Friday, June 16, 2023                                                    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EST)

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This is a virtual event.

Sonia Ferencik                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

Please join us for this interactive, virtual workshop

In this workshop, participants will explore what educators call a "growth mindset." We will review examples of ways to positively approach children, teens, and adults, amidst challenges created by the tactics of batterers. A growth mindset helps people reframe their approach to challenges and stay motivated to work to improve skills. For example, instead of thinking, "I can't do this," they think, "I can't do it yet."  

As advocates, we can adapt our statements and apply this concept to young people and adults applying this concept. With this approach, resiliency and hopefulness are centered. A growth mindset applies to both adults and children because they can develop the beliefs that foster resiliency, according to research from psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck. Highlights include trauma-informed approaches, dos, and don'ts, providing emotional and physical safety, and exploring your biases and expectations in your service. 

Noteworthy: Please join with the expectation of participating and talking with one another, risking thoughts, trying ideas during role-play and scenarios, and breaking into small group work over Zoom. If you participate and wish to receive CEUs, you will need to demonstrate your participation with cameras on, engage in conversation, and actively participate in small group work. 

ODVN Trainers: Sonia Ferencik, LISW-S, RA, 200-CYT, Youth Advocacy and Trauma Informed Services Coordinator

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 2 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training, fully participate with camera on during Zoom call, and complete an evaluation form. Evaluations and Certificate Request forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEUs.

Deadline to Register: Monday, June 12, 2023

Please share any accessibility needs and accommodations when registering for this event, including for American Sign Language interpreting. 

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