On June 23rd this training will be offered in Goshen, NY through a partnership between Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Safe Homes of Orange County, and NYSCADV.
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:
Identifying 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.
Based on cutting edge research and practitioner evidence, these training modules are designed so that attendees can take the information back to educate their own programs, disaster responder, and communities about domestic violence specific disaster.
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 Orange County, are encouraged to attend.