LCADV Training

LCADV provides training to professionals in allied fields to enhance system-wide response to domestic violence.  These trainings can be specific to a particular agency, city, or region, or can be statewide in scope. They can range in length from 1 hour to a full day.

Additional trainings can be developed or modified to meet your agency’s specific needs. If you would like to contract with LCADV to provide on-site training, please contact us.

Frequently Requested Trainings


Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse

Standard Length: 3 hours
Ideal for: Social workers, behavioral health professionals, child welfare professionals, domestic violence advocates, CASA/CAC staff and volunteers, professionals working in school settings

Research confirms the detrimental effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence. This training addresses the intersection of domestic violence and child abuse, with an in depth look at how batterer tactics affect children in the household.

– Advanced domestic violence dynamics
– Needs of children exposed to domestic violence
– Screening techniques and risk and protective factors unique to domestic violence
– Evidence-based, developmental and age-appropriate interventions

Inside the Mind of an Offender: Interview Techniques for Domestic Violence Cases

Standard Length: 4 hours
Ideal for: Law enforcement, Corrections, Offender treatment providers, Social workers who work frequently with batterers

This training takes you inside the mind of a domestic violence offender and provides useful and effective interviewing techniques. It addresses:

– Advanced domestic violence dynamics
– Batterer tactics and characteristics
– Predominant aggressor determination
– Investigative interview techniques
Crawford v. Washington implications
– Technology use by batterers

ODARA Risk Assessment

Standard Length: 3 hours
Ideal for: Law enforcement, Judiciary, Corrections, Advocates, Prosecution

The Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment (ODARA) is the first empirically validated domestic violence risk assessment tool that assesses the risk of future domestic assault, and the frequency and severity of future assaults. It is the preferred risk assessment tool for the state of Louisiana. ODARA should not be implemented in your community without proper training on the tool from an authorized trainer. LCADV has a network of authorized trainers throughout the state.

This training addresses:

– Risk assessment in domestic violence cases
– Development and purposes of ODARA
– Validations of ODARA
– ODARA instructions and scoring
– Hands-on practice scenarios for ODARA scoring
– Guidance on implementation of ODARA in your jurisdiction
– ODARA scorebook and materials for implementation are included with this training

Safe and Positive: The Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV/AIDS

Standard Length: 3 hours
Ideal for: Healthcare providers, domestic violence service providers

-Advanced Domestic Violence Dynamics
-Cutting edge data on HIV transmission, progression, and prevention
-Intersection of Domestic Violence with HIV/AIDS
-Impact of socioeconomic disparities on the well-being of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence survivors.
-Promising practices to enhance safety for survivors of domestic violence and HIV/AIDS
-Collaborative advocacy efforts

Safe Mothers, Healthy Babies: Best Practices for Addressing Domestic Violence in a Healthcare Setting

Standard Length: 3 hours
Ideal for: Healthcare providers, domestic violence service providers

-Prevalence and dynamics of domestic violence in the context of pregnancy
-Best practices for domestic violence screening in a healthcare setting
-Practical tips for implementation of domestic violence screening
-Partnerships between healthcare and advocacy systems
-Resources for patients experiencing domestic violence

Trauma-Informed Approaches to Communicating with Children in Crisis

Standard Length: 3 hours
Ideal for: Child advocates, CASAs, child welfare professionals

– Purpose and process of children’s art in crisis services
– Developmental milestones in children’s art
– Components of children’s art and their relationship to child well being
– Guidelines for children’s art interpretation
– Applying children’s art to case plan development

Domestic Violence 101

Standard Length: 1 hour – 1.5 hours
Ideal for: Social workers, behavioral health professionals, child welfare professionals, CASA/CAC staff and volunteers, any professional seeking to understand domestic violence

This training provides in depth information regarding domestic violence dynamics and statistics, based on the latest research and promising practices in the domestic violence field. Participants will leave with an understanding of:

– Advanced domestic violence dynamics
– Power and control in abusive relationships
– Types of domestic violence
– Batterer tactics
– Re-envisioning the cycle of abuse