Training

We offer trainings throughout the year on a range of topics crucial to victim advocates of all levels.

Training

NOVA will customize our trainings and share our expertise to help create your victim advocacy program

Training

NOVA’s Victim Assistance Academy, offered through our National Advocacy Leadership Center provides comprehensive, skill-based training through an innovative on-line platform.

Training

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.

Training

Training

NOVA’s Sex Trafficking Advanced Victim Assistance Training, offered in partnership with Strand2 Squared, provides a trauma-informed, skills-based training through a convenient on-line platform.

Training

NOVA Trainings

We offer a variety of training opportunities for victim assistance professionals and crisis responders at all levels.  Our skill-based trainings include on-line course and in-person trainings designed to accommodate individuals and groups around the world.  Join us this year for these and other dynamic trainings offered by NOVA!

NOVA Victim Assistance Academy

Offered twice a year (Spring and Fall), pre-approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP) this training provides skills and tools for new and aspiring advocates.

National Advocacy Learning Center

For our Premier Members we offer Monthly and Quarterly CEU Webinars on a variety of topics for advocates of all levels of experience.

NOVA Campus Advocacy Training

Offered once a year, this training is specialized in the topics and skills for victim advocates in college/university settings.

SEX TRAFFICKING ADVANCED VICTIM ASSISTANCE TRAINING (STAVAT)

Offered once a year, this advanced training is designed to provide concrete skills, best practices and lessons from the field for professionals working with victims of sex trafficking.

NOVA Crisis Response Team Training

NOVA collaborates with communities around the world to facilitate CRT Trainings focused on providing trauma mitigation, education and emotional first aid in the aftermath of a critical incident, either small-scale or mass-casualty.

NOVA’s Annual Training Event

Once a year we invite all victim advocates and allied professionals to join us for three days of in-person trainings and workshops.

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

During NOVA’s observation of National Crime Victims’ Rights week in April we offer a variety of trainings and events to promote victims’ rights.

Customized Training 

NOVA offers customized Victim Advocacy Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to help corporations, communities and agencies develop innovative approaches, polices and trainings to expand and enhance support for victims and survivors of crime.


Contact us at victimrelations@trynova.org for more information!

NOVA’s Customized Victim Assistance Training and Technical Assistance Program


NOVA offers customized Victim Advocacy Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to help corporations, communities and agencies develop innovative approaches, policies and trainings to expand and enhance support for victims and survivors of crime. NOVA’s Customized TTA Services include:

• 1 or 2 day Crisis Response and Victim Support Training
• 40-Hour Introductory Victim Assistance Training, pre-approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)®
• Dynamic Webinar Trainings on Emerging Trends and Best Practices in Victim Assistance
• One-on-One Technical Assistance, Coaching and Mentorship

For more information on receiving Technical Assistance or to set up Customized Training, please contact victimrelations@trynova.org.

Current and Prior Recipients of NOVA’s TTA Include:


         

Testimonials


I was incredibly impressed with the group of speakers – they were all SO proficient on their respective topics, interesting and fun. I thought it was a great training. Thank you!”

“I was a sex crimes and child abuse police supervisor in the 90s, overseeing both detectives & victim assistants, so I was a little familiar with NOVA. But I was really impressed by this training. Among the best I’ve seen in 40 years in and around the business.”

“Truly amazing training. All the speakers were top notch, not only in terms of expertise but also in terms of energy and presentation style. This is one of the most engaging/interesting trainings I’ve been to in a long time. Thanks!”

“Thanks for providing such a high caliber of trainers. It was an emotional week and I am inspired by every one of the trainers and speakers who came.”

“Thanks for doing this service for our nation’s many communities! It is greatly needed and in an area of crime/shame/blame/hurt/pain that many of us privileged don’t think about regularly”

NOVA Victim Assistance Academy: Shaping The Future Of Victim Advocacy

The NOVA Victim Assistance Academy (NVAA) is a forty-hour live distance learning training for aspiring and new victim assistance professionals. Offered through NOVA’s National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC), this unique academy provides comprehensive, skill-based training through an innovative online platform.


Register for the Spring 2020 NVAA  
 
Who should Register?

This course is designed for new and aspiring victim advocates, although we welcome advocates at any level.

When is the training offered?

The NVAA is offered twice a year, Spring and Fall. There is one class provided in the Fall from 11:00am – 3:00pm ET. Two class times are provided in the Spring. One at 9:00am-1:00pm ET and the other 5:00pm-9:00pm ET. Classes meet every Wednesday.

The Spring 2020 NVAA will be offered April 29, 2020-June 24, 2020. 

How Do I Register?

The Spring 2020 NVAA Registration is Now Open! Enroll Today!

Applicants can enroll conveniently online or via paper registration.

Register Online  Or download the paper application

Please contact nvaa@trynova.org with any questions or concerns.

What is the cost?

