Training Institute

The mission of the KCADV Training Institute is to provide diverse educational opportunities to individuals and organizations, with a focus on ending violence against women from a social justice perspective. Another goal of the Training Institute is to contribute to the economic self-sustainability of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence

Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the nature and extent of domestic violence. Content will include: the effects of domestic violence on adults and children who witness, lethality and risk assessments, resources and referrals, reporting requirements, legal options for protection, strategies for safety planning, screening for domestic violence, and model protocols for addressing domestic violence. *This workshop meets the legislative mandate (KRS 194A.540) that will satisfy the three (3) hour training course requirement as directed in subsection (3) and outlined in subsection (2) of the mandate.
Substance Use Disorders and IPV:  An A to Z Conversation

Substance Use Disorders and IPV: An A to Z Conversation

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Studies have shown what many of us have known for a long time: trauma is often a factor in the development of substance use disorders. In the past, an abstinence-only approach to working with people who use drugs has been a barrier to helping people whose lives have been affected by intimate partner violence. This workshop will provide participants a safe space to discuss harm reduction approaches to providing shelter and services to people whose lives have intersected with substance use disorders and intimate partner violence. Workshop Fee: FREE
Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Monday, May 28, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 5:00pm
This three-day course meets the training requirement for certification as a Batterer Intervention Provider pursuant to KRS 403.7505 and 920 KAR 2:020. It will cover characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence, clinical profiling of domestic violence batterers, risk assessment and lethality of domestic violence batterers, intervention of batterers, effective services for victims and child witnesses of domestic violence, safety planning for victims, criminal sanctions for domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims. The cost to attend this training is $225. Please send payment so that we can reserve your spot. For online payments, please visit: https://www.kcadv.org/donations. Select "Training Institute Fee" and make your payment.
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Housing Case Management Training

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
The training will cover HUD’s coordinated entry requirements, referral processes to KCADV’s housing programs, case management expectations, and effective case management techniques. Please note that this training is mandatory for all agencies who are working with clients who are in one of KCADV’s housing programs (CoC Rapid Rehousing or TBRA). We encourage all case managers and advocates to attend, but please ensure that at least one individual from your agency is in attendance.
Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This workshop takes an inclusive and empowering approach to understanding sex and sexuality. Participants will learn strategies for promoting positive health, reproductive health, identity, and relationships with survivors, including with persons with disabilities. Advocates will learn skills for effective referral-making in communities with limited resources.
Ethics for Social Workers

Ethics for Social Workers

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Social work professionals are commonly faced with situations in which there are no clear answers. The purpose of this workshop is to examine potential conflicts so that social workers may better determine proactive response to them. Participants will review the Social Work Code of Ethics and apply the tenets of the Code of Ethics to navigate complex ethical challenges. Workshop Fee: $50. For online payments, please visit: https://www.kcadv.org/donations. Select "Training Institute Fee" and make your payment.
Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence

Strategies for Addressing Domestic Violence

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the nature and extent of domestic violence. Content will include: the effects of domestic violence on adults and children who witness, lethality and risk assessments, resources and referrals, reporting requirements, legal options for protection, strategies for safety planning, screening for domestic violence, and model protocols for addressing domestic violence. *This workshop meets the legislative mandate (KRS 194A.540) that will satisfy the three (3) hour training course requirement as directed in subsection (3) and outlined in subsection (2) of the mandate.
 Risk Reduction When There Are No Services: Mental Health

Risk Reduction When There Are No Services: Mental Health

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
One of the most stressful instances of advocacy that programs face is when mental health conditions make it difficult for victims to seek and obtain the services that they need. This workshop will discuss examples of difficult situations member programs have responded to and provide strategies to ensure the provision of services. Participants will learn how to respond when the risk of suicide exists and when threats of violence are present for victims with mental health conditions. Participants will discuss due diligence and collaboration opportunities for program leadership and direct service staff when responding to immediate threats and needs. Program staff will have the opportunity to craft a risk management plan to address immediate need/high risk of harm situations that require taking into consideration the mental health needs of a potential client.
Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 5:00pm
This three-day course meets the training requirement for certification as a Batterer Intervention Provider pursuant to KRS 403.7505 and 920 KAR 2:020. It will cover characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence, clinical profiling of domestic violence batterers, risk assessment and lethality of domestic violence batterers, intervention of batterers, effective services for victims and child witnesses of domestic violence, safety planning for victims, criminal sanctions for domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims. The cost to attend this training is $225. Please send payment so that we can reserve your spot. For online payments, please visit: https://www.kcadv.org/donations. Select "Training Institute Fee" and make your payment.
Ethics for Social Workers

Ethics for Social Workers

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:00am to Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
Social work professionals are commonly faced with situations in which there are no clear answers. The purpose of this workshop is to examine potential conflicts so that social workers may better determine proactive response to them. Participants will review the Social Work Code of Ethics and apply the tenets of the Code of Ethics to navigate complex ethical challenges. Workshop Fee: $50. For online payments, please visit: https://www.kcadv.org/donations. Select "Training Institute Fee" and make your payment.
Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, December 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
This three-day course meets the training requirement for certification as a Batterer Intervention Provider pursuant to KRS 403.7505 and 920 KAR 2:020. It will cover characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence, clinical profiling of domestic violence batterers, risk assessment and lethality of domestic violence batterers, intervention of batterers, effective services for victims and child witnesses of domestic violence, safety planning for victims, criminal sanctions for domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims. The cost to attend this training is $225. Please send payment so that we can reserve your spot. For online payments, please visit: https://www.kcadv.org/donations. Select "Training Institute Fee" and make your payment.