Free training provided by our staff and other subject matter experts includes, and is not limited to:
Coordinated Community Response (CCR)
Improve your community's response to domestic violence and sexual assault by learning the basics of a Coordinated Community Reponse (CCR).
If your community is interested in implementing or reinvigorating its Coordinated Community Response
(CCR) to intimate partner violence, this training will help engage key agencies and individuals in the community to ensure that survivors:
• receive access to the range of services they need
• feel empowered to come forward and report by working to improve the response of all agencies that may support survivors
• are supported by the community
The paramount principle is the safety of victims, which is sought through regular sensitization training sessions and pursuing systematic changes in the attitudes, norms and practices of service delivery agencies.
The formation of a multi-disciplinary team is fundamental to this approach, as is community mobilization, to instill a zero tolerance attitude to these crimes, hold agencies accountable to the changes they are seeking to make, and campaign for further reform.
In addition to providing an introductory training, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is available to model and to lead/support community conversations about pursuing a CCR approach.
Domestic Violence 101
Domestic Violence 101 provides an overview of statistics and answers a few common questions:
What is domestic violence?
What does domestic violence look like?
What are the effects of domestic violence?
How common is domestic violence?
How can we support or advocate for people experiencing domestic violence?
Domestic Violence 102
Domestic Violence 102 provides information on how to recognize domestic violence, the short and long-term effects of domestic violence on children, strangulation assaults, stalking, those who choose to perpetrate, and helping create safe families and safe communities.
Lethality Assessment Program (LAP)
Learn about the Lethality Assessment Program (LAP), what is required of a LAP partner, how to implement and track the program, and identify victim service providers in and around your community.
Agency-appointed "Point of Contact"
Systems-based victim advocate
Patrol officer Shelter director
Training sessions designed to equip advocates and other professionals with the knowledge and techniques to provide culturally competent responses and support to LGBTQIA+ survivors.
Providing Culturally Competent Services to LGBTQ+ Survivors: Part 1
2 hours (four 30-minute consecutive sections)
Section 1: Cultural Competency
Section 2: Federal Mandates and Specific Requirements
FVPSA nondiscrimination changes for LGBTQ+ survivors
Section 3: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Barriers to service
Section 4: Providing Effective Services
Visual, written, and verbal tools and techniques for providing inclusive services
Providing Culturally Competent Services to LGBTQIA+ Survivors: Part 2
2 hours (four 30-minute consecutive sections)
Section 1: Cultural Competency 201
Historical trauma and shared experiences
Trauma- informed advocacy
Section 2: Victimization, Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and Stalking
Systems of oppression
Section 3: Federal Mandates and Specific Requirements
In-depth guidelines for serving LGBTQ+ survivors
Section 4: Providing Effective Inclusive Services
Creating an inclusive space
Best practices for domestic violence services provider policies
Advocacy for LGBTQIA+ Survivors: All-Day Workshops
8 hours (all day)
Workshop 1: Survivors of Trauma
Impact of anti-trans bathroom laws on survivors
Increased rates of victimization of trans individuals
Workshop 2: How to Be an Ally
How to be an ally
What to do when, as an ally, you make a mistake
Workshop 3: Providing Inclusive Services
Review of core safety plan components and sections
What to consider
How to plan
Safety planning practice activity
Workshop 4: Providing Effective Services
In-depth tools and techniques
Visual, verbal, and written cues
Training sessions designed to equip advocates and other professionals with the knowledge and techniques to provide culturally competent responses and support to clients from plural (polygamous) families and/or communities.
Working with Plural Families/Communities Cultural Competence Training-Part 1- (minimum time requirement 90 minutes)
Although there are estimates of 50,000 to 80,000 polygamists throughout the inter-mountain west, relatively little is known about these families and communities. This training gives relevant information and best practices to providers working with those from plural families and communities.
History of polygamy
Laws in the state of Utah
Education, healthcare, family life
Myths and stereotypes
Barriers to service for victims from plural families/communities
Suggestions for working with plural families
Special considerations when safety planning and providing services
Working with Plural Families/Communities Cultural Competence Training-Part 2 (minimum time requirement 90 minutes)
An in-depth specialized training on working with former or current Fundamental Latter Day Saint (FLDS)
The FLDS community, when led by Warren Jeffs, became increasingly isolated from mainstream society developing unique terminology, religious practices and requirements. This training helps service providers understand and navigate the incredibly complex nuances to serving victims from the FLDS community.
FLDS community changes under leadership of Warren Jeffs
Education, healthcare, family
Myths and stereotypes
Barriers to getting help and service
Transition and adjustment to life outside the FLDS community
Suggestions for working with FLDS clients
Strangulation Awareness Training
Strangulation Awareness Training is a four-hour session that provides information on recognizing strangulation, and how to respond, document, and report on strangulation crimes. The training also discusses the value of a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing and responding to strangulation.
Core Areas of Discussion:
Who is at risk of strangulation?
What is strangulation and suffocation?
Identifying the visible and non-visible signs
Short- and long-term effects of of strangulation
Documentation and trauma-informed practices
Professionals seeking to improve the identification, investigation, documentation, and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. Examples of professionals who would benefit includes, and is not limited to, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, healthcare providers (ER/ED staff, EMTs, nurses, doctors, social workers, victim advocates, first responders, and criminal justice professionals.
P.O.S.T. and 4 CEU credits are available for attending.
Free–registration is required.
Supporting Immigrant Survivors 101
Supporting Immigrant Survivors 101 reviews the extra level of manipulation and exploitation that immigrant victims of domestic and intimate partner violence often experience simply because of their immigrant status.
Many immigrant victims do not feel able to seek support or report abuse as a result of their abuser's manipulation, and power and control tactics.
It is not uncommon for service providers to want to offer services yet not know how best to help and/or to explain their role and the limits of the confidentiality they can provide.
This training tackles many myths and assumptions made about immigrant victims as well as provides agencies with an understanding of the community services and immigration reliefs that can support immigrant survivors to access services and seek safety.
To schedule training, call 801-521-5544 or submit a request.
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Required 40-hour training for advocates.
Training and technical assistance provided by our experts, and local and national experts and advisors.
Statutory and contractual training requirements for victim service providers and volunteers.
Web-based training on a variety of topics.