Training Institute

The mission of the KCADV Training Institute is to provide diverse educational opportunities to individuals and organizations, with a focus on ending violence against women from a social justice perspective. Another goal of the Training Institute is to contribute to the economic self-sustainability of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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HB 309 Mandatory Reporting/Referral Requirements For Professionals: Domestic/Dating Violence, Child Abuse, and Vulnerable Adult Abuse

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
This two- hour webinar will increase the knowledge, skills and awareness of professionals about changes in the domestic violence mandatory reporting statute. This session will also cover mandatory reporting statutes for child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse. HB 309 amends KRS 209A and requires professionals – including law enforcement, licensed mental health professionals, and health care workers – to provide a suspected victim of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse with educational materials related to domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse. The law goes into effect across Kentucky on June 29, 2017.

HB 309 Mandatory Reporting/Referral Requirements For Professionals: Domestic/Dating Violence, Child Abuse, and Vulnerable Adult Abuse

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
This two- hour webinar will increase the knowledge, skills and awareness of professionals about changes in the domestic violence mandatory reporting statute. This session will also cover mandatory reporting statutes for child abuse and vulnerable adult abuse. HB 309 amends KRS 209A and requires professionals – including law enforcement, licensed mental health professionals, and health care workers – to provide a suspected victim of domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse with educational materials related to domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse. The law goes into effect across Kentucky on June 29, 2017.

SOAR: SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery

Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
This workshop will focus on preparing case managers to assist individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder to apply for the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) disability programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The techniques taught in this course can improve the quality and completeness of any application for SSI/SSDI. Individuals who complete the course are encouraged to use what they learn to improve SSI/SSDI applications for themselves or others. Registration deadline: July 21st, 2017.

Annual Data Collection Meeting

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Data collection is an increasingly important aspect of our work. This data collection meeting will specifically focus on reviewing the stats definitions for the KCADV report, HUD requirements, and the VOCA PMT report. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and collectively problem-solve for the changing data collection landscape.

Strategies for Ensuring Cultural Competency and Language Accessibility

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Social Service providers are charged with the ethical responsibility to be culturally competent and language accessible. This workshop will focus on discussing cultural competency, language accessibility and the roles of social service providers in a practical manner, allowing participants to have clear examples illustrating the importance of cultural competent practice, social service provision, interactions and policies. This workshop is hands-on and participant-driven, creating a framework for participants when striving for a culturally competent and language accessible practice. Registration deadline is August 11, 2017.

Strategies for Safe and Affordable Housing

Friday, August 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This session will provide an in-depth overview of housing concepts, programs, and products. Participants will learn to connect with landlords and community networks to improve housing outcomes. Participants will have opportunities to learn about various options for housing assistance/qualifications, strategies for enrollment, housing searches, and KCADV Economic Empowerment Programs that may be beneficial for housing clients.

Outreach/Court Advocate Annual Meeting

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This workshop is an opportunity for Outreach and Court Advocates to come together to gain new information and is designed to provide new tools to improve their reach and work. Advocates will have a chance to network with other advocates fulfilling similar roles in their agencies. Training and discussion topics will include: HB 309 changes/data collection, meaningful access, and an introductory discussion to the Batterer Intervention Program, as overseen by KCADV.

Building Economic Advocacy Strategies

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
This training will provide participants with basic information on financial capability and strategies for working with survivors toward economic stability and will review the KCADV programs (such as IDAs and microloans) offered to survivors. Registration deadline is September 1, 2017.

Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
This three-day course meets the training requirement for certification as a Batterer Intervention Provider pursuant to KRS 403.7505 and 920 KAR 2:020. It will cover characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence, clinical profiling of domestic violence batterers, risk assessment and lethality of domestic violence batterers, intervention of batterers, effective services for victims and child witnesses of domestic violence, safety planning for victims, criminal sanctions for domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims. Registration deadline is September 8, 2017.

Child Advocate Annual Meeting: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) is a federally recognized, empirically-backed public education and prevention tool that improves knowledge of mental health problems and connects people with appropriate professional, peer, social, or self- help care. The course teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/ HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed for adults who work with youth.

STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
This workshop will provide participants with knowledge about the nature and extent of domestic violence. Content will include: the effects of domestic violence on adults and children who witness, lethality and risk assessments, resources and referrals, reporting requirements, legal options for protection, strategies for safety planning, screening for domestic violence, and model protocols for addressing domestic violence. *This workshop meets the legislative mandate (KRS 194A.540) that will satisfy the three (3) hour training course requirement as directed in subsection (3) and outlined in subsection (2) of the mandate. Registration deadline is October 20, 2017.

Welcome to the (Virtual) Neighborhood

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This workshop will discuss “virtual neighborhoods” in which people exist (social media, the Internet, etc.) and the perceived safety risks to vulnerable persons. Participants will also discuss concepts of “visibility,” “publicity,” and “privacy.” Participants will learn why prescribed responses to risks may be limited and brainstorm ideas for increasing safety in networked publics. Registration deadline is November 3, 2017.

Batterer Intervention Provider Certification Training

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Friday, December 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
This three-day course meets the training requirement for certification as a Batterer Intervention Provider pursuant to KRS 403.7505 and 920 KAR 2:020. It will cover characteristics and dynamics of domestic violence, clinical profiling of domestic violence batterers, risk assessment and lethality of domestic violence batterers, intervention of batterers, effective services for victims and child witnesses of domestic violence, safety planning for victims, criminal sanctions for domestic violence, and legal remedies for victims. Registration deadline is December 8, 2017.