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DVCAC provides Professional Training on a variety of topics. These training's are appropriate for individuals working with children in any capacity. CEU's are available to social workers, counselors, and therapists for all classes.

Professional Training 

DVCAC offers a wide variety of professional training workshops to the greater Cleveland area. As an agency, we provide trainers with expertise in the areas of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Child Abuse and other related topics. Expanding our knowledge of these issues is critical to providing effective support, intervention and resources to families experiencing trauma and violence.

  • Professional training workshops are appropriate for and beneficial to anyone who works with youth and families in any capacity
  • We are able to offer trainings at DVCAC’s administrative office or on-site at your agency
  • All training workshops can be modified to meet your organizational needs
  • DVCAC is an accredited provider of CEUs for social workers and counselors. CEUs are available for all professional trainings
  • No refunds

Training Dates

Impact of Violence on Children
May 28th 5:30-8:30pm
This training takes an impact of childhood exposure to violence. We look at and discuss behaviors you make observe in children along with strategies to support families.
2.75 CEUs available

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Safey Planning with Survivors
June 12th 9:30am-12:30pm
This training is designed for professionals working with surviviors. We look at the realities individuals face when leaving abusive relationships, how to plan with victims in order to leave safely while exploring all options and understand that leaving is not always the safest option
2.75 CEUs available

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Navigating the Legal System
July 10th 9:30am-12:30pm
This training is designed for professionals working with survivors who are navigating the legal system. In this trainig we take a deepr look at the civil and criminal process that survivors experience as a way to gain an understanding and awareness of the process victimes must navigate while filing a protection order
2.75 CEUs available

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Dynamics of Abusers & Victims
August 21st 9:30am-12:30pm
This training is designed for professionals to take a deeper look at male perpetrators of domestic violence and victims. We look at the reseach of different types of abusers and their characteristics and the reasons why someone experiencing domestic violence may stay in an abusive relationship.
2.75 CEUs available

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"In Her Shoes" Understanding the Choices Victims Make
September 12th 9am-1pm
In Her Shoes is an interactive training designed to help participants learn about the complexities of domestic violence. Participants walk through and make choices that victims of domestic violence often face.
3.5 CEUs available

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Working with Survivors
October 9th 9:30am-12:30pm
This training is designed for professionals and community members who work with individuals and families experiencing domestic violence. In this training we look at helpful and harmful things to say to an individual, questions to ask prior to intervening, and reasons why an individual may make choices that we may not understand. We also look at the importance of boundaries and self-care when working with survivors.
2.75 CEUs available

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To inquire about professional training and to receive more information on training topics, scheduling, fees, etc., click here or please contact Megan Gergen at 216-229-2420.


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