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Domestic Violence Fundamentals (Virtual)
Thursday, June 02, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Domestic Violence Fundamentals

Description: This 3 hour course is an introduction to domestic violence concepts and how they relate to family and child welfare. Participants will learn about what domestic violence is, how to identify various tactics of abuse, and how domestic violence impacts children from birth through their adolescent years. We will also explore how domestic violence impacts parenting and how professionals can help promote resilience and healing in families experiencing this type of trauma.

Location Info:
Virtual - Zoom

Leah K. Vejzović, LMSW - Leah has been working as a social worker in the fields of child welfare and domestic violence victim advocacy since 2007. She has experience as child welfare services provider, a domestic and sexual assault victim advocate, a therapist specializing in work with adult and child survivors and perpetrators, a men’s behavior change program facilitator and as the coordinator of domestic violence training and response for the Department of Human Services in her home state of Iowa. Leah also had the opportunity to sit on local and statewide boards related to domestic and sexual violence prevention and services and continues to be a part of the Iowa Domestic Abuse Death Review team. She is also a board member for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Leah continues to provide training related to the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare and works as the Events & ELearning Development Coordinator at the Safe & Together Institute. Having worked in both direct service with families and in systems change, Leah is passionate about equipping professionals with the tools they need to do effective work with families and to engage in larger agency and systems change.


Registration will begin at 8:30 AM. Training will start promptly at 9:00 AM

There will be a Domestic Violence Intermediate course offered June 9, 2022 from 9am-12pm. If you wish to partake in both courses, you must register for each one separately.

Please note: Priority seating is provided to staff working within one of the DHS child welfare contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); QRTP/Group Foster Care; Shelter Services; Aftercare Services; Supervised Apartment Living (SAL); Recruitment, Retention, Training and Support Services (RRTS); Parent Partners; Foster Care Youth Council. If you do not work within one of the child welfare contracts with the State, you may be bumped from the course and placed on a wait list.

At each training, participants will receive a certificate of completion based on hours attended. For more information, please click here.

If you have questions regarding seating for the training or if you are unable to participate for any reason, please contact Katie Henry at [email protected].


Contact: For more information contact Katie Henry, [email protected]