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40-Hour Training

Interested in learning more about domestic violence?

Join us for ICDVP-approved 40-Hour Training!

Family Rescue will share schedules and registration details below as they become available

PURPOSE: 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.  


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

COST: 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. Please send to 8811 S. Stony Island Ave. P.O. Box 17528, Chicago, IL 60617. You could also pay electronically here and put the applicable month + 40 HR Training in the seller note. If you wish to take 20 hours via the self-paced 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. Please be advised that if you pay for the training but do not register for it, you will not be sent important training information, such as the Zoom meeting ID or password. Links for registration will be shared at the bottom of this page as they become available. Please read through all registration details, especially the Training Agreements, before paying for the training. 

You can register for access to the ICADV modules, here.  To clarify, if you want to take all 40 hours with Family Rescue you do NOT need to register for the ICADV modules. Registering for the ICADV modules will also not automatically register you for Family Rescue’s in-person sessions.

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. three days of the week for two weeks). If a group of people from your agency requires this training, 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. 

ICDVP: You can learn more about the requirements for becoming an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional here. The Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals approves Family Rescue as a 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training Site for all approved training formats. This approval is documented here on their website.

Upcoming Registration

  • Our next 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training will be March 11th through 22nd Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-5. Registration will open Friday, February 23rd and the link to register will be posted here. The first 20 hours will be offered over Zoom and the remaining 20 hours will be conducted in-person.
  • The remainder of our 2024 training calendar is not yet solidified, though after March we are not planning on having another training until late May. Training schedules and registration forms will be uploaded once created. Thank you for your patience. 
  • Looking for PAIP (partner abuse intervention program) training or sexual assault training? Family Rescue does not offer PAIP services or sexual assault specific services and so we do not provide those trainings. You can find Rape Crisis Centers in IL on the ICASA (Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault) website here. You can find certifed PAIP training sites by going to this ICDVP webpage and searching “PAIP.”
  • At this time, Family Rescue is not a certified site for Salon Professional Trainings on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

    CONTACT: For more information, please email the Training and Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Murphy, at r.murphy@familyrescueinc.org

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