Thursday, September 29, 2022                                          10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. (EST)

1-hour break for lunch 

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Highbanks Nature Center

9466 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035

Training Team                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Please join us for this in-person training opportunity

Support Group Structure and Activites for Youth

Thursday, September 29, 2022

10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Creating supportive activities for youth living in shelters demands a particular approach from advocates beyond "crafts and a list of activities." Support groups and activities with children and their families need to be rooted in trauma-informed approaches and empathy for youth living in a temporary shelter with others. Our interactions with youth need to be centered on relating to children and seeing their positivity while supporting them with flexible choices if they struggle. 

Come if you enjoy hands-on experiences as we practice together, creating a space for learning and enhancing your skills. We will model youth support groups and discuss family group activities. As a participant, you will learn to structure a youth or family support group, consider themes and activity content, and learn mind-body regulations activities.

All training content will be through the lens of youth impacted by domestic violence, trauma, loss, and shelter adjustment. In addition, each participant will receive ODVN's Youth Resiliency Posters and Support Groups with Youth and Family Resources. 

ODVN Trainer: Sonia Ferencik, LISW-S, RA, Youth Advocacy & Trauma-Informed Services Coordinator

Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $50 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. 

CEUs: To obtain 4.5 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you go to register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. Evaluations and Certificate Request forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEUs.

Deadline to Register: September 15, 2022

American Sign Language interpreters can be made available to attendees needing interpreting services. Please include accessibility need(s) during registration. 

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