MFLN Family Development Virtual Learning Event 2015

Family Violence: Increasing Professional Knowledge, Prevention & Intervention

Creative Commons Licensing [Flickr, Strive to Grow Anywhere, October 18, 2014]
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The VLE is a themed virtual conference housing weekly sessions in October 2015. MFLN Family Development chose the theme of this year’s VLE (Family Violence: Increasing Professional Knowledge, Prevention, and Interventions) to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is our hope that these weekly sessions will enhance your knowledge, awareness and utilization of effective strategies when working with families struggling with family violence.

Let’s connect, discover, and share!
These sessions will also offer you the opportunity to connect not only with various professionals working with families effected by family violence, but also with presenters of weekly sessions. Those with lingering questions or comments after each VLE session can also utilize our Q&A sessions on LinkedIn.

Professional Development and CEUs

We invite you to participate in our upcoming virtual learning event sessions. MFLN Family Development offers various continuing education opportunities for each live session (for up to one year after the live date). The types of CEU’s offered are: National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Georgia Marriage & Family Therapy and Early Intervention Training Program (EITP).

  • Our webinars are open to the public in addition to Department of Defense (DoD) employees.
  • REGISTRATION is required.
  • For more information on how to obtain NASW and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy CE credits, click here.
  • For more information on how to obtain Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) CE credits, click here.
  • Have questions surrounding our virtual learn event sessions? Contact us at: MFLNFamilyDevelopment@gmail.com.
  • To receive email notifications about upcoming Family Development and other MFLN webinars, sign up for our Email Mailing List here.

Virtual Learning Event Sessions

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VLE Session #1: The Ripple Effect: Trauma Informed Interventions with Abusers

  • Date/Time: October 8, 2015 at 11:00am EST
  • Description:  This 1.5 hour webinar will offer trauma-informed interventions when working with abusers. Presenters will explore the impact abusers have on family functioning, inclusive of undermining victim-caregivers and using children as weapons. Presenters will also discuss typologies of abusers and share assessment tools that can assist in determining appropriate treatment options.
  • Presenters: Bob Smith, MS, LMFT, CCSOTS, & Kacy Mixon, Ph.D., LMFT
  • CEs Offered: NASW & GA MFT

VLE Session #2: From Coercion to Collaboration: Strength-Based Interventions for Military Couples Experiencing Domestic Violence

  • Date/Time: October 15, 2015 at 11:00am EST
  • Description: This 1.5 hour webinar will explore common approaches to working with domestic violence but also introduce how they intersect with a strength-based treatment model. Presenters will provide case study examples to further highlight the techniques shared.
  • Presenters: Adrienne Baggs, Ph.D., & Bridgette Schossow, MA, CCAII
  • CEs Offered: NASW & GA MFT

VLE Session #3: Beyond Mandated Reporting: Building Resiliency with Families

  • Date/Time: October 22, 2015 at 11:00am EST
  • Description: This 1.5 hour session will highlight what trauma looks like in young children, the relationship between abuse and disability, and offer strategies for building resiliency within families. Presenters will also discuss signs and misconceptions of child abuse that will assist providers working with families.
  • Presenters: Cathrine Corr, Ph.D. & Deserai Miller, LCSW
  • CEs Offered: NASW, GA MFT & EITP

VLE Session #4: What’s on the Web? Family Violence Resource Toolkit

  • Date/Time: October 29, 2015 at 11:00am EST
  • Description: This 1.5 hour session will offer online resources and mobile applications pertinent to professionals working with individuals, children and families experiencing domestic violence.
  • Presenters: Tabitha McCoy, MS & Christina Herron, MS
  • CEs Offered: NASW, GA MFT & EITP

Connect and Discuss

We love to hear from you! During each live session of our Virtual Learning Event there will be a chat pod where participants can ask the presenters questions as the discussion evolves.

We invite you to connect with us and other professionals to discuss what’s working for you…

  1. Your experience working with perpetrators of family violence
  2. What you find helpful when working with couples struggling with coercive/controlling dynamics
  3. Working with families mandated for treatment/services
  4. Online tools that you find helpful

Have any lingering questions…

The MFLN Family Development team will be hosting a Q & A session on LinkedIn following each session and throughout the VLE to continue the conversation. Join us there!

Find out more about the MFLN Family Development through our website, on FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn. Don’t forget to check out the upcoming and archived webinars on our professional development webpage by clicking, here.

How to Access Events

The VLEs will be hosted by the Department of Defense Connect System (DCS), but are open to the public.

For those who cannot connect to the DCS site, an alternative viewing of this presentation will be running on Ustream.

Questions? Find technical and support information at How to Join MFLN Webinars (via DCS or Ustream) or email milfamln@gmail.com

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