Training Curriculum

Here are a few key Resources:

  • The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health has a 10-part webinar series on Building Trauma-Informed Services for Children, Youth, and Parents Impacted by Domestic Violence for domestic violence advocates, supervisors, and mental health clinicians working in DV programs. Through this series, participants will gain enhanced understanding and practical strategies for supporting survivors and their children to address challenges, promote resilience, and heal from the traumatic effects of interpersonal violence. The series builds on a core curriculum, Children Exposed to Domestic Violence, written by Patricia Van Horn, PhD, in collaboration with NCDVTMH and offers practical tools and tips for creating trauma-informed, child and family-centered programming. Contact Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW, Training and Technical Assistance Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health via sblumenfeld@ncdvtmh.org for more information.
  • An Introduction to NCDVTMH’s Guide for Engaging and Supporting Parents provides an overview of the Guide using a webinar format.  This webinar describes how to apply the Guide’s framework, principles and strategies to support parents affected by domestic violence. The webinar also highlights the experiences of two Chicago area domestic violence programs using the Guide and their perspectives on its impact. Contact Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW, Training and Technical Assistance Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health via sblumenfeld@ncdvtmh.org for more information.
  • Don’t Hit My Mommy! A Manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy With Young Witnesses of Family Violence, written by Alicia F. Lieberman and Patricia Van Horn  2005. This practical handbook offers treatment guidelines to address the behavioral and mental health problems of young children whose most intimate relationships are disrupted by the experience of violence. Practitioners from a variety of disciplines will gain an understanding of the impact of violence and will discover concrete intervention strategies to address the consequences of this experience for young children.
  • Honor Our Voices is a unique online learning module providing you with the opportunity to see domestic violence through the eyes and voices of children. The purpose of this learning module is to create a multi-pronged response to increase the awareness and sensitivity of shelter advocates and other social service providers to the needs of children and suggest promising ways of enhancing services for children exposed to domestic violence.

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