For domestic violence victim service providers, allied professionals, and anyone who works with survivors of domestic violence in Maryland.
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
– Define Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV) and how it differs from non-IPSV
– Discuss the prevalence and high risk of IPSV
– Identify trauma-informed ways to screen for IPSV
– Review safety planning tips and techniques when working with IPSV survivors
Research indicates that millions of adults are stalked each year, including 13.8% of women in Maryland experiencing stalking (NISVS State Data, 2017), yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. In this interactive training for domestic violence service providers and allied professionals, we will explore the risk factors associated with intimate partner stalking and how service providers can help survivors in risk assessment, documentation, and safety planning.