*POSTPONED* Empowering Kansas Families: Strategies & Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – Wichita – August 2020

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Empowering Kansas Families: Strategies & Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – Wichita – August 2020

*This training will be provided as a virtual training, additional information will be provided soon.*

Audience: Any professional working in the child welfare system is encouraged to attend, including: Reintegration and Family Preservation Case Managers and Family Support Workers; Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals; Foster Home, Kinship, and Adoption Workers; DCF Staff, CASAs, etc.

Sponsored by:

KCSDV Banner


Date & Time:
August 20, 2020
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Materials provided.
Lunch is on your own.

Location:
Saint Francis Ministries
4155 E Harry St.
Wichita, KS 67218

Located in the strip mall on Harry and S. Terrace St.  Entrance and parking are behind the Big Lots store.

Suggested lodging:
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35 Address
549 S Rock Rd, Wichita, KS 67207
Phone: (316) 686-7131

There is no registration fee.

Registration Deadline:
August 13, 2020

How to Register:
Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.”

Questions:
If you need assistance registering, contact:
Shelly Newman
785-232-9784 ext. 314 or snewman@kcsdv.org

We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Shelly Newman. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Training Questions:
Kristina Scott
kscott@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Presenters:

Kristina Scott, L.M.S.W
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

Bre Kirkhart
Child and Youth Services Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

Training Summary:

This training will provide participants the strategies and skills necessary to effectively identify domestic violence in child welfare cases, as well as how to apply appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.  During this skills-based training, participants will be provided information and tools to identify, assess and document batterer dangerousness, and parenting capacity, as well as how to describe the impact of battering behavior on the relationship between protective parents and their children.   Participants will be provided information on how to identify safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe, as well as how to hold batterers accountable through interviewing, assessment, and documentation techniques.  Case planning strategies that promote child and adult victim safety, as well as perpetrator accountability will also be provided.  Each participant will be provided a copy of the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals.

Objectives:

  • Identify the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Describe the impact of battering behavior on the relationship between protective parents and their children through documentation.
  • Identify risk and dangerousness factors of batterers.
  • Identify safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe.
  • Hold batterers accountable through interviewing, assessment, and documentation.
  • Apply appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Craft appropriate case plans that hold batterers accountable and enhance child and victim safety.
  • Document how the batterer’s abusive behavior has impacted child and family functioning.
  • Document the parenting efforts, as well as safety and protective actions of the non-abusive parent.
  • Utilize the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals to apply best practices when working with families experiencing domestic violence.

This publication was made possible by Grant Number 90EV0446 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Total Training Hours: 6.0

  • August 20, 2020
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration for this event is closed.