Standard early bird tuition rate is $335 per student. NOVA Members receive a discounted rate of $270. Group discounts are available for 5 or more students from the same organization. Please contact nvaa@trynova.org for more information. Become a NOVA Premier Member to receive a 10% discount!

Please note that prices increase a month before the NVAA is set to begin.

Why Register?

The NVAA is:
 – CONVENIENT: Expanded access to learning for victim service professionals who may have schedule, geographical or physical limitations with accessing more traditional academies.
 – SKILL-BASED: Students receive comprehensive, skill-based training in an innovative online classroom.
 – INTERACTIVE: Small class sizes allow students to interact directly with faculty and classmate, and participate in role plays, group exercises, all in real time from their home or office.
 – UNIQUE: Direct access to over 20 nationally-recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) Faculty Members. See our dynamic faculty members in action!
 – VALUABLE: Pre-approved by the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)®.

 


Take a moment to browse through our NVAA Alumni testimonials to learn why these and other victim assistance professionals are choosing the NVAA.

What is the NOVA Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT)?

Offered through our National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC), the NOVA Campus Advocacy Training (NCAT) is a 26-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 six consecutive weeks of live, virtual training and self-paced outside assignments designed to foster classroom discussion.  To enhance participation, class size will be limited to forty.

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Please Note: the Winter 2020 NCAT has begun and registration is now closed.
Who should apply?

You must be a campus-based advocate or community-based advocate providing services on a college 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 NCAT will be held January 15 – February 26, 2020 (every Wednesday), 11:00am – 3:00pm EST.  The first day of class (January 15) serves as a mandatory 2-hour orientation to the academy.

How is it different?

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

AEquitas

Colorado State University

Dartmouth College

EverFi

Georgetown University

Mount Wachusett Community College

National Latin@ Network Casa Esperanza

Rutgers University

School Violence Law

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)

University of Colorado

University of Tampa

Vera Institute of Justice

Victim Rights Law Center

What is the cost?

Register before 12/6/19 and enjoy an Early Bird Rate of $300. Regular registration (after 12/6/19) will be $350/person.

NOVA Members enjoy a 10% discounted rate. Group discounts are also available for five (5) or more students from the same organization. Please contact nalc@trynova.org for more information.

How do I apply?

NCAT 2020 registration is now closed. Please check back here soon to sign up for the 2021 waitlist.

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.

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Sex Trafficking: An Advanced Victim Assistance Training

In partnership with Strand2 Squared, NOVA is proud to present a 21-hour live online learning academy for experienced professionals. Offered through NOVA’s National Advocacy Leadership Center (NALC), this advanced victim assistance training will provide concrete skills, best practices and lessons from the field for professionals working with victims of sex trafficking.

Topics will include:
– Intersectionality and human trafficking
– The psychophysiological impact of trauma
– Trauma-Informed Response and Care (TIRC)
– Supporting Victim Safety
– Sex trafficking and the legal system
– Creating an effective community response

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Please Note: The Winter 2020 Sex Trafficking Advanced Victim Assistance Training (STAVAT) has begun and registration is closed.
Who should register?

This course is designed for experienced victim assistance professionals looking for an comprehensive, trauma-informed training on identifying and supporting victims/survivors of sex trafficking.

There is no prerequisite to take the course, however, those enrolling should already have reasonable foundational knowledge in victim services.

When is the training offered?

The inaugural Sex Trafficking Advanced Victim Assistance Training (STAVAT) will be offered January 14 – February 25, 2020.  Class will take place online every Tuesday, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (EST).

What is the cost?

Register before 12/6/19 and enjoy an Early Bird Rate of $300. Regular registration (after 12/6/19) will be $350/person.

NOVA Members enjoy a 10% discounted rate. Group discounts are also available for five (5) or more students from the same organization. Please contact nalc@trynova.org for more information.

How Do I Register?

Return to this page and register conveniently online for the STAVAT when enrollment opens. Registration for Winter 2020 STAVAT is now closed.

How is it different?

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

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition

Breaking Free

Brighton, Colorado Police Department

Conscious Legal Minds

Courtney’s House

Just Ask Prevention

New England School of Law

Project REACH, Trauma Center Justice Resource Institute

Rights4Girls

School of Social Work Arizona State University

Shared Hope International

Strand² Squared Consulting

About Our Partners

Strand² Squared is focused on providing cutting edge human centric, trauma informed training, education and consultation centered on crime, crisis and other traumatic experiences. They do so through training, education and consultation and in collaboration with like-minded independent consultants both in person and on-line.

Our Mission: is to dramatically shift the cultural paradigm in order to improve society’s response to individuals who have experienced trauma, victimization and other complex experiences.

We Envision: A Human centric, trauma informed response to all incidents of high stress and trauma. A response that empowers individuals and families while embracing compassion, respect and dignity of all people.

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