Recent News, Training and Events
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
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Please join us for the inaugural BCAT conference that brings together healthcare providers, law enforcement,… Continue reading
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)
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Open to anyone with an interest in community crisis… Continue reading
This guide offers thoughts on how parents can help their children process Monday’s terrible news out of Las Vegas.
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
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
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
5 Mile & 1 Mile Results Thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and participants
the 5th Annual NO BULLying Run and Fun Walk was a success!
Thank you to our 2017 TITLE Sponsor:
Thank you to our 2017 PLATINUM Sponsors:
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.
And be sure… Continue reading
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
Article categories: news. Posted on: April 16, 2015
An article by Evan Grossman, mentioning Network of Victim Assistance, recently appeared in Men’s Health, Rolling Stone and other publications. Help for victims of crime outside of Bucks County, Pennsylvania can be found at the following national websites :
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Article categories: news. Posted on: January 28, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) took to the House floor this week in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month and in support of legislative efforts to address the crime and its victims.
“Putting an end to the deplorable crime of human trafficking and modern day slavery in our region and around the… Continue reading
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The International Human Rights Advocates (IHRA) is a student run pro bono organization at Penn Law that supports human rights advocacy throughout the world. NOVA is partnering with the Penn Law/IHRA in their work on human trafficking and domestic violence in Moldova. Help support their work by ordering a tee-shirt or hoodie today.
Supporting Children & Teens – Addressing Child Sexual Abuse – NOVA Facilitated a Community Conversation
In response to parents’ concerns and children’s questions surrounding the allegations of sexual assault of a student by a teacher in the Central Bucks School District – and a desire to support and protect students in all school districts – Network of Victim Assistance facilitated a community conversation on Monday, September 22, 2014 at Tamanend Middle… Continue reading