Available Training for Public & Professionals

We offer a variety of free or low-cost training opportunities for both members and non-member organizations. For member programs, please find a list of workshops under the "Workshops" tab or click here. For non-members, and those looking for professional development opportunities, please find a list of our training opportunities below. 

Please note - all listed modules can be customized, and you are welcome to contact us for a fully custom event. For more details or to request a custom training, email: info@domesticpeace.com or call (501) 907-5612

LAW ENFORCEMENT

This FREE Law Enforcement Training is conducted by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence is a 4-hour class for law enforcement that is approved for CLEST credit. Some topics covered include: 

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence

  • Why Victims Stay with Abusers

  • Typologies of Perpetrators

  • Factual, Legal, Procedural and Resource Issues that Impact Violence on Victims

  • Overview of the Various Protective Orders and their Required Enforcement 

Those interested in this class are asked to contact ACADV’s Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Specialist, Ashley Walker (click here) or 501-907-5612.

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

This FREE training is conducted by the Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "Trauma Informed Approaches to Address Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking" is a 3.5-hour class for health professionals that is approved for CME credit. There is substantial research describing the dynamics and effects of intimate partner violence (IPV) and human trafficking and related co-morbid health and behavioral health outcomes for survivors. The purpose of this training is to offer health center staff and other medical professionals a simple, trauma-informed, evidence-based tool on IPV and human trafficking for use in health care settings. Providers can help their patients make the connection between their relationship and health outcomes and offer a supportive referral to their local domestic violence agency. This training will consist of a 3.5 hour demonstration of the trauma-informed curriculum by the ACADV. By the end of this training, participants will be able to:  

  • Name two elements to enhance trauma-informed organizational workplace practices

  • Define the dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and Human Trafficking (HT)

  • Name two health consequences for IPV and HT

  • Understand the limits of disclosure-driven practice

  • Understand the evidence-based CUES intervention for IPV and HT prevention, and early intervention strategies. 

Those interested in this class are asked to email info@domesticpeace.com or call (501) 907-5612.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE STAKEHOLDERS

This FREE training is targeted at Judges, prosecutors, public defense attorneys, and other individuals involved with the criminal justice system. In 2021, Arkansas added "domestic violence" specialty courts to the official list of recognized specialty court programs. While the standards and criteria for these specialty courts are still being developed via the Administrative Office of the Courts, we can offer training, technical assistance, and support to interested courts and/or court officials who are interested in pursuing a designation as a specialty DV court. The following topics are key components of this training opportunity: 

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence & Why Victims Stay with Abusers

  • Typologies of Perpetrators

  • Factual, Legal, Procedural and Resource Issues that Impact Violence on Victims

  • Components of Courtroom Safety for Domestic Violence Victims 

  • Trauma-Informed Judicial Decision Making 

  • Prosecutorial Best Practices 

  • Overview of a Domestic Violence Specialty Court 

Those interested in this program are asked to contact ACADV's Community Response Facilitator - Brandy Dailey, (click here) or 501-907-5612.

FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Are you from a church or other faith-based organization? Are you looking for ways to train your staff or engage your congregation on domestic violence? By participating in our "Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence at the Pulpit" program, you will receive: 

  • 2-hour training on the dynamics of domestic violence

  • Outreach materials to display and distribute 

  • Technical assistance on developing policies, procedures, and best practices to incorporate domestic violence awareness and response at the organizational level

  • Certificates of attendance for participants  

For more information or to request this training, please email Info@domesticpeace.com or call (501) 907-5612

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Are you looking for a speaker to come to campus to talk about dating violence and healthy relationships? If so, contact us to share details of your event. Standard presentations are provided free to the community and include 1 hour of training, with the following topics included: 

  • Dynamics of domestic relationships

  • Warning signs of abusive relationships 

  • How to help a friend who is experiencing abuse

For more information or to request a speaker, please email Info@domesticpeace.com or call (501) 907-5612

700 S. Rock St
Little Rock, AR 72202

Toll Free  800.269.4668

Phone  501.907.5612

Fax 501.907.5618

info@domesticpeace.com

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