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Domestic Violence 101

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

2021 Training Dates

In lieu of our traditional in-person session of DV101, DCADV will be hosting a series of five new webinars for folks who are new to domestic violence advocacy and services. These introductory webinars are designed to teach the foundational concepts about domestic violence dynamics and response that are essential for those working in our core response system.  These sessions will be covering some of the very basic core concepts (DV dynamics; trauma-informed communication; safety planning; resources/response; addressing secondary traumatic stress), so they are intended for folks newer to the field.

The next session of this series will tentatively be held in fall 2021.  

We hope to hold an in-person session of DV101 in early 2022.


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