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OVWA Webinar Wednesday - Ethics In Victim Advocacy

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM
Statewide Training Events
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OVWA Webinar Wednesday - Ethics in Victim Advocacy

Please join OVWA and the National Organization of Victim Assistance (NOVA) Board Member Jeannette M. Adkins, MEd, LPC, CA, to discuss Ethics in Victim Advocacy.This interactive webinar will introduce ethical standards for victim advocates as outlined in the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)® Code of Ethics. Participants will discuss ethical dilemmas including boundaries, dual relationships and confidentiality.

Jeannette Adkins served as the Director of the Victim/Witness Division of the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in Xenia, OH from its inception in 1982 until her appointment as the Executive Director for the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) in December of 2004.  A family illness brought her back to Ohio and the Prosecutor’s Office in 2006 where she served as the Administrator and the director of Greene County’s Michael’s House Child Advocacy Center until her retirement in December of 2014.  Professionalizing the field of advocacy through credentialing has been a strong career objective for her evidenced by her role as co-founder of the Ohio Advocate Network (OAN) and the National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP).  She currently serves on the NOVA Board of Directors and as Chair of the NACP Review Committee. As a long-time NOVA national crisis response team member, a certified crisis responder and as co-founder of the NOVA-trained Ohio Crisis Response Team, Adkins has participated on many state and national crisis teams including the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the violent courthouse shootings in Atlanta, GA.  Ms. Adkins is a national trainer on issues related to crime victim assistance and has published three books; the first speaking directly to victim assistance professionals, The ABC’s of Crime Victim Advocacy and two books for child victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, Lily Lightning Bug and Her Stolen Glow and Benny Bee and His Secret Hive.