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This course focuses on access and advocacy issues related to people with limited English proficiency. Students will critically analyze how their current advocacy practices address the experiences and challenges of living as an immigrant or refugee. Additionally, this course offers practical tools that will increase survivors' ability to access services and receive effective advocacy from your organization. You can earn 8 training hours for completion of this course.
This course contains four lessons totaling 11 hours of continuing education credit for domestic violence advocates. The first three lessons involve reading and study, and the fourth lesson is experiential in nature. Because each lesson builds on the knowledge of the previous lesson(s), it is recommended that you take the lessons in sequence. The goals of the course are to:
This course is designed for domestic violence victim advocates. It will help you understand the benefits to battered women of using the child support system, as well as the risks it exposes women to - and in some cases imposes upon them. This is critical information especially for advocates working in the welfare system (in CSOs). You can earn up to 8 self-study training hours for this course.
Does safe and affordable housing for battered women seem like a distant dream? This course will help you get oriented in the sea of housing options and help you think critically about how our movement is responding to survivors’ needs.
Inside the course, you’ll find information about the barriers battered women face when trying to access and maintain safe housing, how the housing system currently works, and an in-depth analysis of our current sheltering system and how it meshes with the greater philosophy of the battered women’s movement. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to do some critical thinking in the comfort of your own office! You can earn up to 8 training hours for this course.
This course focuses on options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Participants will learn the different legal remedies that undocumented survivors have based on their domestic violence situation. Additionally, this course offers practical tools that will help domestic violence advocates to support their clients through their immigration process. Finally, participants will find practical exercises that will help them to be prepared to help and support DV survivors during the process.
Puzzled by financial reports? Feeling like everyone else knows what these numbers mean, except for you? This course will introduce you to the three most commonly used financial statements in nonprofits: the budget, income statement, and balance sheet. You will also become familiar with a few core principles that will help you as a leader. For managers, advocates, and board members who want to increase confidence and basic knowledge of financial management at domestic violence organizations.
Not sure exactly what is covered by privileged communication protections? Wonder how to find out the WACs and RCWs for keeping client records confidential? Looking for information on what to include on a release of information?
This course will provide an overview of state and federal laws protecting DV survivors’ personal information, and how DV programs should handle such data. You can earn up to 7 training hours for this course.
Public Benefits 101 covers many of the basics that all advocates need to know in order to help survivors navigate state and community resources. This course summarizes information about welfare, food, housing, utilities, medical and more.
Participants have an opportunity to think critically about employment issues; that is, the economics, the risks and the protective facts related to employment for battered women. The experiential exercises offer a chance to put theory into practice. This is a great course for new advocates, as well as experienced advocates who need to increase their knowledge of economic resources. You can earn up to 8 training hours for this course.
Are your internal agency practices putting client safety and privacy at risk? Are your policies and procedures on how to communicate with your agency creating barriers for clients trying to access your services? This course is designed to help directors, shelter and program managers as well as administrators, analyze and minimize the risks that technology poses to the agency and clients when communicating internally and externally, while staying survivor-centered.
You will earn 10 hours for completing the course.
This course is designed for anyone working (paid or volunteer) in a domestic violence shelter program. Feeling frustrated with all the shelter rules but can’t see another way? Puzzled about just what are the baseline regulations for DV shelters in our state? Curious about where the idea of DV shelters or “the battered women’s movement” came from? Want 8 training hours? Then this free course is for you! (You are welcome to take this course individually or as a group.)
This course will provide those new to the field some basic grounding in key topics, including state regulation of shelters, history of the anti-violence movement, and shelter management challenges. For seasoned advocates or shelter managers, this course will provide a refresher and perhaps some new ideas.
You will earn 8 hours for completing this course.
This is a closed course for members of the Domestic Violence Housing First cohorts.
The Domestic Violence Housing First project seeks to eliminate housing as a reason for survivors to stay in an abusive relationship by providing advocacy and a flexible approach to support that gives survivors the ability to esablish a home and the freedom to choose how best to rebuild their lives.
This is for advocates (paid or volunteer) who work at victim advocacy programs and do legal advocacy as part of their position.
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