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Web-based training on a variety of topics. Check the calendar for specific dates and to register. 

Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

Increase your understanding of domestic and intimate partner violence with these introductory online training sessions. 

  • Discover how domestic and sexual violence is normalized in our media, entertainment, and daily lives. We will cover everything from popular cartoons to romance narratives.

  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence 101

    Overview of how domestic and intimate partner violence is defined, signs for recognizing/identifying it, it's effects, and how to advocate for people who are experiencing domestic or intimate partner violence or abuse.

  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence 102

    Learn how to recognize domestic and intimate partner violence (IPV), the short and long-term effects of domestic and intimate partner violence on children, strangulation assaults, stalking, those who choose to perpetrate, and how to help create safe families and safe communities.

  • Confidentiality is integral to working with victims of abuse because, for survivors, confidentiality equates to safety. This presentation will focus on why confidentiality is essential, the definition of statutory and advocate privilege, when releases of information can be used, the Violence Against Women Act’s 2013 confidentiality provisions, information surrounding mandatory child abuse reporting, different responses to subpoenas, best practices in record keeping, and how to work with community partners who may be operating under different, sometimes conflicting, confidentiality provisions.

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking

    Domestic violence stalkers are commonly considered to be one of the most potentially deadly offenders. Because of 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.

  • 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.

  • Supporting Immigrant Survivors

    Refugees, asylees, and immigrants who face domestic violence often also have to overcome additional barriers to receiving appropriate services as a result of their immigration status, a fact that abusers often manipulate. Legal immigration status enhances a victim’s safety, economic security, and the range of options available to the victim to help her/him feel able to leave an abusive relationship. This training will cover the different legal immigration reliefs available for survivors who are not citizens of the United States, such as the Violence Against Women Act, T-VISAs and U-VISAs. The eligibility criteria for these services is articulated, an overview on how to file for these immigration reliefs is provided and attendees are connected to statewide resources to support survivors.

  • Technology Use: Using Tech to Abuse

    The Internet has made stalking easier than ever. Prior to the shift of living virtually, perpetrators had to rely on following their victims around, but now, perpetrators can stalk their victims at their house, in school, in a different state, or even in a different country. When it comes to cyberstalking, what’s particularly troubling is that because of this online shift, not all of the systems working with survivors have had time to adjust to all the implications. Just like every other sphere of life, crime too has gone online.

    Participants will gain a basic understanding of how abusers use technology to stalk, control, manipulate or coerce survivors; learn various strategies to help survivors protect themselves; and lastly, learn about technology resources for survivors.

  • Technology Use: Increasing Survivors Safety and Security

    The Internet has made stalking easier than ever. Prior to the shift of living virtually, perpetrators had to rely on following their victims around, but now, perpetrators can stalk their victims at their house, in school, in a different state, or even in a different country. When it comes to cyberstalking, what’s particularly troubling is that because of this online shift, not all of the systems working with survivors have had time to adjust to all the implications. Just like every other sphere of life, crime too has gone online.

    After this training, attendees will gain a basic understanding of how abusers use technology to stalk, control, manipulate or coerce survivors; learn various strategies to help survivors protect themselves; and lastly, learn about technology resources for survivors.

  • Teen Dating Violence

    The most vulnerable age group to experience intimate partner violence are females between the ages of 16 to 24 who are more than three times the risk of abuse than the general population. With two-thirds of teenage victims not reporting the abuse to anyone, this presentation focuses on how to identify teen violence, the role of technology in perpetrating violence and the viewpoints adults and teenagers have on teen dating violence. Various prevention programs being used across the United States are also outlined and discussed.

  • 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.

  • Working with Plural Families: Domestic Violence Cultural Competency

    Learn basic plural family cultural competency, how to advocate for, trauma-informed advocacy, best practices, eliminating bias, dispel myths about polygamy, and barriers plural families face when attempting to seek services for domestic and sexual violence.

  • Working with Native Survivors

    This training will provide an overview of the various Tribes in the State of Utah and help the provider to understand the impact of historical trauma from colonization and being forced onto reservations. This training will also speak to culture, traditional services versus urban services, jurisdictional issues and the isolation of tribal communities in Utah. The intent of this workshop is to increase providers understanding of how to serve American Indian survivors.

Advocates

Designed specifically for advocates to develop professional skills and maintain self-care. 

  • Many victims in a time of crisis need someone knowledgeable to help walk them through the path to safety—that’s where advocates come in.

    This training will focus on the role and importance of advocates—who are they, why we have them, what they do and don’t do, and the requirements to becoming an advocate in Utah.

