Wed-Fri, February 17-, 2021                                          9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.                                                          There will be a 1 hour lunch break daily from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

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Denise Kontras, R.A., M.A.                                      Training Coordinator 
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 
614-781-9651  ext. 233

Please join us for this free, interactive training

Wedneday, Thursday, & Friday

February 17-19, 2021

9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. EST

This free training offers basic fundamentals and introductory skills for advocates serving domestic violence survivors and their children. You'll learn about the history of the domestic violence movement and how racism and sexism create barriers to serving marginalized groups. You'll explore how implicit bias affects the survivors you are serving and learn ways to become more culturally humble and inclusive. You will understand the impact of batterers on family dynamics  including life-generated and abuser-generated barriers. Through a trauma-informed lens, this webinar series teaches survivor-defined advocacy, safety-planning, and strategies for risk management.  Topics include danger and lethality assessments, legal remedies, and the pros and cons of protection orders. You will learn about Ohio's Crime Victim Compensation program and much more. Come with a desire to explore difficult topics, share with others, and leave with new knowledge to work effectively with survivors and children experiencing domestic violence.

This hybrid training consists of 12 hours of live webinars and 12 hours of online learning. After you've registered, you'll receive a link to register for the online learning portion. All online learning should be completed by Monday, Feb. 15, 2021.

ODVN Trainers: 

Alicia Williamson, Director of Training; Sonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy and Trauma-Informed Services Coordinator; Nancy Grigsby, Legal Assistance Program Director; Glenn Harris, Assistant Director of Prevention; Tasha Jones, Project Coordinator, Legal Services Outreach; Bernadette Reiger, Legal Intake Coordinator; Denise Kontras, Training Coordinator; Nichole Meredith, Education Empowerment Specialist

CEUs: To obtain 12 CEUs, you are required to attend all sessions. When you go to register, please include your complete license number if you are a counselor or social worker.

Deadline to Register: February 12, 2021

American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

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