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Domestic Violence Training for Mental Health Professionals - Modules 1 & 2

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Join us 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. Please read this event description completely before registering.


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.


Agenda for the Day:

  • 8:30 am Registration
  • 8:45 am Module 1
  • 10:15 am Morning Break
  • 10:30 am Module 1, continued
  • 12:00 pm Lunch - Attendees on their own
  • 1:15 pm Module 2
  • 2:45 pm Afternoon Break
  • 3:00 pm Module 2, continued
  • 4:30 pm Closing


Save the date: May 6, 2019 for the second half of the curriculum:

  • Module 3: Intervention Strategies (3 hours)
  • Module 4: Trauma-Informed & Culturally Competent Responses (3 hours)

Registration for the May 6th training will be released in April.


About the Presenters:

Regina Rooney is the Education & Communications Director for the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, where she has worked to bring prevention and awareness strategies to stakeholders throughout Maine since 2014. Her work includes collaborating with and providing training for employers, health care workers, educators, advocates and the general community, with a focus on changing the social conditions that allow abuse to go unchecked and perpetrators to remain invisible. She holds a Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Women's Studies from the University of Maine, and her professional background includes work in teaching, resource development and nonprofit community outreach. She came to the domestic violence movement in 2008, when she began volunteering on the helpline at her local domestic violence resource center. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.

Michelle LeClair has been an Advocate at the Family Violence Project, the local Domestic Violence Resource Center serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties, for 6 years. She spent 4 years working in the shelter with survivors fleeing abusive partners, supporting them with securing and maintaining housing and rebuilding their community connections. She has spent the last two years working as an educator, sharing what she learned from survivors about the complexities of domestic violence with community members and systems so they can better support those experiencing abuse at the hands of their partners. Before being an advocate, Michelle got her degree in Biology from the University of Maine and worked in Portland, Oregon in homeless services as well as around the country while in AmeriCorps*NCCC.


Cost:

Admission is free. We suggest a donation of $80 to support our work.


Important Information About our Training Location:

The Bangor Savings Bank has generously allowed us to use their training facility. In return, they ask that our attendees *NOT* park in the parking spaces directly in front of the bank. A valid disability placard must be displayed to utilize handicapped parking spaces. Otherwise, please use the parking spaces in the adjoining general parking lot, near Goodwill/Starbucks/5 Guys/Men’s Wearhouse.

Tobacco, e-cigs, vapor products, chewing tobacco etc. are prohibited on Bangor Savings Bank property.

Lunch will NOT be provided. Participants will receive an hour and fifteen minute lunch break in between the two modules.


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