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Human Trafficking Conference: Building Awareness & Taking Action in Bucks County

Date: January 9, 2018 (Snow Date: Jan. 10)
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Delaware Valley University, Life Sciences Building, 700 East Butler Ave, Doylestown, PA 18901
Registration and More Information

Please join us for the inaugural BCAT conference that brings together healthcare providers, law enforcement,… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news, training. - Posted on: November 16, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Trauma Support Groups Forming

Trauma-Informed Yoga Group – forming for the spring

TREM Group (Trauma Recorvery and Empowerment Model) – forming for adult women survivors of sexual trauma.  Starting in the fall in Perkasie and in the Fairless Hills Office.

Parent of Teenage Survivors of Sexual Trauma – Support group forming in Fairless Hills office 

Male Survivors of… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news. - Posted on: October 1, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Training on Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse at BCCC

Do you need Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse training?

All health-related licensed professionals and funeral directors, who are licensed through the Department of State, are required under ACT 31 of 2014 in PA to receive 3 hours of training on Mandated Reporting as a condition of renewal for their license. This training is approved by… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news, training. - Posted on: September 10, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Trauma Informed Yoga Group

NOVA was awarded a grant from Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to bring Trauma Informed Yoga Groups to NOVA’s clients. Extensive research through Bessel van der Kolk’s Trauma Center has proven that yoga is an effective strategy for treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Survivors of sexual trauma often struggle with feeling unsafe and… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news. - Posted on: July 17, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Press Conference – Outreach to Child Abuse Victims

NOVA hosted a press conference March 1st at their main office in Jamison, PA. Two very brave women released statements that they were the victims of suspected serial child sex offender, William Charles Thomas and offered messages of hope and encouragement to anyone who is a victim of child sexual assault.

“I want women… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news. - Posted on: February 21, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Listen to NOVA’s Executive Director’s Informative Interview


We are happy to announce that Penny Ettinger, Executive Director of Network of Victim Assistance was recently interviewed on “FCP Conversations Online”.

FCP Conversations Online is a digital broadcast which features community organizations that share FCP’s mission and are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

And be sure… Continue reading

Article categories: news. - Posted on: January 18, 2017. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Program to Respond to Victims of Sexual Assault

NOVA Develops County-wide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program

Article can be found in the June/July 2016 Bucks County Women’s Journal – buckscountywomensjournal.com
For More Information on the SANE Program Contact:  Debbie Nugent at 215-343-6543 or Debbie@novabucks.org

Lucia Giron, BSN, RN, SANE, and Cynthia Vingara Wallace, RN, SANE, both… Continue reading

Article categories: news. - Posted on: May 31, 2016. - Read more News, Events and Training stories