Registration Open for Domestic Violence Training for Mental Health Professionals – Modules 1 & 2

Registration Open for Domestic Violence Training for Mental Health Professionals – Modules 1 & 2

UPDATE 3/14/19: This training is full. You are welcome to register yourself on the waitlist at the link below, and you will be notified if a spot opens up. We encourage you to also sign up for training updates at this link to get notifications for future trainings.

Join us in Augusta on April 3rd, 2019 for Modules 1 & 2 of our 12-hour Mental Health Curriculum, presented by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and Family Violence Project, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Somerset & Kennebec Counties.

About the Curriculum:

This 12-hour curriculum was developed collaboratively by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and partners in the mental health field in order to meet the 2020 domestic violence training requirements for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (see L.D. 1238, 126th Legis. 2013). The four three-hour modules include information that will help mental health professionals be prepared to work with people who have experienced and perpetrated domestic abuse and violence.

On April 3, we will cover the first two of four modules:

Module 1 – Domestic Abuse: Foundations (3 hours)

Topics Include:

  • Information about diversity of survivors and perpetrators, including gender dynamics of abuse.
  • Maine and national statistics.
  • Risk Analysis and Safety Planning.
  • Introduction to available resources for survivors.
  • Introduction to the concept of the Coordinated Community Response.
  • Coercive Control.
  • Abuse in LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Types of violence used in intimate relationships.
  • Batterer tactics and common justifications for abusive behavior.

Module 2 – Domestic Abuse: Addressing the Lasting Impact (3 hours)

Topics Include:

  • Victim blame & accountable language.
  • Trauma-informed practice in the context of domestic abuse.
  • Short and long-term health impacts from abuse.
  • Considerations for survivors of mental health and substance use disorders.
  • How batterer behavior impacts children, and how batterers continue their abuse through court and child custody processes.

To get complete event information and to sign up, visit our registration page.