YOUR FREE 1-HOUR TRAINING
LEARN TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY AND EMPATHETICALLY TO DISCLOSURES OF TEEN RELATIONSHIP ABUSE

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DO YOU KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO HELP A TEEN WHO'S BEING HURT BY A DATING PARTNER?

HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULDN'T WAIT ANOTHER DAY TO LEARN THIS LIFE-SAVING SKILL-SET

  • One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence. But few people know how to help them.
  • If ignored or dealt with inexpertly, violent relationships in adolescence put the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence.

I know that to you, these are not just numbers. These are the youth in your community. They trust you enough to come to you for guidance. And how you respond can have an effect on the rest of their lives- which is WHY this training is imperative to have under your belt.

SIMPLY PUT: IT'S AS CRUCIAL AS LEARNING CPR

IN THIS COMPELLING DIGITAL TRAINING, YOU'LL GO AT YOUR OWN PACE AND LEARN:

  • How to spot the subtle, unspoken hints of abuse--because most victims don't want to admit it is happening [even to themselves]
  • How to help them get away from the abuse when they don't want to hear anything negative about their partner
  • How to deal with a victim who clams up the moment you start asking questions about their relationship  
  • How to overcome resistance and get an abuser to accept responsibility and change their behavior  
  • How to navigate ethical dileemas when your workplace policy is vague and there's no clear reporting guidelines 

Module 1: Understanding the Reality of Dating Violence
Through the lens of an interactive diary and case file, you will have the opportunity to step into the world of a victim experiencing abuse and learn how dating violence impacts one's mental and physical health.

Lesson 1: Defining Dating Abuse
Lesson 2: Types of Dating Abuse
Lesson 3: Impact of Dating Abuse

An interactive diary showing an overlay of the victim's text messages

 

Module 2: Assessing Risk in Dating Violence Cases
Once you have a solid understanding of dating violence, you will practice assessing risk (and severity of abuse) through a simulation with a hypothetical victim. You will also learn supportive strategies for engaging youth who do not want to disclose abuse.

Lesson 1: Best Practices for Assessing Victims of Abuse
Lesson 2: Screening Tools

An interactive simulation of a conversation with the victim

Module 3: Support Strategies for Victims and Perpetrators
Lastly, you will walk away with step-by-step instructions for creating a safety plan and how to work with the abuser. Ethical dilemmas involving confidentiality, restraining orders and treatment interventions will also be covered.

Lesson 1: Safety Planning with Victims
Lesson 2: Working with the Abuser
Lesson 3: Ethical Dilemmas

A diagram of supportive strategies to use for someone in a dating violence situation.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Prior to participating in the training it was never my thought to ask my teenage clients about their dating relationships beyond asking the question of "do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend"? "What do you guys like to do together"? "Do they know the situation going on with you and if so, what are their thoughts"? While doing therapy with teens, I often focus on the family system and the issues going on there. It never crossed my mind, unless for obvious signs of abuse, to ask them how their relationship was with their boyfriend/girlfriend. I may ask them "How are things between you and your boyfriend/girlfriend"? but it never really went beyond that simple question. After going through this training, I am much more aware of the issues that can occur, especially with clients that are already experiencing abuse within their own home. I love the scenarios given and the suggestions, web sites and apps given as therapeutic tools. You can definitely tell that Dr. Moten has a passion for this subject and has put in a lot of time and effort to build such an effective training module. I would highly recommend this training to anyone working with teens! No matter the type of clientele you work with, this training is a great reminder of the dangers dating can present in this day in age!"

Jendayi Stafford, MFT


"My experience with the training was excellent. It was very engaging, informative, educational, and applicable. I appreciated the scenario-based approach throughout to make the material more concrete; it was also very relevant to 21st century kids. To date, it was one of the most enjoyable online-based professional development opportunities I've had. I really hope there are more of Dr. Moten's trainings in the future!"

Leanna Binick, School Counselor


"The passion Dr. Moten has for this work can be felt in every aspect of this training. Our goal as a training institute is to bring new information to a population of youth workers and have them leave with applicable skills. Several of our participants suggested that they felt more confident to talk to teens about dating issues and abuse, use the handouts to spark conversations about relationship health, and the website Love Is Respect. Overall, the participants felt like they could now navigate information about healthy vs. unhealthy relationships amongst teens, because of their experience with Dr. Moten. Working with Dr. Moten was a great experience and I would give her a 5 star rating!"

Lauren Pfanenstiel, MSW
Associate Director of Training | The Jacksonville Children’s Commission

Frequently Asked Questions

Who created this training?
This training was created by Dr. Shalanda Moten, a licensed mental health counselor and independent consultant who specializes in dating violence prevention. For the past decade, she has worked in collaboration with communities to implement prevention strategies, raise awareness, support survivors and eliminate recurrences of dating violence. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College, Master of Arts in Community Counseling and Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. Furthermore, she has extensive experience teaching in higher education and curriculum development . She brings the best of her education, skills and heart to this training!
How do I access the training?
After you register, you will have an opportunity to create a username and password. Your credentials along with a login URL will be emailed to you.
Who is this training for?
This training is intended for school counselors and school social workers who work with tweens and teens. Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Workers and Psychologists may also find this training beneficial. 
I like the idea of this, but I just feel like I'm too busy. Should I sign-up?
Absolutely! This training can be accessed 24/7, which means that you can invest just a few minutes each day or consume all the content on your lunch break.
I haven’t run into these issues, so why would I need to know how to handle dating violence?
Unfortunately, many teens do not  disclose that they are experiencing abuse. In fact, the data reveals that violent behavior typically begins between the ages of 12 and 18, and only 33% of teens who are in a violent relationship ever tell anyone about the abuse. By preparing yourself now, you will be in a better position to identify dating violence and provide support to youth in the future.
When does this training expire?
This training expires 30 days after you sign-up, so be sure to dive into the content before then. Note: You can always re-register for this training.
Does this training offer Continuing Education Credits?
At this time, this training does not provide continuing education credits for licensed mental health professionals. Rather, a certificate of completion is available for $7 and a passing score on a short exam. You will want to check with your employer to determine if this certificate satisfies your professional development requirements.
I have a few more questions, who should I contact?

You + Me = Dating Violence Prevention

 

 

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After signing up for this FREE training, you will have immediate access to the content, plus be added to Dr. Moten's mailing list. I promise not to share your email address or send you a million emails. Spam is not my jam! P.S. You can unsubscribe at any time.