Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence

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Social Services

Local District Staff Domestic Violence Training

About the Training

This training is sponsored by the New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance (OTDA), Training and Management Analysis (TAMA) which contracts with the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) to deliver this high-quality, high-impact on-site training for local districts. This training will help you implement the Family Violence Option (FVO) as it relates to victims of domestic violence as well as learn about the dynamics of domestic violence.

Recent curriculum changes represent the most significant revisions in the sixteen-year history of this training program. These changes reflect the shift in OPDV training from a knowledge-based to a learner focused and performance-based approach, and is highly interactive. The training uses practices to get you involved and provide you with the opportunity to practice what you have learned.

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for line staff, supervisors and administrators who work in the area of:

  1. Temporary Assistance Eligibility;
  2. Child Support Enforcement; or
  3. Employment.
Gain the vital skills you need

This training is full of information for your tool belt, and will assist you in how to better understand victims of domestic violence.

You'll learn:
  1. How to identify a victim
  2. How abusers prevent victims from moving forward to self sufficiency; and
  3. Understanding why you should screen all applicants and how to do it.
What can you expect?

You will be led through the training by well-prepared dynamic trainers who will engage you and your peers in a respectful and professional manner. In this highly interactive one-day training you will join your peers to work on:

  1. Real world casework applications;
  2. Experiential activities;
  3. Dynamic group exercises; and
  4. Job relevant issues.
How do you sign-up?

On-site training means any district can host the training. We come to you, and in addition, other counties are invited. This is free to your district. Your Staff Development Coordinator will be able to register you on STARS. Check with them to see how you can participate in this training.

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