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Domestic Violence Intermediate (Virtual)
Thursday, June 09, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: Training

Domestic Violence Intermediate

Description: This 3 hour session will build on the Fundamental course material by exploring how to screen for domestic violence and effectively engage both adult survivors of abuse and their perpetrators while working towards child safety and well being. Learners will be given tools to help them partner with survivors and engage perpetrators in a change effort, as well as receive introduction to a variety of strategies for planning for child safety and evaluating effective change. Participants will also explore how they can explain the services they provide to survivors of domestic violence and engage in appropriate referral to local domestic violence service agencies. 

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


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.

There will be a Domestic Violence Fundamentals course offered on June 2, 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 current DHS child welfare service contracts, including: Family Centered Services (FCS); Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) / Group Foster Care; Child Welfare Emergency Services (CWES): 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 current DHS child welfare services contract, 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]