The workshops and training classes listed below count towards fulfilling the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) and Department of Justice – Crime Victims’ Services Division (CVSD) requirements for advocate privilege and certification (40 Hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training). If you would like to purchase a package of courses that fulfill the requirements, please click the button below.

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

Survivors and advocates are dealing with a dire lack of resources in our communities. This training will explore how to talk about options and safety plan with survivors when local emergency housing is full; waiting lists are long, and there are no available resources.

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Domestic Violence 101

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

Domestic Violence (DV) 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women and gender-based violence and increases understanding of the many forms of DV and how to respond.

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Domestic Violence 102

In Her Shoes/DV 102 will review domestic violence and use the In Her Shoes tool to give attendees a deeper understanding of what survivors face in an abusive relationship.

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Moving Ahead Through Financial Management

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

Learn tactics to understand financial fundamentals and basic steps to building a strong financial base, including budgeting, saving, building credit and managing debt . Gain resources to strengthen survivor confidence in order to take action and strategies to address the financial and safety challenges of ending a relationship with an abusive partner

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Personal Safety and De-Escalation

Personal Safety and De-escalation

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation.

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