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Training: Trauma-Informed Support for Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

September 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Training description: Almost 90% of domestic violence assaults in the US are witnessed by children, but oftentimes the trauma of exposure to domestic violence goes unaddressed, and the resulting behavioral and social effects misunderstood. Participants in this training will learn the neurobiological effects of trauma, how children might respond behaviorally and socially to violence exposure at home, and specific strategies to working with them.

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Target audience: social workers, therapists, counselors, and other practitioners working with individuals and families affected by domestic/intimate partner violence

Level: intermediate. This training will be most useful to participants with a previous knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence/intimate partner violence, who are looking to expand their skills in working comprehensively with adults who have been abused and their children.

Learning objectives and outcomes: This workshop will

1. Develop participants’ understanding of domestic violence, and its effects (neurobiological, behavioral, social) on children
2. Develop participants’ understanding of the trauma-informed care framework
3. Increase participants’ skills for building resiliency in children who have been exposed to violence at home

Refund/cancellation policy: Cancellations received up to 2 business days in advance of the training date are eligible for a full refund of the registration fee. No-shows are not eligible for a refund.

CEUs: the registration fee for this training includes 4.0 social work continuing education units (CEUs). Participants will receive a certificate verifying completion. The Center for Women and Families is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work to sponsor continuing education for credential holders. The Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


The Center for Women and Families
927 S. Second Street
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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