Thursday, January 26, 2023                                        9:00-12:30 p.m. (EST)

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This is a virtual event.

Training Team                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Please join us for this virtual, interactive training

Navigating child abuse allegations and other scenarios that may trigger mandatory reporting obligations can be a challenging task for domestic violence programs and advocates. ODVN invites domestic violence programs and allied professionals to participate in this training to enhance understanding of best practices for supporting survivors and responding to child abuse disclosures. 

The fear of being separated from their children can deter parents, especially those from underserved communities, from accessing services for themselves and their families. As domestic violence programs, it is our responsibility to understand the systems of oppression that affect the communities that we serve. This training will explore confidentiality obligations for staff in domestic violence shelters, potential scenarios that may trigger a mandated reporting obligation, and strategies for responding appropriately. Presenters will address alternative interventions and responses to child abuse reporting that will further develop the advocate’s ability to support families through difficult situations.   

Trainers: Jane Keiffer, LISW-S, Executive Director, Artemis Center; Wendy Mota, M.S., Program Manager, Children & Youth Team, Futures Without ViolenceSonia Ferencik, LISW-S, RA, 200-CYT, Youth Advocacy and Trauma Informed Services Coordinator, ODVN

Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $25 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. 

CEUs: To obtain 3 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you go to register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. Evaluations and Certificate Request forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEU's.

Deadline to Register: January 23, 2023

American Sign Language interpreters will be available.

Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact the Training Team at training@odvn.org.