Updated: May 1, 2013 1:37PM
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia will offer a 40-hour Domestic Violence Awareness and Intervention Training to individuals interested in volunteering at the Crisis Center and to other volunteers and professionals serving domestic abuse victims.
Some of the topics covered during the training are the definition of domestic violence, myths and realities, the cycle of violence, types of abuse, direct service issues, safety planning, abuser profile, teen dating, issues when working with battered women, and legal issues.
The program requires three hours of observation in domestic violence court at the Markham or Bridgeview courthouse.
Participants must attend all sessions to earn the 40-hour training certificate.
The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for three weeks beginning June 3.
A Tinley Park location will be announced at a later date.
The cost is $150 per person and $75 for full- or part-time students with proof of enrollment.
For more information, contact Lisa Blair at (708) 429-7255, Ext. 124, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enrollment is limited and participants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence, and to address the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence.
For more information, visit www.crisisctr.org.