Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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LA Catering 
670 Harmon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43223

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Jeannette Jarrett 
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies 

Foundation Level Seminar Series: Domestic Violence 

This domestic violence workshop is part of the Foundation Level Seminar Series for Ohio's Community Action Agencies. The training is free to OACAA members. 

WHO: Open to OACAA members in good standing only. Limited to 50 people.

COST: Free to OACAA members

WHEN: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided. 


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Workshop


It’s about Power and Control: The Dynamics of Domestic Violence 

This interactive training provides an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence and the impact that domestic violence can have on individuals and families that you serve. We will talk about how we define domestic violence, tactics perpetrators use to obtain power and control over their partners, myths and realities about domestic violence and a  discussion on “why does she stay?”  You will learn how you and your agency can effectively support domestic violence survivors. Come with a desire to explore this difficult and complex topic, share with others, have some fun, and leave with some new knowledge and ideas about working effectively with families who are experiencing domestic violence.

About the Presenter 

Denise Kontras, R.A., M.A. is the Training Coordinator for Ohio Domestic Violence Network (ODVN), the statewide coalition of about 70 domestic violence programs. ODVN is the leading voice advocating for safety, well-being and justice for all Ohioans in their relationships. Denise oversees ODVN’s Training Institute which provides continuing education and training for program staff and allied professionals. She helps develop curriculum for extensive local, regional and statewide trainings on domestic violence and other related topics. Denise coordinates the Online Learning Academy which features educational opportunities including webinars and on-demand modules and courses. A member of the National Speakers Association, Denise has presented at state, regional and national conferences on a variety of topics related to intimate partner violence. She is a Registered Advocate and is on the statewide selection committee of the Ohio Advocate Network. Denise is a member of the Ohio Faith-Based Task Force working with faith leaders and their communities on best practices, protocols and responses to domestic violence.

Prior to joining ODVN, she served as a victim advocate for 20 years. Denise is the author of a forthcoming book, It’s Not Over When You Leave: 7 Truths of Domestic Violence which will be available on Amazon in 2019. She is a former newspaper reporter and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a master’s degree in journalism from The Ohio State University.