ODVN Training Institute 


Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Ohio Center for Occupational Safety & Health-OCOSH
13430 Yarmoth Drive
Pickerington, OH 43147

Parking is free 
Driving Directions 


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

Proper documentation is essential when working with survivors of domestic violence. This training assists advocates by providing a greater understanding of using  trauma-informed principles in documentation. Participants learn to identify the risks of documenting too little, too much and risks unique to custody cases. Topics include confidentiality provisions in VOCA, VAWA and FVPSA, and ways to create better documentation of survivors.  Best practice relating to subpoenas and warrants and who can file Motions to Quash and when they can be filed will be discussed. Participants will also learn about trauma vs. mental health and strategies for advocacy. 

ODVN Trainers: Nancy Grigsby, Legal Assistance Program Director, Micaela Deming, Esq. Staff Attorney, Shelley Marsh, Program Support Director 

Cost: $25 for ODVN members and $35 for non-members

Continuing Education Credits: 6.0  CEUs  as provided by social worker and counselor numbers: #RSX040202 and #RCX120302. 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 August 2, 2019. 

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

Food and Materials: Due to grant restrictions, 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. There are several restaurants and fast food places close by. Participants will be provided with all hand-outs and training materials but may find it useful to bring a laptop, tablet, pen or paper. 

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given until the deadline, August 15, 2019. If you cancel your registration after the deadline or fail to attend the training, you or your agency will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions are always permitted.