DV Education Opportunities

Community Education

CCSS staff members provide informational sessions on domestic violence to community organizations, law enforcement agencies, universities and other organizations. Presentations focus on the complex issues of domestic violence and are offered free of charge. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@crisisctr.org or 708-429-7255 to invite a CCSS speaker to your group.

Safe Start Violence Prevention Program

The “Safe Start” Teen Dating Violence Prevention Program is designed to help reduce the prevalence and effects of Domestic Violence. This is accomplished by providing education, prevention and intervention strategies that will empower our youth to make healthy relationship choices. In addition to Dating Violence, the Safe Start Program Curriculum includes topics such as bullying, conflict resolution, internet safety and respect. This program works in collaboration with various schools (K-12), religious organizations and youth groups to reach the youth in communities that they serve. Like most services that The Crisis Center for South Suburbia offers, this program is free of charge.

For more information about our prevention program or to schedule a presentation, please contact our Prevention Specialist at (708) 429-7255 or sennis-klyczek@crisisctr.org.

Domestic Violence 101 Courses

Our DV 101 courses are offered FREE of charge on a monthly basis and the location rotates each month between the Crisis Center, Neat Repeats in Worth and Neat Repeats in Orland Park. The training provides a condensed, educational opportunity for those who would like to learn more about domestic violence.

To sign up for a class or for more information, please contact the Volunteer and Training Coordinator at 708-429-7255 Ex. 143 or dsenese@crisisctr.org

For our latest schedule click here: DV 101 – Schedule 2018

40- hour Domestic Violence training

The 40-hour domestic violence training course provides participants with an overview of the complex social dynamics of domestic violence and intervention principles for working with victims and their children.

The training will be offered on an on-going basis. It allows participants to complete the training at their own pace. Sessions take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm. Participants must attend all specified curriculum sessions to earn the 40-hour training certificate. The cost of the program is $250 A discount is available after six months of consistently volunteering with the Crisis Center. Additionally, the Crisis Center has an option for participants to complete 20 hours of the training online through the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and then the remaining 20 hours in person at our agency. The fee for that option is $250 paid directly to the coalition when you register with them for the online portion and then $125 paid to the Crisis Center for the in person portion of the training.

Some of the topics in the training include: the definitions and dynamics of domestic violence, the cycle of violence, myths and realities of abuse, types of abuse, safety planning, teen dating violence, and legal issues related to domestic violence.

All 40­- hour Domestic Violence classes take place at our agency.

Click here for the CCSS 40 hour training calendar – 2018

To enroll in the program or for additional information, please contact the Volunteer and Training Coordinator at 708-429-7255 Ex. 143 or dsenese@crisisctr.org



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