On March 31, 2014, the Alliance will be offering a three hour training for volunteers, community partners and anyone interested in improving their response to victims of abuse. The topics to be covered will be:
- The Batterer as Parent – including how a batterer interacts with his children and the other parent as a victim.
- Domestic Violence and Children- what happens to a child when exposed to domestic violence?
- Sexual Assault- an overview including statistics, effect on the victim, drug facilitated rape.
- Drugs, Alcohol and Domestic Violence– does drinking cause violence? How victims cope and how it increases lethality.
The training will begin at 9:00am and end at 12:00pm and refreshments will be served. All attendees will receive a certificate of completion.
This training includes part of the basic components for the required Department of Human Services employees’ training.
The Illinois Valley Safe House Alliance will be offering Domestic Violence 101 training on Friday January 10th from 9am to noon. This training will include an introduction to the dynamics of domestic violence, an overview of the effects of DV on children, and an outline of how the Alliance is working to end DV in our community. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. If you are interested in volunteering, but have not attended a volunteer orientation yet, this training will count as your orientation.on Attendees will receive a certificate of completion (and tremendous thanks from us here at the Alliance).
Your willingness to spend a morning learning about the issues is incredibly valuable to the work we do. The more you know, the more effective we can all be as we work to end domestic violence.
If you are able to attend, please RSVP to Marcy at 541-592-5332 so we know how many people to expect.