Friday, November 17, 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

People who batter within their family set the stage for their family members to enter services scanning for danger, concerned for their safety, and likely responding in trauma reactions. Understanding these complexities aids advocates in meeting youth and families “where they are at” and providing survivor-defined advocacy. 

In this workshop, participants will practice using trauma-informed responses to support adult and child survivors through emotional distress, difficult interactions, and challenging situations. Participants will combine active listening skills along with empathy to create genuinely safe spaces for domestic violence survivors to make informed decisions and achieve their goals. 

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, November 13th, 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.