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ODVN - Supporting Adult Survivors as Parents in Domestic Violence Programming

Friday, May 01, 2020, 9:30 AM until 4:30 PM
Strongsville Library Branch of Cuyahoga County
Meeting Room A
18700 Westwood Drive
Strongsville, OH  44136
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ODVN - Supporting Adult Survivors as Parents in Domestic Violence Programming

This training is for all advocates: adult focused, youth focused and program supervisors.

On any given day in shelter, children and teens who stay with their parent survivor comprise the largest percentage of residents. Although some advocates say "I don't work with kids so I don't need to know how to engage with them," it's time to challenge that outdated thinking. Including child survivors in programming better supports the family holistically and adult vicitms as parents. In this training, you will learn why it's important to improve shelter programming services that reduce secondary victimization during interactions with children and teen survivors. You'll understand how batterers expose children and adult victims to ongoing fear and harm and how this victimization affects them cognitively, developmentally and emotionally. Trauma-informed resources for children and adults as parents will be offered.

ODVN Trainer: Sonia Ferencik, LISW-W, RA Youth Advocacy & Trauma Informed Services Coordinator

Cost: $20 for ODVN members, $30 for non-members

CEUs: To obtain 5 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training.  Please note that CEU credit hours will only be given for the hours you attend. There are no exceptions. Counselor and social worker provider numbers are #RSX040202 and #RCX120302.

Deadline for Registration: April 24, 2020 or sooner if the training reaches capacity.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given until the deadline, April 24.  If you cancel your registration after the deadline or fail to attend, you or your agency will be responsible for the full registration fee. Participant substitutions are always welcome.

Accommodations: If you require an ASL interpreter or have any accessibility needs, please contact our Training Coordinator, Denise Kontras, at by April 5, 2020