Intimate Partner Violence Advocate (IPVA) Certification Program (A Partnership For Change)

Tuesday, March 29 -
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

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Intimate Partner Violence Advocate (IPVA) Certification Program (A Partnership For Change)

The Intimate Partner Violence Advocate (IPVA) Certification Program is a unique educational opportunity to increase your knowledge and to enhance your intervention skills with victims of all ages.

IPVA consists of five workshops. Objectives for each class are outlined below. Professional credits are available!

Full IPVA Certification Bundle

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2022: DV 101
    • Social Workers and LPC's: 4 non-clinical credits
    • Identify and define all types of abuse and the dynamics of power and control
    • Identify the risk factors associated with leaving an abuser
    • Identify safe and effective intervention strategies to support victims and their families
    • Identify components of a safety plan and resources for support
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022: DV 102: Understanding the Victim
    • Social Worker and LPC's: 3.5 clinical credits and .5 social/cultural competence credits
    • Define the emotional and behavior impact of abuse on victim and their family, friends and co-workers
    • Identify barriers that prevent victims from leaving and the dangers associated with leaving the abuser
    • Learn how culture, religion, community, race, age, gender, ability or sexual orientation impacts a victim's decisions and options
    • Define the meaning of empowerment to a victim
    • Identify essential information that victims will need so they can identify their options and make informed decisions
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022: Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
    • Social Workers and LPC's: 4 non-clinical credits
    • Define the effects of witnessing domestic violence on children from birth to age 18
    • Identify appropriate intervention techniques to use with the child and with the non-offending parent
    • Recognize behaviors of the batterer and victim as parents
    • Learn how to properly document incidents, develop safety plans, and identify resources for support
    • Develop protocol for safe and effective workplace response (at school, daycare, healthcare facility, community organization)
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022: Teen Dating Abuse
    • Social Workers and LPC's: 4 non-clinical credits
    • Define the dynamics and types of teen dating violence
    • Identify the warning signs that indicate a teen may be a victim or an abuser
    • Identify strategies to effectively identify, approach and support teens
    • Develop teen safety plans, identify effective prevention and awareness strategies
    • Identify age-appropriate resource and referral information for support
  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022: DV 103: Advocacy & Community Response
    • This class does not offer CEU's but is needed to receive the IPVA certification
    • Understand the importance of cultivating a coordinated community response to victims
    • Identify the challenges of working within the community, legal, business, healthcare, social service, and education systems
    • Identify strategies that help to navigate the current system processes designed to support victims
    • Learn ways to play a role in your community or workplace to raise awareness and launch prevention-based activities
    • Note: DV101 or equivalent is pre-requisite for this class.
Age Groups
  • Adults
Community Services
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Crisis / Safety
Payment Options
  • Self Pay

Last Updated: 01/19/22