Empowering Kansas Families: Strategies & Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – WICHITA – May 7, 2019

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Empowering Kansas Families: Strategies & Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

AUDIENCE:  Child Welfare Professionals, including Reintegration and Family Preservation Case Managers and Family Support Workers; Social Workers; Mental Health Professionals; Foster Home, Kinship, and Adoption Workers; DCF Prevention and Protection Services staff; CASAs; and other professionals who work in the child welfare system.

Sponsored by:
KCSDV

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.

Note:  This training is being offered twice in Wichita, on May 7 and May 8.  Please register for the date that works best for you.


May 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
St. Francis Ministries
4155 E. Harry Street
Wichita, KS 67218

Note: The training facility is located in the strip mall on E. Harry St. and S. Terrace St.  The entrance and parking are located behind the Big Lots store.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. 

Training materials provided.
Lunch is on your own.

REGISTRATION FEE:  Free

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2019

Register early! Space is limited.

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If you need assistance registering, contact:
Shelly Newman
785-232-9784 ext. 314
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, snewman@kcsdv.org, 785-232-9784 ext. 314. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

Lodging:
Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35
549 S. Rock Rd.
Wichita, KS 67207
316-686-7131

KCSDV has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the rate of $93/night.  To reserve your room, contact the hotel directly by April 29, 2019 and provide the code “KCSDV.”

Presenters:
Kristina Scott, L.M.S.W.
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

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

Learning 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.

Questions:
Kristina Scott
785-232-9784 ext. 336
kscott@kcsdv.org

 


Family Youth Services Bureau

This training 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

Participants are encouraged to self-submit the documentation necessary for any continuing education credit that is available for the content of this course.



 

  • May 7, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm