Comprehensive, Culturally Approriate, and Competency-Based Workforce Development.

CWDS Curriculum

A Safety Organized Approach to Domestic Violence: Partnering with the Survivor

Course Description:

Domestic violence can have an impact on the physical and emotional safety of the children and the functioning of the entire family. This hands-on training will engage participants in critical thinking about their practice when there is a perpetrator pattern of coercive control and violence. It can be a challenge to hold the perpetrator accountable while keeping the children safe in the care of the survivor.

Participants will be introduced to safety-organized concepts to increase their proficiency in engaging domestic violence survivors using solution focused strategies. Trainers will share and model use of the SOP DV Timeline. It’s a tool created by Luck P Luckey to engage the survivor in wanting to partner with the agency and jointly make a balanced assessment of safety and danger. Participants will practice each step of the timeline process on a case scenario. Examples of solution focused questions designed to increase rigor in safety and case planning with the survivor and the perpetrator will be shared.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase understanding of SOP core principles related to domestic violence to build better outcomes for families and the child welfare system
  2. Learn how to identify perpetrator patterns to inform Structured Decision Making (SDM) assessments
  3. Understand how to apply an intersecting lens when mental illness and substance abuse are intertwined with domestic violence
  4. Be introduced to the SOP DV Timeline tool used when interviewing for danger and safety
  5. Using all these practice tools together to create survivor and child centered safety and case plans


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