Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – Virtual Series – March – June 2023

Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare:      2-Part Virtual Training Series

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.

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Logo


Description:

Please, join the KCSDV Child Welfare Project Team for a two-part online training series on addressing domestic violence in child welfare.  Part 1 will focus on getting to know the family including identifying risk and dangerousness factors of batterers, understanding the safety and protective actions of the non-abusive parent, and supporting the parent/child bond between the children and the non-abusive parent.  During Part 2 participants will practice strategies and skills to document batterer tactics and accountability, as well as the safety and protective actions of the non-abusive parent.  Participants will also learn how to identify interventions appropriate for families experiencing domestic violence and interventions that are not recommended.  A PDF copy of the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals will be provided to all participants and utilized as a training tool during each training.

There are two opportunities to attend each part of the training.  Space is limited, so register soon! Participants are encouraged to attend Part 1, prior to attending Part 2, if at all possible. Due to the interactive, skills-based nature of this training, participants will need to have access to and utilize a web camera throughout each training session.

Part 1:
Getting to Know the Family: Interviewing, Assessment and Safety Planning

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

– OR –

Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify risk and dangerousness factors of batterers.
  • Identify safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe.
  • Describe actions of non-abusive parents that demonstrate their parenting capacity.
  • Apply appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Utilize the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals to apply best practices when working with families experiencing domestic violence.

Part 2:
Documenting Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

– OR –

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Document safety and protective actions that adult victims use to keep their children safe.
  • Document actions of the non-abusive parent that demonstrate their capacity to parent.
  • Document batterer tactics including risk and dangerousness factors.
  • Document the impact the batterer’s tactics have on their children and family functioning.
  • Identify appropriate interventions for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Identify interventions not recommended for families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Utilize the Domestic Violence Manual for Child Welfare Professionals to apply best practices when working with families experiencing domestic violence.

Presenters:

Kristina Scott, LMSW
Child Welfare Project Coordinator

Cassie Bone
Child and Youth Collaboration Coordinator


Registration:

Registration Fee:
No Fee

Registration Deadline:
One week prior to each training session.

  • Part 1 Deadlines
    • Wednesday, March 15, 2023
    • Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Part 2 Deadlines
    • Wednesday, April 12, 2023
    • Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The Zoom Join link and passcode will be emailed to all approved registrants prior to the training.

How to Register:

To register, Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.” The Zoom Join link and passcode will be emailed to all approved registrants prior to the training. Please make sure you have the most current version of Zoom by downloading on this page.

Questions:

Registration Questions:
Addie O’Connell
Statewide Training/Projects Coordinator 
trainingteam@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Jen Parson
Training and Education Manager
trainingteam@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Training Questions:
Kristina Scott
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
kscott@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Accessibility

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

If you need assistance registering, contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.


Live Virtual Training Technical Requirements

Webcam:  A webcam is encouraged for participation from all registrants. If you need assistance with webcam access, please contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.

  • Zoom Platform: We recommend that you have the most current version of the Zoom client on your computer. If you already have Zoom loaded, please be sure you have updated to the newest version from this page.
  • Chrome: The Connect site works best with the Google Chrome browser. You can use another web browser, but some features may not work as well. You can download the Chrome Browser from this page.

Funding provided through Department for Children & Families (DCF) Grant.

Each training opportunity is pre-approved for 6 hours of continuing education units (CEUs).


Please select the ticket(s) below that correspond with the date(s) you wish to attend.

  • March 22, 2023 - June 14, 2023
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
3-22-2023: Part 1 Getting to Know your Family    $0.00 (USD)  
5-24-2023: Part 1 Getting to Know your Family    $0.00 (USD)  
4-19-2023: Part 2 Documenting Domestic Violence  $0.00 (USD)  
6-14-2023: Part 2 Documenting Domestic Violence  $0.00 (USD)