Domestic Violence: Awareness and Prevention
A new one-day workshop for first responders, nurses and other human service professionals.
Domestic Violence: Awareness and Prevention
This course is especially designed for first responders - professionals working in community mental health, private practice, health-care settings—who are interested in a greater understanding of the dynamics, definitions, and prevalence of one of our most serious public health crises.
Participants will learn about elements of power and control, assessment and intervention, and safety planning. Practice tools that help professionals and paraprofessionals assess and appropriately respond to abuse within their particular role and the context of a coordinated community response. Afternoon sessions will provide the opportunity to learn in depth about cultural competency, LGBTQ issues, children and teens, abuse of the elderly, and more.
9:00-10:30 am - Morning presention: Domestic Violence 101
10:30-10:40 am- Break
10:40-12:00 pm - Domestic Violence 101 (continued)
12:00-12:45 pm - Lunch (provided)
12:45-2:15 pm - Breakout sessions 1
2:15-2:30 pm - Break
2:30-4:00 pm - Breakout sessions 2
Morning Presentation (9:00-Noon)
Domestic Violence 101 with Laurie Jorgensen.
(Choose one of the following five sessions)
Abuse in Later Life—Cleveland Doxtater
Our elders have long been a silent and even abandoned or forgotten population. In this presentation we examine domestic violence as it relates to older victims. We cover definitions, domestic violence dynamics as they relate to the aging, and life-stage concerns. We also examine a short case narrative, as well as systemic responses on the local, state and national levels.
Domestic Violence in the Latino Community: Myths, Stereotypes, and Barriers—Gracielas Laguna
This interactive session explores the myths, stereotypes, and barriers in the Latino communities and focuses on the great diversity among Latinos. Deepen your understanding of the challenges faced by Latina victims and survivors. Enhance your skills as you identify strategies to increase the safety of victims and survivors, and reassess your current practice.
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children—Ann Brickson
More than three million children witness incidents of domestic violence every year In the US. Children react to their environment in different ways, and their reactions can vary depending on the child’s gender and age. This session examines these differences and their implications on children and families.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Survivors of Domestic Violence: Providing Inclusive Services—Kathy Flores
This session examines LGBTQ terminology, transgender issues, stereotypes, cultural competency and violence. Spend time exploring and answering the following questions: How is LGBTQ violence the same and how does it differ from populations?
Safety Planning—Laurie Jorgensen
Creating a safety plan and thinking about ways to stay and feel safer are extremely important for victims of domestic violence. The setting where one lives—rural, suburban, urban, college campus may also create particular safety challenges. In this session we explore the unique and important ways in which you can help people increase their own immediate and long-term safety.
(Choose one of the following five sessions)
Child Custody and Visitation—Laurie Jorgensen
Child custody and visitation are the area of family law where battered women and their children are inadvertently subjected to the greatest physical and emotional harm. In this session you learn about the many complex issues related to child custody and visitation when domestic violence is a factor, and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Living in the Intersections: Victims of Domestic Violence—Gracielas Laguna
The concept of intersectionality enables us to recognize that perceived membership in a group can make people vulnerable to various forms of bias. Focusing on intersections
in the lives of battered women, this session helps you gain the knowledge and understanding you need to empower women survivors and their children. Learn to use your cultural understanding to make educated decisions and provide culturally relevant services.
Teen Dating Violence—Ann Brickson
Dating violence among teens can take place in person or electronically. Such violence may start with teasing and name calling, behaviors that can become the precursors of physical assault and rape. In this session we examine various aspects of this increasingly visible problem and strategies for preventing and responding to it.
Victims of Violence with Disabilities—Cleveland Doxtater
Historically, the treatment of people with disabilities has been parental, oppressive and misguided. In this presentation we examine some of the unique issues and needs that arise when a victim of domestic violence has a disability. We highlight two programs in particular from northern and eastern Wisconsin: the Chequamegon Bay Area Collaboration and the Living In Nonviolent Kinship Enhancing Diversity (LINKED) initiatives.
Women Who Use Force—Kathy Flores
Violence in any relationship can never be condoned. However we need to understand the context and history of violence in order to conduct an accurate assessment and provide appropriate sanctions for perpetrators, as well as appropriate services for survivors. In this session we examine differences among the dynamics guiding women’s and men’s use of force.
Laurie Jorgensen has advocated for victims of domestic and sexual violence for more than 20 years. She has helped hundreds of communities identify best practices in their intervention on behalf of victims and their children. Laurie worked at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence. A graduate of UW-Green Bay, she has provided trainings for the State Bar Association, Wisconsin Department of Justice, Judicial Institute, and many other groups.
Ann Brickson (MSW, LCSW) is the children and youth program coordinator for the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where she does training, technical assistance, and program and policy development regarding dating violence, children’s exposure to domestic violence, family dynamics, and the relationship between domestic violence and child abuse. Ann has worked in the field for more than 30 years.
Cleveland Doxtater is the aging and disability specialist with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) and a consultant trainer with National Clearinghouse on Abuse In Later Life. He has served as the elder-abuse coordinator for the Oneida Tribe and is the WCADV representative to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Disability Rights of Wisconsin Collaborative.
Kathy Flores is the diversity coordinator for the City of Appleton. She currently volunteers and consults on the issue of intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ community. Having served on the WCADV/WCASA LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence Taskforce since 2004, Kathy now leads the Fox Cities and Oshkosh LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project, which addresses intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and hate crimes and offers training statewide on these issues. Previously she served as community education and outreach advocate at Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs.
Graciela Laguna received her master’s degree in international relations from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is a community activist who has presented at many national and international conferences on social justice for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Graciela has been active in the movement to eradicate gender-based, domestic, and sexual violence for more than 25 years.
This program qualifies for 5.8 contact hours for Nurses and .6 CEU’s for WI licensed Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors, WI, MI, MN, IA, IL Social Workers. Visit our credit page for more information.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Outreach is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Cancellation policy: If you are unable to attend or arrange for a substitute, you may obtain a refund minus the $20 administrative fee by contacting our registration department at least 3 business days prior to the program. If you cancel 3 business days or less before the program, or do not attend, you are responsible for the entire fee. To cancel or arrange for a substitute, please call 800-725-9692.
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