Web-based training on a variety of topics. Check the calendar for specific dates and to register.
Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
Increase your understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence with these introductory online training sessions.
Discover how domestic and sexual violence is normalized in our media, entertainment, and daily lives. We will cover everything from popular cartoons to romance narratives.
Overview of how domestic and intimate partner violence is defined, signs for recognizing/identifying it, it’s effects, and how to advocate for people who are experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence or abuse.
Learn how to recognize domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV), the short and long-term effects of domestic and intimate partner violence on children, strangulation assaults, stalking, those who choose to perpetrate, and how to help create safe families and safe communities.
Confidentiality is integral to working with victims of abuse because, for survivors, confidentiality equates to safety. This presentation will focus on why confidentiality is essential, the definition of statutory and advocate privilege, when releases of information can be used, the Violence Against Women Act’s 2013 confidentiality provisions, information surrounding mandatory child abuse reporting, different responses to subpoenas, best practices in record keeping, and how to work with community partners who may be operating under different, sometimes conflicting, confidentiality provisions.
Danger assessments are integral in identifying victims at a high risk for potential lethality, and could be the difference between life and death, because they assess characteristics of a domestic violence offender, victim or relationship. In this training, attendees will examine various tools used to screen for risk or danger, learn the benefits of danger/risk screening for survivors and service providers, and, lastly, focus on two tools: the Campbell Danger Assessment and the Lethality Assessment Program–Maryland Model, which are frequently used in Utah.
Refugees, asylees, and immigrants who face domestic violence often also have to overcome additional barriers to receiving appropriate services as a result of their immigration status, a fact that abusers often manipulate. Legal immigration status enhances a victim’s safety, economic security, and the range of options available to the victim to help her/him feel able to leave an abusive relationship. This training will cover the different legal immigration reliefs available for survivors who are not citizens of the United States, such as the Violence Against Women Act, T-VISAs and U-VISAs. The eligibility criteria for these services is articulated, an overview on how to file for these immigration reliefs is provided and attendees are connected to statewide resources to support survivors.
The most vulnerable age group to experience intimate partner violence are females between the ages of 16 to 24 who are more than three times the risk of abuse than the general population. With two-thirds of teenage victims not reporting the abuse to anyone, this presentation focuses on how to identify teen violence, the role of technology in perpetrating violence and the viewpoints adults and teenagers have on teen dating violence. Various prevention programs being used across the United States are also outlined and discussed.
Domestic violence stalkers are commonly considered to be one of the most potentially deadly offenders. Due to the high lethality rates associated with domestic violence stalkers, the response needed to help victims requires careful consideration and individualized care. This training details Utah’s definition of stalking, stalking behaviors to look for, the lethality rates in connection with domestic violence stalking, as well as specific laws put in place to aid victims, and actions individuals can take to ensure the victim’s safety.
This training will provide an overview of the various Tribes in the State of Utah and help the provider to understand the impact of historical trauma from colonization and being forced onto reservations. This training will also speak to culture, traditional services versus urban services, jurisdictional issues and the isolation of tribal communities in Utah. The intent of this workshop is to increase providers understanding of how to serve American Indian survivors.
Designed specifically for advocates to develop professional skills and maintain self-care.
Many victims in a time of crisis need someone knowledgeable to help walk them through the path to safety—that’s where advocates come in.
This training will focus on the role and importance of advocates—who are they, why we have them, what they do and don’t do, and the requirements to becoming an advocate in Utah.
The second half of the training covers what it means to be trauma-informed and how to apply trauma-informed care to working with survivors.
One of the most important steps an individual can perform to aid survivors in abusive relationships is to formulate a safety plan with them.
A safety plan is a personalized plan of action that details ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, orafter the survivor leaves. A safety plan should represent a joint effort between the individual working with the survivor and a survivor.
This training will inform attendees on when to safety plan, how to begin a safety plan, the process of safety planning, as well as suggestions for how to work with victims in various situations where their risk of lethality is high.
Domestic violence can escalate very quickly and it’s important for victims to be able to reach out and immediately be connected with local and national services. One method of immediate connection is hotlines. In order to successfully run a hotline, all individuals working the hotline must be properly trained.
This training focuses on best practices for responding to hotline calls and includes guidance for identifying crises, how to examine the different levels in which crises can be experienced, the steps involved in crisis intervention, how to engage in active listening, and the importance of immediately connecting individuals to supportive resources.
Although it’s commonly known that, to effectively care for others, you first have to look after your own well-being; it’s also common to neglect taking care of yourself whenever you’re busy and overwhelmed with work.
This training will focus on the importance of self-care, covering the basics of self-care, defining vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue (VT/CF/STS); discussing the dangers of VT/CF/STS and what all three might look like; as well as deliberate on various self-care techniques to prevent, avoid, or recover from VT/CF/STS.
Individuals who are being trafficked—for sex or labor—often also experience domestic or intimate partner violence.
Through this training, participants will be able to identify the many indicators of human trafficking, examine risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization, dynamics of control present in trafficking, and how to apply a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach in their work with those who have been exploited.
Domestic and intimate partner violence among LGBTQ+ partners occurs at equal, and at times, higher rates than heterosexual partners. Having an understanding of the complex dynamics faced by LGBTQ+ survivors enables providers to better support them and connect them with appropriate resources.
The concept of intersectionality recognizes that individuals can be privileged in certain ways; this privilege can possibly come at the expense of others.
This training covers how intersectionality and privilege affects underserved survivors; specifically, the 2S&LGBTQIA+ community. Learn about different abuse tactics, barriers to services and how to eliminate those barriers, as well as other ways to make 2S&LGBTQIA+ feel more included.
This webinar will cover how to effectively advocate for LGBTQ+ survivors through; visual, verbal, and written cues. We will talk about what representation means and looks like in our organizations and how we can create an environment where all survivors feel welcome.
In this webinar we will be talking about safety planning and the unique barriers that LGBTQIA+ folks face when attempting to leave a domestic violence situation. We will go through a safety plan and break down each section for trainees.
Male survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence often don’t receive the same support and understanding as female survivors, which may prevent them from leaving their abusive partner. Understanding the dynamics in these circumstances is key to equitable support and understanding.
Learn the unique barriers that male survivors of sexual, domestic and intimate partner violence face when attempting to access services. Topics covered include homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, standard of masculinity, biases within the domestic and sexual violence prevention field, and breaking down the victim/perpetrator dichotomy.
The Allstate Foundation | Finances
Developed by The Allstate Foundation in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the web-based module has been academically validated by Rutgers University and has been adapted from the Moving Ahead curriculum.
Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one’s money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Purple Purse Moving Ahead module provides general financial advice for individuals in an abusive relationship.