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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

Domestic Violence Fundamentals for Professionals
Presented by DVCAC in partnership with Family Violence Prevention Advisory Board

3 Part training series for advocates, case managers, probation officers, teachers, social workers, counselors, supervisors, and the general public

  • Friday June 22 – Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence Victims and Perpetrators: Why Does She Stay?
  • Friday July 27 – Protection Orders & Navigating the Legal System
  • Third Training Date TBD – Trauma Impact & Safety Planning with Survivors
  • Where: Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center, 9830 Lorain Ave
    When: All trainings will be held from 9:00a-12:30p
  • 3.0 CEUs will be provided for counselors / social workers.

Space is limited – please sign up in advance. Click here to register today!

Teen Dating Violence for Teachers and Counselors 

  • Back to school means new relationships… develop an understanding about dating
  • violence and the impact that it has on young people. Learn what tools to use to educate
  • youth about the signs of an unhealthy or abusive relationship and what to look for in a
  • healthy one.
  • Friday, August 10th
  • 9:00a – 12:00p
  • 3 CEUs Available for Counselors and Social Workers
  • $30 Registration fee, $10 additional for CEU Certificate

Click here to register today!

Human Resource Training

  • Guidelines and policies for HR professionals: tools, resources, and safety planning for working with employees who are experiencing domestic violence.
  • Friday, August 24th
  • 9:00a – 12:00p
  • 3 CEUs Available for Counselors and Social Workers
  • $30 Registration fee, $10 additional for CEU Certificate

Click here to register today!

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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