Training Opportunities

Center for Prevention of Abuse Training Institute offers a variety of training opportunities for community organizations, businesses, schools, professional development, CFPA staff and volunteers, and other requested groups. Trainings can be tailored to fit the needs of your group and some trainings are subject to fees, please inquire for details.

Topics of training include, but are not limited to:

63.5 Hour Agency Training

All staff and direct-service CFPA volunteers are required to compete the 63.5-hour agency training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy. For information about date and times, please click here.

Adult Protective Services

The learner will identify the types of abuse for seniors and adults living with disabilities, and will have a greater understanding of the dynamics of abuse, including victim and abuser profile and the prevalence of abuse. The learner will gain knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of mandated reporting and will be able to identify indicators of abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

The learner will gain knowledge about childhood exposure to domestic violence, including the effects within specific age groups. The learner will gain an awareness of appropriate interventions and services available.

Domestic Violence

The learner will gain knowledge of the dynamics of domestic violence, increase their understanding of the cycle of violence and myths/realities of living within a violent home. The learner will gain an awareness of available services for victims, as well as protections under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.

Human Trafficking

The leaner will gain knowledge about sex and labor trafficking which includes signs to look for, victim and trafficker profiles, service industries where trafficking is common, victim services and protections, and working within the legal system for foreign-born victims.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

The learner will gain a fundamental understanding of the LTCOP advocacy for seniors residing in long-term care facilities. The learner will gain a general understanding of resident rights, self-determination, confidentiality, and common issues faced in the facilities. The learner will also learn the complaint process and the role IDPH plays in long-term care.

Partner Abuse Facilitator Training

The learner will participate in effective group facilitation with adult intimate partner abusers. Participants can expect to learn best practices in co-facilitation, intervention models, and group dynamics. For more about dates and times, please click here.

Sexual Assault

The learner will learn resources in the community to refer a patient to for counseling and legal advocacy assistance. Learner will gain knowledge of the indicators of child sexual abuse and sexual assault of adults, rape trauma syndrome, and flashbacks.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The learner will understand what constitutes as sexual harassment in the workplaces, how to engage in appropriate behaviors, coping strategies, and how to report instances of abuse/harassment.

Senior Sensory

The learner will gain an understanding of sensory losses that accompany aging and will improve understanding of the aging customer/client. The learner will expand their sensitivity, knowledge and skills to the older adult environment.

To request a training, please fill out and submit the below form. For questions, please call Carol Hennon, Training Coordinator, at 309-698-2874.

Training Opportunities

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