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Fundamentals of Advocacy: Serving Youth and Tech Safety Module

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
9:00 am4:30 pm
North Platte, NE
Fundamentals of Advocacy: Serving Youth and Tech Safety Module

This training is one of 5 modules comprising the Coalition’s Fundamentals of Advocacy Training Institute and counts toward the 40 hours of foundational training required of all direct-service staff employed within Nebraska’s network of sexual and domestic violence victim service programs.

The training is appropriate for anyone PROVIDING DIRECT SERVICES to survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and/or human trafficking.

LOCATION:
Location details will be provided upon registration.

REGISTRATION FEE:
• Staff and volunteers from NETWORK MEMBER PROGRAMS and TRIBAL PROGRAMS: FREE
• Direct service providers from NON-MEMBER PROGRAMS or AGENCIES: $45
* Please be prepared to pay your registration fee through the website registration process. Refunds for canceled registrations will only be able to be made until 2 weeks prior to the event. Anything past 2 weeks prior to the training will not be refunded.
**All other costs associated with the training are the responsibility of the participant (i.e. mileage, hotel, meals, parking, etc.)

REGISTRATION OPENS: June 30th, 2020
REGISTRATION CLOSES: August 18, 2020

TRAINING SUMMARY & OBJECTIVES:
The first half of this module will focus on working with children/youth and families who have been impacted by domestic violence. We will explore an advocates’ role in working with children and youth as secondary victims; discuss how trauma presents in children and youth; and explore ways to support and empower parents and strengthen parent-child relationships.

The second half of this module will focus on technology-facilitated abuse and tech safety. We will discuss ways in which individuals may use technology to harass, stalk, or intimidate and identify strategies survivors can use to increase their safety. We will also discuss ways advocates can effectively support survivors who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and best practices for using technology to improve services.

Objectives:
At the end of this training, participants should be able to:
1. Describe what the experience of domestic violence might encompass for children, youth, and non-abusive parents, and how those experiences vary.
2. Discuss the potential traumatic effects of domestic violence on children, parent/survivors, and on their relationships with each other.
3. Identify risk and resiliency factors that could impact how children and youth respond to and heal from traumatic events.
4. Describe what may be observed as trauma-related responses in children and youth and how responses by vary based on developmental level.
5. Identify, describe, and model trauma-informed and resiliency-based advocacy interventions for supporting non-abusive parents.
6. Define “technology abuse” and identify ways in which individuals might use technology to exert power and control.
7. identify various apps and describe how various forms of technology are interconnected.
8. Identify, explain, and demonstrate best practices for supporting survivors who are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse, including strategies for protecting safety and preserving privacy when using social media and personal electronic devices.
9. Identify and explain best practices for using technology to improve services.

PREREQUISITES:
Participants must have viewed the pre-recorded webinar Basics of Trauma-Informed Care prior to attending this module. This 60-minute webinar can be viewed at https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/6103620341881905416.

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