Recent News, Training and Events
Date: May 2 to 4, 2018
Place: Ramada Conference and Golf Hotel, 1450 S. Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
Cost: $150 for Full Attendance, $50 for May 4th Keynotes only (fee includes meals during conference)
Registration and More Information
Open to anyone with an interest in community crisis… Continue reading
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: 998 Second Street Pike, Richboro, PA 18954
Cost: $35 a person (50% of ticket sales will support the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center – a program of NOVA’s)
Register Online: https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/richboro/event/1309029
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William J. Neff Sr. Symposium on the Prevention of Crimes Against Older Adults
SAVE THE DATE for the next symposium on Tues., May 22, 2018 at Bucks County Community College.
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In September 2000, William J. Neff, Sr., an 83 year old man with Alzheimer’s, residing at a… Continue reading
The Third Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Forensic Nursing Conference
hosted by Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health and Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Place: Abington Jefferson Health, 1200 Old York Rd, Abington, PA 19001
• How Trauma, Victimization and Addiction… Continue reading
Run, Walk, Stroll or Roll Against Bullying! Join us for family friendly activities, raffles and character appearances!
Date: June 10, 2018
Register at: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Doylestown/NoBullyRun
Time: 7:30 am (registration opens) 8:30 am (1 mile fun run) and 9:00 am (5 mile run)
Cost: $10 for 1 mile fun… Continue reading
Save the Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Place: Delaware Valley University
The 7th Annual Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children focuses on the multidisciplinary team approach for recognizing and investigating crimes against children. The objective of this conference is to provide resources to professionals practicing in the field of child abuse investigation, treatment… Continue reading
Help Support the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC):
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 1, 2018
DATE: Friday, September 28, 2018
TIME: 5:15 pm to 10:00 pm
PLACE: St. Anne’s Ukrainian Church Bingo Hall
1545 Easton Road, Warrington, PA 18976
More information: https://www.facebook.com/coachforacause/
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NOVA’s Executive Director, Penny Ettinger, wrote an Opinion piece to the Bucks County Courier Times.
We would like to hear your opinion! Please go to the article and leave a comment on the bottom:
Guest Opinion: Let’s foster a culture where victims feel they can speak out
So many of… Continue reading
Trauma-Informed Yoga Group – forming for the spring
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse – forming now
Call Hotline at 1-800-675-6900 for more information and ask for Charity or e-mail – email@example.com
This guide offers thoughts on how parents can help their children process Monday’s terrible news out of Las Vegas.
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
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: news. Posted on: January 18, 2017
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.
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Article categories: news. Posted on: May 31, 2016
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: March 31, 2016
Watch the video to get valuable online safety tips from Steve Doerner, NOVA’s Victim Advocate Coordinator.
In fairness, it’s completely understandable. For some parents who were born and raised in a world more familiar with a telegram than Instagram, social media can seem to be an incoherent and manufactured world of selfies,… Continue reading
Vinemobile makes it much easier to track and be notified of the status of offenders in county correctional institutions and the PA State Prison System. This mobile app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play and can be downloaded on Android and iPhone devices. Vinemobile is completely free and anonymous for users,… Continue reading
Article categories: news. Posted on: January 6, 2016
After 25 years of excellent leadership, Barbara P. Clark is preparing to step down in 2016 from her position as executive director of Network of Victim Assistance and the agency is launching a search for a new executive director.
“The Board of Directors is deeply grateful to Barbara for her vision, her passion for NOVA’s… Continue reading
Article categories: news. Posted on: January 5, 2016
NOVA Thrift Shop volunteer, Hannah Sexton started a community service project that helps Bucks County teens. Through the help of the NOVA Thrift Shop and her friends, Hannah sets up a pop up boutique for clothing at a local women’s shelter to help teenagers in need. Watch the video to learn more.
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Article categories: news. Posted on: December 3, 2015
Pictured: Doylestown Mennonite Church members KrisAnne Swartley, left, Minister of Information & Mission, Heidi Swartley, age 12, and Benjamin Swartley, age 10, deliver food, toiletries, gifts and cash to Kathy Bennett, Associate Director for NOVA. The items were collected by the congregation for the church’s “Thanksgiving in Action” program.
Every holiday season, counselors… Continue reading
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On October 29, Network of Victim Assistance (NOVA) dedicated a memorial bench in the Crime Victims Commemorative Arbor at Core Creek Park to honor the late Bensalem Township Police Department detective, Kevin Cornish, who passed away suddenly on January 31, 2015.
Detective Cornish was a good friend and staunch supporter of NOVA, the… Continue reading