ACADEMY FACULTY & STAFF

Dr. Debra L. Stanley
Executive Director

dstanley@ubalt.edu


Anne Marie Milun

Program Manager
alitecky@ubalt.edu


Cherie Peay

Program Coordinator

cpeay@ubalt.edu


Nicole Feldhaus
Technician
nfeldhauslitecky@ubalt.edu


Linda Dionne

Program Coordinator 

ldionne@ubalt.edu  


 Debbie Bradley
Certification Coordinator
bradleyd@harfordsheriff.org



Faculty:


David Thomas

law.thomas.dog@gmail.com


Dr. Heather L. Pfeifer
hpfeifer@ubalt.edu


Dr. Gabriela Wasileski

gwasileski@ubalt.edu


Dr. Melvin de la Cruz

mdelacruz@ubalt.edu


Contact Us

410.837.5055


MARYLAND VICTIM ASSISTANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (MVSCP)

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII
MD Certification Coordinator

What does it mean to be a Certified Victim Assistance Professional in Maryland? 
This brief introduction will provide the basic steps to becoming a certified victim assistant professional. Learn how service providers in other states are using certification to their benefit. Becoming certified is easy! 


Certification Processing
Certification application assistance
Qualification preparation
Information gathering
Qualification Processing
Time and space for filling out certification application


 Refer to CERTIFICATION TAB for further details.

CELEBRATING 21 YEARS!


                                                                 

                                                                       2025 Roper Victim Assistance Academy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Winter Session In-Person (February)  & Summer Session Virtual  (June)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DATES COMING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           CLICK HERE: APPLICATION

 Questions:   contact Anne at alitecky@ubalt.edu or  410.837.5055                     

                                        2024 V-STEP ADVANCED TRAININGS

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                                                ALL TRAININGS  are EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST)                                          

                                  

                Training Descriptions and registration are located on Eventbrite ~ click on "Register Here"

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration/ticket as soon as possible. When registering, do not duplicate.

                         Seating is limited. Your consideration of others is truly appreciated by all!         


To register and for information about a V-STEP training on Eventbrite, click on “Register Here” below:


LISA FERENTZ: MOVING FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS TO POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH (Part IV of Series)

Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C DAPA

Mon, June 17 ~ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  EST

Register Here!


V-STEP: CYBER-VICTIMIZATION
Dr. Melvin de la Cruz

Tues, May 21 ~ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Wed, June 12 ~ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

Wed, June 26  ~ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST

Fri, June 28  ~ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Register Here!


HOW TRAUMA-INFORMED PROVIDERS IMPROVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM RESPONSES

Dr. Gabriela Wasileski

Thurs, May 23 ~ 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Register Here!


ETHICS IN VICTIM SERVICES   2023 Revised Version

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII, MD Certification Coordinator
Wed, May 29   ~   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST 

Mon, June 10 ~   9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST 

Register Here!

V-STEP: TRAUMA SERIES - 4 TRAINING SESSIONS   
Registration Coming Soon!

Dr. Michael Barnes

Session I:  Neurobiology, Memory, & Symptoms of PTSD (3 hours)
Tues, June 4    ~  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM    EST    

Register Here! 
Tues, June 18    ~  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM     EST     

Register Here!

Session II:  Understanding The Cause & Symptoms of Developmental/Complex Trauma(3 hours)
Thurs, June 6   ~  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST        

Register Here!

Thurs, June 20   ~  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST        

Register Here!


Session III:  Secondary Trauma and It’s Impact on Individual Family Members and Entire Family Systems (3 hours)
Tues, June 11 ~  9:00am - 12:00pm EST    
Tues,  June 25  ~ 9:00am – 12:00pm EST  

Register Here!      

Session IV:  Compassion Fatigue and the Cost of Caring for Mental Health Professionals (3 hours)
Thurs, June 13  ~  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST     

Register Here! 
Thurs, June 27 ~ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST 

Registration Here!


DEATH NOTIFICATION: BREAKING THE NEWS WITH COMPASSION

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII, MD Certification Coordinator
Fri, June 21 ~ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Register Here!


MARYLAND VICTIM ASSISTANCE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM  (Informational Session)
This one hour informational workshop will provide a brief introduction of the basic steps to becoming a certified victim assistance professional in Maryland, and answer questions...

Debbie Bradley, C.A., VASIII, MD Certification Coordinator

Wednesday May 8  ~ 10-11AM EST
Wednesday June 5  ~ 10-11AM EST

Register Here!


Please contact us to schedule
a  training  specific to the needs of your organization.

      Anne Milun, Program Manager (410) 837-5055 or alitecky@ubalt.edu

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RVAAM curriculum has been approved for selected professions (e.g. law enforcement, corrections, probation/parole) Participants will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs), and are welcome to ask for academic credits. V-STEP Regional Victim Services Advanced Trainings were originally held in all 5 regions across Maryland, and online.

If you would like to host or schedule a V-STEP training in your community or online, please contact Anne Milun, V-STEP Program Manager.
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