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40-Hour Training

Interested in learning more about domestic violence?

Join us for ICDVP-approved 40-Hour Training!

Our October Training is Reserved for DFSS staff. Dates for November TBA.

The overall purpose of the 40-hour domestic violence training is to provide participants with advocacy tools so that they may effectively assist people subjected to abuse in their journey to increase their safety. Participants will recognize the pervasiveness of domestic violence, learn about its connection to patriarchy and other forms of oppression, be able to identify tactics of abuse, unlearn myths pertaining to its dynamics, become familiar with legislation related to responding to the crime, and increase their skills in trauma-informed care, crisis intervention, safety planning, self-care, and more.  

If you wish to take the full 40 hours with us, the cost is $250. We accept checks or money orders made out to Family Rescue sent prior to the start of the training. You could also electonically here and put the applicable month + 40 HR Training in the seller note. If you wish to take 20 hours via the online modules by the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) and the remaining in-person 20 hour sessions with us, you would owe the ICADV $250 and us $125 for a total of $375.  

Schedule: Our 40 Hour trainings are mostly offered within traditional work hours (Mon-Fri 9-5) over the course of six full days (e.g. two days of the week for three weeks). If a group of people from your agency need to be trained but they are not available for full days, we could schedule a training of 12 half days throughout a month.  Ocassionally, we will offer a training outside of traditional work hours. This would consist of Saturdays from 9-5 and two evenings during the week for about four weeks. Schedules and registration links will be posted here as soon as they become available.

You can register for access to the ICADV modules, here.  

You can learn more about the requirements for becoming an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional here.  

For a more detailed overview of what topics the training covers, click here.

For more information or to register for upcoming classes, please email the Training and Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Murphy, at r.murphy@familyrescueinc.org 

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