FCADV is pleased to offer online training opportunities for domestic violence advocates, allied partners, and others wishing to expand their knowledge about domestic violence related issues. In order to access the available trainings, you will need to log in and create an account. Once your account is verified, please email: onlinetraining@fcadv.org to receive the enrollment key for the course you are interested in viewing.

    Available courses

    FCADV’s Intimate Violence Enhanced Service Team (InVEST) is a coordinated community response effort intended to reduce the number of intimate partner (IP) homicides in each participating county.  InVEST was implemented in 2006 in four counties with the highest DV Homicide rates (FDLE).  InVEST has increased to 11 participating counties and partners with five law enforcement agencies with dedicated detectives working closely with the InVEST Advocate.  The certified domestic violence (DV) center and partnering law enforcement (LE) agency enter into a collaborative relationship to simultaneously increase the domestic violence services available and offered to the survivor and increase perpetrator accountability during the criminal justice process.  This partnership heavily relies on the commitment of both partners to establish working relationships and procedures that can best affect the reduction of intimate partner homicides in their community.  This training will explore the opportunity to expand community partnerships beyond law enforcement to engage other community services that touch the lives of domestic violence survivors.  Each community has specific needs in identifying gaps in system responses and will benefit from the coordinated community response InVEST offers to reduce the intimate partner homicides.

    The TDD/TTY Hotline training provides technical assistance to certified domestic violence centers and guidance on the use of operating TDD/TTY machines for TDD/TTY Hotlines. The training also provides information on the Florida Relay services as well as a review of recommendations surrounding Quality Assurance.

    This training, Supporting Survivors and Transforming Communities through Systems Change, will define systems change and the importance of such work to survivors of domestic violence involved in the child welfare system! Using a Social-ecological model, we will explore how pieces of your daily work interactions affects systems change and where you fit into the model of change as advocates and allies in the domestic violence movement. You will also be provided with tools you can use in your daily work to move towards systems change.

    In order for individuals, communities, and systems to communicate effectively and overcome barriers, there must be collaboration. Strategies for Successful Collaboration will focus on key principles of successful collaboration, including but not limited to, cornerstones of an effective coordinated community response, methods of communication, and overcoming barriers in a collaborative setting. This training was created for advocates, leadership, and allies who desire to enhance and strengthen their community partnerships.

     

    Research shows that approximately 3.3 to 10 million children witness the abuse of a parent or adult caregiver each year in the United States. Research also indicates that children exposed to domestic violence are at an increased risk of being abused or neglected. For this reason, enhancing parenting skills is one of the primary areas of focus for child welfare and the courts. Unfortunately, these services are not always appropriate or provided in a way that enhances family safety. In this course, facilitators will define domestic violence, discuss the dynamics of power and control, explore the importance of initial and ongoing assessment in cases involving domestic violence, address common beliefs about survivors of domestic violence as parents, and identify best practices when providing parenting services to families experiencing domestic violence.

    Olga Trujillo is a survivor of domestic violence, child physical and sexual abuse and rape.  These experiences left her traumatized and affected the way she thought, looked and sounded when talking about the abuse. After undergoing an intense journey to understand the impact violence had on her life, she began to address the challenges she faced from the violence and trauma.  In this training she will use her experiences to help participants explore the neurobiology of trauma from an inside out perspective. The training will examine: What trauma is, how it develops and why its important for CCR teams to know.

    The Online Safety Planning tool allows for users to navigate through difficult situations related to online safety. Through a presentation of videos and downloadable safety plans (available in both English and Spanish), this valuable resource is informative and interactive for all audiences.

    This project was supported by Award No. V-028-14307 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the State of Florida. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, call the Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

    This project was supported by Award No. V-028-14307 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the State of Florida. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, call the Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

    This project was supported by Award No. V-028-14307 awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs. Sponsored by the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the State of Florida. In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Justice policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, call the Department of Legal Affairs, Federal Discrimination Complaint Coordinator, PL-01 The Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or call 850-414-3300, or write Office for Civil Rights, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20531 or call 202-307-0690 (Voice) or 202-307-2027 (TDD/TYY).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may also contact OCR through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (TTY), 877-877-8982 (Speech), or 800-845-6136 (Spanish).

    This interactive "Jeopardy!" style game allows for up to 11 different teams of users or individuals to take part in a fun way to summarize the topics covered in the Advocacy in the Digital Age training courses.

    Faith and Intimate Partner ViolenceThis web-based training will highlight how faith and spirituality can be vitally important to survivors of intimate partner violence. Training participants will explore how faith/religion can be a resource or a roadblock to safety for survivors and their children. Training participants will learn how to assess the spiritual needs of survivors, and will gain an introduction to a useful new advocate tool called Faith and Intimate Partner Violence: Handbook for Advocates. Training curriculum will be presented by B. Danielle Hill from the FaithTrust Institute and in collaboration with the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

    Improving Access to Justice For Immigrant Survivors of Domestic ViolenceThis web-based training will enhance advocates’ knowledge about providing linguistic and culturally relevant services to survivors of domestic violence. Participants will be able to identify and examine existing system barriers to improving access to justice for immigrant survivors. Information will be provided on immigration laws, cultural and other unique barriers, batterer tactics, as well as legal rights and remedies that are available to immigrant survivors.