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      Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell - 10/16/2019: PART 2 (Mods 3 & 4) - Domestic Violence Training for Mental Health Professionals in Hallowell

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      October 16, 2019

      Wednesday   8:30 AM

      11 Inn Road
      Hallowell, Maine 04347

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      Maple Hill Farm, Hallowell - 10/16/2019: PART 2 (Mods 3 & 4) - Domestic Violence Training for Mental Health Professionals

      Join us, at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, on October 16th, 2019 for Part 2 (Modules 3 & 4) of our 12-hour Mental Health Curriculum, presented by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence.  Please read this event description completely, and be mindful of both the location and the date before registering, as we have multiple training registration pages currently open. The registration deadline for this training is October 7th.   MCEDV Refund Policy - In order to issue a refund, please let us know about ticket transfers or cancellations before the registration deadline.   About the Curriculum: This 12-hour curriculum was developed collaboratively by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence and partners in the mental health field in order to meet the 2020 domestic violence training requirements for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (see L.D. 1238, 126th Legis. 2013).  The four (three-hour) modules include information that will help mental health professionals be prepared to work with people who have experienced and perpetrated domestic abuse and violence.    On October 16th, at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell, we will cover PART 2 - Modules 3 & 4 of the four modules: PART 2  Module 3 - Domestic Abuse: Intervention Strategies  (3 hours)   Outline:       Considerations for working with batterers       Duty to Warn       Case example: collusion vs. accountability within systems and from providers      Role of the mental health professional vs. the role of the advocate      Screening for Domestic Abuse      Strategies to connect survivors with DV advocacy services      Safety planning      Documentation      Provider Access to DV Helpline      Evidence-based risk assessment tools used in Maine     Module 4 - Domestic Abuse: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Competent Responses (3 hours)   Outline:   Sanctuary Harm  Individual and Collective/Historical Trauma and its impact on DV  Grounding Activities and Trauma-Informed Techniques   Impact of Trauma on Survivors’ ability to reach out for help.   Survivor Coping Strategies  Case example: Trauma-informed practice  Special considerations for elders, differently-abled individuals, teens, and children, including information on trauma-  informed, survivor-centered approaches to mandated reporting.   Exploration of ways in which professionals’ own trauma histories may impact their own work, and suggestions for how to manage this inevitable experience.    Discussion of the importance of an anti-oppression framework for our work with survivors at both the system and individual levels.   Information about culturally-specific resources in Maine and using an interpreter.   Role that faith/spirituality can play for survivors, including faith-based domestic violence resources.   Overview of trauma-focused interventions in use with DV survivors.   Agenda for the Day: Part 2        8:30 am   Registration        8:45 am   Module 3       10:15 am  Morning Break       10:30 am  Module 3, continued       12:00 pm  Lunch  - Attendees on their own       1:15 pm    Module 4       2:45 pm    Afternoon Break       3:00 pm    Module 4, continued       4:30 pm    Closing See other upcoming trainings on the Training and Technical Assistance page of  Our upcoming trainings at Morgan and Maple Hill will be using the same curriculum and are interchangeable.  Please make sure to complete both Part 1 (Modules 1 & 2) and Part 2 (Modules 3 & 4) to fulfill your licensure requirements of all four modules. About the Presenters: Francine Garland Stark began her career in the movement to end domestic violence in 1985 as a volunteer for Women Helping Battered Women in Burlington, VT. She served as the Administrative Coordinator and later Community Response and Training Coordinator for Spruce Run Association (now Partners for Peace) in Penobscot County from 1986-2009, and as Executive Director of Hope and Justice Project in Aroostook County 2009-2015. As Executive Director of the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, she serves on the Governor’s Commission on Domestic and Sexual Abuse and the Homicide Review Panel, as well as the Justice Assistance Council. She has developed and provided education and training programs to increase recognition and response to domestic abuse in a wide range of contexts. Samaa Abduraquib joined the staff at the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence in January of 2016. She was excited to return to domestic violence work, having spent several years (in the early 2000s) doing direct shelter work in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining the staff at MCEDV, Samaa was a faculty member at Bowdoin College and an abortion rights organizer with the ACLU-Maine. She earned her PhD in English and Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. In her role at MCEDV, Samaa provides support and technical assistance for domestic violence advocates and others around issues of trafficking, high risk response strategies, and responding to non-fatal strangulation. She also engages in statewide work around inclusivity for LGBTQ+ survivors, New Mainers, and victims who use languages other than English. In 2017, she began coordinating a collaborative initiative around the intersections of economic abuse and domestic violence.  Her pronouns are she/her/hers.   Cost: $80  Important Information About our Maple Hill Farm Training Location: A freshly baked breakfast good, hot coffee and tea, and Lunch will be provided.  Please let us know about any dietary restrictions by completing the registration questions. The parking lot is quite large, however if we overflow into the grassy area, staff from the venue will be there to help folks park.  Smoking is allowed outdoors, but the venue does ask folks to smoke at least 20 feet from the entrance in accordance with state law.  Please dispose of butts in the designated containers.  They will have signage directing folks to the entrance, but the Gathering Place is the large red building with an entrance ramp right off the parking lot, and the main entrance is fully accessible.  For directions to the inn you can use this link or GPS their address of 11 Inn Road, Hallowell, ME  04347.  There are roadside directional signs from Whitten Road, as well.  They also have four complimentary electric vehicle charging stations. Helpful Registration Tips We have become aware that some people have had issues with the Eventbrite registration. If you are having trouble registering, there are a few different things you can try:  Try using a different web browser.  Eventbrite recommends using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as they are the most compatible with their platform, since these browsers typically update more frequently. (They do not recommend Internet Explorer and Safari, since they are updated less often.) Try a different device.  Some people have had success using their phone versus their computer. Make sure that all starred questions have an answer, as they are required. Registration will not go through if there are unanswered questions in your form. If you are still having difficulties signing up for a training, please contact and she can help with this process.

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