Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare – VIRTUAL SERIES – August-November, 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; and CASAs. Kin/Relative, Foster, and Adoptive Families are also welcome and encouraged to attend, as well as KCSDV Member Program Advocates


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. 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.

Objectives:

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

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

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

Dates & Times:

There are two opportunities to attend each part of the training. Participants are encouraged to attend Part 1 prior to attending Part 2, if at all possible.. Each training opportunity will run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day with a one-hour lunch break. 

 

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

Wednesday August 30, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)

– OR –

Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)

 

Part 2: Documenting Domestic Violence in Child Welfare

Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)

– OR –

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Presenters: 

Kristina Scott, LMSW
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Cassie Bone
Child and Youth Collaboration Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence


Registration:

Registration Deadlines: 

There are two opportunities to attend each part of the training. Participants are encouraged to attend Part 1 prior to attending Part 2, if at all possible. The registration deadline is one week prior to each training session. Space is limited, so register soon!

  • Part 1 Deadlines:
    • Wednesday, August 23, 2023
    • Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Part 2 Deadlines:
    • Wednesday, September 6, 2023
    • Wednesday, November 8, 2023

How to Register:
You must first create an account and login, then select the number of users you want to register and click “Register Now”. If you need assistance registering, contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.

Accessibility:

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 trainingteam@kcsdv.org. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the event.

Questions:

Training Curriculum/Content Questions:
Kristina Scott
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
kscott@kcsdv.org
785-232-9784 

Registration Questions:
Training Team
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
trainingteam@kcsdv.org
785-232-9784


Zoom Technical Requirements:

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

  • 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.

Sponsored by:

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


Total Training Hours: 

  • Part 1: 6 Training Hours
  • Part 2: 6 Training Hours

This training has been pre-approved for (6) hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the BSRB.

  • Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence in Child Welfare - VIRTUAL SERIES - August-November 2023
     August 30, 2023 - November 15, 2023
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
October 11, 2023 Part 1: Getting to Know the Family $0.00 (USD)  
November 15, 2023 Part 2: Documenting Domestic Violence $0.00 (USD)