Thursday, November 2, 2023                              Thursday, November 9, 2023                              Thursday, November 16, 2023                          

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. (EST)     

There is a one hour break each day for lunch.


This is a hybrid training, with the option to attend Day 1 in person. Zoom link for virtual attendance will be sent to registrants via email. 

Day 1 In-Person Location:

Ohio Domestic Violence Network (new office)

174 E. Long St. 

Columbus, OH 43215

Days 2 and 3 will be held virtually.

Training Team                      
Ohio Domestic Violence Network 

 Please join us for this hybrid training series

This popular core training will provide foundational skills for advocates serving adult and child survivors of domestic violence. You'll learn about: 
  • the history of the domestic violence movement; 

  • how systemic racism, sexism, ableism, and other forms of discrimination create barriers to serving marginalized groups; 

  • how diversity, equity, equality, inclusion, and implicit bias affect service delivery;

  • ways to become more culturally responsive and inclusive;

  • the impact of batterers on family dynamics and how to ally with parents who are survivors;

  • the importance of a trauma-informed lens, survivor-defined advocacy, safety-planning, and strategies for risk management;

  • danger and lethality assessments, legal remedies, and the pros and cons of protection orders;

  • Ohio's Crime Victim Compensation Program.

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. Day 1 of this training is being offered both virtually and in-person. Please read the information below regarding registration deadlines for these two options. 

Pre-Learning Requirement: Before you register for this training, please be sure that you can attend all three dates, November 2, 9, & 16. No partial credit will be given. Also, this is a hybrid training that requires you to complete 10 hours of online learning prior to the 3 days of live training. This pre-learning will be completed through ODVN's eLearning NetworkAfter you've registered, you'll receive further instructions to register for and complete these online learning modules. All online learning should be completed by Wednesday, October 25, 2023.  

ODVN Trainers: Alicia Williamson, Assistant Deputy Director; Sonia Ferencik, Youth Advocacy and Trauma-Informed Services Coordinator; Kelly VanDriest, Legal Intake Coordinator; Felicia Robinson, Coordinator for Outreach to Marginalized Survivors; Leah Stone, Training and Technical Assistance Manager; Denise Kontras, Membership and Program Coordinator; Emily Kulow, Director of Mobile Advocacy and Meaningful Access, and others.

Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $150 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. Scholarships are available on a limited basis. Please contact training@odvn.org for more information. 

CEUs: To obtain 15 CEUs, you are required to attend all sessions and complete all online learning courses. When you register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. Only participants who have completed both the 10 hours of online learning and the full 3 days of live training will be eligible to receive 15 CEUs or a certificate of attendance. Participants must keep their cameras on during all three days of the live training in order to receive credit for attending. Evaluations and Certificate Request forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEUs. 

Deadline to Register: To attend Day 1 in-person, individuals must register by Wednesday, October 18th. Registration for virtual attendance ends on Wednesday, October 25th. 

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 us at training@odvn.org