Upcoming Trainings & Events

Upcoming Stewards of Children Webinars

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed, two-hour training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Click below to sign up for one of the available dates.

Upcoming Events

February 2019
Trauma Informed Attachment-Based Training for Psychotherapists

ClearPath Training Center, is pleased to offer “Becoming Known: A Relational Model for Ego State/Parts Therapy” with Andrew Seubert, LMHC, NCC. This two-day workshop covers the integration of “parts” or ego state practice with a trauma-informed phase model from a highly relational perspective. The workshop has evolved from Andrew’s work as an EMDR consultant and trainer, during which Andrew realized the crucial need for ego state competence when working with trauma and dissociation (this workshop will NOT address extreme forms of dissociation, viz., DDNOS and DID). Learn the basic strategies, plus advanced work with internal conflicts and negative introjects. This training is open to clinicians with and without EMDR training.

April 2019
NOVA’s Annual Candlelight Tribute for Victims of Crime

Network of Victim Assistance invites the community to join us in commemorating National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, honoring victims, their families and friends, and celebrating the successes of the victims’ rights movement. This tribute of reflection, music and survivor experiences brings all in our community together for healing and strength.

2019 Wear Teal Day

Teal is the color chosen to represent and raise awareness for sexual assault survivors. Wearing teal shows your support for victims of sexual violence and for those working to end violence in our homes, communities, and nation. Thank you for your support!

2019 Painting with a Purpose

1/2 of all ticket sales will be donated to support the services of the Bucks County CAC.

More Information: Call Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center at 267-927-0639 or Painting With a Twist at 215-494-9277

May 2019
2019 William Neff Symposium

September 2000, William J. Neff, Sr., an 83 year-old man with Alzheimer’s, was residing at a local personal care home and died as a result of five broken ribs and a punctured lung. Following a two-year criminal investigation, a health care provider was charged with murder and neglect of a care-dependent person. In addition, the facility’s administrator, director of nursing, another resident assistant and a hospice nurse were criminally charged.

Annual Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Forensic Nursing Conference 2019

Hosted by Abington – Jefferson Health FNE Team and NOVA CEUs pending for Registered Nurses REGISTRATION INFORMATION will be available in March 2019. Questions: Contact Debbie Nugent at debbie@novabucks.org or 215-343-6543 ext. 105 […]

June 2019
2019 Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children

The purpose of the Bucks County Conference on Crimes Against Children is to engage professionals from various fields that confront child abuse to develop and enhance their knowledge and skills in the recognition, investigation, treatment and prevention of child abuse. The conference brings national, state and local experts to Bucks County to present best practices for approaching multidisciplinary investigations. On average, this conference attracts 300 law enforcement, prosecution, child welfare, victim services, mental health, and medical professionals.


Come and join us at Central Park in Doylestown for NOVA’s 7th annual NO BULLying 5 mile run and 1 mile fun run/walk.

September 2019
Coach for a Cause Coach Bag Bingo

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, September 20, 2019
Join us at St. Anne’s Ukrainian Catholic Church Bingo Hall

October 2020
Now & Next Speaker Series: Fact, Fiction & Fear

Fact, Fiction & Fear: The impact of conspiracy theories on the anti-trafficking movement with: Rebecca Bender (Rebecca Bender Initiative), Shea M. Rhodes (CSE Institute)

NOVA 6th Annual Auction & Gala – Virtual Edition

Join us on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. You can learn the Charleston, bid on silent auction items, and hear from NOVA clients all from the comfort of your own home. The hour-long event will feature guest speakers, 1920’s entertainment, a silent auction with 100+ items, and a wine pull!

November 2020
Off to A Good START

There is no better time than now to get “Off to A Good START”-teaching healthy body boundaries for your child’s well-being! NOVA is offering “Off to A Good START”, a FREE, 75-minute prevention training for parents of younger children in Bucks County, as well as professional and paraprofessionals who work with and are concerned about the safety of children.

Now & Next Speaker Series: Indigenous Survivors Speak Out

Indigenous Survivors Speak Out with: Jeri Moomaw (Innovations Human Trafficking Collective), Sandi Pierce (Innovations Human Trafficking Collective), Christine Stark (Author)

Community Outreach Meeting

Via Zoom — RSVP to Julie Dugery julied@novabucks.org

December 2020
Now & Next Speaker Series: Equal Not Exploited

Creating a world in which no person is bought, sold or exploited starts with listening to survivors of the sex trade. On December 10, nine extraordinary movement leaders will come together to share their perspectives.

January 2021
The Red Sand Project

The Red Sand Project Join with BCAT Bucks Coalition Against Trafficking as we use red sand to highlight the presence of #HumanTrafficking in our community and raise awareness about how […]

Annual Festival of Trees at The Pearl S. Buck House

Annual Festival of Trees at The Pearl S. Buck House This exhibit was interrupted during recent Covid-19 health restrictions but re-opened from January 5th until January 30, 2021. Many community […]

Survivor Voices in Art

Survivor Voices in Art BCAT has engaged with local businesses and community organizations to display artwork that has been created by survivors of human trafficking who live in our community. […]

Now & Next Speaker Series: The Movement is the Message

The Movement is the Message: Messaging and communication to change hearts, minds and laws about commercial sexual exploitation with: Anne K. Ream (The Voices and Faces Project)

Bucks County Commissioner’s Meeting

Bucks County Commissioner’s Meeting Over the past 8 years the Bucks County Commissioners have issued a proclamation to declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. This year the Proclamation will […]

BCAT Community Meeting

BCAT Community Meeting Join us on Zoom at 5:00 p.m. on January 27th for BCAT’s Community Meeting and a presentation by Marilyn Murray, Director of communications at LOVE146. There is […]

March 2021
NOVA Spot the Bus Contest

Help us spread the word and end CSA in Bucks County! If you spot a CSA Stoppers bus on your travels, let us know and we’ll thank you with a gift package.

McHales Cares – Vote and help NOVA receive $1000!

McHalesCares.com is a community give back program. Vote for NOVA once per day from 3/1 to 3/31 to help us receive $1000!

Off To A Good Start

NOVA is offering “OFF to A Good START” a FREE, 75-minute prevention training for parents of younger children in Bucks County, as well as professional and paraprofessionals who work with and are concerned about the safety of children.

April 2021
NOVA’s Annual Candlelight Tribute for Victims of Crime: An Evening of Healing

Join NOVA and the community as we remember and honor victims of crime. Participants will hear survivor stories of healing, be invited to participate in an optional time of trauma-sensitive yoga or reflection, and have the opportunity to virtually light a candle in honor of themselves, a loved one, or a community member who has been the victim of crime.

June 2021
NOVA’s Virtual NO BULLying Run

NOVA’s 9th Annual NO BULLying Run will take place virtually from June 1 – June 30, and together we will collectively run, walk, stroll, or roll 19,392 miles against bullying, with each mile representing one child who will be bullied in Bucks County this year (according to statistics from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center). We are excited to plan another virtual event that not only helps to spread awareness and address the issues of bullying, but also helps to raise funds for NOVA’s prevention programs.

July 2021
Holiday Heatwave Coat Drive

In preparation for the fall and winter seasons, NOVA is reaching out to our generous community of volunteers and supporters to help provide warm coats to our clients. We are collecting coats for both adults and children in all sizes from July 1st – 31st.

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