ODVN Training Institute Presents 


Friday, August 10, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.


The Cocoon  200 Campbell Hill Road Bowling Green OH 43402

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

          Compassionate Accountability:
Creating a Nurturing Shelter Environment

               Friday, August 10, 2018      Bowling Green       

From chores to curfew to parenting practices, certain challenges continually emerge in shelter settings, regardless of rules. This workshop focuses on creating a nurturing, trauma-informed shelter environment through the use of compassion and empathy. Designed for direct care staff, the training examines common challenges of communal living and presents a model of survivor-centered advocacy that emphasizes mutual accountability. Participants will practice trauma-informed skills that support dignity and respect and share empowering strategies for resolving conflicts  

Event Details

ODVN Trainer: Cathy Alexander, LISW-S, Adult Trauma Training & Technical Assistance Specialist

Continuing Education Credits: 4 CEUS Please note that CEU credit hours will only be given for the hours you acutally attend training. To get a complete certificate of attendance for all the offered hours, you must attend the entire training. There are no exceptions. 

Accommodations: If you require an ASL interpreter or have any accessibility needs, please contact our training coordinator, Denise Kontras at denisek@odvn.org by July 3, 2018. 

Dress: Please dress casually and comfortaby. Temperatures in training environments are unpredictable so please dress in layers. 

Food and Materials: Due to grant restricftions, ODVN cannot provide food or snacks. Participants are encouraged to bring what they need to take care of themselves. There will be a one hour lunch break. Participants will be provided with all hand-outs and training materials but may find it useful to bring a laptop, tablet, pen or paper.