Recognizing and Supporting the Needs of Survivors of Domestic Violence
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RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (WEBINAR)
Presented by Linda Douglas M.Ed., CTSS and Elana Coleman. Sponsored by NHCADSV
Survivors of gender based violence are often vulnerable to housing and financial instability. Domestic violence is not always easily identifiable. This workshop will provide a general overview on recognizing survivors and honoring their needs, while providing non-judgmental and empowering support. The goal is to learn approaches of supporting survivors in maintaining safe and stable housing.
Track: Elderly/Disabled Population, Family & Youth, Supervisory/Management, Professional Development
Format: Lecture, Interactive
HUD Category: Crisis Prevention and Intervention (Additional Recommended Training Areas), Family-Housing (2) Spousal Abuse
Elena Coleman is the Housing and Economic Justice Specialist at the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, where she supports capacity-building and management of the Coalition’s housing and economic empowerment programs. She also provides training and technical assistance to the Coalition’s member programs and community partners around addressing survivors’ needs and overcoming barriers to obtaining and maintaining housing and financial independence. She has been at the Coalition for 3 years and previously worked as an advocate at one of the Coalition’s member programs.
Linda Douglas is the Trauma Specialist for the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence working to enhance the capacity of member programs of the coalition, and local communities, to address the effects of trauma and the complex needs of victims with mental health and substance abuse problems. She has provided training to crisis center staff on the issues of domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health over the past nine years using trauma informed materials. Over the past nine years she has expanded her expertise to understanding the effects of trauma and domestic violence on children. Linda has also been providing training to the Department of Children, Youth and Families and the Department on Homelessness.
Certificates will be issued following completion of the feedback form/session test which will be sent to you following the webinar via email. Note - this is a NERSC CEU. We have also applied for NASW CEUs and are awaiting approval.
NERSC Webinars supported by CHFA, VHFA, Maine Housing, MassHousing, Rhode Island Housing and New Hampshire Housing.