Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Hillside Training Center
1 Mustard Street
Rochester, NY 14609

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Sarah Wells 
RESOLVE of Greater Rochester, Inc 

Workshop Abstract

For decades, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), often referred to as Domestic Violence, has been considered the purview of criminal justice; however, since the late 1990s the CDC and World Health Organization have categorized IPV as a public health crisis with significant correlates to mental and behavioral health, substance abuse, and trauma. The purpose of the IPV Workshop for mental/behavioral health professionals is to promote greater awareness and understanding of IPV, as well as its prevalence and intersectionality with behavioral and mental health, and to empower providers to assess for and respond to IPV when it presents.

Mental health, behavioral health and substance abuse counselors are truly the front-line for many IPV victims and perpetrators. Following the workshop, participants will be able to identify indications of IPV, engage with clients in an informed, compassionate and trauma-informed way, assist with safety planning and, as needed, provide informed referrals. 

7.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours/Continuing Professional Education Hours 

Who should attend?

Social Workers * Mental Health Counselors * Substance Abuse Counselors * Art Therapists * Marriage & Family Therapists * Psychologists * Psychiatrists * Clergy *  Psychiatric Nurses * 
Nurse Practitioners * Nurses *  Community Health Advocates * Victim’s Advocates * Probation Personnel * Parole/Re-Entry Program Staff


                         Individual Participant                                                     $159 or $129 early bird
                         Group Rate (3 or more registered at the same time)    $129 or $ 99 early bird
                         Student Rate (must provide valid ID at registration)     $ 59 (no early bird rate)


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  • Individual, group (3 or more from same organization), and student rates available.
  • Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, continuous beverage service, lunch, & afternoon snack.
  • Cancellation Policy: NO refunds will be issued; registration is fully transferable.
    Participant can defer registration to a future training date or authorize transfer to another person.
  • Hillside employees eligible for special rate, call 585-425-1580 for details.

Learning objectives  

  • Participants will learn about the prevalence, impact and dynamics of IPV victimization and perpetration.
  • Participants will learn about common mental/behavioral, substance abuse and trauma correlates that are consistent with current or previous IPV exposure.        
  • Participants will learn how to apply trauma-informed methods when responding to patients affected by IPV; including how to avoid vicarious trauma and the importance of provider self-care
  • Participants will learn how to manage confidentiality, how to document IPV related issues, and how provider collaboration can lead to improved client outcomes.
  • Participants will receive guidelines and information about safety planning, local IPV resources, legal remedies, and other supports available for IPV victims.

Proposed Workshop Schedule

8:30am        Registration & Coffee

 9:00am        Welcome & Opening Exercise
                           Kate Dunlavey, LCSW, Amy Loblaw ATR-BC-LCAT 

 9:15am        Intimate Partner Violence as Trauma
                            Kate Dunlavey, LCSW, Amy Loblaw ATR-BC-LCAT 

10:10am      Intersectionality of IPV and Mental/Behavioral Health
                            Overview and Implications of ACE Study, Pete Navratil, LCSW-R

11:05am      Break

11:20am      Intimate Partner Violence & Substance Abuse:
                             Implications for Victims & Perpetrators, Jack Brennick, LMHC

12:15pm      Lunch
                             Guest Speaker
                             Monroe County Family Court Civil Orders of Protection

1:30pm        Assessing for and Responding to Domestic Violence
                             1:30-2:00 Kate Dunlavey, LCSW, Amy Loblaw, ATR-BC-LCAT
                             2:00-2:45 Pete Navratil, LCSW-R, Jack Brennick, LMHC

2:45pm       Break 

3:00pm        Exercise: Safety Planning
                              Kate Dunlavey, LCSW, Amy Loblaw, ATR-BC-LCAT

3:45pm        Vicarious Trauma & Self Care
                               Pete Navratil, LCSW-R

4:45pm        Questions

5:00pm        Workshop ends