After completing this course, the learner will be able to: Define domestic abuse;; Recognize domestic violence trends seen across the substance abuse and domestic violence/intimate partner violence (Smith et al., ). "Domestic Violence" and "Intimate Partner Violence" are terms that are often used interchangeably. Domestic Violence (DV) can be used to describe any abuse. Founder & Director of STOP Partner Abuse/Domestic Violence Program. • Conducted first LGBT domestic violence services in Southern California in
The program is offered in both English and French. Immigration, Women, and Children: Specifically, this webinar looks at immigration issues in the context of an abusive relationship. The webinar discusses situations involving immigration and family issues that may arise for non-citizen women and their children with specific attention to domestic violence.
Improving Access to Violence Against Women Services for Women with Disabilities Springtide Resources has developed an online training program targeted for anyone who provides services to women who may disclose a history of physical or sexual abuse. The program was developed to aid in the goal of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act in making Ontario accessible by The purpose of the training program is to provide trainees with the skills and knowledge to support and advocate for women with disabilities who have experienced violence or harassment, and who are accessing services from your agency.
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The overall purpose for the meeting was to promote knowledge exchange and planning for domestic violence training. The meeting also had specific objectives: When Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems Co-Occur Making Connections is a training program on the intersections of domestic violence with mental health and substance use problems.
The program contains a text-based manual, online training modules, an on-site workshop, and a discussion forum that provides an introduction to these issues and concrete tools to help professionals work with women experiencing these complex problems. The online component contains six interactive modules that can be used with the text manual or on their own; however it is recommended that the manual be used in tandem with the respective online modules.
The online training component also contains a discussion room to pose and answer questions and share resources and ideas. New users will need to register for the online training.
A contact person is provided to learn about hosting or participating in an accompanying workshop in your community. The training is survivor informed and focuses on strategies for effective intervention and support for young women at risk. The training is comprised of 6 modules, occurring over 6 weeks through live class times Thursdays, 10ampm.
The training is directed to child welfare staff across the province of Ontario. Ruth discusses the context of the training including engaging men who use abusive behaviours in their intimate relationships; the impact of the training initiative, feedback received, advice on providing and implementing training initiatives, and the sustainability of the OACAS initiative.
The program focuses on building a professional portfolio that includes advocacy as central to working with women and children experiencing violence. The program features online videos and modules, as well as moderated group discussion. The course is offered only on specific dates and includes: The training and related resources include: The training is also available in French.
Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses Technology and Woman Abuse Online Training The Technology and Woman Abuse online training provides a series of e-presentations that raises awareness of how information and communication technologies can be used to abuse women and their children and how to implement technology safety strategies to minimize this risk of abuse.
The first module discusses telephone technologies, such as cordless phones, cell phones, and blue tooth. These individuals have a wealth of expertise and must have an opportunity to document their knowledge and skills.
The reason for standards is to ensure all providers meet a minimum requirement of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Providing alternate pathways to show ability in the suggested areas to those with multiple years of experience in their position at the time of standard adoption may be one way to address this issue. Research Implications It is logical to assume implementation of more stringent national standards for providers would increase the knowledge level and skills of those serving DV families resulting in better outcomes, but research is required to determine if this hypothesis is correct.
Research studies could examine current training policies in several states to determine impact on outcomes such as DV recidivism, repeat shelter stays, and health and mental health usage for those initiating services. Selection of states with minimal training requirements compared to those with the most stringent may provide some insight into whether increased standards yield better outcomes. Another means of studying such a change would be to implement standards like those proposed in this paper in one geographic area and compare outcomes in an area that did not make such changes.
Ultimately, research can be implemented to assist in understanding the impact of additional training and supervision requirements for those working with families impacted by DV. Clinical and Policy Implications Certainly, implementation of national standards like the ones proposed would have major clinical and policy implications.
First, Service systems working with victims and batterers are currently quite segregated. Cross-training of providers would require a substantial change in practice, but it would broaden the training and experience of those working in the field. It would necessitate BIPs that would include female facilitators some programs already implement a model that includes a male and female facilitator for each group and DV advocacy programs that are open to training male providers to work in conjunction with female DV advocates.
Just as the female role in BIPs is incredibly important, victims services that include positive interactions with male providers can also have significant benefit. Providers with greater breadth of training would likely approach their work in a different way and have a more diverse set of methods for working with families.
Second, this type of change in requirements may create a dearth of credentialed providers for a period of time. Roll out of such standards would need to be timed to allow providers to work toward certification within a given time frame as not to disrupt services.
Last, greater integration of services will necessitate changes by federal funders. Combined service grants from multiple federal agencies that target cross-training will be needed.
Current funding solicitations are often specific to either victim or batterer services limiting the ability of agencies to conduct cross-training. Conclusion Domestic violence is an incredibly complex legal, systemic and clinical issue. Those working with families impacted by DV as advocates, batterer interventionists, and clinicians currently do not have consistent standards for knowledge and training. This can lead to inadequate intervention for the very families these services are trying to help.
Implementation of national standards for provider training and integration of DV related coursework and practical experiences into undergraduate and graduate training is needed and can move the field forward to better outcomes for victims and families. Credentialing bodies for clinicians need to require coursework and supervised training in DV to increase awareness and skill for those in practice who will encounter families impacted by DV in their work.
However, current labels are inadequate descriptions of those families impacted by domestic violence.
Domestic Violence / Intimate Partner Violence
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