Upcoming Trainings

The Strong African American Families (SAAF) Program Facilitator Training

Registration for this training is currently closed. Please contact Michelle Goodloe at mgoodloe@gcadv.org for more information.

The GCADV Child and Youth Project and the University of Georgia Center for Family Research invite your team to participate in the Strong African American Families (SAAF) Program Facilitator Training. 

After conducting 2 decades of research in African American communities, the Center for Family Research developed the SAAF program to address the unique strengths and stressors African American families experience with a culturally-relevant, evidence-based curriculum.

The SAAF Program Facilitator training is designed to train program staff, that work with young people and their caregivers, on best practices to support and encourage the well-being of African American families of children, aged 10-14. 

Participants will be trained to facilitate a 7 session SAAF program for youth and their non-abusive caregivers within your organization. This training will offer participants the opportunity to:

  • Build on the strengths of African American families
  • Support young people during the transition from early adolescence to the teen years
  • Offer best practices for decreasing potentially dangerous and risky behaviors in young people

This training is free of charge and open to staff of GCADV member or state-certified domestic violence programs.

Participants will receive 3 full days of in-depth training by SAAF Master Trainers, which includes a detailed review, practice of session activities and an electronic version of the SAAF program curriculum.

A team of 3 to 5 staff members per domestic violence program are required to register to attend this training. Preferably one team member will be the executive director or program director, due to the financial commitment of implementing this program in your community.

Please click here to read the SAAF brochure, FAQs and the agency readiness assessment for more information.

This training is supported by Subgrant No. C51-8-001 administered by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the trainers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council or the Office for Victims of Crime.

08/21/2019 08:00 AM - 08/23/2019 05:00 PM

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Mental Health First Aid

*This training is being offered in Atlanta on March 28th and in Macon on September 19th. Please select the best date and location – you do not need to attend both sessions. Registration for the September session will open in August. 

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course provided by Mental Health America of Georgia that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. 

Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.

 

09/19/2019 08:30 AM

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Child Advocate Call-In Show

This call is limited to advocates working in state-certified or community based domestic violence shelter programs. Registration will open a month before the call-in show date. Please contact Michelle Goodloe for additional information. 

Please join us for the Child Advocate Call-In Show! This quarterly interactive webinar and teleconference serves as a time for child advocates to talk and share what's going on in your programs. The intended audience is child advocates from Georgia’s domestic violence programs.

This is designed to be a facilitated conversation between attendees, which that means we want to hear from you! You will connect to the audio portion of this call through your telephone and to the video/chat portion through your computer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar/call.

09/19/2019 10:00 AM

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Mental Health First Aid

*This training is being offered in Atlanta on March 28th and in Macon on September 19th. Please select the best date and location – you do not need to attend both sessions. Registration for the September session will open in August. 

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course provided by Mental Health America of Georgia that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. 

Just as CPR training helps a person with no clinical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis such as contemplating suicide. In both situations, the goal is to help support an individual until appropriate professional help arrives. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, respectfully listening to and supporting the individual in crisis, and identifying appropriate professional help and other supports. Participants are also introduced to risk factors and warning signs for mental health or substance use problems, engage in experiential activities that build understanding of the impact of illness on individuals and families, and learn about evidence-supported treatment and self-help strategies.

 

09/19/2019 08:30 AM

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The Youngest Survivors: Supporting Child & Youth Witnesses of Domestic Violence

This training addresses various aspects of service provision for child and youth advocacy in domestic violence settings. In this one-day training, advocates will be provided with information, tools, knowledge and strategies to use in direct practice with children, youth and caregivers. Topics include:

  • Strengthening advocate self-care practice
  • Exploring the impact of witnessing domestic violence on child development
  • Reviewing strategies to building relationships with non-offending caregivers
  • Developing and creating child-centered safety plans
  • Highlighting awareness of cultural humility
  • Discussing ideas for faciliating activities and outings
  • Assessing access to community resources

This training is designed to help support advocates of children and youth currently working in Georgia domestic violence shelters or community-based domestic violence service programs. 

This training is pending approval by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the trainers and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

09/27/2019 09:00 AM

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Child Advocate Call-In Show

This call is limited to advocates working in state-certified or community based domestic violence shelter programs. Registration will open a month before the call-in show date. Please contact Michelle Goodloe for additional information. 

Please join us for the Child Advocate Call-In Show! This quarterly interactive webinar and teleconference serves as a time for child advocates to talk and share what's going on in your programs. The intended audience is child advocates from Georgia’s domestic violence programs.

This is designed to be a facilitated conversation between attendees, which that means we want to hear from you! You will connect to the audio portion of this call through your telephone and to the video/chat portion through your computer. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar/call.

12/06/2019 10:00 AM

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