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August 13, 2013 > Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Domestic Violence Counselor Training

Submitted By Erin Daly

Three times a year, SAVE (Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments) offers a 40 hour Domestic Violence Counselor Training. The training meets state guidelines; satisfactory completion results in certification in the State of California as a Domestic Violence Counselor. Volunteers train: to work with those affected by domestic violence as a SAVE direct service volunteer; to volunteer with another domestic violence organization within California and; to enhance their ability to work with survivors in a current or future professional capacity.

A graduate of the SAVE training program and SAVE volunteer commented, "This training is great! I have learned so much about domestic violence. Coming from a 'why doesn't she leave' mentality, I now consider all the different factors that affect a victim's decision-making."

The next training schedule is scheduled for Friday sessions from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., October 4 - November 15, 2013. An additional session of "hotline training for SAVE volunteers only is set for Friday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013.

For more information, please visit www.save-dv.org or call (510) 574-2254. To apply, visit http://save-dv.org/you-can-help/become-a-dv-counselor/, complete the Training Registration and/or the Volunteer Application forms.

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