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Introduction Unit: Purpose, Guidelines, and History of Training

Purpose and Learning Goals of Training
 


The primary goal of this training is to provide an overview of the essential knowledge about domestic violence that has been amassed through decades of advocacy and research. This training, which is organized into seven units that can be accessed from the units tab above, includes information on different types of violence, its impact on individuals and communities, appropriate responses and best practices, and resources for additional information. It will help you to build your own toolkit for how to respond when you encounter people affected by domestic violence. You can return to the training whenever you need to refresh your memory. Please remember this training is not, nor can it be, a comprehensive representation of the knowledge about, perspectives on, responses to, or laws pertaining to domestic violence. Instead, is a starting point in what should be a lifetime pursuit of education about domestic violence. 


Upon completing this training, you can expect to gain knowledge about: 


Overall learning goals for training

 Principles of trauma-informed practice when working with people affected by domestic violence


Overall learning goals for training

How to assess survivors’ risk factors, cultivate protective factors, and minimize the need to make costly tradeoffs



The legal system, reporting requirements, and relevant resources for survivors, children exposed to domestic violence, and people who use abusive behaviors against intimate partners 

Overall learning goals for training

  The forms, types, complex nature, and prevalence of domestic violence 


Overall learning goals for training

 How to 
engage 
sensitively with survivors, children exposed to domestic violence, and people who use violence against partners