Wednesday, February 27, 2024                                          9 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. (EST)

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This is a virtual event.

Training Team
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Please join us for this virtual, interactive training

In partnership with the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ILCADV), ODVN is hosting a virtual training opportunity for seasoned shelter advocates. In this advanced training for shelter programs, participants will deepen their understanding of trauma-informed best practices when serving survivors in residential settings. Topics will include survivor-centered advocacy, creating trauma-informed physical spaces, expanding access to underserved survivors, and the long-term impacts of vicarious trauma. Participants will hear a keynote presentation from Vickie Smith, CEO of ILCADV, as she draws from her decades of work as a pioneer in the domestic violence field, as well as a panel of Executive Directors of several Ohio domestic violence shelters on practical strategies to advance our advocacy with survivors. 

This training is designed for seasoned shelter advocates and will address 201-level topics


Keynote Presenter: Vickie Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ILCADV)

Panelists: Kelly Madewell, Executive Director, My Sister's Place; Amber Scott, Executive Director, Turning Point; Chelsea Scott, Executive Director, Tri-County Help Center

Cost: This is a free training. 

CEUs: To obtain 3 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you 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: Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Please share any accessibility needs and accommodations when registering for this event, including for American Sign Language interpreting. 

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