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Free Training on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Are you interested in being trained in the child sexual abuse prevention training Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children? NOVA has several open trainings coming up (dates and locations below).*  Call Grace at (215) 343-6543 or email at grace@novabucks.org to register for this FREE training or register online.

Bensalem Library – 3700… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news, training. - Posted on: August 13, 2018. - Read more News, Events and Training stories

Fostering a Culture Where Victims Can Speak Out

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:
http://buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20180105/guest-opinion-lets-foster-culture-where-victims-feel-they-can-speak-out

Guest Opinion: Let’s foster a culture where victims feel they can speak out

So many of… Continue reading

Article categories: events, news. - Posted on: December 28, 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

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

Free Vinemobile App to Track Offenders

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: events, news. - Posted on: March 29, 2016. - Read more News, Events and Training stories