    The second half of the training covers what it means to be trauma-informed and how to apply trauma-informed care to working with survivors.

  • 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.

  • Best Practice for Advocates Responding to Hotline Calls

    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 for responding to hotline calls and includes guidance for identifying 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, and the importance of immediately connecting individuals to supportive resources.

  • Although it’s commonly known that, to effectively care for others, you first have to look after your own well-being; it’s also common to neglect taking care of yourself whenever you’re busy and overwhelmed with work.

    This training will focus on the importance of self-care, covering the basics of self-care, defining vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue (VT/CF/STS); discussing the dangers of VT/CF/STS and what all three might look like; as well as deliberate on various self-care techniques to prevent, avoid, or recover from VT/CF/STS.

Human Trafficking

Individuals who are being trafficked—for sex or labor—often also experience domestic or intimate partner violence.

  • An Advanced Examination of Human Trafficking in Utah and Most Effective Practices which Yield the Best Results (Law Enforcement/Advocacy)

    When participants complete this training, they will be able to define and recognize the latest indicators of human trafficking, understand the most recent local and national trends in human trafficking, employ effective Investigation and interview techniques related to human trafficking and apply a trauma-informed and victim-centered lens in their work as service providers and law enforcement.

  • Human Trafficking and Indigenous Peoples

    Through this training, participants will explore the many faces of human trafficking on tribal lands in Utah. They will gain the tools to identify risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization and dynamics of control within the world of exploitation. The focus of this training is to empower participants in supporting indigenous peoples through their restorative journey through a trauma-informed and strength based approach.

  • Human Trafficking: Trends and Best Practices

    Through this training, participants will be able to identify the many indicators of human trafficking, examine risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization, dynamics of control present in trafficking, and how to apply a trauma-informed and victim-centered approach in their work with those who have been exploited.

  • Supporting Youth in the Aftermath of Human Trafficking

    Through this training, participants will explore the many faces of human trafficking in Utah. They will gain the tools to identify risk factors, recruitment tactics, victimization and dynamics of control within the world of exploitation. The focus of this training is to empower participants in supporting youth through their restorative journey through a trauma-informed and strength based approach.

LGBTQ+

Domestic and intimate partner violence among LGBTQ+ partners occurs at equal, and at times, higher rates than heterosexual partners. Having an understanding of the complex dynamics faced by LGBTQ+ survivors enables providers to better support them and connect them with appropriate resources. 

  • The concept of intersectionality recognizes that individuals can be privileged in certain ways; this privilege can possibly come at the expense of others.

    This training covers how intersectionality and privilege affects underserved survivors; specifically, the 2S&LGBTQIA+ community. Learn about different abuse tactics, barriers to services and how to eliminate those barriers, as well as other ways to make 2S&LGBTQIA+ feel more included.

  • Gender Socialization

    What is gender? How do we learn gender? How does gender socialization affect us? In this webinar we answer these questions and more. We go over the basis of what gender is, how that differs from sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We will dive into how socialization affects behavior, emotions, connection with others, and barriers to service.

  • 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

Male survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence often don't receive the same support and understanding as female survivors, which may prevent them from leaving their abusive partner. Understanding the dynamics in these circumstances is key to equitable support and understanding. 

  • Humanizing, Advocating, and Supporting Male Survivors

    Learn the unique barriers that male survivors of sexual, domestic and intimate partner 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.

The Allstate Foundation | Finances

Developed by The Allstate Foundation in partnership with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the web-based module has been academically validated by Rutgers University and has been adapted from the Moving Ahead curriculum.

  • Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one's money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Purple Purse Moving Ahead module provides general financial advice for individuals in an abusive relationship.

  • The Allstate Foundation: Learning Financial Fundamentals

    Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one's money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Moving Ahead module, focused on finance management, budgeting and saving, assets and liabilities, and banking options can help.

  • The Allstate Foundation: Mastering Credit Basics

    Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one's money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Moving Ahead module focuses on accessing and reading your credit report, as well as understanding and improving your credit score can help.

  • The Allstate Foundation: Building Financial Foundations

    Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one's money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Moving Ahead module reviews advanced financial management principles and topics such as loan options and home ownership.

  • The Allstate Foundation: Creating Budgeting Strategies

    Survivors of domestic violence face serious challenges. Many struggle to find a safe place to live and put food on the table. Others struggle to find and hold a job. Protecting one's money and other assets can also be a challenge. This online Moving Ahead module provides steps you can take to set financial goals and save money, and includes other advanced money-saving topics such as investing and education planning.


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August 2020

S M T W T F S

Our Impact in 2019

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • 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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