PREP

PREP is a program for law enforcement professionals that provides practical information on responding to domestic violence calls. PREP classes are FREE. We provide materials and certificate of completion. Scroll down for upcoming classes and additional information.

The Goals of PREP

Help police officers to identify and respond to the needs of victims

Improve law enforcement officers' communication with victims

Reduce the repeat domestic abuse incidents within the same household

Connect victims to critical support services

Class Dates & Times

08
Apr

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Goals: Discussion of emotional and developmental impact of DV (domestic violence) on children and teens, appropriate intervention techniques to use with children on the scene, tips for supporting the non-offending parent & a review of safety planning and resources for referral.

This class is offered via webinar; reservations are REQUIRED.
Questions? Email us at: PREP@APartnershipForChange.org

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  • April 8, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
20
Apr

Domestic Violence: Lethality & Non-Fatal Strangulation

Goals: Understand types of abuse, lethality and risks, overt and covert signs of non-fatal strangulation; questions to ask if strangulation is suspected, review of resources for support.

This class is offered via webinar; reservations are REQUIRED.
Questions? Email us at: PREP@APartnershipForChange.org

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FILLED TO CAPACITY - if you would like to be put on a waiting list in case of cancellations, please email the above address.

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  • April 20, 2021, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
20
May

Understanding the Victim of Domestic Violence

Goals: Discussion of the dynamics of DV (domestic violence), local and national statistics, risk assessments, safety planning & review of resources for referral and support.

This class is offered via webinar; reservations are REQUIRED.
Questions? Email us at: PREP@APartnershipForChange.org

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  • May 20, 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
04
Jun

Teen Dating Abuse

Goals: Learn effective intervention techniques to help teens (victims and abusers), identify resources for support, discuss the warning signs that a teen may be a victim or an abuser & understand the unique barriers teens face concerning disclosure.

This class is offered via webinar; reservations are REQUIRED.
Questions? Email us at: PREP@APartnershipForChange.org

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  • June 4, 2021, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Additional Info

PREP is currently being offered via webinars through June 2021. We anticipate returning to in-person trainings soon. At that time, classes will be held on a rolling basis in Mahwah, Scotch Plains and Freehold.

PREP is free of charge; we provide materials and certificate of completion.

**Registration is REQUIRED: Click on the email link on the schedule above to reserve your spot. Please include the name of your department and the best email and phone number to be reached at. If you are registering more than one officer, please include all names and emails.