Training Length: 7.5 hours (1 day)
- This training provides Homeless Shelter staff with fundamental knowledge about domestic violence.
- It is learner focused, performance based and highly interactive and has been designed in accordance with basic instructional design principles.
- Incorporates an experiential excercise “In Her Shoes”, designed to increase participants' awareness of the struggles that battered women face in trying to gain safety for their children and themselves.
- It is designed to assist partipants in building knowledge and skills regarding the provisions of the Family Violence Option, as well as effective intervention, case planning and service delivery in cases where domestic violence is an issue.
Who Should Attend:
This training is limited to NYC Division of Homeless Services and Homeless Shelter Staff, and it will be offered four times a year.
What you will learn:
- How to identify victims of domestic violence
- Determine how domestic violence impacts your client’s ability to move towards independence
- Identify why women are entrapped, feel the need to stay, and /or return to an abuser
- How to identify tactics used by the abuser
How you will benefit:
Your awareness of the struggles that abused women face and your ability to appropriately refer clients will be increased. This training is designed to provide you with job relevant skills and knowledge.
Welcome and Introductions
Introduction: Domestic Violence and Temporary Assistance (TA)
Lesson 1: Identifying Domestic Violence and Its Impact On Clients
- “In Her Shoes” Activity
- How Can an Abusive Partner Sabotage a Client’s Attempt to Move Toward Self-Sufficiency?
- Why Are Women Entrapped?
- What Are the Excuses Used by Abusers to Explain their Abusive Behaviors?
Lesson 2: “Developing a Plan for Intervention”
- Possible Emotional Responses by the Victim and the Homeless Shelter Worker
- Screening Question to Identify Domestic Violence
- Interventions to Enhance the Safety of the Children and the Adult Victim
- Overview of the Family Violence Option
- Good Cause Exemptions vs. the Family Violence Option
- Services Available to Victims of Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Programs
- Additional Resources for Victims of Domestic Violence
- Legal Services for Battered Immigrants
- The Violence Against Women’s Act 2000 (VAWA 2000)
- Practice: Case Review
For further information and to register for the training please contact the Project Director at: email@example.com.