Safety Organized Approach to Domestic Violence: Perpetrator Engagement and Accountability (Virtual Training) Part 2

Prerequisite: Completion of Safety Organized Practice Approach to Domestic Violence: Partnering with the Survivor is required to attend this training.

This hands-on, two-day training will engage participants in critical thinking about their practice when there is a perpetrator pattern of coercive control and violence. Participants will be introduced to safety-organized concepts to increase their proficiency in engaging domestic violence perpetrators using solution focused strategies. Participants will explore implicit bias, gender stereotypes and parenting standards which impact perpetrator engagement. In addition, participants will review the impact of trauma on children exposed to domestic violence and engage in a discussion on the possibilities of perpetrator recovery. Using a case scenario, participants will practice social worker safety and each phase of the interviewing process.

After attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply SOP core principles for engaging perpetrators during times of domestic violence to build better outcomes for families and the child welfare system
  • Identify perpetrator patterns to inform Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessments
  • Apply an unbiased lens and strength-based solution focused strategies when engaging perpetrators of domestic violence
  • Understand the phases of interviewing perpetrators for danger and safety
  • Use all of the above practice tools and strategies together for perpetrator accountability and child centered safety and case plans
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Online class