DCADV offers a semi-annual two-day Domestic Violence 101 (DV101) Training. DV101 is the Coalition’s signature training event and attracts a multidisciplinary audience from across the state. Participants typically include domestic violence service providers, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement agencies, and state employees working on issues ranging from behavioral health services to human resources to the criminal justice system. DV101 provides an overview of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence, and teaches participants effective advocacy skills that support safety and empowerment across systems. Topics covered during the training include:
- History & Culture of Domestic Violence
- Dynamics of Abusive Relationships
- Empowerment Advocacy
- Risk Assessment
- Safety Planning
- Community Resources
- Criminal Justice and Civil Justice Systems
- Protection from Abuse Orders
- Trauma-Informed Services
- Prevention & Social Change
Attendees are able to earn training hours toward Delaware Domestic Violence Specialist Certification offered by the Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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