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  • Overview

    domestic violence training courses Since 2001, Rose Brooks Center has been privileged to provide quality domestic violence education to the Kansas City community. Rose Brooks Center’s community education courses are built on nearly 40 years of DV programming, and bring together countless hours of skills and experience. With broad and diverse CEU certification offerings, over 100 agencies and organizations have registered for Rose Brooks Center training in the past two years.

    The training sessions listed will take place at Rose Brooks Center and are available to the community. Please follow the registration instructions included by selecting ‘Register Online.’ Thank you for choosing Rose Brooks Center, we look forward to seeing you in 2017!

    Rose Brooks Center's training courses provide:
    • Continuing Education contact hours approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

    • Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar

    • Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety

    • Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    For questions or additional information on Training Programs, please contact:
    Kristy Baughman Advocacy and Education Coordinator - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    For questions or additional information on Volunteering, please contact:
    Joan Dougherty, Director, Volunteers and Community Support - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Fee Waiver:
    Rose Brooks Center offers two fee waivers for each training. If you would like to request a fee waiver, please complete the waiver form and submit it to Kristy Baughman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Requests will be considered and granted in the order in which they are received. RBC cannot offer waivers for participants receiving continuing education credits.

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  • In Her Shoes

    In Her Shoes
    July 13
    9am – 11am
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $10.00 per person


    Description/Outcomes:
    In this experiential activity, participants assume the roles of diverse battered women as they seek assistance from a variety of resources. Each resource represents an institution or service that women encounter as they struggle through their circumstances, such as courts, doctors and shelters. Participants soon realize that those resources can either help or hurt her ability to become safe. In Her Shoes demonstrates that an individual woman's escape from abuse is complicated, unpredictable and, sometimes, impossible. It is the experiential nature of In Her Shoes that allows participants to better understand the extreme challenges faced by battered women.

    This training provides:
    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 2 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards
    Facilitator is Rose Brooks Center Staff, Kristy Baughman, Advocacy and Education Coordinator
  • Strangulation: The Unreported Trauma

    July 20
    10am – 12pm
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $25.00 per person


    Description/Outcomes:
    Abusers who strangle their partners are nearly 10 times more likely to murder them. This essential two-hour training was presented to nearly 1500 KCPD officers in an effort to save lives and increase offender accountability. This course brings to light the dangers of strangulation and provides participants with practical knowledge needed to recognize and document a strangulation injury.

    • Review anatomy and physiology of strangulation and common methods used
    • Explore sign and symptoms of strangulation
    • Learn the basics of documenting a strangulation injury

    This training provides:
    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 2 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 2 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Kristy Baughman, Advocacy and Education Coordinator
  • Making Services Accessible to Immigrant and Refugee Survivors

    August 4
    9am - 1pm
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $35.00 per person


    Making Services Accessible to Immigrant and Refugee Survivors of Limited English Proficiency (LEP): Policies, Procedures and Resources

    Description/Outcomes:
    How does your organization provide services, resources, and support to domestic violence survivors from immigrant or refugee populations? Do you have practices in place to meet the needs of survivors with limited English proficiency? This half-day course provides guidance and examples to make your services accessible to all survivors:

    • Overview of domestic violence in the immigrant and refugee community
    • Legal Remedies that may be available to immigrant survivors
    • Examples of policies and procedures related to persons with LEP
    • Examples of language resources
    • How to work with an Interpreter

    This training provides:
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 4 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards
    Presenter is Rose Brooks Center Staff, Annie Struby, Safety Assessment Coordinator
  • The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence

    August 10
    9am – 4pm
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $45.00 per person


    Description/outcomes:
    Drawing on nearly 40 years of experience implementing domestic violence programs, this this course provides participants with a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding about domestic violence, including:
    • Domestic violence prevalence, definitions, theoretical and historical frameworks
    • Power and control tactics, and the impact on victims
    • Community and institutional responses to domestic violence

    This training provides:
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 6 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 6 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 6 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards Training is led by Rose Brooks Center Staff, Kristy Baughman, Advocacy and Education Coordinator
  • Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence

    August 24
    9am – 3pm
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $40.00 per person


    Description/Outcomes:
    For anyone who has struggled with how to help a client, colleague or friend experiencing an abusive relationship, this is a great follow-up course to The Nature and Dynamics of Domestic Violence. This all day training provides participants with practical skills to support domestic violence survivors in planning for safety in a broad range of contexts and situations:
    • Principles and framework of risk assessment and safety planning
    • Tools, scenarios, and real world examples
    • Practice with experienced domestic violence advocates

    This training provides:
    • 5 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 5 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 5 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 5 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Presenter is Rose Brooks Center Staff, Kristy Baughman, Advocacy and Education Coordinator

  • Trauma Work and its Impact on You

    August 31
    1pm – 5pm
    Rose Brooks Center Board Room
    Cost = $30.00 per person


    Trauma Work and its Impact on You: Practical Skills for Recognizing and Coping with Secondary Trauma

    Description/Outcomes:
    Supporting those who have experienced trauma often takes a personal toll on the helper. Drawing on the work of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, this half-day course provides practical approaches to self-care:
    • Define secondary trauma and its relationship to compassion fatigue and burnout
    • Identify the impacts of trauma exposure and how to recognize its effects
    • Examine Trauma Stewardship and its role at Rose Brooks Center
    • Explore strategies to integrate the concepts of Trauma Stewardship

    This training provides:
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
    • 4 hours of Continuing Legal Education, accredited by the Missouri Bar
    • 4 hours of Interpersonal Continuing Education, approved by the Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and the Missouri Department of Public Safety
    • 4 Continuing Education contact hours, in accordance with MO State Committee for Social Workers standards

    Presenters are Rose Brooks Center Staff, Tanya Draper Douthit, Director of Community Programs, and Julie Wilber-Parks, Director of Housing and Economic Advocacy