Please note that we are enacting the following modifications to IPVA this year for the safety of attendees:
We, like many of you, are concerned about the increasing danger to victims of domestic violence who are not safe at home during this time. We've heard from first-line helpers that they want to be well-prepared to provide the support victims need; subsequently, we are scheduling live IPVA classes in the fall with the aforementioned modifications.
In the event that stay-at-home orders are re-enacted, we will notify registrants immediately and make decisions whether we'll make these classes web-based, move the series to Spring 2021, or refund registration in full.
We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and well at this time.
IPVA Certification Program
The Intimate Partner Violence Advocate (IPVA) Certification Program is a unique educational opportunity to increase your knowledge and to enhance your intervention skills with victims of all ages.
Cost: $500 for all five in the series. Materials, certificate and light refreshments included.
New Location: Holiday Inn, 36 Valley Road, Clark, NJ (conveniently located right off of the GSP).
Seats Go Fast - Registration is Required
>> To reserve your spot and pay by check: Email us at Info@APartnershipforChange.org
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Important! Please note that:
Insights on Batterer Behavior: Addendum Class (optional)
Each year, after the IPVA series is completed we offer Insights on Batterer Behavior for those who are interested in enhancing their knowledge about abusers in intimate partner relationships.
Please click here for a flier with details on this class.
Date: TBA (This class is usally held in March or April.)
Time: 10 AM to 4 PM
Cost: $110 per person (includes materials, certificate and light refreshments)
Location: Training Facility of Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey, Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ
Credits: Five (5) DVS (Domestic Violence Specialist) credits
Registration: Email us at Info@APartnershipforChange.org
1 in 4 women and 1 in 3 teenage girls are victims of intimate partner abuse and as many as 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence in the U.S. each year.
If you are a social worker, LPC, school counselor, Victim-Witness advocate, human resource professional, family service worker, clergy member, health care worker or CP&P employee, it is likely that you have or will work with someone who is affected by domestic violence.
In IPVA, you will acquire the practical tools and essential information you need to provide safe and effective support to victims. Since 2009, 250+ professionals have attended with 100% reporting on confidential evaluations that they would recommend IPVA to colleagues.
Participants include staff from Prevent Child Abuse NJ, Catholic Charities, Robin's Nest, CASA of NJ, Twin Oaks, Burlington County Dept. of Human Services, Kean University, the Camden, Somerset, and Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Eagleville Hospital, school nurses and counselors, advocates from SOVWA from across the state and so many more. Comments on their evaluations included:
Information on Professional Credits (Social Workers, LPC's, DVS)
Social Workers and LPCs
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