Core Advocacy Training (40 hour) - Fall Session 2, Web Class 1

Description:

REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS TRAINING!  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO A WAITLIST, PLEASE SEND A NOTE TO ALISHAC@NMCADV.ORG

The Core Advocacy Training is a 40-hour initial skills and knowledge training for advocates of domestic violence victims/survivors in New Mexico, funded by the Children Youth and Families Department. It is designed for new advocates; however, board members of advocacy organizations and all interested community members are welcome to attend (space allowing).

The goals of the training are to leave participants with an understanding of:

  • The history of the domestic violence movement and theories of violence in intimate relationships, including the disproportionate amount of violence met on women by men;
  • The dynamics of domestic violence and tactics of abuse;
  • Trauma in the lives of victims and their children, and how it impacts behavior and functioning;
  • Secondary trauma and its effects in the lives of advocates;
  • The legal context of domestic abuse, including state and federal statutes, protection orders, civil and criminal justice systems, and jurisdiction on tribal lands;
  • The major cultural groups in New Mexico and the varying degrees of danger face by each;
  • Challenges and resources for immigrant victims of abuse;
  • The links between substance abuse and domestic violence;
  • Specific challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ community;
  • Child abuse and mandatory reporting;
  • The role and ethical guidelines of advocacy;
  • The importance of community partners and a coordinated response;

and Skills in:

  • Listening and connecting with clients;
  • Using a trauma lens to view difficult behaviors;
  • Crisis response, danger assessment, and safety planning in a variety of contexts;
  • Welcoming all people, including people with disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing clients, and clients with limited English proficiency,
  • Maintaining confidentiality and interacting with law enforcement;
  • De-escalating conflict;
  • Responding to children;
  • Practicing cultural competency;
  • Valuing and practicing self-care.

The structure of the Core Advocacy Training is NEW!

ONLINE WEB CLASSES: Prior to meeting in person, there will be four weeks of webinars, online discussions, and self-reflection exercises. This format will be used to digest content-heavy information in smaller pieces, and consist of approximately 18 hours of the training spread over 4 weeks. We will all meet online once a week for a live webinar and discussion of self-study assignments (recorded webinars, reading and self-reflection).

Dates:
October 5: 12:00-2:00
October 12: 12:00-2:00
October 19: 12:00-2:00
October 26: 12:00-2:00
plus self-directed work in-between online discussions

IN PERSON SKILLS INTENSIVE:

The in-person training is 3 days of skill-building, and will be highly interactive and experiential.

November 6, 7, 8
9:00-5:00 each day
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
Gran Quivera Hall
2910 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM

Trainers: The trainers for this session are David River, NMCADV Director of Training, NMCADV Associate Trainers, and guests.

Questions: If you have any questions, please contact David River at david@nmcadv.org or (505) 220-6582.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.