Events

Oct
21
Wed
Virtual Mandated Reporter Training (October 21)
Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Knowing Your Role in the Protection of Our Children

A 3-Hour Virtual Training via Zoom

Act 31 and Act 126 Approved    CEU Credits available

 

If you are required to obtain mandated reporter training for employment or volunteering, register for our free community session of Mandated Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse: Knowing Your Role in the Protection of Our Children. This training was created by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Network of Victim Assistance and is Act 31 and Act 126 approved. A certificate of completion will be emailed to participants after the training. There will also be an opportunity to request CEU credits.


Wednesday, October 21

3:30pm-6:30pm

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We will also be offering this training on October 14, click here to learn more.

If neither of these opportunities fit your schedule, please fill out our request form to help us schedule future trainings.

Nov
13
Fri
Assessing Domestic Violence & Lethality in Domestic Abuse Conflicts @ Online
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Assessing Domestic Violence & Lethality in Domestic Abuse Conflicts

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

 

Presented By: Juanita Sprenkle Jones, MHS, CJSOTS, NCCE

Juanita Sprenkle Jones is the Program Coordinator for SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions in York, Pennsylvania and has over twenty years of experience working with men who batter and control their intimate partner. Also, Juanita does individual therapy, couples counseling and is a custody evaluator for custody cases that involve domestic violence.

This two-day presentation will take a look at predicting lethality in domestic violence relationships and discussing characteristics that are red flags for domestic violence and for recidivism. This presentation will also identify common characteristics of those who are abusive in their attempts to control a partner and who might escalate the control tactics to physical violence. Tools to predict risk and lethality will be examined as well as additional tools for safety planning. In addition, this presentation will take a look at understanding how gender affects the use of force in relationships. Become familiar with the interactive connection between entitlement and escalated risk of violence or lethality in intimate partner relationships and custody disputes.

 

November 13 & 20

9:00 AM to 12 PM

(Register by Wednesday, November 11)

This is a FREE virtual presentation.

 

 


Dec
11
Fri
The Batterer as a Parent and the Change Process for Abusive Men @ Online
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Batterer as a Parent and the Change Process for Abusive Men

Sponsored by Women In Need, Inc.

**Sorry for the inconvenience, but due to popularity of this training, we have reached capacity and had to close registration early. Please stay tuned for any and all upcoming events. Thank you!**

This two-day presentation will take a look at “The Batterer As Parent.” We will establish the profile of men who abuse women, describe the power dynamics and the psychologically poisoned atmosphere that an abuser creates for children in the home. We will examine the impact the batterer has on the parenting of the abused women, and look at “The change Process for Abusive Men.” We will also look at the elements of change, including consequences, education, confrontation, and accountability. A checklist will be reviewed for assessing whether an abuser has made meaningful progress in overcoming his abuse issues, with some explanation of how to detect false claims of change. We will also discuss specific roles professionals can play in contributing to change and accountability for abusers.

 

Presented By: Lundy Bancroft
Lundy Bancroft has over thirty years’ experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored six books, including the world’s best seller on domestic violence, Why Does He Do that? And prizewinning professional book The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is the former Training Director of Emerge, the U.S.’s first counseling program for men who batter. He has served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness.

 

December 11 & 18

9:00 AM to 12 PM

This is a FREE virtual presentation.


Dec
18
Fri
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Friday, December 18th

5:00pm-6:30pm

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(Space is limited for this event.)

Feb
25
Thu
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Three new opportunities!

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Thursday, February 25th    6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, March 20th          1:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, March 29th            6:00pm-8:00pm

(Space is limited for this event.)

Mar
20
Sat
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Three new opportunities!

Click on a date below to register!

 

Thursday, February 25th    6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, March 20th          1:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, March 29th            6:00pm-8:00pm

(Space is limited for this event.)

Mar
29
Mon
Parent Workshop on Consent & Healthy Sexual Development
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

Parenting is difficult, especially when it comes to the tough conversations about bodies, consent, and sexuality. This workshop is for parents and guardians of children ages 0-18 who want to know more about what healthy sexual development looks like and messages that experts suggest teaching children. Parents and guardians will also have the opportunity to create their own plan for talking to their child(ren).


Three new opportunities!

Click on a date below to register!

 

Thursday, February 25th    6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday, March 20th          1:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, March 29th            6:00pm-8:00pm

(Space is limited for this event.)