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Fundraising for Domestic Violence Programs

This 3 hour session is designed for an understanding and how to use or implement successfully the basic tools  of fundraising. 

Who should Attend:  Executive Directors, Development Directors, Administration Managers or any staff member with fundraising responsibility.

Instructor:  Ken Wade- Ken is the Executive Director for ACADV.  He has 30 years of fundraising experience in major gifts, special events, endowment, capital campaign and top volunteer leadership recruitment.  He has completed over 270 CEU leadership fundraising, non-profit management and staff development.  He is a graduate of Leadership Little Rock Arkansas.

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Professional Ethics for New Service Providers

This workshop covers Ethical Standards.  Service providers are required to adherence to these standards in their organizations.  Civil and criminal laws exist to further strongly deter professional misconduct or malpractice which causes harm to individuals.  Service providers of domestic violence programs will be given information concerning specific ethical practices, and how to troubleshoot directly with the issues as they arise.  All new advocates must complete this workshop within nine months of employment. 

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Dynamics of Domestic Violence for New Advocates

All new advocates who supervise, coordinate and/or provide direct services to victims are required to attend this five (5) hour workshop within the first six months of employment. In this workshop we will discuss the history and philosophy of the battered women’s movement, the power and control wheel, equality wheel, and the effects of domestic violence on children. We will also clarify any myths, discuss why people batter and why victims stay, stages of victims leaving, the lethality assessment and the cycle of violence.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Basic Advocacy for New Advocates

All new advocates who supervise, coordinate and/or provide direct services to victims are required to attend this five (5) hour workshop within the first six months of employment. There are so many failures in the ‘system’ and so many men women and children who fall through the cracks of legal protection that go unnoticed by the press and the general public. Advocacy takes a little time and a strong commitment. In this workshop we discuss various strategies and techniques used to empower victims of domestic violence. We promote problem solving, safety planning, and support groups for victims of domestic violence. Advocates are given instruction in service provision, crisis counseling, hotline operation, communication and listening skills.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Legal Advocacy for New Advocates

All new advocates who supervise, coordinate and/or provide direct services to victims are required to attend this five (5) hour workshop within the first six months of employment. Legal Advocacy is a service offered by domestic violence programs for victims of domestic violence. The legal advocate provides access to the necessary forms needed to file for a temporary protection order (TPO). Legal advocates accompany victims to court. Domestic Violence victims are provided with the emotional and physical support to deal with the stress of the court hearing and facing their batterer in court. In this workshop, we will discuss all state and federal domestic violence statutes, orders or protection, victim impact statements, civil remedies, crime victims’ rights and crime reparations. Legal Advocates work with the courts, attorneys and law enforcement to hold batterer’s accountable and get justice for the victims of domestic violence.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

 

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Dating Violence

Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships.  Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship.  In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse.  Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines.  Most victims are young women, who are also at greater risk for serious injury.  Young women need a dating safety plan.  This workshop is designed to train individuals to educate our teens about this issue,  how to be safe and where they can get help.  This workshop is also designed to provide information directly to teenagers, school and church groups and others working with teens.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Applied Basic Advocacy-Client Centered Advocacy

**Participants in this workshop must have already completed the Basic Advocacy for New Advocates workshop.

There are so many failures in the "system" and so many men, women and children who fall through the cracks of legal protection that go unnoticed by the press and the general public.  Advocacy takes a little time and a strong commitment.  In this workshop, advocates will use the information learned in the basic advocacy workshop to apply to real strategies and techniques used to empower victims of domestic violence.  Participants will apply their basic skills to promote problem solving, safety planning, and support groups for victims of domestic violence.  Service providers will also troubleshoot through case scenarios in service provision, crisis counseling, hotline operation, communication and listening skills.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Applied Court Advocacy

**Participants in this workshop must have already completed the Legal Advocacy for New Advocates workshop.

Court/Legal Advocacy is a service offered by domestic violence programs for victims of domestic violence.  the court/legal advocate provides access to the necessary forms needed to file for a temporary protection order (TPO).  Legal advocates accompany victims to court. Domestic violence victims are provided with the emotional and physical support to deal with the stress of the court hearing and facing their batterer in court.  In this workshop, we ill apply all the information given in the initial legal advocacy workshop such as all state and federal domestic violence statutes, orders of protection, victims impact statements, civil remedies, crime victims' rights and crime reparations to troubleshoot through case scenarios.  Legal Advocates need to be able to deal with the difficult issues that arise in courts, working with attorneys and law enforcement to hold batterers accountable and ge justice for the victims of domestic violence.  this workshop is designed to provide service providers and others in the community information to better service victims of domestic violence.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Applied Dynamics of Domestic Violence

**Participants in this workshop must have already completed the Dynamics of Domestic Violence for New Advocates workshop.

