Why Don’t They Leave: Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence

Every nine seconds a woman is battered and approximately three women every day lose their life at the hands of an intimate partner.  This interactive workshop provides insight into the life of a victim of domestic violence and the barriers they face.

After this workshop attendees will:

  • Be able to define intimate partner violence.
  • Be able to identify the signs of domestic violence.
  • Be able to discuss the effect of domestic violence on the victim and their decision-making regarding leaving the relationship.
  • Be able to identify behavior of the abuser that indicate increased danger for the victim.
  • Be able to develop victim defined safety plan.
  • Be able to discuss the role of trauma and a trauma informed response when working with victims of domestic violence.

Length:  6.0/hours

Audience:  Law Enforcement, Social Workers, Social Service Providers, and Advocates

Children, Youth and Domestic Violence

Over ten million children and youth every year witness a parent be emotionally, verbally, physically or sexually abused in their home.  The long-term effects on these children and youth can lead to lowered self-efficacy, criminal behavior, and even chronic health issues.  This workshop provides professionals with the tools to recognize, respond and refer families experiencing intimate partner violence to get the help they need to stop the cycle of violence.

After this workshop attendees will:

  • Be able to define intimate partner violence.
  • Be able to describe the effect of children witnessing intimate partner violence.
  • Be able to develop strategies using social emotional learning to teach coping skills for children and youth who have witnessed intimate partner violence.

Length:  3.0/hours

Audience:  K-12 Educators, Afterschool Professionals/Volunteers, Clergy, Social Service Providers


Beyond Diversity

The world is increasingly becoming more and more diverse and the challenges and resistance to diversity has escalated within the past year.  For the first time in history there are four generations occupying the office spaces in the workplace, individuals from around the world have instant access to those who are thousands of miles across the globe with the click of an application on a Smartphone.  Businesses, educational institutions, and other organizations are grappling with the conversation of diversity, equity and inclusion.

This workshop engages attendees in a bold conversation on cultural competence/humility and the opportunity to

After this session some key take-aways are:

  • Ability to define cultural competence.
  • Discuss the stages of moving towards cultural competence/humility.
  • Define and discuss implicit bias.
  • Define and discuss the power of microaggressions.

Length: 3 to 6 hours

Audience:  Non-Profit Organizations, Social Service Organizations, Corporate, Managers/Supervisors, Law Enforcement, Educators

DiSCover Effective Communication

Most conflicts originate due to ineffective communication and misunderstanding of other people’s motives.  This interactive workshop provides strategies using the DiSC Behavior Style model to equip individuals to increase their self-awareness and ability to express themselves in workplace setting so that conflict is decreased, customer service experience is increased and overall workplace atmosphere promotes team work.

After this session, attendees will:

  • Be able to discuss the four behavioral styles.
  • Develop a personal communication style plan to enhance relationships with peers, subordinates and customers/clients.
  • Be able to discuss the role of stress management and effective communication.
  • Be able to implement the DiSC Behavior Style into making effective presentations, developing rapport with peers, subordinates and clients; and developing teams.

EQuipped to Succeed: Practical Steps to Develop Emotional Intelligence

Relationships matter.  The success of an organization is based on relationships with team members, leadership and most importantly clients.  This interactive workshop provides an overview of emotional intelligence and strategies to equip organizations and their teams to increase their ability to show up as their best self, develop a growth mindset, connect with team members and clients; and create an environment that focuses on growing people and appreciating clients.

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Define emotional intelligence.
  • Identify the five main factors of emotional intelligence and how personal and professional success can be increased.
  • Develop and implement a personal growth plan to increase their skills.
  • Create a personal SWOT analysis to increase self-awareness.

Length:  3 to 6 hours

Audience:  Supervisors, Managers, Victim Advocates, Educators and Emerging Leaders

Customized workshops are available after a consultation.

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