Strategies and Skills to Address Domestic Violence and Child Welfare – Virtual Series – May – June 2021

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

Sponsored by:

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Logo


Description:

Join us for a two-part live virtual 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 children and non-abusive parents. 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.

Each part is being offered twice,  with a maximum capacity of 50 participants at each session. Participants are encouraged to attend Part 1 prior to attending Part 2, if at all possible. There will also be additional opportunities to attend this training scheduled later in the year. Due to the interactive, skills-based nature of this training, participants are required to have access to and utilize a web camera throughout each training session.

Part 1:
Getting to Know The Family

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

– OR –

Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During this training, participants will:

  • 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

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

– OR –

Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

During this training, participants will:

  • 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.

Trainers:

Kristina Scott, L.M.S.W
KCSDV Child Welfare Project Coordinator

Carolyn Allred
KCSDV Child and Youth Project Manager


Registration:

Registration Fee:
None

Registration Deadline:
One week prior to each training session.

How to Register:

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

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.

Registration Questions:
If you need assistance registering, contact:
Shelly Newman, trainingteam@kcsdv.org

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.

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


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

This training is pending approval for 6 CEUs (per session) through the BSRB provided by DCF.


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

  • May 6, 2021 - June 22, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Details Price Qty
5-6-2021: Part 1 Getting to Know your Family    $0.00 (USD)  
5-18-2021: Part 1 Getting to Know your Family    $0.00 (USD)  
6-10-2021: Part 2 Documenting Domestic Violence  $0.00 (USD)  
6-22-2021: Part 2 Documenting Domestic Violence  $0.00 (USD)