This is a Tier III course, IPV for Health and Human Services Professionals, should be completed before attending this workshop.
Self-determination leads to safety, not the other way around. Frequently working with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence involves creating a safety plan. But if we do not have the skills needed to support survivors in building self-determination, all the plans we create may fall by the wayside. In this training we will build skills for empowering survivors while challenging ourselves around blind spots and biases that we carry. This is a half-day, advanced Tier III workshop.
1) Understand the impact of personal biases and blind spots on survivors;
2) Assess personal blind spots and biases;
3) Review empowerment principles and bridge to fortifying survivors’ self-determination; and
4) Practice context specific ways to support survivors in building self-determination as a means of creating safety.
DBHIdS and OHS staff and providers, behavioral health service provider staff, and other human services and community based organization staff
Participants must attend entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation to receive credits and a certificate.