Confidentiality and Best Practices in Documenting Client Records (Day 1)

Dates & Times: Thursday, August 26th, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EST and Friday, August 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST

Proper documentation is essential when working with survivors of domestic violence. This one and one-half day training assist advocates by providing a greater understanding of using trauma-informed principles in documentation. You will learn to identify the risks of documenting too little, too much, and risks unique to custody cases.

Topics include confidentiality provisions in VOCA, VAWA, and FVPSA, and ways to create better documentation of survivors. Best practices relating to subpoenas and warrants and who can file Motions to Quash and when they can be filed will be discussed. You’ll also learn how to testify as a fact-based witness and experience a mock practice session. In addition, strategies for advocacy and trauma vs. mental health concerns will be addressed.

ODVN Trainers: Alicia Williamson, Director of Training,  Micaela Deming, Esq., Policy Director and Staff Attorney, and Bernadette Rieger, Legal Intake Coordinator

CEUs: To receive 7.5 CEUs, you will need to attend both days and complete evaluation forms for each day.  If you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio, please provide your complete license number at the time of registration.

American Sign Language interpreters will be provided.

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact training@odvn.org.


Aug 26 2021


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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