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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Court Advocates Training: Advocacy on Behalf of Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This workshop will focus on how advocates can improve the services they offer immigrant survivors of domestic violence. Participants will learn how to help survivors obtain U visas and other immigration remedies. Participants will learn how to advocate for survivors with children who are eligible for benefits and the eligibility criteria for obtaining public benefits and services that flow to survivors who have a pending or approved VAWA self-petition, VAWA cancelation of removal, U visa, or T visa case. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss safety planning strategies that they can use with the immigrant families that they serve.

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.

Expert Witness Training

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This workshop will provide advocates with an overview of the expert witness process, as well as provide strategies about a variety of ways in which their expertise in the area of domestic violence can be helpful to survivors who are interacting with the court and social service systems. Strategies and scenarios will include providing expert testimony in the courtroom, writing an affidavit on behalf of a client, and navigating the appeals/grievances processes.