategies; CCRT policies and communications strategies, and effective meeting facilitation; and
              – Strategies for sustainability.

Types of Technical Assistance and Training

 – Individual Campus Consultations
 – Virtual and in-person trainings
 – Customized technical assistance to provide in-the-moment expert assistance
 – CCRT Product review and feedback
 – Virtual site visits
 – Digital toolkits and resources

Contact information:

CampusTA@trynova.org

For additional resources and information on CCRT development, please see the Center for Changing Our Campus Culture


This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-TA-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

NOVA Coordinated Community Response Advisory Committee

The NOVA Coordinated Community Response (CCR) Advisory Committee was established in 2021 to be responsive to the needs of higher education institutions and inform the training and technical assistance funded by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The CCR Advisory Committee includes individuals who have experience serving on effective Coordinated Community Response Teams (CCRTs) from a diverse array of institutions.

The goal of the advisory committee is to provide input and direction on all programmatic areas and deliverables of NOVA’s training and technical assistance to OVW Campus Program grantees and/or other institutions of higher education around establishing and maintaining a CCRT to enhance the response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking (DVSAS) on campus. This committee provides feedback and guidance on how NOVA prioritizes and structures:

 – Training and resource development,
 – Development and review of products, and
 – Implementation of ideas and strategies.

CCR Advisory Committee members have a space to share experiences and learn from the successes of other institutions. They also play a critical role in improving the OVW Campus Grant Program and ensuring that grantees have structures in place to continue the work after the grant period is completed.

Through this CCR Advisory Committee NOVA wants to also uplift and highlight the amazing work that’s been done in the United States and territories to address DVSAS in a coordinated community response.


Members

Katlynn Alm (she/her) – kalm@berkeley.edu

Katlynn is the OVW Grant Coordinator at the PATH to Care Center where she ensures deliverables are met by providing project development, facilitation, management and support across campus. Katlynn has over a decade of experience working with survivors of sexual violence both in the United States and abroad. Katlynn is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Benin, West Africa (2016-2018). She hails from Minnesota and currently lives in the Bay Area where she reads 52 books a year and enjoys inferno hot Pilates for vicarious trauma release.

Kelsey Barrans (she/her) – kbarrans@greenriver.edu 

Kelsey Barrans is the Director in the Center for Transformational Wellness (CTW) at Green River College (GRC) and serves as the Project Director for the OVW Campus Program grant. Kelsey has been the Project Director for four years. Prior to her work at GRC, she served survivors of Domestic Violence at a community service organization for a decade. She is a lifelong Washingtonian, a proud Auntie to 6 amazing kiddos.

Annette Brandt (she/they) – a-brandt@neiu.edu

Annette Brandt is the OVW Grant Project Coordinator at Northeastern Illinois University. Our “K(NO)W More” Prevention and Awareness Campaign focuses on sexual violence education and prevention on our campus. In addition to providing educational programs to staff and students to prevent this type of violence, their goal is to work with individuals all throughout campus to create a culture that ensures individuals who have experienced sexual violence are treated respectfully and supported in a person-centered way. Prior to working in higher ed, they spent 15 years working in a rehabilitation environment supporting individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. They are a Chicago native who loves to attend demonstrations and fight for social justice. In their free time during the pandemic, they discovered a passion for living room karaoke sing-offs with their partner and teenage kiddo.

Nikki Green (she/her) – anngreen@iu.edu 

Nikki Green has served as Project Director of the OVW Campus Program Grant at IU Southeast since 2018.  In her current role, Nikki is largely responsible for organizing Green Dot Training and campus based advocacy on campus, heading the CCRT on campus, participating on the Southern Indiana SART and passionately supervising the campus interpersonal violence prevention peer education team (STAR)!  Prior to serving as Project Director at IU Southeast, she served as a children’s/victim advocate at a local emergency and crisis center, held a position in Protection and Permanency via the state of Kentucky and worked as a School To Work Coordinator with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Nikki holds a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from IU Southeast and Master of Education (focus on school counseling) from IU Southeast. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, theater and attending sporting events

Maggie Gross (she/her) – grossmm@umsl.edu

Maggie M. Gross, MSW, LCSW is the project director under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Werner, PhD, Associate Dean of Research at University of Missouri-St Louis’ College of Nursing & Missouri Institute of Mental Health departments respectively. In this role Maggie manages the Women’s Health Study which houses 2 research grants: the PTSD-TBI research study & the Office of Violence Against Women College Campus Grant for UMSL. Under these grant provisions, Maggie provides one-on-one direct supervision to research staff & intern team members, study participants, the UMSL campus community, & manages the communications & coordination of community stakeholders. Since 2019, Maggie has managed & coordinated UMSL’s Coordinated Community Response Team (CCRT) called the Tritons United: Against Gender Based Violence to prevent & educate the campus community on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Maggie is a St Louis native who earned both her bachelor’s degree in psychology & biology & her master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St Louis. A licensed clinical social worker, a certified substance abuse counselor, a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), a Missouri rostered clinician for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy by the Children’s Advocacy Center at UMSL & 15+ years’ experience providing both clinical psychotherapy services as well as research assistance to populations such as children, teens/young adults, twins, seniors, & families within various inpatient & outpatient mental health treatment facilities.

