"Why Don't They Just Leave?" Understanding the Dynamics of Abusive Relation...

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Wicomico County Public Library Downtown Branch

122 S. Division Street

Salisbury, MD 21801

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"Why Don't They Just Leave?"

Understanding the Dynamics of DV Relationships

Professionals who encounter domestic violence in their work are invited to join the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence for this interactive introductory training. This training will help explain what domestic violence is, tactics abusive partners use to maintain power and control, resources available to survivors in Maryland, and basic skills for working with survivors.


  • Define domestic violence and explore dynamics and types of abuse
  • Understand the prevalence of domestic violence and who it affects
  • Develop awareness of myths and facts about domestic violence
  • Learn how to assess and serve domestic violence victims


Jess Staskal, Project Manager, MNADV

How much is the training?

There is NO COST to attend this training!

Who Should Attend?
Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusers:

  • Domestic Violence Service Providers (Shelter Staff, Advocates, Therapists, Abuser Intervention Staff)
  • Government Social Service Employees (Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare, DHS, Supervised Visitation, Juvenile Services)
  • Law Enforcement (Patrol, Supervisors, Probation/Parole, Corrections)
  • Legal/Court (Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Judges, Clerks)
  • Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)
  • Community-Based (Substance Use Professionals, Immigration, Transitional Housing)
  • Health Care (Nurses, Physicians, Community Health Advocates, Mental Health Providers)
  • Faith/Religious Leaders

What’s the content level for this training?

Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)


Are Social Work CEUs available?
Yes! 2.5 Category 1 Social Work CEUs are available.

How much are Social Work CEU’s?
Social Work CEUs are free if you are an Individual Member of MNADV, or you work or volunteer for an organization that is a Member of MNADV. The cost is $15 for non-members. Please bring payment via check or exact cash to the training. Learn more about the benefits of MNADV Membership here.

When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance or Social Work CEU?
We will make every effort to email you your CEU certificate within 2 weeks of the training. Please email Hiba Ahmed at with questions.

I lost my CEU or Certificate. Can you re-send it?
Yes. Please email Hiba Ahmed at

Is parking available?
Yes, parking is available across the street.

Do I need to print the Eventbrite ticket?
No – once you receive a confirmation email, you are registered and do not need to print your ticket.

Is food available?
No, unfortunately we are not able to provide food at trainings.

Is this location handicap-accessible?

Will printed handouts be available?
Yes, PowerPoints and handouts will be printed and available for participants.

What is your cancellation policy?
MNADV understands that sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48 hours in advance, as many of our trainings have a waitlist. Please cancel via Eventbrite, or email

I can’t make it anymore, but my colleague can. Can this person take my place?
No - please cancel your registration via Eventbrite and have your colleague register on their own so they receive any email instructions prior to the training.

What happens if there is inclement weather the day of the training?
In case of inclement weather, MNADV will reach out to registrants at least 24 hours in advance and will make every effort to reschedule the training in the future.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Jess Staskal, Project Manager for The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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