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Healthy Moms, Happy Babies II: Virtually Supporting Parents Experiencing Domestic Abuse

Wed October 7th: 11:00 am-12:30 pm EDT

Free

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About this Webinar:

Given the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to virtual home visitation, we recognize that it is very difficult for New Parent Support Program staff to determine client safety, maintain confidentiality, and promote healthy parenting and relationships. The lack of privacy for conversations and heightened isolation makes it difficult to assess the home environment and figure out if coercion and abuse are happening to a client.

During this training, we review promising practices for home visitors within a virtual space. Reviewing how power and control issues may look different within the ‘shelter in place’ situation and how this might prevent clients from being able to disclose abuse or reach out for help. Talking about healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to help friends and family is a strategy that builds stronger client relationships and allows victims to hear about resources and ways to promote safety without disclosing domestic abuse. The intervention strategies we share are adapted for virtual home visitation.

Archived Recording:

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Understand evolving practices around virtual home visitation  and domestic violence (DV)
  2. Learn CUES (Confidentiality, Universal Education + Empowerment, and Support), a trauma-informed evidenced-based intervention, to address domestic violence, adapted for virtual clinical visits.
  3. Learn about virtual safer planning strategies during heightened isolation and advocacy resources

Presenter

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Rebecca Levenson, M.A., is a former Senior Policy Analyst and now a consultant for FUTURES Without Violence. A nationally-recognized researcher, educator, advocate, and speaker, on domestic violence she has worked extensively within primary care, adolescent, reproductive and perinatal health within federal and state programs, community clinics, FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers), and home visitation programs for the past 22 years.

She is the architect for FUTURES evidence-based intervention called CUES—which calls into question the limitations of disclosure-driven practices for screening for domestic violence highlighting the power of relationship building through universal education and altruism. Ms. Levenson is the co-author of numerous publications and domestic violence training resources, including FUTURES Healthy Moms/Happy Babies curricula on how to address domestic violence for home visitation programs.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

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Continuing Education

  • Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists: Programming approval for CE credit has been obtained for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from the UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
  • Certified Family Life Educators (CFLEs): This webinar offers Contact Hours from the National Council on Family Relations to CFLE’s.
  • Case Managers: This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide board-certified case managers with clock hours.
  • Certificates of completion are available for providers interested in documenting their training activities.

Event Materials

This webinar is Part 2 of 2 webinars on Healthy Moms, Happy Babies Curriculum! Watch the archived recording of Part 1, “Healthy Moms, Happy Babies I: Supporting Staff to Help Families Remotely,” on the event page here

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4 Replies to “Healthy Moms, Happy Babies II: Virtually Supporting Parents Experiencing Domestic Abuse”

  1. When I click on the first link, to go to the slides, it says to go to the event page, which then sends me in circle back to the event page! I was able to print everything I wanted from the other links. Instructions please?

    1. Hello Linda! The slides are available under “Event Materials.” If the first link does not work for you, please try to copy/paste the following link to the slides into a new tab on your browser: https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FD_Healthy-Moms-Happy-Babies_100720_Webinar-1.pdf

      That link should take you directly to a printable PDF of the slides from this session. Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions!

      Best,
      MFLN Family Development

    1. Hello Kristen! This webinar will offer 1.5 CE credits through the University of Texas at Austin, Steve Hicks School of Social Work for Social Work, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. We encourage participants to check with their state licensing agency for reciprocity and/or credit approval.

      We hope to see you at tomorrow’s webinar,
      MFLN Family Development

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