The Mary Byron Project provides in-person and online professional training designed to help participants understand the dynamics of intimate partner violence, the application of law to situations involving intimate partner violence, and the need for changes in workplaces, courtrooms, and other settings. We’re happy to tailor training to the needs of your group.

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ONLINE TRAINING VIDEOS:

The Mary Byron Project- Who We are

Learn more about our work to enhance justice to end intimate partner violence.

Kentucky Appeals Process

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence

This training discusses the myths, realities, dynamics, and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV).  Viewers will gain concrete knowledge, tools and resources to support those who are experiencing intimate partner violence.

Secondary Trauma and Self Care for Helping Professionals

For those in the helping professions, working with victim/survivors who have experienced violence can take a toll on our professional and personal lives. With the added stress and anxiety of a worldwide pandemic, it’s more important than ever to talk about ways that we can take care of ourselves in order to minimize harm, both to ourselves and our clients.  In this workshop, we’ll discuss the physical and emotional effects of secondary trauma and explore self-care strategies that can help you increase your own resilience and well-being.

Trauma Informed Services for Victims/Survivors of IPV

This training for helping professionals introduces a service approach that recognizes the symptoms of trauma and the role that it plays in the lives of victim/survivors. We’ll explore the brain and body's reaction to crisis, as well as the ways that victims cope with trauma.  Understanding what your clients might be experiencing can help you create services that are supportive and welcoming rather than re-traumatizing.

TRAINING TOPICS:

Understanding and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence  

This session will discuss the myths, realities, dynamics, and impact of intimate partner violence (IPV). We will explore options and services that are available to victims/survivors. Participants will leave with concrete knowledge, tools and resources to support those who are experiencing intimate partner violence.

WorkSafe: Training for Managers

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has very real implications for workplaces; it affects safety, productivity, health insurance costs and more. However, many companies are uncertain about their role in this complex issue. This training for supervisors will provide an understanding of IPV and its impact in the workplace, as well as guidelines for how to respond if they suspect an employee is being harmed at home, and how to have conversations with employees who disclose an abusive situation. Participants will gain concrete knowledge, tools and resources to support employees who are experiencing abuse. 

(This training can be implemented as a stand-alone session, or as part of our three-tiered approach to workplace safety: the WorkSafe Initiative.  Click here for more about the WorkSafe Initiative.)

In Her Shoes

Anyone who wants to learn more about the realities of intimate partner violence can benefit from walking In Her Shoes. This interactive, educational exercise gives participants the opportunity to move through the experiences of a domestic violence victim. This highly-interactive activity is great for educating a broad range of professional groups and can be facilitated  in 1-2 hours.

In Their Shoes

This interactive exercise is designed for experiential learning about teen dating violence by allowing participants to move through the experiences of real teens including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia, and stalking. This activity is most impactful for professionals who work with teens and young adults and can be facilitated  in 1-2 hours.

Dating Abuse 101

With research showing that teens are experiencing dating abuse at higher rates than adults, and that it’s happening at a life stage when patterns are learned, it’s critical that we address the issue early. In this session, we’ll discuss the dynamics of dating abuse and digital abuse. You'll learn tools to talk to teens about dating and empower them to form healthy relationships.

Professional Self Care: Transforming Secondary Trauma

Working with those who have experienced violence can take a toll on our professional and personal lives. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss the physical and emotional effects of secondary trauma and explore self-care strategies that can help you increase your own personal resilience and well-being.

Trauma-Informed Care

This training introduces a service approach that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in the lives of survivors.  Instead of focusing on their behaviors, it focuses on the trauma that they have experienced and validates that experience, shifting the focus from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What has happened to you?”  In this workshop, we will learn about the body's reaction to trauma and ways in which victims cope with traumatic experiences and memories. We will look at how we can apply the principles of trauma-informed care to our services, so they can be inclusive and welcoming rather than re-traumatizing. 

TRAINING FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

Intimate Partner Violence for the Grand Jury

Created by a former prosecutor, this training explores the dynamics of intimate partner violence and the differences and similarities between crimes involving intimate partner violence and other crimes. The goal is to displace common stereotypes and myths to allow jurors to accurately assess evidence in intimate partner crimes. The training can be presented in 30-45 minutes.

In Her Shoes: For the Courtroom

A revolutionary community education tool, In Her Shoes is designed for learning about domestic violence by allowing participants to move through the experiences of a domestic violence victim. This highly-interactive activity will be followed by discussion on how to apply the information to the courtroom.   (Can be facilitated  in one to two hours.)

 

To learn more about training and professional development, contact us at:

502-992-3444 or info@marybyronproject.org