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Domestic Violence Advocacy Fundamentals

Written by Amy Smith. Posted in Training - Descriptions and Information

This three day training provides new advocates with the building blocks and fundamental information to successfully understand and work in the domestic violence movement. The training is designed to increase core knowledge and skills for advocates and students. Utilizing lectures, small group activities, role plays, audiovisuals, and exciting discussions, facilitators provide participants with the opportunity to grow as advocates and learn from each other. Topics include defining domestic violence, the history of the domestic violence movement, cultural supports for battering, the role oppression plays in society, and understanding the power and control wheel. The training also focuses on providing advocates with information on individual and systems advocacy, confidentiality, trauma and substance use, safety planning, and legal options for domestic violence survivors. Finally, participants have the opportunity to learn new skills related to answering hotline calls, effectively communicating with survivors, and new ideas and strategies around self-care and avoiding burnout and vicarious trauma.

 

16 CEU’s available for licensed social workers and counselors

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