The New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS) regularly offers training and technical assistance to the network of victim service providers it funds across New York State. Through research, professional development, trainings and conferences, OVS builds the capacity of victim assistance programs to better serve innocent victims of crime. Many no-cost tools, resources and specialized training opportunities are highlighted below. Click on each resource link or scroll down for more detailed training materials.
VAP Training Center Webinar Series
We understand that programs are under unique forms of stress during this time, and OVS is here to support you. In response, OVS launched a Resilience Webinar Series with the goal of helping you tackle some of the pressing issues you and your programs may be facing. Click the links below to join each webinar or to access the webinar recording after the scheduled date.
April 14, 2020 – Managing and Supporting Staff Remotely - Recording Link
April 21, 2020 – Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: Self-Care and Stress Inoculation - Recording Link
April 23, 2020 – Managing Yourself Remotely: Time & Task Management - Recording Link
April 28, 2020 – Financial Sustainability for Victim Assistance Programs - Recording Link
April 30, 2020 – Psychological First Aid: Supporting Others in Managing Stress - Recording Link
May 5, 2020 – Building and Managing Teams Remotely - Recording Link
May 7, 2020 – Creating Trauma-Informed Environments for Children - Recording Link
May 13, 2020 – Managing Performance Remotely - Recording Link
June 9, 2020 - The New Department of Education Title IX Regulations: What They Mean for Agencies That Serve Student Survivors in New York State
Previously recorded webinars are available on the OVS Training YouTube Channel.
VAP Training Center Resources
A no-cost Training and Technical Assistance Request Program in which OVS matches specialized consultants with OVS-funded programs to deliver a wide-range of custom-tailored organizational leadership and communication services.
Periodic national, state and regional training information is shared via the OVS Training Listserv, where subscribers can receive inside access to OVS training announcements and the quarterly OVS Outreach newsletter.
Previous and upcoming scheduled training events are available on the OVS Events Calendar, with key events also highlighted below.
The OVS Training YouTube Channel features up-to-date resources and recently recorded training opportunities for victim assistance programs funded by OVS.
Billing for a Forensic Rape Exam (FRE)
OVS offers training on an overview of the FRE Direct Reimbursement Program. Facilitated by OVS Associate Attorney, Shelby Foster, this training covers relevant laws and regulations, how to complete and file the OVS Direct Reimbursement Claim Form, common billing/reimbursement issues and other Frequently Asked Questions. Appropriate for advocates, medical providers, facility registration/billing/administration staff and anyone else that is involved with the Forensic Rape Examination Direct Reimbursement Claims at any point in the process.
For more information and to request this training, email [email protected].