Training & Adult Education 2016-06-06T15:49:48+00:00

Prevention, Education and Community Engagement: The PEACE Project

The mission of the PEACE Project is to raise awareness and provide education that will engage the entire community in ending relationship violence and creating a peaceful society.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about domestic violence and how you can make a difference in the effort to end the cycle of abuse that one of three women will experience in her lifetime. Family Shelter cannot do it alone and education is the true key to ending abuse.

Domestic abuse is a very complex issue that affects not only the victim, but also the victim’s family and society as a whole. Family Shelter offers several educational modules in order to meet the needs of individuals, groups and/or professionals in our community. Our professional facilitators are experienced in addressing a number of topics and we welcome the opportunity to offer a class to you.

Getting Involved – Taking the First Step

This class is designed for those who are learning about domestic violence for the first time. Topics covered include:

  • Defining domestic violence
  • Use of power and control in relationships
  • Impact on the victim
  • Barriers to ending abusive relationships
  • Cycle of violence

The recommended length of this class is a minimum of 1- 1.5 hour.

Recommended audience: Churches, parent groups, civic groups

Fee: $75 per session

Responding to Domestic Violence

This class is designed for professionals who encounter victims in their work and are seeking tools that will help them respond appropriately to this sensitive issue. Topics covered are:

  • Understanding Power & Control
  • Basic understanding of trauma
  • Intervention techniques: questions to ask, listening, respecting and supporting
  • Safety planning
  • Community resources and referrals

The recommended length of this class is a minimum of 1.5 – 2 hours.

Recommended audience: service providers, teachers, substance abuse programs, and healthcare providers

Fee: $100 per session


Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

This training is appropriate for professionals who work with children and those who wish to understand the effect of family violence on those who are most vulnerable – children. Topics covered are:

  • Impact on children
  • Child witnesses
  • Child trauma
  • Supportive behaviors
  • Mandated reporting requirements can be added for a fee

The recommended length of this class is a minimum of 1.5 – 2 hours.

Recommended audience: agencies providing services to children, teachers, and child care providers

Fee: $100 per session

Teen Dating Abuse & Healthy Relationships

This training can be adapted for teens, parents and professionals who work with teens. Topics covered are:

  • Warning signs for teens and parents
  • Defining teen abuse
  • What do healthy relationships look like
  • Teen safety planning

The recommended length of this class is a minimum of 1.5 – 2hours

Recommended audience: parents, mother-daughter groups, teachers, youth ministries, and agencies serving teens

Fee structure:

  • Parent groups – $75 per session
  • Group of professionals – $100 per session

For more information, or to arrange this particular training, contact Tikiya Young at

Advanced Training Topics*

  • Cultural issues and domestic violence
  • Issues specific to immigrants
  • Impact of childhood trauma on adults
  • Intervention techniques
  • Legal system and domestic violence
  • Substance abuse and domestic violence
  • Screening techniques for medical professionals
  • Workplace and domestic violence

*For those with a basic understanding of domestic violence

The recommended length of this class is a minimum of 1.5 – 2hours

Fee structure:

  • Starting at $100 per session

48-Hour Domestic Violence Training

Our professional facilitators offer this training 3-4 times a year; trainings are open to professionals and community members who wish to learn more about this devastating societal problem.  The topics covered are all essential to a true understanding of domestic abuse and include, but are not limited to:

  • Violence: An American Tradition
  • Impact of violence on the victim
  • Profile of the batterer
  • Effects of domestic violence on children
  • Substance abuse and domestic violence
  • Orders of Protection and the legal response

No matter what your reason for attending this training, you will find it to be a life-altering education experience, and the knowledge you gain will enable you to advocate in your community on behalf of all victims.

Please feel free to participate in our next training by completing and returning a registration form, which you can access on this website.

For more information, or to arrange for any of these training opportunities, contact Amy Milligan at