Community Education

Educators are available in each county to provide presentations and trainings for community groups, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, employers, and anyone else interested in the issue of domestic violence. They also coordinate awareness-raising events throughout the community. Our most common workshops include:

Domestic Violence 101: Our most commonly requested training, this orientation focuses on defining domestic abuse and the dynamics around staying versus leaving, as well as how to make a safety plan at home and at work.

Domestic Violence and Workplace Response: This training is given to management, Human Resources personnel, and anyone involved with policy development. Its goal is to provide supervisors with information on how domestic violence affects the workplace (particularly employee safety), as well as concrete resources for responding to abuse situations. (Safe Voices also is available to consult with any employers who wish to develop their own workplace policies on domestic violence.)

Domestic Violence Clinical Screening: Adapted from the Physicians for Social Responsibility curriculum, this training teaches nurses, doctors, and other clinicians how to recognize the signs of abuse in the medical setting. There is an emphasis on screening for abuse and creating safety interventions with patients.

Gender, Violence, and Oppression: Participants explore domestic violence in the context of our socio-cultural belief systems. This highly interactive training addresses the history of the anti-domestic violence movement and examines the role of the media and gender stereotypes in perpetuating violence against women. It is an ideal training for academic and affinity groups, such as college classrooms or book clubs.

All workshops can be tailored to meet the needs of individual audiences. Please contact us if you are interested in scheduling a presentation.