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Trainings & Workshops

Economic Justice
The Moving Ahead Through Financial Management training is based on a curriculum designed to teach advocates how to empower DV survivors to be self-sufficient with their finances. The curriculum was developed by the Allstate Foundation and the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) to address the financial obstacles that often prevent survivors from leaving their abusers. The curriculum includes: Resources to strengthen survivor confidence in order to take action, strategies to address the financial and safety challenges of ending a relationship with an abuser, resources for working through the quality-of-life changes survivors may encounter when fleeing abuse, strategies to work through challenges after an identity or name change and an abuser's misuse of the survivor's personal records, and tactics to understand financial fundamentals and basic steps to building a strong financial base, including budgeting, saving, building credit, and managing debt. You can access these training materials online, here.

Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence is increasing its efforts to address the growing needs of California’s immigrant domestic violence victims and survivors by offering specialized training to our members. According to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, California continues to be the state with the highest proportion of immigrants. While San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego are among the nation's major gateways for new immigrants, immigrant population growth is also changing the landscape of rural California’s needs for culturally and linguistically appropriate services. The Partnership is committed to providing information and trainings to better educate service providers on how they can assist this under-served population. Visit The Partnership’s Public Policy page to find out what The Partnership is doing to create systems change and support for immigrant public policy initiatives.

Legal Updates
Each year, The Partnership provides its Legislative Workshop Series: Using Domestic Violence Legislation to Advocate for Victims & Survivors of Domestic Violence. These trainings provide an overview of new legislation that impacts domestic violence victims and survivors. The training offers service providers, attorneys, and other allied professionals an opportunity to learn about the most current laws to better protect and ensure justice for domestic violence survivors and their children.

Survivors with Mental Health and Substance Use/Abuse Issues
Any Door is the Right Door is a unique, hands-on, multi-disciplinary training The Partnership specifically developed for service providers committed to serving domestic violence victims with co-occurring mental health and substance use/abuse problems. The curriculum is designed for audience members who have a basic background in the disciplines of domestic violence, mental health, and substance abuse. The training effectively increases the skills of the attendees in identifying, and screening clients with domestic violence, and co-occurring mental health and/or substance abuse problems. Through the Any Door is the Right Door training, The Partnership strives to build community capacity to more appropriately serve clients with multiple vulnerabilities.

Technology Safety
The Partnership’s Technology Training Initiative, funded by the Verizon Foundation, has launched training programs across the state to address complex and ever-evolving safety issues of domestic violence victims and survivors in a digital age. The training was developed for direct service providers to learn more about how to ensure safety for survivors on the internet and on technology devices. In addition to learning about personal safety, the project provides information about how to utilize technology to hold batterers accountable, as well as how organizations can enhance their own technology protection efforts.

Culturally Competent Ways to Improve DV/IPV for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors Webinar
Presented by Terra Slavin, Domestic Violence Lead Attorney and Mary Case, Program Coordinator, at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, this webinar will provide FVPSA grantees with the tools to implement the LGBTQ Accessibility Policy required by all ACF Programs. The webinar will present case studies allowing participants to model and practice culturally competent client interaction and specific implementation ideas addressing the following policy components:

i.    Overview of existing laws

ii.   Policy recommendations for increasing access and reducing disparities for LGBTQ survivors

iii.  Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data and best practices for collecting data at the state and local level

iv.  Overview of the distinctiveness of each sector of the LGBTQ population with an overarching approach to domestic violence services throughout the lifespan for the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of LGBTQ communities

v.   Development and implementation of effective anti-harassment policies

vi.  Creating and developing welcoming, safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ survivors of all races, ethnicities, cultures and ages

vii. Establishing effective partnerships with local, State, and Federal providers, especially with those agencies serving the LGBTQ Populations

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FVPSA Administrator and Coalitions and Resource Centers Resources

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Partnership Newsletter

Training Curriculum & Manuals

40 Hour Training Curriculum & Materials
The Partnership, with support from the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), is pleased to present a sample 40-hour training curriculum which fulfills the State's requirements for Domestic Violence Counselors[1]. Members can access the curriculum by clicking here and inserting their Member log-in code. State-funded domestic violence programs may also access this curriculum with a Guest log-in code (contact our Membership Specialist, Jo Anna Davis: if you are unsure of your membership status or need a log-in code).

Curriculum Contents:

  • PowerPoint presentations are designed to be fully customizable.  Curriculum users will be able to insert their agency logos, local resources and statistics as needed to reflect the realities of your organization and community. The presentations also include multimedia options (YouTube Videos, website links) that further explore training topics and elicit discussions. Internet access will be required to fully utilize these multimedia options.  
  • Trainers’ Manuals are designed to provide relevant slide-by-slide information that further explains the contents of the PowerPoint presentations.  Trainers will see prompts which outline instructions for presenting materials, tips for handling particular audience issues that may come up, and website links for additional resources or sources of information presented.  Trainer’s manuals are not customizable. 
  • Hand-outs are meant to be used in conjunction with the PowerPoint presentation to elicit additional discussion or to complement the training topic. They are designed for trainers to download and print for training participants. Some hand-outs are mentioned in the Trainer’s Manuals for discussion while others are meant for additional reading either before or after training sessions. 
  • Training activities are designed to enhance and compliment the learning experience for participants.  Activities include instructions, lists of materials and follow-up question prompts for the trainers.  Some activities are mentioned in the Trainer’s Manuals and PowerPoints while others are not.  Trainers may choose which activities will be most appropriate for the training group and time constraints.  

Intended Purpose of Sample Curriculum:
While the curriculum topics are outlined in California penal and evidence codes (to which State-funded domestic violence service providers are expected to adhere), such providers are not mandated to utilize the content of this particular curriculum. Instead, it is intended to be a sample resource for the field which can be adapted to fit a particular organization’s and community’s needs.  This sample 40-hour domestic violence training curriculum includes PowerPoint presentations, training manuals, hand-outs, multi-media, activities and exercises for each of the required subject modules that are fully downloadable for organizational use.

Table of Contents 
Sample 40-hour Curriculum FAQ

This sample curriculum is offered as an ongoing work-in-progress, to be considered as a “beta version.” We look forward to hearing from end users about their experiences with this curriculum, and actively seek feedback and suggestions to improve its’ usefulness and relevance for the field. Over time, the Partnership anticipates convening additional advisory groups to review and update this curriculum, and to develop additional / supplemental training modules.

The Partnership appreciates Cal EMA’s support in the development of this sample curriculum. This project was supported by Grant Number G-1101CAFVPS from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA). The opinions, findings, and conclusions in this publication are those of the author and not necessarily those of HHS nor Cal EMA. Cal EMA reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use these materials and to authorize others to do so.

For more information about this Sample 40-hour Curriculum, contact the Partnership:

[1] Domestic Violence Counselors: This curriculum is intended to be a tool to assist domestic violence victim service organizations / domestic violence shelter service providers operating in accordance with California Evidence Code Section §1037.1(b) and California Penal Code §13823.15-13823.16 (respectively), for the purpose of ensuring those working with victims meet the requirements of a Domestic Violence Counselor pursuant to Evidence Code §1037.1(a)(1).