TRAINING

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TRAINING TOPICS

Partial list only; other training topics available. All training and speaking events are customized for your organization's specific needs.

  • My Story: 1988-2016—Radical Survival: My story of abuse: kidnapping and attempted murder with my father; stalking from prison; raising a baby while hiding from his father, who was serving a life sentence; working with other victims; creating a DV hospital crisis team, shelter, PTSD therapy, faith resources, etc.; my own PTSD, healing from it and ultimately facing my fears a few years ago and taking my son across country to meet his dying father in prison ('restorative justice with a twist')
  • Distinguishing Between Victims and Abusers Requesting Advocacy Services (i.e. DVPOs)
  • Working with Victims with Multiple Vulnerabilities (trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, mental illness)
  • Understanding and Addressing the Impact of Trauma-Related Guilt in Battered Women
  • Skill Building for Advocates: Helping Victims Address Their PTSD Symptoms
  • Establishing a 50:50 Advocacy Partnership with Survivor Clients
  • How Abuse Changes Victims—Understanding Victim Survival Behaviors (hostage dynamics, substance abuse, PTSD, use of resistive violence, etc.)
  • Running on Empty: Understanding and Treating Compassion Fatigue
  • Working with Difficult Survivors
  •  Understanding and Working with Christian Victims of DV
  • Partnering with Churches to Reach Battered Christian Women
  • Understanding the Abuse Tactics of Church-Going Abusers

OTHER TRAINING TOPICS

  • Domestic Violence: Hostage Dynamics and Traumatic Bonding
  • Worldwide Violence Against Women
  • Domestic Violence Training for Church Leaders
  • Domestic Violence Training for Christian Counselors
  • Domestic Violence and the Christian Scriptures
  • Working with Battered Christian Women (for secular advocates)
  • Women, Substance Abuse and Trauma
  • Co-Dependency vs. Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Against Prostituted Women
  • Violence in Same-Sex Relationships
  • Why Men Batter
  • How Can a Batterer Change?
  • Why Do Battered Women 'Stay'?
  • How to Recognize and Avoid Victim-Blaming
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse: What's the Connection?
  • Effects of Violence on Women's Physical Health
  • Effects of Violence on Women's Psychological Health
  • Guidelines for Counseling Trauma Survivors (adapted for various settings – mental health, medical, criminal justice, faith communities, schools, etc.)
  • Understanding Stalking
  • Understanding Sexual Violence
  • Understanding Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Training for Child Protection Workers
  • Domestic Violence Training for Police Officers
  • Domestic Violence Training for Substance Abuse Counselors
  • What About Battered Men?
  • Domestic Violence and Native American Women
  • Domestic Violence Training for Guardians ad Litem (GALs)
  • Trauma: How it Impacts a Person's Life
  • Assessing for Lifetime Trauma
  • Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
  • Effects of Trauma on Children and Adolescents
  • Domestic Violence Basics for Helpers
  • Distinguishing Between True Victims and Abusers Posing as Victims  (tailored for court advocates, police officers, etc.)
  • Understanding Vicarious Trauma
  • Self-care for Those Who Work with Victims
  • Domestic Violence Counseling: Understanding the Victims
  • Domestic Violence Advanced Issues
  • Advanced Trauma Issues (Neurological Changes and PTSD)
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health and Trauma
  • Co-Occurring Disorders: Substance Abuse and Trauma
  • Mothering After Trauma
  • Counseling Victims of Trauma and Abuse
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Domestic Violence and Adolescents
  • Understanding Dating Violence
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Tips for Identifying and Avoiding Abusers
  • Understanding the Adult Domestic Violence Victim
  • Understanding the Domestic Violence Offender
  • Counseling Do's and Don'ts with Trauma Survivors
  • Avoiding the Rescue Triangle/Transference
  • Guilt and Trauma: What's the Connection?
  • Cognitive Therapy for Trauma-Related Guilt
  • How to Identify, Assess and Counsel Trauma Survivors