Home Visitation and Domestic Violence: Enhancing Safety and Support for Children and Families - HAYS - SEPTEMBER 7

AUDIENCE: Home Visitation program staff

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This full day training will provide participants the strategies and skills necessary to effectively address domestic violence while working with families through home visitation programs. During this advanced, skills-based institute, participants will learn about domestic violence and its effect on the health and safety of victims of domestic violence, including reproductive coercion and the impact of domestic violence on perinatal health outcomes. Participants will gain an understanding of how batterers impact the lives of children, and will explore the protective actions of survivors as parents and ways to increase protective capacity. The training will provide participants best practice strategies for screening, referrals, and enhancing safety. Vicarious trauma and how to support staff will also be discussed. Each participant will receive a flip book: Home Visitation Guidelines on Domestic Violence.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program FY'15 Competitive Grant (grant D89MC28269, $9,400,000) to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position of policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by KDHE, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Total Training Hours: 6

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