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Although virtually every material included in the VAWnet library might be considered useful for training, below we have identified some major categories of training tools to best support the efforts of those working to develop or enhance education efforts in a variety of settings – from public to professional, from academic to agency-based. Each of these materials can assist in raising awareness, increasing capacity, or enhancing one’s knowledge-base.

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Developed for continuing nursing education, this online course defines domestic violence, discusses consequences, identifies risk factors, introduces screening practices, provides best practices for intervention, and lists available resources in Florida.
Authors: Silvia Y. Beaupre
This 1.5-hour online training is intended for health care professionals, social workers, and case managers in Ob/Gyn and family planning. It explores knowledge required to identify, treat, document and, if necessary, report domestic violence.
Authors: SafePlace
This online domestic violence training program is geared to social workers at all levels of experience. Develops skills for interviewing and assessment, provides justice system resources, describes the impact on children, and explores perpetrator mindset.
Authors: NASW Domestic Violence Committee c/o Ann Fleck-Henderson
This online training module is based on a case study where participants are asked to respond to multiple choice questions as they read the case, taking on the perspectives of many different types of professionals that come into contact with Angela.
Authors: Global Violence Prevention
This series of 3 online training modules is based on case studies where participants are asked to respond to multiple choice questions as they read the cases, taking on the perspectives of different types of professionals.
Authors: Global Violence Prevention
The 2-day curriculum teaches advocates about advocacy/counseling, the realities and impact of sexual assault, procedures to follow in common situations, techniques to support recovery, and compassion fatigue and self-care.
Authors: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
This online program is a basic victim advocacy training offering victim services providers and allied professionals the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to better assist victims of crime.
Authors: Cicatelli Associates Inc. with the National Center for Victims of Crime and Safe Horizon, Inc.
This set of online slideshows includes four case-based modules for medical resident instruction about violence throughout the life cycle. Participants learn to recognize clinical manifestations and apply appropriate interventions.
Authors: Public Health and Education Task Force
Includes 2 slideshow presentations from the "Taking it to the Streets" program, designed to provide education about domestic violence: "Preventing Domestic Violence Through Integrated Community Policing Strategies" and "WI Law Enforcement Legal Update.”
Authors: Captain Pete Helein
This training module, formatted as a slideshow presentation with audio, is designed to provide information and resources on the issues of stalking and sexual misconduct for resident assistants/resident advisors (RAs) on college campuses.
Authors: West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services