DBHDD‘s Office of Behavioral Health Prevention and Federal Grants (OBHPFG) and its Suicide Prevention Program have been awarded the state‘s COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Grant through SAMSHA. As an integral part of this grant DBHDD has contracted with CSPs in 7 counties and community partners to service adults age 25 and older, including older adults, who are at high risk (including victims of domestic violence (DV) and unemployed workers) for or have attempted suicide. As we know COVID-19 has impacted our communities greatly and domestic violence is of great concern. Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV) and Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV) will be providing 90 minute trainings to enhance knowledge around domestic violence and homicide/suicides. Please note these are TWO different training opportunities from two different agencies and we encourage you to register for both. Feel free to share with your colleagues.
Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PADV)
Training Title: Domestic Violence 101
The DV 101 presentation provides education and raises awareness about Domestic Violence. It incorporates the statistical data nationally and within the State of Georgia, a definition for domestic violence, addresses misconceptions associated with domestic violence, describes the various types of abuse, and the common barriers survivors face when choosing to leave. It will also provide information on the various intervention and prevention programs within Partnership Against Domestic Violence.
Georgia Commission on Family Violence (GCFV)
Training Title: Suicide and Domestic Violence: "What You Need to Know”
Suicide and Domestic Violence: What You Need to Know" will explore the strong connection between suicide and domestic violence homicide risk. Training participants will be given an overview of warning signs of domestic violence as well as information for how to tell if the situation is escalating. Basic safety planning tools will be provided. Participants will also learn where to refer someone who is experiencing domestic violence and ways to become more engaged in community efforts to address domestic violence.