Advocacy for Parent and Child Survivors

Supporting Adult Survivors as Parents in Domestic Violence Programming (APCS100)


Description
Some advocates say, “I don’t work with kids so I don’t need to know how to engage them.” It’s time to challenge that outdated thinking. On any given day in the shelter, children make up over half of the residents. By including child survivors in programming, you better support the family holistically and adult victims as parents. You’ll learn to improve shelter programming services that reduce secondary victimization during interactions with children and teen survivors. You’ll understand how batterers expose children and adult victims to ongoing fear and harm that affects them cognitively, developmentally, and emotionally. This training includes trauma-informed resources and is designed for all advocates whether they are adult-focused, youth-focused, or program supervisors.
Content
  • Supporting Adult Survivors as Parents in Domestic Violence Programming
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever