Training

All 1st quarter classes are full

Please look for 2nd Quarter classes sometime at the end of Feb or beginning of March. 

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been privileged to provide quality domestic violence education built on more than 40 years of DV programming.

Rose Brooks Center’s training courses provide:
• Continuing Education contact hours approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
• Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
• Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
• Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

** Our trainers will notify you of any cancellations at least two business days prior to training.

Contact Us

For more information about classes, please contact:
Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager, jessicah@rosebrooks.org

Reproductive Coercion

THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Date:
Monday, December 16th, 2019
Time: 12:30pm – 3pm
Location:  Rose Brooks Center

Description:

  • Define reproductive coercion and how to assess
  • Describe the impact of domestic violence on reproductive health outcomes
  • Examine strategies advocates can use to respond to those experiencing reproductive coercion

Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Tanya Draper-Douthit, Director of Community Programs

THIS TRAINING PROVIDES:

  • 2.5 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
  • 2.5 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

“In Her Shoes”: Living with Domestic Violence

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
Friday, January 24th, 2020
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location:  Rose Brooks Center

Description: In this experiential activity participants assume the roles of diverse battered women as they seek assistance from a variety of resources.  Each resource represents an institution or service that women encounter as they struggle through their circumstances, such as courts, doctors and shelters.  Participants soon realize that those resources can either help or hurt her ability to become safe. In Her Shoes demonstrates that an individual woman’s escape from abuse is complicated, unpredictable and, sometimes, impossible. It is the experiential nature of In Her Shoes that allows participants to better understand the extreme challenges faced by battered women.

Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager

This training provides:

  • 3 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
  • 3 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
  • 2 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
  • 3 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

Strangulation: The Unreported Trauma

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
Time: 9am – 11am
Location: Rose Brooks Center

Description:

Abusers who strangle their partners are nearly 10 times more likely to murder them. This essential two-hour training was presented to nearly 1500 KCPD officers in an effort to save lives and increase offender accountability. This course brings to light the dangers of strangulation and provides participants with practical knowledge needed to recognize and document a strangulation injury.

  • Review anatomy and physiology of strangulation and common methods used
  • Explore sign and symptoms of strangulation
  • Learn the basics of documenting a strangulation injury

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager

    This training provides:

    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 2 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 2 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence   

    THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
    Date:
    Monday, February 3rd, 2020
    Time: 9am – 4pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center  

    Description: Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience implementing domestic violence programs, this course provides participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding about domestic violence, including:

    • Domestic violence prevalence, definitions, theoretical and historical frameworks
    • Power and control tactics, and the impact on victims
    • Community and institutional responses to domestic violence

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager

    This training provides:

    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards
    • 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 6 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety

    Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence   

    THIS CLASS IS FULL
    Date:
    Monday, February 10th, 2020
    Time: 9am – 4pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center  

    Description: For anyone who has struggled with how to help a client, colleague or friend experiencing an abusive relationship, this is a great follow-up course to The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence. This all day training provides participants with practical skills to support domestic violence survivors in planning for safety in a broad range of contexts and situations:

    • Principles and framework of risk assessment and safety planning
    • Tools, scenarios, and real world examples
    • Practice with experienced domestic violence advocates

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager

    This training provides:

    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards
    • 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 4 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety

    Beyond Pets: Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals

    THIS CLASS IS FULL
    Date: Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    Time: 3:30pm – 5pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center

    Description: Emotional support animals and service animals are becoming more popular and often agencies are unsure how to navigate the requirements. This training will cover:

    • The role of an animal (whether companion, therapy, emotional support or service)
    • ADA requirements & what is required of agencies
    • What is required of the animal owner
    • How emotional support animals and service animals can be beneficial to trauma survivors

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Zoë Agnew-Svoboda, PAWS Place Program Coordinator

    THIS TRAINING PROVIDES:

    • 1.5 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

    Intimate Partner Trafficking: The Intersection of Intimate Partner Violence and Human Trafficking

    THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
    Date: 
    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020  
    Time:
    9am-12pm  
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center

    Description:

    Every year, millions of adults and youth are trafficked worldwide with estimates ranging between 20-40 million. The unfortunate reality is that most traffickers are known to their victim(s) and many have an intimate relationship. Despite the prevalence of intimate partner trafficking, few specialized resources exist to assist intimate partner trafficking survivors and most intimate partner trafficking victims go unidentified by the systems which could help them escape. This training serves as a primer on

    • What intimate partner trafficking is and how it works
    • How traffickers find and lure their victims
    • What vulnerabilities do trafficking victims share
    • How to help an intimate partner trafficking victim-survivor

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Hannah McCauley, Shelter Advocate, and Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager

    Trauma Work and Its Impact on You

    THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
    Date: 
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020  
    Time:
      1pm – 5pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center

    Description:

    Supporting those who have experienced trauma often takes a personal toll on the helper. Drawing on the work of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, this half-day course provides practical approaches to self-care:

    • Define secondary trauma and its relationship to compassion fatigue and burnout
    • Identify the impacts of trauma exposure and how to recognize its effects
    • Examine Trauma Stewardship and its role at Rose Brooks Center
    • Explore strategies to integrate the concepts of Trauma Stewardship

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Tanya Draper Douthit, Director of Community Programs

    This training provides:

    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 4 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 3 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Making Services Accessible to Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Limited English Proficiency:  Policies, Procedures and Resources  

    THIS CLASS IS FULL
    Date:
    Monday, March 23rd, 2020
    Time: 10am – 2pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center  

    Description:

    How does your organization provide services, resources, and support to domestic violence survivors from immigrant or refugee populations? Do you have practices in place to meet the needs of survivors with limited English proficiency? This course provides guidance and examples to make your services accessible to all survivors:

    • Overview of domestic violence in the immigrant and refugee community
    • Legal Remedies that may be available to immigrant survivors
    • Examples of policies and procedures related to persons with LEP
    • Examples of language resources
    • How to work with an Interpreter

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Annie Struby, Blueprint Coordinator

    This training provides:

    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 4 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 3 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Support Rose Brooks Center

    To help ensure you receive the knowledge you need to better serve our communities, all training classes are free to the public, including those offering CEU’s. However, if you would like to support our training program, donations can be made at https://www.rosebrooks.org/how-to-help/donate/.

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