The UDVC LBT is a three day basic domestic violence training. Information is presented by UDVC staff and other local subject matter experts and professionals working in the field of domestic violence. Subjects included are:
- Context of the Work Part I—History of the Movement
- Context of the Work II—Racism, Classism, and Cultural Dimension
- What is DV? —Understanding the Dynamics
- The Effects of DV on Children
- Health Effects of Victimization
- Self Care—Secondary Trauma
- Advocacy Toolbox Part I — Trauma Informed Advocacy
- Advocacy Toolbox Part II - Services
- Perpetrator Accountability
- Laws and Legal Issues Related to DV
- The Law Enforcement Response to DV
- Coordinated Community Response
- Community Resources
The UDVC LBT is advocacy focused and provides a good education on domestic violence for anyone who wants to understand more about the issue. Our participants usually include: Police officers, systems-based victim advocates, community - based victim advocates, counselors, faith leaders, medical professionals, Department of Human Services employees, attorneys, judges, activists, students, educators, interpreters, and others. Training not only educates, but also provides opportunities for networking and coalition building locally and statewide, that are critical to our work.
This training qualifies for 21.5 hours of the required 24 pre-service hours of training for those interested in becoming a licensed domestic violence counselor.