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Registration: 8:45am

Program: 9am- 12pm

Parenting in the Context of Domestic Violence & Trauma

**PLEASE NOTE: This presentation is a professional training event for social workers and counselors.** 

Parenting in the Context of Domestic Violence & Trauma will explore the challenges of parenting when primary caregivers experience intimate partner violence and other trauma or adversities. We’ll look at the effects on the parent-child relationship, ongoing struggles post-separation, and how inter-generational trauma may impact parenting capacity. The presenter will also examine practical strategies for how to support parents to strengthen and repair relationships with their children as part of the process of healing from trauma and abuse. Throughout the session, participants will have opportunities to reflect on and share their professional experiences, struggles and successes with supporting clients who are parenting in the context of domestic violence and other trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how domestic violence may undermine parenting and caregiving, and impact parent-child relationships.
  • Explore the effects of intergenerational trauma on parenting capacity in the context of family, culture, community and society.
  • Learn ways to support clients to strengthen parent-child relationships, and foster family resilience and healing from domestic violence and trauma.

Presenter: Susan Blumenfeld, MSW, LCSW, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health

Fee: $25 for program; payment is at the door.

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3.0 CEUs:

  • No additional CE fee for Social Work/Counseling.
  • $5 additional fee for ICDVP credits through our partnership with Between Friends

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