This training will provide a general overview on issues related to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) – specifically, what it is, how to better identify potential victims, applicable laws, and available services with communities to prevent girls at-risk of FGM/C from being cut. The intersection of FGM/C and other social issues including: domestic violence, sexual assault, forced marriages, and child abuse will be discussed. Advocates and other professionals can take the information provided and use it to support client needs holistically.
Who Should Attend?
Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusers:
- Domestic Violence Service Providers (Shelter Staff, Advocates, Therapists, Abuser Intervention Staff)
- Government Social Service Employees (Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare, DHS, Supervised Visitation, Juvenile Services)
- Law Enforcement (Patrol, Supervisors, Probation/Parole, Corrections)
- Legal/Court (Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Judges, Clerks)
- Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)
- Community-Based (Substance Use Professionals, Immigration, Transitional Housing)
- Health Care (Nurses, Physicians, Community Health Advocates, Mental Health Providers)
- Faith/Religious Leaders
What’s the content level for this training?
Basic & Intermediate
Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)
Intermediate: For professionals who have a basic understanding of best practices for working with survivors. (2-5 years’ experience)