22nd Annual Domestic Violence Training Seminar

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R. G. Drage Career Technical Center

2800 Richville Drive Southwest

Massillon, OH 44646

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The Domestic Violence Collaborative is hosting their Annual Domestic Violence Training Seminar. This seminar is opened to Law Enforcement Officials, Prosecutors, Judges, Social Workers, Victim Advocates, Domestic Violence Advocates, Probation Officers, First Responders, Medical Personnel, Counselors and Attorneys. We are offering a Certificate of Participation along with CLE’s for Attorney’s and CEU’s for Counselor’s, Social Workers, and Medical/EMS staff (pending approval). Below is a brief description and hourly agenda. We look forward to seeing you!



SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Mandi Pierson LISW-S

For the last ten years, Mandi Pierson LISW-S has personally counseled hundreds of individuals suffering from addiction and trauma. She specializes in serving vulnerable populations that suffer from complex trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with a focus on victims of human trafficking. Her decade of experience has led her to become one of Central Ohio’s leading experts on trauma; her seasoned clinical perspective is regularly requested for presentations and expert counsel. Ms. Pierson has shared her experience with a wide range of audiences, teaching them to identify victims of trauma, best practices in counseling victims of trauma, and creating trauma-informed work places. She also works as a consultant, provides LISW supervision, and has served as a Community Lecturer at the Ohio State University’s College of Social Work. Currently, Mandi works at Mount Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program where she is able to provide trauma-specific treatment at no cost to the clients.

Aimee Thomas, Ph.D., J.D., P.C.C.-S – is a Psychologist and Professional Clinical Counselor. She is the Executive Director of Lighthouse Family Center, Ltd. She performs psychological evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. Also, she provides evaluations for Parenting, Sex Abuse, Amenability, Divorce, Competency and disposition for Juvenile Offenders. She has taught at Kent State University on topics including Multicultural Counseling and Substance Dependence as well as provided numerous workshops and presentations throughout the State of Ohio and beyond.

Sarah Schemmel - is the manager of Mercy Medical Center’s HAVEN Program providing medical forensic nursing care, support and options to individuals impacted by violence. She is both a pediatric and adult/adolescent SANE trained Registered Nurse. Sarah is the President of the Ohio Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and is also serving on the Sexual Assault Advisory Board of Ohio (SAABO). Sarah was the recipient of the 2018 Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Jennifer Oliver – is a Registered Nurse serving as Program Coordinator for the Serenity Program at Aultman Hospital. She holds the SANE-A Certification and CEN. As the Coordinator she oversees Aultman Hospitals Serenity Program providing medical-forensic services to those who have been sexually assaulted, experiencing domestic/intimate partner violence and human trafficking by staff with advanced training regarding the impact of trauma, human trafficking and nonfatal strangulation.

Denise Hollenbach – is the Patient and Community Services Coordinator at Mercy Medical Center’s HAVEN program. In this role, Denise works to identify and respond to patient needs, facilitate service connection and enhance partnerships with service providers. Denise is a passionate, seasoned victim advocate and program administrator, specializing in supporting those impacted by interpersonal violence. She has spent her career creating programming and implementing innovative services to meet the needs of survivors while advocating and educating to facilitate systems change.

Jennifer P. Kugler – is a Registered Nurse at Aultman Hospital. Currently, she is the Aultman Serenity Program Educator serving survivors. Jennifer serves as the Wooster Community Hospital SANE Coordinator as well. She holds the SANE-A certification and is an educator for the Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training through the IAFN, ACLS and PALS.


AGENDA

8:00 - 8:30 am -- Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 am -- Trauma 101, will provide a general overview of trauma and its impact on people. Participants will gain understanding of the window of tolerance and gain tools to assist survivors as appropriate to their professional roles. Mandi Pierson, LISW-S

9:30 – 9:40 am -- Break

9:40 - 11:40 am -- Neuroscience of Trauma, increase understanding of the impact of trauma on the brain, particularly as it relates to interpersonal relationships. This workshop will increase understanding on continued commitment to harmful relationships. Mandi Pierson, LISW-S

11:40 - 12:20 pm -- Lunch provided

12:20 – 1:05 pm -- Interviewing a Trauma Witness/Victim, provide ways to effectively interview those experiencing trauma, Mandi Pierson, LISW-S

1:05 – 1:20 pm -- Break

1:20 – 2:50 pm -- The Impact of DV on Children, will provide information on how violence in the home impacts children and the tools needed to interview a child without causing more trauma. Aimee Thomas, Ph.D., J.D., P.C.C.-S

2:50 – 3:00 pm -- Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm -- Panel: The Effective Use of SANE Units for DV and Sexual Assault cases. The panel will discuss the use of SANE units at hospitals for victims and how they are effectively used in the criminal justice system. Sarah Schemmel, Jennifer Oliver, Denise Hollenbach and Jennifer P. Kugler.


Sponsored by:

Stark County Domestic Violence Collaborative

This year we are collecting items/monetary donations for the Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter and the Domestic Violence Project, Inc. for our charitable donation. If you are interested in giving, you will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to win one of three gift baskets.

Items that the Shelters are in need of:

  • Dish soap
  • Dishwasher Soap – Pods
  • Laundry Soap - Pods
  • Bleach
  • Dryer sheets
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (size 4,5 and 6)
  • Pull Ups
  • Baby Formula
  • Baby food
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Toilet brushes
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Men’s personal care products
  • Pain/Fever Reliever (adult and child)
  • Over the counter cold medicines (adult and child)
  • Trash bags- 13 and 30 gallon
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Cleaning products (Glass Cleaner, All Purpose Spray)
  • Boxed foods (Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Stuffing mix, Rice, Breakfast bars)
  • Sugar and seasonings of any kind
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Canned foods- (Vegetables, Chicken, Tuna, Fruit,)
  • Canned Soups
  • Canned pasta (spaghetti o's, ravioli)
  • Cases of water
  • Drink Mixes (Coffee, Tea, Fruit punch, Lemonade)
  • Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Hot sauce)



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R. G. Drage Career Technical Center

2800 Richville Drive Southwest

Massillon, OH 44646

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