On June 30 this training will be offered in Lake George through a partnership between NYSCADV; the Domestic Violence Project of Warren & Washington Counties, a program of Catholic Charities; and the Warren County Public Health Emergency Preparedness program.
Barriers experienced by victims of domestic violence in disasters become even more complex as emergency response systems, legal systems, social services, and other community resources are disrupted. Success hinges on practice, collaboration, and relationships between agencies. Training for emergency responders includes the following topics:
- Defining domestic violence, understanding the root causes, and addressing myths;
- Exploring challenges that are specific to domestic violence in crisis and disaster situations;
- Identifying patterns of abuse, power and control in relationships and families;
- Concrete ways to assess and safety plan with survivors during times of crisis and disaster; and
- Understanding compassion fatigue, the impact it has on emergency responders, and ways to sustain wellness and resilience in multiple areas of our lives.
Who Should Attend:
Responders from throughout the region – including those at the front line, as well as those operating the agencies that respond in crises and disaster – and particularly those who respond in Warren and Washington Counties, are encouraged to attend.