UPDATE: Our April Domestic Violence Advocacy Training has been canceled. Stay tuned for a virtual training this fall.

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center’s comprehensive training series will help you develop the knowledge and skills to appropriately assist victims and survivors of domestic violence.

This 30-hour training series complies with Department of Public Health (DPH) requirements for domestic violence advocates in Massachusetts. It is ideal for social service providers, health care professionals, law enforcement, faith leaders and all interested in working to end domestic violence.

Location: Boston Technology Park North, 110 Haverhill Road, Building C, Suite 220, Amesbury, MA 01913

Time: All Sessions 9am – 4pm

Cost: $75 per session ($90 with CEUs) or $300 for all five sessions ($360 with CEUs)

Session 1

History & Context of Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Abuse and What are the Types

The Cycle of Abuse

Session 2

Understanding the Abuser

Barriers to Leaving

Working with Marginalized & Underserved Populations

Session 3

Trauma Informed Responses to Domestic Violence

Impact of Violence on Children

Counseling Skills & Safety Planning

Session 4

Risk Assessment

Working with Survivors with Mental Health Issues

Working with Survivors with Substance Use Issues

Police Response to Domestic Violence

Session 5

Legal Issues

Role Plays

Secondary Traumatic Stress, Boundaries & Self-Care


Social Work Continuing Education Units are available.

Questions? Contact Heather Wiles at hwiles@jeannegeiger.org