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Clergy Training: Healing from Domestic Abuse - Reaching Personal Potential

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Alameda County Family Justice Center

470 27th St

Oakland, CA 94612

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What happens to the victims and children impacted by domestic violence? What is the progression from victim, to survivor, to self-sustainability, to potential actualization? What role does shelter organizations play in the healing and empowerment of persons impacted by DV?

The Alameda County Family Justice Center and Triumph Ministries, invites you to learn more about the dynamics of DV and how survivors are succeeding in taking control of their lives from Dr. Yasi Safina-Davies, Psy.D., Executive Director at Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE).

SAVE is an organization founded in 1976 by a group of Tri-Cities women who opened the first “safe house” in Sothern Alameda County. Since then, SAVE has developed programs designed to assist police officers and medical personnel to become aware of the dynamics of domestic violence, opened an award winning transitional housing program, launched a teen dating violence awareness program that provides DV presentations in schools, and opened the Empowerment Center at SAVE, which is a community resource center that offers services and programs that encompass wellness and exercise, financial planning, job preparedness, computer lab access, individual and family counseling, and more.

During this training, you will discover:

  • DV warning signs
  • How to support survivors
  • SAVE's progressive approach to assisting survivors
  • How survivors define success

This training is hosted by the Interfaith Domestic Violence Network (IDVN), whose mission is to inform, equip, empower, and support the faith community for the prevention and intervention of domestic violence in Alameda County. This training is a must for Clergy, Faith Leaders, and others serving within the faith community.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please arrive early to allow for metered and non-metered parking, and an escort to the conference room.

About our presenter.

Dr. Yasi Safinya-Davies has been serving survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault since 2009. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology.

Her professional focus is specific to issues concerning women, the impacts of trauma, and severe/chronic psychological conditions. She began her endeavors with SAVE as a mental health consultant and partnering facilitator of SAVE’s 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Certification Training. Most recently, Dr. Safinya-Davies directed SAVE’s Clinical and Prevention Programs, and in October, 2015 was promoted to the role of Executive Director.

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