Wed, Aug 10|
Understanding the Trauma of Domestic Violence for Professionals Working with System-involved Youth and Families
Marya Wright, MSW
Time & Location
Aug 10, 2022, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
About the Event
Marya Wright, MSW
This introductory training will provide trainees an overview of domestic violence. The training will provide a general overview for trainees to understand the trauma caused by domestic violence and how it impacts system involved youth outcomes. The training covers the cycles of violence and how to describe this to youth. During this training, participants will discuss and share resources for domestic violence related issues which could support survivors, perpetrators, and children witnessing domestic violence. The training will discuss how the cycle of violence has negative risk factors for children and how to hold these discussions when working with system-involved youth and families. Trainees will be able to develop a trauma-informed approach to supporting youth who are involved in a domestic violent relationship. The material will be delivered by PowerPoint presentation, short video clips, group discussion, breakout (small group) discussions and participant workbook (handout).
- Trainees will be able to describe a basic overview of domestic violence.
- Trainees will understand the cycles of violence and how it causes trauma for system-involved youth and families..
- Trainees will be able to recognize trauma systems that may stem from domestic violence.
9:00–9:15am Welcome, Agenda, Objectives, and Learning Goals
9:15–9:40am What is domestic violence?
9:40–10:15am How does domestic violence show up as trauma for youth & families?
10:15–10:45am Warning signs and risk factors
10:45–11:00am BREAK (CEUs will not be offered for this time)
11:00–11:10am Trauma-informed approach to domestic violence
11:10–11:25am Cycles of violence
11:25–11:35am Resources for youth and families
11:45am–12pm Evaluation & Closing
Meet Our Trainer
Marya Wright Consulting provides innovative, high-value, and culturally responsive training content for professionals. Marya offers continuing education training (CEUs) for agencies who service system-involved youth, foster youth, children and families. Marya is a registered Associate Clinical Social Worker with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Marya is a Child Welfare Worker II with County Children and Family Services in the Dependency Investigation Unit. She conducts investigations and assessments based on the Welfare & Institutions Code §300 regarding child abuse, neglect and exploitation on the legality of court intervention.
Marya graduated from San Diego State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Social Work with a focus on Child Welfare Services and Motivational Interviewing. She then received her Master’s in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with a focus in Child Welfare Policy and research. Marya has also conducted research in Child Sexual Exploitation and Foster Care. In addition, she is a seasoned lecturer in the Sociology Department at CSU, East Bay.
This course meets the qualifications for (2.75) BBS CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.