Training and Event Calendar
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July – August 2014
Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence is a 10-part webinar series for domestic violence advocates, supervisors, and mental health clinicians working in DV programs. Through this series, participants will gain enhanced understanding and practical strategies for supporting survivors and their children to address challenges, promote resilience, and heal from the traumatic effects of interpersonal violence.
The series builds on a core curriculum, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, written by Patricia Van Horn, PhD, in collaboration with NCDVTMH and will offer practical tools, tips, and discussion guides for creating trauma-informed child and family-centered programming.
This webinar examines how doing this work, and in particular, working with children, may affect us. This webinar offers practical strategies for enhancing self-awareness, dealing with stress on the job, fostering our own resilience, and developing organizational supports that can help sustain us in this work.
More information: http://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/events/building-trauma-informed-services-children-youth-and-parents-impacted-domestic-violence
Presenters: Dr. Sherry Hamby is Research Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Paths Research Program at the University of the South, John Guard is a detective with the Major Crimes Division of the Pitt County, NC Sheriff’s office, and Margaret (Peg) Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Scranton, PA, serving in that capacity for 22 years and employed by WRC for 30 years.
Description: The faculty will discuss the findings of a national study of domestic violence witnessed by children. Among other findings, an exemplary level of police response (that which included at least 6 “best practices” for law enforcement – follow up after initial contact, safety planning with victim, assessment of child’s needs, provision of 911 telephone, description of protection orders and court procedures, connection with available shelter and services, explanation of effects of domestic violence on children, and efforts to help victims feel safe) was most associated with arrest. Contact with advocates involving referrals and protection order information was most associated with separation from domestic violence perpetrators. Obstacles to accessing services were identified. Helpseeking was not deterred by obstacles in the directions anticipated by researchers. Criminal justice case attrition was high across the full spectrum of criminal legal interventions. Practitioner faculty will reflect on the research and analyze it in light of the “best practices” and obstacles to service in their respective fields.
For more info and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=384