IPV Workshop for Mental Behavioral Health Professionals

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is pervasive in our culture. It's impact is widely felt, even if it is still largely hidden. One abuser can harm multiple victims, their children and extended families -- even generations. IPV is traumatic. Survivors and offenders alike often struggle with anxiety, depression and other forms of mental illness; many also turn to substances for relief.


The 1-Day IPV Workshop for Mental & Behavioral Professionals helps professionals identify IPV when it presents in their clients, discusses how to respond to it compassionately and safely, explores how to document it in client records, and identifies when it is important to make a referral. The workshop is accredited by the NYS Office of Professions and OASAS and was created collaborative by RESOLVE therapists and partners from Tree of Hope Counseling and Delphi Rise. Licensed social workers, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and credentialed substance abuse counselors earn 7.5 CEUs for attending.  Workshop is offered 2-3/year for a fee.

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A.C.T.: Trauma-Informed Self Protection Course


Act * Choose * Take Control: Traditional self-defense courses often miss the mark for female victims/survivors of trauma. The idea of “becoming the aggressor”or “fighting back” doesn’t make sense in the context of an attack by an intimate partner or for many individuals who have experienced sexual or childhood abuse. With this in mind, 
the course focuses on: understanding trauma triggers and how participants respond when triggers are activated, how to detect escalation and prepare, how to ground yourself in the face of a threat, and how to deflect an attack or remove yourself from danger.

The ACT Course was developed and is delivered collaboratively by RESOLVE trauma therapists and Brazilian Jujitsu Trainers from OntheRight allowing for customization to the needs of the participants. Throughout the course, participants are afforded choice in engagement and exposure, and therapeutic support is available.

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Speakers, Outreach & In-Service Requests


At RESOLVE we know that we are stronger together and the only way we'll ever break the cycle of domestic violence is by working collaboratively to close gaps in services. Our experienced team of clinical. trauma-trained therapists are available upon request to conduct in-service training with partner agencies, health care providers, faith communities and youth; and we are proud to participate in community events as exhibitors or speakers.


Contact RESOLVE today to make arrangements for your group, 585-425-1580 or info@resolve-roc.org.

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