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Web-based training on a variety of topics.

Domestic Violence 101

  • in this webinar, we cover what domestic violence is, what it can look like, it's effects, and how to advocate for folks who are experiencing domestic violence.

  • In this webinar, we cover how to recognize domestic violence (DV), the short and long-term effects of domestic violence on children, strangulation assaults, stalking, those who choose to perpetrate, and how to help create safe families and safe communities.

  • In this webinar we will cover how domestic and sexual violence is normalized in our media, entertainment, and daily lives. We will cover everything from Disney movies to 50 shades of grey to romance narratives.

  • Domestic violence can escalate very quickly and it’s important for victims to be able to reach out and immediately be connected with local and national services. One method of immediate connection is hotlines. In order to successfully run a hotline, all individuals working the hotline must be properly trained. This training focuses on best practices to respond to hotline calls. It includes how to identify crises, how to examine the different levels in which crises can be experienced, the steps involved in crisis intervention,
    how to engage in active listening, how to, and what it means to, connect individuals to care.

  • Danger assessments are integral in identifying victims at a high risk for potential lethality, and could be the difference between life and death, because they assess characteristics of a domestic violence offender, victim or relationship. In this training, attendees will examine various tools used to screen for risk or danger, learn the benefits of danger/risk screening for survivors and service providers, and, lastly, focus on two tools: the Campbell Danger Assessment and the Lethality Assessment Program–Maryland Model, which are frequently used in Utah.

  • One of the most important steps an individual can perform to aid survivors in abusive relationships is to formulate a safety plan with them. A safety plan is a personalized plan of action that details ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, orafter the survivor leaves. A safety plan should represent a joint effort between the individual working with the survivor and a survivor. This training will inform attendees on when to safety plan, how to begin a safety plan, the process of safety planning, as well as suggestions for how to work with victims in various situations where their risk of lethality is high.

  • Domestic violence stalkers are commonly considered to be one of the most potentially deadly offenders. Due to the high lethality rates associated with domestic violence stalkers, the response needed to help victims requires careful consideration and individualized care. This training details Utah’s definition of stalking, stalking behaviors to look for, the lethality rates in connection with domestic violence stalking, as well as specific laws put in place to aid victims, and actions individuals can take to ensure the victim’s safety.


  • In this webinar we will cover basics in working with LGBTQ+ survivors of trauma as a sexual and domestic violence service provider. Topics included: Barriers to service, rates of victimization, providing inclusive services, problematic terms, and how homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, and cisnormativity affect survivors.

  • This webinar will cover how to effectively advocate for LGBTQ+ survivors through; visual, verbal, and written cues. We will talk about what representation means and looks like in our organizations and how we can create an environment where all survivors feel welcome .

  • In this webinar we will be talking about safety planning and the unique barriers that LGBTQIA+ folks face when attempting to leave a domestic violence situation. We will go through a safety plan and break down each section for trainees.

Male Survivors

  • In this webinar we will cover the unique barriers that male survivors of sexual and domestic violence face when attempting to access services. Topics covered include homophobia, transphobia, heteronormativity, standard of masculinity, biases within the domestic and sexual violence prevention field, and breaking down the victim/perpetrator dichotomy.

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Our Impact in 2018

January 1-December 31
  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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