Domestic Violence Advocacy Fundamentals

This free training offers basic fundamentals and introductory skills for advocates serving domestic violence survivors and their children. You’ll learn about the history of the domestic violence movement and ways to become more culturally humble and inclusive. The webinar series teaches survivor-defined advocacy and strategies for risk management, crisis intervention, and safety planning. You’ll also get an overview of the complex civil and criminal justice systems and learn about Ohio’s Crime Victim Compensation program. Come with a desire to explore difficult topics, share with others, and leave with new knowledge to work effectively with survivors and children experiencing domestic violence.

The training consists of 3 days of live webinars and online training courses. About 12 hours of online learning is required prior to the live webinar series. After you’ve registered for DVAF, you’ll receive a link to register for the online learning portion. The online learning needs to be completed by June 17. If you have any questions about accessing the online learning, please contact us at training@odvn.org.

Date: September 23-25

Times: 10 a.m. to noon and 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break: Noon to 1 p.m.

ODVN Trainers: Sonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy and Trauma-Informed Services Coordinator, Emily Kulow, Assistant Director of Training and Program Support; Nancy Grigsby, Legal Assistance Program Director; Denise Kontras, Training Coordinator and others.

CEUs: This webinar qualifies for 12 CEUs for licensed social workers #RCX120302 and counselors #RSX040202 in Ohio. To meet the requirements of the state Board, you must attend the entire training, complete the evaluation forms, and indicate your personal provider number when you register. If you have any questions about CEUs, please contact the Training Coordinator, Denise Kontras, at denisek@odvn.org   After completing DVAF, you will receive a certificate of attendance upon request. Due to requirements for in-person trainings from the Ohio Advocate Network, we cannot guarantee Domestic Violence Advocacy Fundamentals fulfills the pre-registration requirement for Registered Advocate credentialing.

Deadline for Registration: This training has reached capacity.

Accommodations: American Sign Language interpreters will be available. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact the Training Coordinator, Denise Kontras, at denisek@odvn.org.  Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact training@odvn.org.

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Sep 23 - 25 2020


10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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