This training is intended to explore the impact of domestic violence on families who are involved with the Child Welfare system. Research shows children suffer lasting effects in many areas of their lives due to experiences with domestic violence. Specialists will learn how to identify domestic violence by determining if coercion and control are present. Specialists will learn how to increase safety in homes where control and violence occur for both the DV victim and child. Specialists will also learn how to provide opportunities for the batterer to stop controlling, coercing, violence in the home, and using children to control the victim.
This training is required learning for Level 1 Specialists who are completing Core and is considered part of your Core Required Level Classes. It is designed to best serve entry level specialists.