This training will introduce training participants to the new manual developed by ODVN, Trauma-Informed Care: Best Practices and Protocols for Ohio’s Domestic Violence Program. The training will discuss and define traumatic stress, explore the ways in which trauma impacts the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors of survivors of trauma, identify ways in which trauma impacts the brains and people’s reactions, discuss trauma triggers, and review best practices related to providing trauma-informed care. In addition, the training will give participants the opportunity to discover ways in which to provide trauma-informed services to survivors of domestic violence.
By understanding trauma as a normal response to an abnormal experience and learning effective ways to support survivors in recovering from their trauma, we can further improve and enhance the services we provide and the care we offer. The manual also outlines 16 best practices to incorporate into your organization, and also offers detailed protocols on providing trauma-informed services such as answering hotline calls, doing intakes and exit interviews, facilitating support groups, safety planning (including emotional safety planning) and providing parenting support to survivors. Finally, we include information on vicarious trauma and how to make sure that advocates are focusing on the important issue on self-care. The appendices in this manual include an extremely helpful trauma-informed checklist developed by the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, resources, a comparison between the trauma-informed care model and the empowerment model used by most domestic violence programs, suggested best practices for child survivors of domestic violence, and a case study to help individuals and programs identify ways to become more trauma informed.
This two-day training focuses on working within the civil and criminal justice systems i n partnership with survivors of domestic violence. Experts with extensive experience in the civil and criminal fields will provide insider information about both the criminal and civil responses to domestic violence, and useful information on navigating the court system. Day one focuses on how the criminal system addresses domestic violence in Ohio, and includes understanding the legal definition of domestic violence, the court process, and the role the advocate plays in court. Annie Murray, director of the Columbus City Attorney’s domestic violence and stalking unit, will bring her decades of experience in the criminal arena to teach participants about the criminal system. On day two, Alexandria Ruden, attorney for the Cleveland legal aid society and co-author of Ohio Domestic Violence Law, will discuss the ways in which the civil system can assist survivors of domestic violence in obtaining safety. The training will also include serious discussion about the pros and cons of using these systems and the potential unintended consequences of criminal or civil options.
12 CEU’s available for licensed social workers and counselors
This training will address issues related to children and their response to living in an environment where they are exposed to an abusive person. The training will discuss different types of abuse and how they impact children, ways in which a child can be changed by violence in the home, characteristics of batterers as parents and how coercive control impacts parenting of the victim, myths and facts around child exposure to domestic violence, risk and protective factors, how domestic violence can impact development, safety planning with children, and supporting the resilience of children. The training will also focus on ways in which to support the non-abusive parent and assist in healing parent-child bonds damaged by domestic violence.
5.5 CEU’s for licensed social workers and counselors