Kendra Massey (she/her) – masseyk@nku.edu 

Kendra Massey is the Director of the Norse Violence Prevention Center at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) and serves as the Project Supervisor for the OVW grant. Prior to her role at NKU, she worked in the field of interpersonal violence prevention and intervention at community-based nonprofits in Cincinnati, OH and Portland, OR. In her role at NKU, Kendra oversees confidential advocacy services and campus prevention efforts and is excited to be part of a coordinated response team. She’s committed to addressing the issue of interpersonal violence through a trauma-informed and intersectional lens. Kendra holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Xavier University and Masters of Social Work from NKU. In her free time, she likes to read, hike, bake, and travel.

Janel Miller (she/her) – janelm@wccky.org 

Janel Miller serves as the Project Coordinator for the OVW grant for Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC). Prior to serving in this role, Janel provided advocacy and support services to survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence. She has been working in the field of power-based personal violence for 7 years, with most of that time being working directly with survivors. In her current role Janel oversees the OVW grant project and provides primary prevention education to faculty, staff, and students at MCTC. Janel also serves on her agency’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and working to make services accessible and inclusion for all survivors is a passion in her work. Outside of work Janel enjoys being in nature and hunting for waterfalls, spending time with her two pups Izzy and Owen, and writing.

Naima Yael Tokunow (she/her) – naimatokunow@gmail.com

Naima Yael Tokunow is currently a Communication Associate with the deep equity non-profit, Change Elemental, working to uplift and co-create communications to shift the change-making sector to one that is prefiguring and iterating toward a vision of love, dignity, and justice. Previously, Naima was the OVW Campus Grant Project Coordinator at the Women’s Resource Center of The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. Naima is also an English, literature & cultural studies educator, having taught at New Mexico State University, University of New Mexico and Southern New Hampshire University. Creatively and professionally, Naima’s life is centered around social and gender equity and community building. In her free time she likes to hike, write, camp, garden, and collage with her husband, toddler and three dogs. She is blessed to be Black and alive.

Kenneth Gooden (he/him) – kgooden@coahomacc.edu 

Kenneth Gooden has served as Project Coordinator of Coahoma Community College’s Dating and Domestic Violence Prevention Program since 2016. Kenneth has focused on providing comprehensive prevention and bystander intervention programming for the campus community, as well as trauma-informed and culturally specific training for situations of sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, and stalking. He has consistently dealt with cultural norms that play a major role in how individuals view these crimes. He is committed to ensuring sustainability through an on-going training and prevention education program.

Haley Mangette (she/her) – haley.mangette@kzoo.edu

Haley Mangette is the Project Coordinator for the OVW grant and the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy at Kalamazoo College. Prior to her time with the college, Haley worked as a graduate assistant in conduct, where she worked within the Title IX system. During her time with the college, Haley has supervised the campus’ peer educators (SPEAK) and increased workshops on topics of gender-based violence and prevention. In her free time, Haley enjoys spending time with her dog (Georgia May), reading, and playing puzzle games.

Suzannah Rogan (she/her) – srogan@futureswithoutviolence.org 

Suzannah Rogan previously served (March 2017-April 2021) as the founding Project Director of the Campus Advocacy, Prevention, and Education (CAPE) Project, an OVW Grant Funded office, at Doane University, a small liberal arts university in rural Nebraska. While in this position, she was able to lead her coordinated community response team to develop a comprehensive prevention and response program that included a diverse and engaged peer educator component. During her last two years at the institution, she also served as the inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist, focused on leading strategic and grassroots initiatives to create and sustain a more equitable university environment and curriculum. From Doane University, she served as a Prevention Coordinator for Sexual Violence Response at Columbia University. Currently, she is a Senior Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with the Workplaces Respond and Economic Justice Team at Futures Without Violence. Prior to her work with universities, Suzannah received a Master of Science in Gender, Media and Culture from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics where she focused on the use of violence and other forms of power in masculinity construction. Her passion is to invite men into prevention work and illuminate their path as partners in prevention solutions. She has a background and education in content and curriculum development, anti-oppressive frameworks, leadership and team development, community engagement and organizing, and utilizing theories of change to create broad impact. 

 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2020-TA-AX-K006 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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