SCCADVASA’s staff are experts in providing professional development training to increase knowledge, skills, and capacities for advocacy and direct service for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. We host yearly state-wide conferences, regional trainings, and in-service seminars on a variety of topics including but not limited to:
- Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence 101
- Trauma-Informed Services and Systems
- Domestic and Sexual Assault and the Criminal Justice System
- Core Certification for Victim Service Providers
- Implicit Bias and Victim Service Provision
- Anti-Oppression, Social Justice and Intersectionality
To learn more about SCCADVASA’s training opportunities or to request a speaker, go to the Request a Speaker page.
At the very heart of SCCADVASA’s mission lies a commitment and a tireless endeavor to prevent sexual and intimate partner violence from occurring in the first place. We envision a safer South Carolina where all people are free from violence in their homes and communities. We support a concept of healthy communities that includes healthy relationships, freedom from oppression, and the empowerment of women and girls. That is why SCCADVASA uses a public health approach, developing initiatives at every level of the Socioecological Spectrum to dismantle the culture and the systems that support violence and oppression. With the support of the State Department of Health and Environmental Control, SCCADVASA collaborates with community educators and prevention coordinators at sexual and domestic violence centers to provide ongoing training, professional development, technical capacity building, and networking opportunities to increase their skills to provide prevention education in schools, on campuses, in community centers, and throughout their communities in every corner of the state. SCCADVASA also hosts a consortium of college and university representatives, which builds bridges among campus communities and provides technical support and training to assist them with implementing violence prevention programs and the creation of safer campuses. We seek to partner with prevention initiatives beyond the field of domestic and sexual violence to address shared risk and protective factors and support a holistic approach to prevention and the health of communities in South Carolina.