The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) introduces the Advanced Advocacy Regional Training Institute. This two-day training will provide certified domestic violence advocates with information on advanced advocacy training topics designed to enhance knowledge and skills for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence and their children in the certified domestic violence centers. Advocates can register for one or more of the workshops and will be able to choose the workshops they would like to attend when registering. Please choose up to seven workshops you will be attending when registering for this training.
- Advanced Empowerment-based Advocacy & Ethics – will focus on the enhanced development of survivor-centered advocacy, trauma-informed and empowerment skills and ethical communication practices that advocates can use to support and advocate for survivors of domestic violence. (4 hours) (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- Screening and Intake/Exit Practices – will provide information on developing multiple strategies for screening for domestic violence. It will also provide information on empowerment-based intake and exit practices that include assessment for services, gathering information, offering surveys and providing information regarding ongoing services to survivors of domestic violence at a certified domestic violence center. (2 hours) (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
- Advanced Safety Planning & Risk Assessments – will define and identify risk and its association with intimate partner violence and identify high risk indicators for intimate partner homicide. The training will also review information regarding enhanced advocacy utilizing different strategies when safety planning with survivors of domestic violence. (2 hours) (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- Hotline & TDD/TTY Training – will focus on recognizing the role of the hotline at a certified domestic violence center, responding to hotline callers using the FCADV hotline skill wheel, the process on utilizing a TDD/TTY machine and information on the Florida Relay Service in order to effectively communicate with survivors of domestic violence on the hotline. (2 hours) (8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
- Compassion Fatigue & Self-care – will describe the difference between compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction, define burnout and identify self-care strategies for advocates working with survivors of domestic violence. (2 hours) (10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
- Working with Children who Witnessed Domestic Violence – will explore domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence on children, elements of safety planning with children and mandated reporting information. (2 hours) (1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
- Developing Relationships with Community Partners – will describe the steps to creating and maintaining coordinated community response teams or CCR, the definition and components of a community assessment and how a community assessment can be utilized to build relevant and diverse strategies that can help to build a community of safety and support for survivors of domestic violence and their families. (2 hours) (3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
- The trainings will include videos, practical examples, break-out sessions with experiential activities, and participant discussion.
The two day training will occur from 8:30am-5:30pm each day. Lunch will be on your own each day from 12:30pm-1:30pm.
Travel scholarships may be provided to certified domestic violence centers required to travel 50 miles or more for this event. A limited number of travel scholarships will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please request a scholarship while registering online.
The Advanced Advocacy Regional Training will be held at the Hampton Inn.
You must reserve your own hotel room.
FCADV is not responsible for reserving participants hotel rooms.
The hotel phone number for reservations is (813) 901-5900.
Mention the group name: "Advanced Advocacy Regional Training" when booking.
Deadline to book sleeping rooms is December 20, 2019; group rate $119.00/night.
Free self parking.