Training

4th Quarter Classes Now Open

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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

Strangulation: The Unreported Trauma


Date:
  Monday, October 14th, 2019
Time:  3pm – 5pm
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

    From 911 to Court: The Path of a Criminal DV Case


    Date:
      Monday, October 21st, 2019
    Time:  10am-12pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center

    Description: In 2016, there were 44,074 incidents of domestic violence in Missouri reported by law enforcement according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol with the highest amount of 8,572 incidents in Jackson County. Because of the high prevalence of domestic violence in Kansas City, it is imperative for the community at-large to:

    • Learn what actions are triggered by a DV-related 911 call in KCMO
    • Gain a greater understanding of the local criminal justice system
    • Identify the different systems victim-survivors of domestic violence interact with when they seek justice
    • Know what services are available to victims of domestic violence in the KC metro

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Annie Struby, Community Safety Assessment Coordinator

    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

    Health and Domestic Violence

    FULL – Closed to registration
    Date: 
    Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019  
    Time: 
    9:30am – 11:30am
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center

    Description: The nation’s official health protection agency, the Center for Disease Control, considers intimate partner violence to be a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. There are many studies demonstrating the physiological and psychological impact domestic violence has on individuals. This training will:

    • Examine the impact of domestic violence trauma on immediate and long-term health outcomes for adults and children
    • Discuss how trauma may influence a survivor’s ability to access healthcare services or to obtain and understand health information
    • Provide resources and supports that providers working with trauma survivors can use to help them proactively access appropriate healthcare services

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Eva Vlach, Health Services Coordinator

    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

    Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence   

    FULL – Closed to registration
    Date:
      Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    Time:  9am – 3pm
    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 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
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Beyond Pets: Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals


    Date:  Monday, November 11th, 2019
    Time:  12pm – 1:30pm
    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
    • 1.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar

    The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence   

    FULL – Closed to registration
    Date:
      Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
    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 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
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Reproductive Coercion   


    Date:
      Monday, December 16th, 2019
    Time:  12:30pm – 3pm
    Location:  Rose Brooks Center  

    Description: Although reproductive coercion is not a new phenomenon, relatively new studies are revealing the shocking extent of abuse in which an individual’s reproductive choices are controlled by an abusive intimate partner. This training will expand participants’ ability to work with victim-survivors by:

    • Defining reproductive coercion and how to assess
    • Describing the impact of domestic violence on reproductive health outcomes
    • Examining 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 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 2.5 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 2.5 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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