January 22, 2015 Presentation
Help Me Help Her: A Presentation Supporting Providers Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Jessica begins this powerful presentation by sharing her personal story, including parts of her own therapeutic experiences that were both helpful and hurtful in her healing process. She will then transition into discussing the work she does today, and how her interactions with thousands of survivors around the globe has shaped presentations such as these. Ms.Yaffa will share her expertise surrounding appropriate and thorough assessment, cultural considerations, creating safe spaces, effective approaches in treatment pertaining to this particular population, and building our resources. Ms.Yaffa has created a presentation that will ensure all participants leave feeling inspired, encouraged, motivated, and eager to join the movement targeting the elimination of stigma related to domestic violence worldwide.
- Participants will learn important assessment tools to incorporate into their practice in order to identify the presence of trauma related to domestic violence
- Participants will learn how their clients' cultural/religious beliefs and experiences affect the way risk assessment, safety planning, relationship goals, and her overall therapeutic experience progress are conducted
- Participants will be offered ways that they can make their office/practice a safer and more compassionate space for those clients who are survivors of domestic violence
Jessica Yaffa is a survivor of extreme domestic violence who has transformed a set of very traumatic circumstances into a triumphant story. Ms. Yaffa is the founder and leader of H.E.A.L.I.N.G., the first domestic violence ministry in San Diego, which has served over 6,000 men, women, and children since its inception over seven years ago. In addition, Jessica has also co-founded a non-profit organization titled No Silence No Violence, Inc. committed to providing education, training, resources, and community development in order to eliminate stigma surrounding relationship abuse and sexual assault, while creating awareness, shifting perspectives, and creating change around the way we talk about domestic violence, as well as addressing the needs of those affected by this epidemic. Ms. Yaffa recently published her memoir "Mine Until: My Journey Into and Out of the Arms of an Abuser" and a workbook for therapists’ entitled: "Help Me, Help Her; A Therapist’s Guide to Treating Survivors of Domestic Violence." Ms. Yaffa travels the country speaking at universities, hospitals, corporations, and nonprofit organizations sharing her commitment to ultimately inspire a movement to end abuse globally.
Inland Empire Chapter of CAMFT is a CAMFT Approved CEU Provider Agency Provider # 62278
CEU Hours: This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Certificates: Completion certificates will be awarded at the conclusion of the training and upon participant’s submission of his or her completed evaluation.
Refund Policy: If a participant is unable to attend and notifies IE-CAMFT 24 hours in advance of the training, full reimbursement will be sent within ten (10) working days.
Grievance: If any aspect of the training is not to the full satisfaction of any participant, please notify the coordinator, CEU committee chair, or another IE-CAMFT board member. We hope to resolve any issue immediately on-site. If not resolved, the full IE-CAMFT board will review and resolve the issue.
IE-CAMFT wishes all participants to have an excellent learning experience. Please notify the coordinator or other board member if you need special accommodations. If possible, call Garry Raley at (951) 640-5899 in advance
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