Power and control are central to the issue of domestic violence.  Service providers will need to be able to work with victims and other service providers to defuse the tactics used by batterers to establish control over victims such as economic abuse, emotional abuse, isolation and threats and fears of losing children.  Service providers learned in the initial dynamics of domestic violence workshop that other tactics are isolation, minimizing, denying and refusing to take responsibility for his/her actions, e.g., "look what you made me do."  In this workshop we explore these issues more extensively to understand the victim's behavior is not always an indication of non-compliance just because she/he does not fit the mold of what we believe a victim to be.  we will also look at creative ways to advocate in the community to increase sensitivity to victims and a better understanding of who the victim is.

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

 

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Applied Ethics for Service Providers

**Participants in this workshop must have already completed the Professional Ethics for Service Providers workshop.

This workshop is a continuation of the beginners Professional Ethics for Service Providers to help participants use the knowledge gained in the previous workshop to define codes of ethics, establish standards of behavior in every day work settings.  Service providers are required to adherence to these standards in their organizations.  Civil and criminal laws exist to further strongly deter professional misconduct or malpractice which causes harm to individuals.  Service providers of domestic violence programs will be given information concerning specific ethical practices, and how to troubleshoot directly with the issues as they arise. 

Instructor - Rebecca Bennett - Rebecca  holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Masters in Organization and Management with a leadership emphasis. She is fully bilingual (English/Spanish), and is certified a a law enforcement instructor by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training, as a specialized instructor for domestic violence.  Most recently she held the Justice Systems Specialist position at Peace at Home Family Shelter.  As a domestic violence advocate, she believes that knowledge, collaborations, and partnerships translated into action are key to effective and efficient victim service.  She is passionate about education, as it is an empowering tool for victims/survivors, advocates, and our community at large.

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Advanced Basic Advocacy

Collaboration is often a requirement not only for government grants and as a condition outlined by other grantors in the victim assistance arena, but importantly, is a must in order to provide coordinated and comprehensive victim assistance.  This workshop will explore the challenge of getting along with others and will offer ideas for initiating, developing, and implementing community-wide interagency cooperation for optimum services to victims of crime and crises.  this workshop's goals are to provide training and discussion in the development of knowledge, skills and abilities that are specific to victim assistance. 

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Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Conference

"Evolution of the Latina Women" This session will address the evolution of latinas, especially those coming from the south of the border to "El Norte" (the north).  the session will address the history, their journey of surviving in a new country, (Why some prefer to be called latina, Mexicana, Puerto Rican, Chicana, Salvadorena, Hispanic, etc...) Assertiveness and self-identity will be just some of the points of discussion. 

"Assessing Readiness to Serve Latina Clients" This session will provide techniques to assess and enhance your organization's preparedness to serve Latino clients.  Part 1 will address looking at the preparedness in the areas of administration, shelter and language.  Part 2 will address in greater depth organizational response to clients who speak limited or no English.  In addition, samples of LEP plans will be provided an discussed to increase organizational preparedness. 

"Community Organizing/Engagement" This session will provide an overview on the background/history of community engagement in programs of domestic violence.  It will also highlight Outreach and Mobilization, Community Organizing strategies and tips.  Understanding the importance of established leadership in the respective communities. 

" Promising Practices When Working With Latina Survivors" "PROMOTORAS" an effective community and a model when working in education the community about domestic violence.

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Training Sessions

Dynamics of Domestic Violence for Community Awareness

Power and control are central to the issue of domestic violence. Tactics used to establish control include economic abuse, emotional abuse, isolation and threats, particularly around the victims’ fears of losing children. Other tactics are isolation, minimizing, denying and refusing to take responsibility for his/her actions, e.g., “look what you made me do.” In this workshop we will discuss the history and philosophy of the battered women’s movement, the power and control wheel, equality wheel, the effects of domestic violence. We will also clarify any myths, discuss why people batter and why victims stay, stages of victims leaving, the lethality assessment and the cycle of violence.

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Basic Advocacy for Community Awareness

There are so many failures in the ‘system’ and so many men women and children who fall through the cracks of legal protection that go unnoticed by the press and the general public. Advocacy takes a little time and a strong commitment. In this workshop we discuss various strategies and techniques used to empower victims of domestic violence. We promote problem solving, safety planning, and support groups for victims of domestic violence. Service Providers are given instruction in service provision, crisis counseling, hotline operation, communication and listening skills.

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Legal Advocacy for Community Awareness

Legal Advocacy is a service offered by domestic violence programs for victims of domestic violence. The legal advocate provides access to the necessary forms needed to file for a temporary protection order (TPO). Legal advocates accompany victims to court. Domestic Violence victims are provided with the emotional and physical support to deal with the stress of the court hearing and facing their batterer in court. In this workshop, we will discuss all state and federal domestic violence statutes, orders or protection, victim impact statements, civil remedies, crime victims’ rights and crime reparations. Legal Advocates work with the courts, attorneys and law enforcement to hold batterer’s accountable and get justice for the victims of domestic violence. This workshop is designed to provide service providers and others in the community information to better service victims of domestic violence.

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Advanced Dynamics of Domestic Violence

This workshop is designed to give participants more advanced information regarding domestic violence. Topics include the dynamics of domestic violence, typology of abusers, primary aggressor, when women kill, strangulation, violence on children and abused men. Participants at the end of this workshop will be able to distinguish between the different types of abusers, have a better understanding of who is the primary aggressor, gain insight into what drives women to kill, be able to define and recognize strangulation, a knowledge of the effects of violence on children and identify abused men.

