The Winter/Spring 2019 Training Calendar is here!

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Domestic Violence 101

Domestic Violence 101

Friday, February 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Cost: $30
Location: Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Address: 821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889
Presenter: Deborah Ferrante, LICSW - Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and coercive behaviors that one person us
es to exert power and control over another in a relationship. Participants will learn about the cycle of violence, barriers to leaving, and available community resources. This core training provides a strong foundation for advocates and community members on how to support victims and help end domestic violence. CEUs will be provided.

Deborah Ferrante is the Manager of Counseling Services at the Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center. She has been working for the agency since 2003.


Trauma Informed Care

Creating a Culture of Care: Understanding Trauma to Best Serve Our Clients

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Cost: $20
Location: Warwick Public Library
Address: 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, 02889
Presenter: Donald Laliberte, LICSW - Crossroads Rhode Island

Trauma informed care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma, including trauma caused by chronic homelessness. This workshop will assist case managers in identifying the signs of trauma through motivational interviewing techniques and patterns of behavior. CEUs will be provided.

Donald Laliberte is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with nineteen years of clinical and administrative work. 


Children Who Witness

Through Their Eyes: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children Who Witness

Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Warwick Public Library
Address: 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, RI, 02889
Presenter: Elda M. Dawber, LICSW

Domestic violence puts children at serious risk of both physical and emotional harm. This presentation will explore the effects of domestic violence from the point of view of children who witness and experience the chaos, confusion, and fear generated by these situations. Behavioral and emotional dynamics will be reviewed, and the short and long-term impacts will be discussed, as well as the treatment needs of these children. CEUs will be provided.

Elda Dawber is a nationally recognized trainer, consultant, and specialist in the area of child sexual abuse.


Economic Empowerment Train-the-Trainer

Economic Empowerment Train-the-Trainer

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (lunch provided)
Cost: $30 
Location: Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center     
Address: 821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02888
Presenter: Carmen Recalde-Russo - RICADV

Economic abuse is a tactic that many abusers use to maintain power and control over their partners. Victims of abuse are often left with little income, poor credit, and a feeling of dependence on their abusers for basic living needs. We invite advocates and staff from community-based organizations to this "train-the-trainer" session on The Allstate Foundation's Moving Ahead Through Financial Management curriculum. This session will provide attendees with an overview of financial literacy, instructions on how to use this tool, and free copies of the curriculum.

Carmen Recalde-Russo is the Director of Community Engagement for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).


Legislative Advocacy Workshop 101Legislative Advocacy Workshop 101

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: RI State House Library
Address: 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903 
Presenter: John Wesley - RICADV

Join the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV), along with advocates and community members to find out how to advocate for policy to support survivors of domestic violence at the RI State House and how you can use your voice to make a difference! During the workshop, participants will learn about legislation that impacts survivors of domestic violence, basic legislative advocacy skills, and tips for testifying in legislative hearings.

John Wesley is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV).


Reflective SupervisionReflective Supervision: A Trauma Informed Approach to Supervising Advocates

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center
Address: 821 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889
Presenter: Sarah Kelly-Palmer, LICSW - Family Service of RI

Reflective supervision is the process of identifying the thoughts, feelings, and actions that come up as a result of working with children and families. This workshop will encourage a collaborative relationship between supervisor and supervisees, and promote and encourage advocates to understand the perspective of the families they are working with. Participants will learn about the reflective model and have the opportunity to practice skills during the training. This training is geared toward supervisors looking to incorporate a trauma informed approach into their supervision. Self-care practices will also be explored.

Sarah Kelly-Palmer is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and serves as Vice President, Trauma and Loss at Family Service of Rhode Island.

Past Training Calendars
  • Training Calendars

  • Summer/Fall 2018

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2018


  • Winter/Spring 2018

    RICADV Training Calendar Winter Spring 2018

  • Summer/Fall 2017

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2017

  • Winter/Spring 2017

    RICADV Training Calendar Winter Spring 2017



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