Domestic violence survivors can face ongoing and challenging effects after enduring physical, mental, emotional, and financial abuse. The effects of this trauma can vary widely person to person due to individuals’ responses to stress, age, and the frequency and severity of abuse.
This presentation will detail an unfolding tragedy, highlighting 42 years of lived experience as a child victim of domestic violence, a sworn police officer and founder of a non-profit dedicated to helping victims impacted by domestic violence. The presenter will share her journey of highlighting domestic violence awareness in the community and at the Richmond Police Department.
As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:
- Describe the impact of domestic violence on victims.
- Identify supportive services and programs.
- Implement strategies to improve active listening skills when victims are providing details of events.