Recognizing and Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence with Linda Douglas (1 hour)
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About the Event
Domestic violence often occurs in isolation and can often be hard to detect. There are often signs to look out for when one person is exerting power and control over another and placing family members in danger. This course will discuss ways to recognize and support victims of domestic violence, including children.
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Track: Family & Youth
HUD Category: Family Housing - (2) Spousal Abuse
Presenter: Linda Douglas, Trauma Specialist at New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Presenter Bio: 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 affects 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 eleven 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.Objectives
- Name five ways that an abuser controls their partner other than physical threat or action.
- Explain to another person how domestic violence impacts children.
- Be able to identify at least three barriers that keep a victim from being able to leave the relationship.
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