We have always had an ambitious goal to stop violence before it begins. Prevention not only requires understanding the factors that influence violence; it also includes efforts to promote healthy relationships and a change in knowledge and behaviors at all levels of society. In order to achieve this, Women In Distress provides free education and trainings to youth, parents, professionals and other adults throughout the community through our Education & Prevention program.
Domestic Violence 101: Overview & Agency Services
April 13, 2021 from 2 PM to 4 PM
This training will provide foundational knowledge on the dynamics of domestic violence, statistics, red flags and warning signs, types of abuse, and why survivor’s stay. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of best practices when working with someone affected by intimate partner violence. Two (2) domestic violence CEs will be available for professionals with licenses under the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.
Talking with Youth about Consent & Boundaries
April 29, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
In light of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month, WID is providing this training targeted towards professionals that work with youth and parents that will review best practices for talking with youth about consent and boundaries. This training will provide a brief overview of teen dating violence and will focus on information about consent and boundaries, including helpful tips and information on how to engage youth in responsible, effective conversations so they can have healthy and safe relationships.
Consent & Boundaries: Youth & Parent Workshop
Date/Registration TBD for April 2021
Consent and boundaries (especially digital boundaries!) can be tricky issues to discuss. However, it is imperative that young people have a strong understanding of these topics so they can have healthy relationships with partners, friends, and others. It is also just as important that parents and adults in the community are informed and feel confident to have proactive and supportive conversations with youth about these topics. This workshop will provide a space for youth and parents or community adults to learn about consent and boundaries, and how to best talk to each other about these topics in a supportive, informative, and responsible way.
“In Her Shoes” DV Training
May 14, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
This training will allow social service providers, law enforcement, and other professionals and community members to understand the barriers domestic violence survivors face and how the community can work more holistically and effectively to stop domestic violence. This training will be centered around the “In Her Shoes” simulation activity developed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a tool that allows attendees to “move, act, think, and make choices as a person experiencing an abusive relationship” (https://wscadv.org/resources/in-her-shoes-training-kits/), challenging them to see firsthand the barriers and risks survivors face. Two (2) domestic violence CEs will be available for professionals with licenses under the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.