Training

2nd Quarter Classes Now Open

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Thank you for your interest in Rose Brooks Center’s training. You can now sign up for 2nd Quarter training, with classes beginning in April.

Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been privileged to provide quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community, and are 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
For questions or additional information on volunteering, please contact:
Joan Dougherty, Director of Volunteers and Community Support – joan@rosebrooks.org

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/.

The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
  Monday, April 8th, 2019
Time:  9am-4pm
Location:  Rose Brooks Center

Description: Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience implementing domestic violence programs, this 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

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

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
  Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
Time:  10am – 12pm
Location: Rose Brooks Center

Description:

  • Learn what actions are triggered by a DV-related 911 call in KCMO.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the local criminal justice system.
  • Expand and enhance the information you are able to share with clients, thereby increasing their knowledge of the criminal justice system.

Facilitator is 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

Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence   

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
  Friday, April 26th, 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:

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

Health and Domestic Violence

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date: 
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019  
Time: 
9:30am – 11:30am
Location:  Rose Brooks Center

Description:

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

Presenter is 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

Breaking the Cycle: Animal Abuse and Human Violence

Date:  Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Time:  3pm – 5pm
Location:  Rose Brooks Center

Description: Research has shown the link between humans and animals can be life-changing and in some cases, life-saving. This training provides participants with an understanding about domestic violence, as well as

  • how human violence and abuse towards animals are connected
  • how you can use a simple screening tool to determine if someone is experiencing violence
  • resources available to victims of domestic violence and their pets

Presenter is Rose Brooks Center Staff, Zoë Agnew-Svoboda, PAWS Place Program Coordinator

THIS TRAINING PROVIDES:
2 Continuing Education Contact hours; 2 Continuing Legal Education hours

Strangulation: The Unreported Trauma

THIS CLASS IS FULL
Date:
     Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Time:  10am – 12pm
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

Beyond Pets: Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals


Date:
  Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Time:  3pm – 4:30pm
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

Presenter is Rose Brooks Center Staff, Zoë Agnew-Svoboda, PAWS Place Program Coordinator

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