California Society for Clinical Social Work
San Fernando Valley District
Working with Victims of Domestic Violence and their Children
By: Robyn Altmann
Robyn Altmann, LCSW is the Clinical Supervisor for Jewish Family Service-Family Violence Project and manages the clinical programs at all sites including 2 emergency shelters, a transitional shelter as well as the Sherman Oaks outpatient counseling center. She is responsible for supervising the implementation of Trauma Focused CBT at the agency, which is evidence based practice utilizing a conjoint child-parent psychotherapy approach for children and adolescents who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral difficulties related to traumatic life events. Ms. Altmann is also responsible for training professionals, paraprofessionals and volunteers, as well as co-coordinating the 40 hour domestic violence training that is mandated by the State.
Summary of Presentation:
Domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income or other factors. This presentation will cover the dynamics of domestic violence, warning signs of abusers, as well as the impact of domestic violence upon children. Best practice techniques for intervention will cover the dynamics of domestic violence, warning signs of abusers, as well as the impact of domestic violence upon children. Best practice techniques for intervention with both adult victims and their children will be covered. The presentation will be interactive with opportunities for discussion provided.
*Participants will learn to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence
*Participants will learn and understand the dynamics of domestic violence
*Participants will learn to recognize the impact upon adult victims and their children
*Participants will learn about the interventions that are most effective
This course meets the qualifications for 1.5hrs of CE credit for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs as required by the CA BBS. PCE #1
CONTACT: COORDINATOR: RSVP: Tanya Moradians, Ph.D., LCSW @firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator Phone: 818 783-1881
Co-Coordinators: Gloria Gesas, LCSW; Bill Noack, LCSW
Location: The Sherman Oaks Galleria Community Room (at Sepulveda and Ventura). The Community Room is located on the 1st level near the Cheesecake Factory and next to the Paul Mitchell Salon. VALIDATION FOR FREE PARKING ALL DAY will be provided.
RSVP Preferred!All are welcome and may attend at no charge (no CEC certificate). MSW students are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments are provided. Bring your flyers, brochures and business cards for networking and socializing. All are welcome at CSCSW District meetings free of charge and regardless of geography. All clinical disciplines are welcome. Members earn 1.5 CE credits at no cost. Credits for non-members are $10.00 per unit.