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The registration period is from Jul 11, 2016 to Aug 01, 2016
Family Tree Domestic Violence Symposium - Details
Where: Family Tree Administration Building , 3805 Marshall Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 (US).
Date: Aug 01, 2016 -Aug 11, 2016
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Event description:
The Domestic Violence Symposium is comprised of several workshops help from 6:00pm - 9:00pm between August 1st and August 11th. Participants may attend one or all of these workshops. Domestic Violence 101 - Monday Aug 1 Research shows that domestic violence affects more than 12 million Americans each year. This session will discuss the myths, realities, dynamics, and impact of domestic abuse. We will explore options and services that are available to victims/survivors. Participants will leave with concrete knowledge, tools and resources to support those who are experiencing (or have experienced) domestic violence.   Learning Objectives: - Learn the risks and dynamics of abusive relationships - Identify the types and warning signs of abuse Trauma Informed Advocacy - Tues Aug 2 In this session, we will explore a service approach that recognizes trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma plays in the lives of survivors. We’ll learn about the brain and body's reaction to crisis and ways that victims cope with trauma. We’ll learn to apply the principles of trauma-informed care to your services, so they are inclusive and welcoming rather than re-traumatizing. Learning Objectives: - Identify the body's reaction to trauma and ways victims cop - Apply the principles of Trauma Informed Care to your services Secondary Trauma - Tues Aug 2 Whether it is called compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, or secondary trauma, it is a common and normal experience for people in the helping fields. In this training, participants will learn what secondary trauma is and how it affects their work, and learn skills and methods for managing their personal resilience. Learning Objectives: - Identify characteristics of secondary trauma De-escalation: Thursday Aug 4 By definition, an escalated event is any situation that has increased in size, scope or intensity.  Therefore, our de-escalation training helps to remind you of the tools needed and used to de-escalate any situation that you may come across.  This training is meant to be a refresher of skills already obtained.  In this session, we will also review possible triggers for both you and the escalated person. Learning Objectives: - Identify things to avoid during an escalated event - Apply five de-escalation skills to your services - Explore personal awareness of your own triggers around escalated events Legal Advocacy - Thursday Aug 4 This topic will discuss the civil law process as it pertains to domestic violence. We will address barriers that victim/survivors experience when navigating the legal system as well as how the court system is used as an abusive tactic. Learning Objectives: - Gain an understanding of the civil protection order process - Identify barriers victims encounter in the court system - Learn ways the court system is used as an abusive tactic Effects of Domestic Violence on Children - Tuesday Aug 9 In this presentation we will explore the experience of children living in a home with domestic violence. We will discuss the impact of these abusive behaviors on the safety and development of children and ways to support them. Learning Objectives: - Identify the impact of domestic violence on children - Learn tools to support children impacted by domestic violence At the Crossroads: Tuesday Aug 9 Substance Use, Mental Health, and Domestic Violence The relationship among substance use, mental health, and domestic violence is complex. While substance use and mental health are often thought of as a cause of DV, they are more accurately considered a complicating factor. In this training, we will delve into those complexities, and gain insight into the lived experiences of victim/survivors. Learning Objectives - Explore common misconceptions about substance use and mental health and their intersection with domestic violence - Understand how these circumstances can be used as tactics of control - Gain awareness of the direct impact on victim/survivors Criminal Justice Panel - Thursday Aug 11 This is the final topic offered to symposium attendees. During this evening they will have the opportunity to hear from professionals working within the criminal justice system and learn about the roles each person plays when domestic violence has taken place in our community. Included are: A police detective, a law enforcement victim advocate, a victim witness specialist from the DA’s office, a district attorney, a county court judge, a probation officer and a victim advocate with probation.  


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