2014 Rural Domestic Violence Training Institute

05/07/2014 - 9:00am to 05/08/2014 - 5:00pm
Chipola College
3056 College Street
Marianna, FL 32446

This two day training institute will offer workshops to cover a wide range of topics to enhance participants‰Û¡ÌÝå» knowledge, service provision and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence/ sexual violence in rural communities. Direct service advocates, law enforcement, legal professionals, health care providers, allied agencies, child protection, social service professionals, students and other individuals who work or volunteer in the domestic violence arena throughout Florida will come together to learn the emerging trends and developments in assisting rural domestic/sexual violence survivors and their children.
Registration is free and travel scholarships are available. CEUs are offered. A hotel room block has been set up at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Marianna; call 850.482.0012 to make a reservation.
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A host of distinguished subject matter experts will present engaging keynote sessions and skill-building workshops.
See below for the 2014 Rural Training Institute Agenda (Please note the agenda is subject to change)
May 7, 2014
8:30 AM Welcome
9:00 AM Keynote- I Will Not Be Silent
10:30 AM Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Effects of Domestic Violence and Trauma on Children
Best Practices in Assessing for High Risk Cases of Intimate Partner Homicide
How to Make Technology Work for Survivors and Advocates
Techniques to Interview Victims of Domestic Violence and the Important Role Advocates Play

12:00 PM Lunch on your own
1:30 PM Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Human Trafficking and Slavery: Tools for an Effective Response
Dynamics of Abuse in Later Life
Rural Caucus Breakout Session
Violence in the Media and It‰Û¡ÌÝå»s Effects on Teens and Youth

3:15 PM Thriving in our Work
May 8, 2014
8:30 AM Mellie McDaniel Award Presentation
9:00 AM Keynote- Context Is Everything: Battered Women Charged with Crime
10:30 AM Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Enhancing Safety for Survivors Affected By Their Own Substance Use, Abuse, or Addiction
Individualized Success and Wellness Plans
Understanding Domestic Violence in LGBT Relationships in Rural Communities
Working Together: Bridging the Gap Between Domestic Violence and Child Welfare

12:00 PM Lunch on Your Own
1:30 PM Concurrent Workshop Sessions

Screening In, Not Out of our Programs: Substance Abuse Screening in the Context of Safety
Abuse in Later Life: A Rural Response
Victim Compensation: An Overview
Hidden Impacts: Survivor‰Û¡ÌÝå»s Emotional Response to Domestic Violence