Victim/Family Advocate Training
Victim/Family Advocate Training
Initial Victim Service Provider Training
The SCNCAC initial Victim Service Provider (VSP) training is a blended learning course which combines in-person classroom instruction with an online learning component that is conducted via the SCNCAC eLearning portal. It has been approved by the South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Services Training and the National Children’s Alliance for accreditation standards. The course is helpful for both new and experienced victim service professionals at Children’s Advocacy Centers and their Multidisciplinary Team members. Participants must complete the online portion of the training before attending the in-person training. The initial VSP training course consist of 24 hours of instruction. The first 8 hours are completed online at your own pace and the remaining 16 hours are completed in-person on designated dates and locations.
Continuing Education Credits and Certification Information
This course is approved by the South Carolina Department of Crime Victim Services Training (CVST) for Core VSP Certification. If you are already VSP certified and have completed Core VSP certification in the past, the course is approved for 22 hours of South Carolina VSP continuing education credits. Attendees who are not currently VSP certified in South Carolina and successfully complete both the online and in-person trainings within the designated time frame, may qualify for core VSP certification through CVST if the appropriate application for VSP certification has been submitted prior to the start of the in-person classroom portion of the course. This course is also approved by the National Children’s Alliance to meet the accreditation requirement for 24 hours of victim advocate training in the topics specified in the CAC accreditation standards.
Steps for Completing the SCNCAC Initial VSP Training:
Please be sure to review the steps below as they are critical for the successful completion of the Initial VSP Training program.
Register for one of the SCNCAC Initial VSP Courses via one of the links below for the session you wish to attend. There is no fee for Victim/Family Advocates affiliated with a member CAC but you will need a registration code provided by your CAC or SCNCAC. No registration code is needed to register as a non-member and pay the non-member fees.
If you are are a South Carolina Victim/Family Advocate and are not already VSP certified, apply for VSP certification through the Department of Crime Victim Services Training, Provider Certification, and Statistical Analysis (CVST) prior to the start of the in-person training. Use the link below to apply.
Complete the SCNCAC online training content within the required time frame. You will receive instructions for the online training once you register for the SCNCAC VSP training.
Registration for all 2021 Initial VSP training sessions is closed. Please check back here often as we will be offering a number of Initial VSP Training sessions in 2022 and will post information here when it becomes available.
Have Some Fun Before You Begin
Our entire staff worked hard on recording the online modules for our new initial Victim Service Provider training curriculum for the Victim Advocates at our Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary (MDT) members across the state. This training will allow our victim advocates to meet both South Carolina Victim Service Provider training requirements and meet the National Children’s Alliance accreditation standards for victim advocacy as well. Here is a short 2 minute video with some bloopers and outtakes from our 2 day video production.