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Beginners/ Fundamentals: Unteaching & Unlearning the Ways of Domestic Violence (virtual)
Thursday, June 27, 2024, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: Training


Unteaching & Unlearning the Ways of Domestic Violence:       Beginners/Fundamentals

 Descriptions: This 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.


  • Develop an understanding of the power and control dynamics at play within Domestic Violence relationships, what domestic violence is, including its various forms, and how to identify various abuse tactics.
  • Understand how Domestic Abuse impacts children from birth through adolescence, including the short and long term emotional, psychological, physical and developmental effects.
  • Learn how domestic violence impacts the family unit and parenting, and what you as a provider can do to help promote resilience and healing in families, through a trauma-informed and family-centered approach.

Intended Audience: Family Centered Services worker (FCS), Recruitment/Retention Training Support workers, Residential workers (QRTP, Shelter, and Supervised Apartment Living (SAL)); Direct Care/Front-Line Staff, Supervisors; Beginner staff (less than 1-2 years of experience), refresher for experienced staff

Virtual - Zoom
Trainer: Angela Sujullie - Mom of 2 teens, 4 cats, and 5 dogs. I am a survivor. The abuse I experienced and witnessed growing up led me to think that the toxic and abusive patterns in my adult relationships were normal. As an adult, I found myself in relationships where I was experiencing domestic violence. Once I learned I didn’t have to endure domestic violence, I grew and healed. The freedom and empowerment I found in healing ignited a passion for empowering others.

Professionally, I have served as a Domestic Violence Domestic Violence Court Advocate and a Domestic Violence Case Manager in New Mexico, as well as a Victims Advocate at the Children and Families of Iowa shelter in Des Moines. I believe that through building awareness about what abuse looks like, how it can affect all of us, and the kinds support and resources are out there, any victim can become a survivor, all survivors can find their voice, and we can break the cycle.

Registration will begin at 5:30 PM. Training will start promptly at 6:00 PM

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 us at [email protected].


Contact: For more information contact us at [email protected]