Domestic Violence Training for Local District Staff
7.5 hours (1 day)
This training has been designed in accordance with basic instructional design principles. It is learner focused, performance based and highly interactive. The first lesson provides staff with information about the following topics, using an experiential exercise “In Her Shoes", and activity designed to increase participants' awareness of the struggles that battered women face in trying to gain safety for their children.
- How domestic violence victims may present/identify in their respective settings;
- How domestic violence negatively impacts a client’s ability to move toward self-sufficiency;
- How to identify the adult victim and the abuser;
- How to identify tactics of control used by the abuser;
- Why women become entrapped in abusive situations; and
- The myths and misconceptions regarding domestic violence.
The second lesson builds a knowledge base for understanding the functions and specific tasks of Temporary Assistance, Employment, and Child Support Enforcement workers regarding the Family Violence Option.
Who Should Attend:
This training is designed for line staff, supervisors, and administrators who work in Temporary Assistance, Child Support Enforcement, and Employment.
What you will learn:
- How to screen for domestic violence under the Family Violence Option (FVO) using the Desk Reference for Domestic Violence Screening Under the Family Violence Option (LDSS – 4813)
- About the Family Violence Option and the specific roles and responsibilities of local districts in implementing the program
- How to identify special risks faced by victims of domestic violence within the temporary assistance arena.
How you will benefit:
- Be able to screen for domestic violence
- Be able to appropriately refer clients under the Family Violence Option
Lesson 1: Identifying Domestic Violence and It’s Impact on Clients:
- “In Her Shoes” Activity
- Debrief of “In Her Shoes”
- Question 1: How can an Abusive Partner Sabotage a Client’s Attempt to Move toward Self-Sufficiency?
- Question 3: What Are Excuses Used by Abusers to Explain Domestic Violence?
Lesson 2: Domestic Violence As a Barrier to Self-Sufficiency?
- Overview of the Family Violence Option
- Disseminating Information about Domestic Violence
- Question 4: How Would you Know a Client is a Victim of Domestic Violence?
- Screening and Referral
- Responsibilities of Domestic Violence Liaison
- Domestic Violence Programs
- Differences Between Good Cause and Waivers
- Available Legal Services for Battered Immigrant Women
- Additional Resources
- Practice: Case Review
To find out more about the upcoming schedule or to inquire about hosting the Domestic Violence Training for Local District Staff, please contact the project Director at the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence at firstname.lastname@example.org.