Empowered Families Kansas Project: Strategies and Skills to Provide Child-Youth and Child-Parent Advocacy in Domestic Violence Programs


AUDIENCE: KCSDV member program advocates working within a domestic and/or sexual violence advocacy program serving children, youth, and non-abusive parents/caregivers.

Co-Sponsors:

Family Youth Services Bureau   kcsdv-square108

Futures Without Violence

 

This training will provide advocates the strategies and skills to recognize and implement scholarly and research informed methods of youth mentoring practices that can be converted to child-parent advocacy and child-youth advocacy within domestic violence advocacy settings. During this skills based training advocates will identify and implement strategies to foster resilience in children and youth who have experienced domestic violence, teen dating violence, and co-occurring bullying, while strengthening the bond with the non-abusive parent/caregiver. Advocates will practice applying skills and techniques of intervention that honor the non-abusive parent and promote child-parent relationships while engaging in an anti-oppression reflective practice. Additionally, self-care strategies for advocates, children/youth, and non-abusive parents will be provided and practiced. This training will be presented by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence Children and Youth Team and Futures Without Violence. Each advocate will be provided a copy of the newly enhanced Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Children: A Resource Guide for Domestic Violence Advocacy Programs in Kansas.


As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize scholarly and research informed methods of youth mentoring practices that can be converted to child-parent advocacy and child-youth advocacy within domestic violence advocacy settings.
  • Identify the elements that affect the child-parent relationship after exposure to domestic violence, teen dating violence, and/or co-occurring bullying (e.g., youth development, gender, culture, race, and environmental influences).
  • Apply skills in using techniques of intervention that honor the parent and promote healthy child-parent relationships.
  • Identify child-parent advocacy best practices to improve communication of non-abusing parents/caregivers and their children/youth.
  • Identify ways to partner with parents to recognize and celebrate their children’s strengths, as well as ways that parents protect and nurture their children.
  • Practice facilitating conversations with non-abusing parent/caregivers about effects of domestic violence on their children.
  • Practice the core components of youth advocacy mentoring designed for youth exposed to domestic violence and/or teen dating violence.
  • Recognize the dynamics of healthy and unhealthy youth relationships.
  • Identify sources of resilience for children exposed to domestic violence, teen dating violence, and co-occurring bullying.
  • Implementing strategies to foster resilience in children and youth who have experienced domestic violence, teen dating violence, and co-occurring bullying.
  • Incorporate an anti-oppression and cultural humility approach to strengthen advocates work with child and adult survivors of domestic violence.
  • Discuss the importance of implementing strategies for self-care for child-parent advocates, children/youth, and non-abusing parents/caregivers.


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Questions:
If you have questions about the training, contact Bre Kirkhart, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 785-232-9784 ext. 331

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This publication was made possible by Grant Number 90EV0446 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Total Training Hours: 13





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