APPROVED 40-HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE TRAINING
JANUARY 22 B 31, 2014
Each day we had interesting speakers present with power point presentation and Aon-the-job@ experience related to their areas of expertise.
I learned that Domestic Violence is a pattern of abuse which may include verbal, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. The cycle of violence systematically undermines the self confidence of the adult victim and inhibits her attempts to flee and become self-sufficient. Through the repeated cycle of violence, adult and child victims experience shame and humiliation. Depression, anxiety and fear become pervasive and limit the victim=s ability to improve the quality of her life without outside support and intervention.
During my 40-hour training various topics were covered, such as Abuser Characteristics, Power and Control, Types of Abuse, Cycle of Violence, Orders of Protections, Animal Abuse, Effects of DV on children, Safety PlanningYand the list goes on! I would highly recommend attending the 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training. It was put together very well with many interesting topics covered by individuals specializing in their own areas of expertise. This training has given me a basis of excellent information on which to build my desire to help the abused. It has also provided me with a network of friends on which I can call on for assistance regarding the many different areas of Domestic Violence. I=m thankful I was able to attend this training and am certain it will be put to good use!