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Toolkit and Webinar for Mental Health Professionals

We are pleased to offer continuing education credit through the Oregon chapter of the National Association of Social Workers for our webinar, Safety and Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Providers Responding to Domestic Violence. The accompanying toolkit provides basic information about domestic violence for mental health professionals, including types of abuse, indicators, screening and risk assessment, safety planning, and connecting with community programs.

Webinar recording

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Webinar for Mental Health Providers


Thursday, September 25th, 2014

This training provides an introductory overview of critical safety and ethical concerns for mental health providers responding to domestic violence. Research suggests that more than half of women seen in mental health care settings may have experienced domestic violence. Many mental health care providers have little or no training in domestic violence and may inadvertently contribute to increased risk for survivors without proper training and knowledge of resources.
Please direct all inquiries regarding this webinar to Chloe Massarello or Jonathan Gates, (503) 230-1951

La Grande Regional Training


Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Oregon Department of Human Services - Mt. Emily Room
1607 Gekeler Lane, La Grande

In anticipation of our soon-to-be-released domestic violence toolkit for mental health providers, we are excited to bring you Jennifer Hopkinson, LCSW from Clackamas Women's Services, and Choya Adkison-Stevens, the Coalition's Equity and Inclusion Coordinator. This is an excellent opportunity for both advocates and mental health providers to gain deeper insights into the intersections of our fields, anti-oppressive practice, and how we can more effectively serve survivors of domestic violence. 
Please direct all inquiries regarding this regional training to Jonathan Gates, Social Media & Events Coordinator, (503) 230-1951 x302

2013 Fatal Domestic Violence Report Now Available

The 2013 edition of Oregon's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Report is now available for viewing. This report includes a wide variety of incidents that take place in the context of a family or household. We track incidents involving roommates, care providers, people related by blood or marriage including extended family, current and former intimate partners, the extended family of current and former intimate partners, and cases of prostitution (covered under the term intimate partner).

Fatal Domestic Violence in Oregon: Demographics Related to Victims, Perpetrators, and Incidents (pdf)
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