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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Human Trafficking: Guiding Principles and Standards in Developing Victim-Centered Services

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
This training will provide an overview of human trafficking in Kentucky and discuss how to apply the guiding principles of victim-centered services when working with survivors of human trafficking. Examples may include confidentiality, screening, training of staff/volunteers, media policies, survivor leadership, and the provision of services based on an empowerment model. Using Office of Victims of Crime definitions, examples of federal and state laws and standards, and the experience of domestic violence and rape crisis centers, this workshop will offer guidance

Webinar Series: HB 309 New State Mandated Leasing Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
New leasing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual violence became law on June 29. The Lexington Fair Housing Council and the Kentucky Coalition Against DV are offering three free webinars about the new state law this month and in September. The 90-minute webinar will review the legal rights of protected tenants under this new law, as well as additional federal protections already available to victims living in all kinds of federally subsidized housing under the Violence Against Women Act.

Project Safe 5th Annual Summit: Healthy Relationships and People with Disabilities

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Summit Objectives • Demonstrate how to apply knowledge of healthy relationships as a tool to prevent violence and for effective intervention • Increase understanding of the intersection of healthy relationships and sexual/domestic violence against people with disabilities • Know professionals’ responsibilities under the newly revised KRS 209A: mandatory education and referral law for victims of domestic and dating violence

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.


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.