Novmeber 6, 7, 8 2019 

Registration: 8:45 a.m.
Training each day is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

18 Hours in-Person Training 6 Hours Online Learning 

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The Cocoon
200 Campbell Hill Rd. 
Bowling Green 
OH 43402

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Denise Kontras
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
614-781-9651 ext, 233

This three day interactive 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 training 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. Come with a desire to explore difficult topics, share with others, have some fun and leave with new knowledge to work effectively with survivors and children experiencing domestic violence.

This hybrid training consists of 18 hours of in-person training and 6 hours of online learning. After you've registered, you'll receive a link to register for and access the online learning portion of this event. All online learning should be completed by October 22. If you have any questions about accessing the onlline learning, please contact ODVN's online training tech support at training@odvn.org.

The in-person and online training fulfills the 24 hours of pre-registration training to initially qualify as Registered Advocate (RA) with the Ohio Advocate Network. 


ODVN Trainers
Cathy Alexander, Adult Trauma and Training Specialist
Sonia Ferencik, Children's Trauma and Training Specialist
Nancy Grigsby, Legal Assistance Program Director
Rachel Ramirez, Training Director 
Denise Kontras, Training Coordinator

Deadline for Registration: This popular training fills up quickly. The deadline to register is October 22nd or sooner if the training reaches capacity. 

Cost: $75 for ODVN members and $110 for non-members

CEUs:To obtain 18 CEUs, you are required to attend all sessions of the in-person training. Please note that CEU credit hours will only be given for the hours you attend. There are no exceptions. Counselor and social work provider numbers are  #RSX040202 and #RCX120302.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given until the deadline Oct. 22, 2019.  If you cancel your registration after the training or fail to attend, you or your agency will be responsible for the full registration fee. Participant substitutions are always welcome. 

Accommodations: If you require an ASL interpreter or have any accessibility needs, please contact our Training Coordinator, Denise Kontras, denisek@odvn.org by Oct. 15, 2019.

Food: Due to grant restrictions, ODVN cannot provude food or snacks. Participants are encouraged to bring what they need to take care of themselves. There will be a one-hour lunch break each day and there are several restaurants and fast food places close by. Particpants will be provided with training materials and hand-outs and may find it useful to bring laptop, tablet, pen and paper. 

Dress: Please dress casually and comfortably. Temperatures in training rooms are unpredictable so please dress in layers. 

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