Training & Events

Community Education Opportunities

The Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Audience: All community members
  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Answering, “Why people stay in violent relationships
  • Responding to those who experience violence
  • Accessing local and national resources

Employers and Domestic Violence

  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Addressing suspicions of domestic violence among employees
  • Creating an environment where employees are comfortable disclosing
  • Accessing local and national resources

LGBTQ+ and Domestic Violence

  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Barriers for those seeking services
  • Best practices for serving the community
  • Accessing local and national resources

Teen Dating Abuse and Sexual Assault

Audience: Youth
  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Contrasting healthy vs. unhealthy behaviors in relationships
  • Responding to those who experience unhealthy or abuse relationships
  • Accessing youth specific local and national resources

Teen Dating Abuse and Sexual Assault

Audience: Educators and Youth Workers
  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Contrasting healthy vs. unhealthy behaviors in relationships
  • Responding to those who experience unhealthy or abuse relationships
  • Overview of the Indiana Department of Education model policy.
  • Overview of Title IX requirements
  • Prevention strategies
  • Accessing youth specific local and national resources

ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCE STUDY: TRAUMA AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Audience: DIRECT SERVICE SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS (CASE MANAGERS, THERAPISTS, ADVOCATES), NURSES, TEACHERS, YOUTH WORKERS
  • History and overview of the ACES
  • The connection between childhood trauma and adult health outcomes
  • Common behaviors and challenges of traumatized individuals
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Overview of cyclical and trans-generational trauma
  • Administering the ACES with clients and counseling them through the score

Medical Professionals and Domestic Violence

  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Common medical issues of those experiencing violence
  • Behaviors of those being victimized and those abusing in a health care setting
  • Screening for domestic violence under the AFA
  • Accessing local resources

Faith Based Community and Domestic Violence

  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Creating a culture of disclosure and rejecting all forms of vio-lence
  • Empowering community members to respond
  • Accessing local and national resources

Law Enforcement and Domestic Violence

  • Information about various types of abuse
  • Investigation techniques for domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Protective order information
  • Accessing local resources and building partnerships with community groups

*DVN is a certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and can provide continuing education units

Sex education for advocates

Audience: DIRECT SERVICE SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS (CASE MANAGERS, THERAPISTS, ADVOCATES), NURSES, TEACHERS, YOUTH WORKERS
  • Basic information on birth control and STI prevention methods
  • Discussion of the importance of sex positive messaging
  • How domestic violence and sexual assault victims may respond to discussion of sexuality
  • Overview of legal issues connected to sexual health in the state of Indiana

For more information or to schedule a training, please contact our Training Services Manager, Mary-Margaret Sweeney, at

msweeney@dvnconnect.org or call 317-872-1086