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Power and Control Dynamics Instructor-Led Training

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Instructor-led training for Core Competency Module 8

Abusive relationships, whether between intimate partners, families, or caregiver/care recipient relationships create safety concerns and may pose difficulties with service planning and interventions. In some cases, abusive behaviors are obvious and can be validated with evidence. In others, it can be very difficult to identify and verify. In this thought provoking and engaging training, participants will focus on power and control dynamics in abusive relationships. During the training, participants will learn various tactics abusers use, explore many reasons and situations where someone may feel they cannot or will not leave an abusive relationship and work through an experiential exercise to help develop empathy and awareness of various outcomes and resources when working with people who are being abused. Participants will complete numerous activities to apply content from training to their practice, while keeping power and control dynamics in mind. This training has been designed using Trauma-Informed Practice.

Course Materials
Executive Summary 
Trainer Manual
Participant Manual

Transfer of Learning 2023 (TOL) 
Transfer of Learning 2023 (TOL) 

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