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Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – Virtual Series – July – October 2022
July-October, 2022, Virtual
Audience:Child Welfare Professionals, including DCF Staff, Reintegration and Family Preservation Case Managers and Family Support Workers; Social Workers; Mental Health Professionals; Foster Home, Kinship, and Adoption Workers; CASAs. Kin/Relative, Foster, and Adoptive Families are also welcome and encouraged to attend, as well as KCSDV Member Program Advocates.

SAVE-THE-DATE: SANE/SART Courses – Kansas- January-June 2023
January-June 2023 - KANSAS
AUDIENCE:Healthcare professionals (APRN, RN, LPN), SANEs, physicians, physician assistants, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with victims of sexual assault.

Other Trainings

Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations 


This 5-hour course presented by Retired Chief Tom Tremblay, focuses on Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations. This course will help you examine rape myths and the potential for bias to impact investigations of sexual assault; teach you about how the brain and body react to trauma, and the impact of trauma on memory; help you understand how victim trauma can impact the response, investigation, and prosecution of sexual assault; help you understand offender behaviors; and provide guidance for developing trauma informed investigative strategies that capture the evidence necessary to enable a successful prosecution.



Building & Enhancing a Coordinated Response to Domestic Abuse: Everyone Counts

Safehope in conjunction with the Harvey County Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR) is excited to work with nationally acclaimed advocate, Kit Gruelle, to facilitate a training on CCR; covering how a CCR can engage and improve collaboration with agencies and the community served to ensure survivors receive access to the range of services they need, feel empowered to come forward and report by working with all agencies and support of the community.

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement, Court Administration, Legal Professionals, Healthcare Providers, Educators and Students, Advocates, Clergy, Social Services, and any other community member interested in improving safety for victims of domestic abuse and increasing accountability for the perpetrators.

DATE: Friday, September 30, 2022
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Lunch 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., on your own)
LOCATION: 115 Old Main Street, Newton, Kansas



Tech Misuse and Safety Planning

In response to popular demand, the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence is excited to announce another webinar on Tech Misuse and Safety Planning. This foundational webinar will focus on how technology increasingly affects the lives of survivors and how it can have a significant impact on their lives. We will discuss emerging technologies that abusers misuse that pose a challenge for victim safety, privacy, and confidentiality. This training will look at how perpetrators misuse technology as another tool to stalk, abuse, and further control victims. We will also identify strategies for basic safety planning around technology risks and privacy while focusing on how to empower survivors around tech.

DATE: Tuesday, September 21, 2022

TIME: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PCST, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MNT, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CST, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST


Navigating Barriers to Safety & Security: Survivors and Pet Placement Advocacy

Survivors fleeing violence comes with many costs, costs which often include leaving behind loved ones, including pets, in unsafe or unfamiliar environments. Up to 50% of survivors will delay leaving a dangerous situation because they fear what will happen to their pets.
Yet only 10% of Domestic Violence Shelters have the means to house companion animals. Based on these challenges, through this webinar, domestic and sexual violence advocates will have an opportunity to mitigate these costs by understanding the dynamics between animal abuse, domestic violence, and barriers that placements may have on survivors’ peace of mind. Attendees will become more familiar with how pets impact the trauma survivors face during the healing process as well as how to create plans that follow ADA and HUD guidelines for Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals. This training will emphasize the vital role that safe, confidential, and low-cost approaches to pet advocacy programming has on barriers between survivors and safety.

DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Download 9.20.2022 Training Flyer