CEU Information

Presentations Approved for Trauma Informed CEUs (17.25 credits)

10 for 90: 10 Critical Ethical Issues in 90 Minutes

Presentations Approved for Ethics CEUs : 1.5 credits
Ethical codes are the rule books our professions follow. This presentation will focus on 10 of these "rules" that are of particular importance today, including a discussion on the importance of ethical codes, clients and social media, and problematic dual relationships and conflicts of interest.

Accurate Empathy and Healthy Boundaries with People Recovering from Domestic Violence

The presenters will discuss how to have empathy for the emotions and struggles people are going through without inadvertently condoning abuse, substance use or other non-productive, adaptive coping. We will also talk about how to hold boundaries that are congruent with agency and personal values without alienating our clientele, in an assertive and positive way.

Caring for Self While Serving Survivors: Trauma Stewardship for Domestic Violence Service Providers

Secondary trauma is an inherent reality for professionals exposed to the painful experiences of domestic violence survivors. Self-awareness and self-care are critical for avoiding compassion fatigue. This interactive workshop addresses: (a) recognizing and responding to trauma-reactive behavior in survivors of domestic violence; (b) sources of vicarious trauma for domestic violence service providers; (c) early warning signs of secondary traumatic stress; and (d) compassion fatigue prevention and safety planning for effective self-care. Participatory learning and application will be emphasized.

Creating Language Accessible Services

Do we really know how well we are serving survivors with limited-English proficiency? Do we know what are interpreters are saying? Do our translations say what we think they say? This webinar will provide participants the foundation for developing policies and procedures that ensure trauma informed language accessible services are being provided to survivors with limited-English proficiency.

Dance/Movement Therapy with Survivors of Domestic Violence

Through this presentation, participants will learn about the foundational principals of dance/movement therapy and how it can be useful to survivors of domestic violence. Survivors of domestic violence commonly face long-term psychological damage caused by abuse, which can lead to negative social implications throughout their lifetime. Group dance/movement therapy aids in introducing emotional regulation and coping skills through movement, and provides survivors an opportunity to build social capital and trust.

DV Response in Rural Communities - The MUST know for telehealth era

The objective of this workshop is to share with participants the experience of providing clinical and supportive services in coordination with a local DV agency in a rural area. Through this pilot program both organizations have had to enhance coordination and collaboration to ensure all victims seeking services access behavioral health.

Homicide Survivors: Needs, Strategies, Concerns, and Advocacy

In the world of domestic violence, domestic violence homicides are what grab the most media attention. Homicide Survivors are an underserved population of survivors, mainly because many do not know how to help them. The legal system surrounding homicides, especially domestic violence homicides is frightening for the surviving family members. In this presentation Brandon will guide learners through many of the needs that homicide survivors face and ways to help them become victors over those who have killed their loved one. This presentation uses real life experiences from homicide survivors, statutes and case law to show the best practices on helping surviving family members. This presentation is a great resource for any person who works in an area that may encounter a homicide, or homicide survivor, through their interactions with victims.

Intimate Partner Violence Need and Risk Evaluation (IPVRNE)

The Intimate Partner Violence Need and Risk Evaluation (IPVRNE)will replace the Domestic Violence Risk and Need (DVRNE)tool treatment providers use in evaluating domestic violence offenders. This workshop will prepare participants to employ the IPVRNE in their practice.

Language Access: Complying with Title VI

This webinar will provide participants an overview of the language access requirements under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and subsequent guidance on language access provided by the Department of Justice.

Mind-Body Bridging for Professional Self-Care: Preventing Secondary Trauma

In this workshop domestic violence professionals will learn a few of the basic evidence-based Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) skills and practices for professional self-care to prevent secondary trauma. MBB skills provide space for personal safety, voice and choice, while empowering professionals to alleviate psychological distress, and to increase psychological flexibility and resilience.

Power-Conscious Approaches to Addressing IPV

In tis session, we will examine the relationship between awareness, prevention, and response to IPV. Further, we will examine strategies to address IPV from a power-conscious, intersectional lens focused on primary prevention, including a focus on perpetration.

SafeTALK Suicide Alertness for Everyone

Presentations Approved for Suicide CEUs: 3 credits
SafeTALK teaches participants to recognize suicide invitations, engage with the person with thoughts of suicide, and connect them with resources to help them be safer from suicide. safeTALK helps participants become alert to suicide. Suicide-alert people are better prepared to connect persons with thoughts of suicide with life-affirming help.

The Blueprint for Safety – An Interagency Response to Domestic Violence Crimes Bringing the Voices of Survivors into System Change

The voices of survivors often get lost within the system that is trying to help them. Well-intended actions of agencies within the system can have unintended consequences for victims. The system must be intentional in building this awareness into policy and practice by using a variety of methods to ensure the experiences of those who are overrepresented and/or underserved in the system are considered. Participants will be introduced to The Blueprint as an innovative, victim-centered approach to evaluate how the criminal justice system is working for and against victims to keep them safe and hold offenders accountable. Emphasis will be placed on bringing voices and experiences of survivors into inter-agency collaboration to create change in policies and procedures, creating a more uniform response to domestic violence. Participants will be introduced to practical tools in the Blueprint used to assess gaps in the system’s response to domestic violence such as work groups, focus groups, and case mapping. They will discover the Blueprint’s unique approach to assessing risk and danger, allowing a community to “connect the dots” and paint a picture of the violence and make that picture visible throughout the criminal justice processes.

The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children--Understanding the Impact of Trauma

Research has shown that the most toxic form of violence exposure for children is witnessing abuse and violence between their parents. This form of violence exposure is one of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) which consist of experiencing abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction during childhood. One of the disturbing outcomes of this exposure during childhood is that children who witness domestic violence are more likely to become victims or perpetrators of violence in adulthood; thereby perpetuating this cycle for generations. Understanding how trauma affects a developing brain is critical in developing strategies to prevent violence and promote healthy, nurturing safe relationships for all children. Imparting this knowledge to adult victims and perpetrators of abuse may be the most effective means of ending this cycle of violence.

Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Survivors Who Use Substances

Domestic and sexual violence (DSV) can have significant effects on one’s health, including increased risk for substance use concerns. In addition to using substances in order to cope with experiences of violence, survivors may also be coerced to use substances, face increased violence if they do not use substances, and have their attempts to engage treatment and recovery sabotaged by a partner or ex-partner – all tactics of substance use coercion. Many advocates feel unprepared to help survivors address concerns related to substance use and substance use coercion. This session supports advocates in applying an Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed (ACRTI) approach to supporting survivors who use substances.

We Must Do Better: Driving Transparency and Accountability through Courageous Conversations

Implementing systemic change to effectively address interpersonal violence takes tough conversations and requires acceptance of the current system’s brokenness. In 2016, following a series of high-profile sexual misconduct allegations, Utah State University conducted an internal inquiry to review the institution’s approach to responding to and preventing interpersonal violence. Although the inquiry found the institution was not actively discouraging survivors to seek help, USU realized they had shortcomings in many areas. In response to the inquiry, USU swiftly implemented a variety of changes. In support of these changes, the university chose to apologize and take accountability for its past failures and to strive for transparency, no matter the university community’s response. By engaging in courageous conversations, previous barriers between departments broke down, and changes at all of USU’s campuses began to happen. Today, Utah State University is praised for its improved prevention and response effort. A complete timeline of university actions can be found at sexualrespect.usu.edu/timeline. During this session, university officials will discuss how Utah State University embraced courageous conversations in an effort to practice complete transparency and bring about institutional change in its sexual harassment prevention and response efforts.