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Immigrant Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Immigrant women arrive to this country alone or with their spouses in the hope of creating a better life for themselves and their children. Many flee political repression, severe poverty, domestic violence, unemployment, or war. In their home countries, they may have faced rape or torture for their political beliefs. They may have been forced into prostitution, state-sponsored sterilization programs, or may have been subjected to female genital mutilation. They may bear physical and psychological scars from this abuse and may still be fighting the effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this workshop advocates of domestic violence will gain information about immigrant and human trafficking victims’ civil rights, cultural differences, translation issues and civil legal services. Advocates will be given information and tools regarding cultural diversity and conversational Spanish.

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Youngest Victims of Domestic Violence

Researchers have long been aware of the link between domestic violence and child abuse. Even if children are witnesses to acts of violence and not the intended targets, they can be affected in the same ways as children who are physically and sexually abused. Since domestic violence is a pattern of behavior, not a single event, episodes may become more severe and more frequent over time, resulting in an increased likelihood that the children eventually become victims. The following offers some commonly asked questions and answers about domestic violence and its relationship to child abuse. This course focuses on how advocates working with families where domestic violence is present can advocate for the silent victims of domestic violence, the children.

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Support Groups

These interactive group sessions may be non-directed, topic oriented, and/or informational or educational. Support group services provide understanding and support for survivors of domestic violence and provide recreational and life-skill building. In this workshop, participants will be given information and instruction for facilitating domestic violence support groups. Active listening, addressing needs identified by those attending the group, building self-esteem, problem solving, recognition that individuals victimized by domestic violence are responsible for their own life decisions and that batterers are responsible for their violent behavior and safety planning are just a few areas of focus in this workshop.

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Dating Violence Train-the-Trainer

Teenagers often experience violence in dating relationships. Statistics show that one in three teenagers has experienced violence in a dating relationship. In dating violence, one partner tries to maintain power and control over the other through abuse. Dating violence crosses all racial, economic and social lines. Most victims are young women, who are also at greater risk for serious injury. Young women need a dating safety plan. This workshop is designed to train individuals to education our teens about this issue, how to be safe and where they can get help. This workshop is also designed to provide information directly to teenagers, school and church groups and others working with teens.

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Cultural Diversity/Competency

The process by which individuals and systems respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, religions, genders, sexual orientation and other diversity factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each. In this workshop we will discuss how we can be more cultural competent in this ever changing America. Specifically we will focus on the growing Hispanic and Vietnamese culture in our country.

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Law Enforcement

Domestic violence can be deadly. Law enforcement officers are often the first to become involved with these families where violence is occurring. We are quickly gravitating away from the old thinking that this is “just a domestic” and are now forced to face the reality that we are now dealing with homicide prevention. This course is designed to provide the law enforcement officer with an overview of the dynamics of domestic violence. Education on domestic violence brings an understanding to the problem and alerts us to the signs of abuse and actions needed to be taken to end it. In this course we will discuss recent statistics, laws, different types of abuse, myths and facts, the power and control wheel, why victims stay, and the characteristics of a batterer. The focus will be primarily on the domestic violence laws and resources that are not being utilized in our state to help victims and hold batterers accountable.

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Volunteer Training

Domestic voilence prgrams use unpaid volunteers to augment the program's direct and indirect services provided by paid staff.  Programs have written policies and procedures regarding the recruitment, screening, training, supervision and/or dismissal of volunteeers used to proved both direct and indirect services.  Such policies clarify the roles and contributions of volunteers to the program's prevision of service, with specific details addressing how, when, where,a nd the frequency with which volunteers will be used.  This workshopw ill give information on the dynamics of domestic violence, basic advocacy, crisis intervention and hotline calls.  The training for service provision is based upon a model of empowerment, support, education and advocacy.

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Board Training

A Board of Directors that is a legally constituted group of individuals whose function is to oversee operations of the domestic violence shelter and related services shall govern Domestic Violence Shelters. Each member of the agency’s Board of Directors will participate in an orientation within six (6) months after joining the board. The orientation shall include an explanation of the dynamics of domestic violence, the agency’s policies, and the role of a board member. A statement of mission and purposes should articulate the organization’s goals, means, and primary constituents served. It is the Board of Directors’ responsibility to create the mission statement and review it periodically for accuracy and validity. Each individual board member should fully understand and support it. This workshop will provide information to give new board members the information they need to meet program and fiscal standards and have a better understanding of their role and responsibilities’.

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Crisis Counseling/Hotline

A hotline operated by a domestic violence program must provide 24-hour crisis telephone access to the program. Programs offering hotline services must provide emergency telephone crisis intervention and advocacy. These services include assessment of the caller’s critical needs, crisis intervention, safety planning and information and referral to available community resources. This workshop will provide advocates answering the hotline with the information needed to be effective working with victims in crisis.

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