Domestic Violence Advocacy Fundamentals (Day 1, Morning Session)

This popular core training will provide foundational skills for advocates serving domestic violence survivors and their children. You’ll learn about:
• the history of the domestic violence movement
• how systemic racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination create barriers to serving marginalized groups
• how diversity, equity, equality, and implicit bias affect the services you provide
• ways to become more culturally responsive and inclusive
• the impact of batterers on family dynamics including life-generated and abuser-generated barriers
• supporting and allying with parents who are survivors
• the importance of a trauma-informed lens, survivor-defined advocacy, safety planning, and strategies for risk management
• danger and lethality assessments, legal remedies, and the pros and cons of protection orders
• 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.

ODVN Trainers: Alicia Williamson, Director of Training; Sonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy, and Trauma-Informed Services Coordinator; Bernadette Rieger, Legal Assistance Program Director; Micaela Deming, Policy Director and Staff Attorney; Glenn Harris, Assistant Director of Prevention; Tasha Jones, Project Coordinator, Legal Services Outreach; Shryiell Owens, Relocation Assistance Program Coordinator; Denise Kontras, Membership and Program Coordinator and others

Before you register for this training, please be sure that you can attend all three dates, November 3, 10, & 17. No partial credit will be given. Also, this is a hybrid training that requires you to complete 12 hours of online learning in addition to the 12 hours of live webinars. After you’ve registered, you’ll receive a link to the online learning modules. All online learning should be completed by Tuesday, November 2, 2021, if possible.

CEUs: To obtain 12 CEUs, you are required to attend all sessions and complete all online learning courses. When you register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. Only participants who have completed both the 12 hours of online learning and the 12 hours of webinars will be eligible to receive 12 CEUs or a certificate of attendance.

Deadline to Register: November 1, 2021

American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

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


Nov 03 2021


9:30 am - 12:00 pm

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