As of May 1, 2017, Helping Services for Youth & Families will no longer be offering the Domestic Violence Online Training. Staff from Helping Services and the Domestic Abuse Resource Center extend their appreciation to everyone who invested their time and expertise in creating and completing this training to share their knowledge about domestic violence, intervention, and prevention.
FUTURE TRAININGS: We will continue to offer the full 30 hour training in person as an important resource for professionals, law enforcement, community members and volunteers. Direct-service volunteers play important roles such as answering the crisis line, transporting clients, safe-homing, and many more needed services. The 30-hour training is still mandated by ICADV (Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence) to approve volunteers working directly with clients (this does not apply to indirect volunteering). ICADV offers 16 hours of the 30 hour training online. You can find out more information regarding the coalition’s training at www.icadv.org. If you are interested in future trainings, please contact Kathleen Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be more prepared to help victims by taking this training.
Understand experiencing and fleeing from abuse through victims' perspectives.
Gain insight into effects of violence on children.
Learn correct and sensitive response techniques.
Connect with others who are passionate about ending violence.
Domestic violence awareness is critical for everyone: professionals, neighbors, retirees, teens, parents, aunts, and uncles. The more we are aware of the signs and proper ways to be involved, the better we can help victims and their families.
Employees in any work environment
Anyone wanting to support
victims of domestic violence
Would you recommend this course to others?
7% PROBABLY Percentage of Participants
More awareness helps and being proactive is a better response than reactive when it could be too late.
This training not only helps with professional development, it makes people more aware of and teaches them how to cope with situations they may encounter in their everyday lives.
Because [domestic violence] happens in all walks of life, everyone should have a basic understanding of it, how to respond, and available resources.
Domestic violence affects more than just the individual victims: it affect their children, their parents, their neighbors, and their friends. It is all around us, but sometimes we turn away from it because we do not know how to help. By taking training for domestic violence, we can be more aware and help people in domestic violence situations that affect others as well.
I think it is important to take a training for domestic violence awareness because it could happen to anyone we know, and by being aware of the numerous issues surround domestic violence, we can better assist those victims to assess their options.
I have learned so much in this training course. It is very important to have this kind of training because every situation is different. Learning more effective ways to empathize, communicate and educate our clients is one of the most effective ways to help reduce domestic assault.
VOLUNTEERING FOR THE RESOURCE CENTER
What It's Like to Answer the Domestic Abuse Resource Center Line
Don't Be Nervous to Volunteer with the Domestic Abuse Resource Center
Completing this training will allow you to volunteer with the Resource Center if you choose. Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone and everyone passionate about ending domestic violence. The most popular is answering the Resource Line. Other options include, Safe Home Provider, Transporter, Responder, and other more behind the scenes opportunities.