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Empowerment & Trauma Informed Practice with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

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Empowerment & Trauma Informed Practice with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Workshop Description:

Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence is a pervasive and challenging societal problem that social workers encounter in all fields of practice. This training will focus on best practices in working with survivors of IPV/DV. All survivors engage in a number of strategies to protect themselves and their children. These strategies can be mislabeled by interventions that are not based in an understanding of the complexity, context and dynamics of IPV.

Empowerment and Trauma Informed practice provides a framework for intervening that recognizes the courage of survivors and engages and supports their healing process. Areas that will be covered include: assessment tools, effects of psychological and physical abuse, mediators of survivors’ responses to IPV, assessing danger, impact of substance use and mental health issues, and intervention strategies. Narratives of survivor’s experiences in counseling will also be included. (Study by Ellen Ridley & Amy Coha).

Date: 04/19/2024
Time: 9AM - 1PM EST
Cost: $80
Contact Hours: 4
Format: Live Remote (Zoom) – Link Sent 2 Days Before Workshop
Speaker Name: Amy L. Coha, MSW, LCSW
Speaker Bio: Amy retired from the University of New England School of Social Work where she was employed for twenty-one years as a Clinical Professor and Director of the MSW Field Education. Her social work experience includes working with individuals with mental illness and survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Coha was Associate Director of the Domestic Violence Project/SAFE House in Ann Arbor, Michigan for 15 years. In that capacity she was responsible for the shelter program, developed a counseling program for survivors of battering, provided expert testimony on IPV/DV in criminal and civil court cases, and was a subject matter expert for the Michigan Law Enforcement Training Council (MLEOTC). She also provided trainings to law enforcement, judges, probation officers, and magistrates. She continues to provide Expert Witness testimony in criminal cases in Michigan. In Maine she has presented workshops and seminars on intimate partner violence at the Sweetser Training Institute and at a number of agencies throughout the state. In 2008 Ellen Ridley of Family Crisis Services and Coha received a grant from the Bingham Foundation exploring the experiences of victims/survivors of abuse/battering when seeking mental health counseling. Coha’s work in the field of Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Violence has included micro, mezzo and macro practice.

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Accreditation & Recognition

CSWE AccreditationUNE's online Master of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), which is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S.