Cross Training on Domestic Violence in Later Life
From a Web of Fear and Isolation
to a Community Safety Net:
Cross-Training on Domestic Violence in Later Life
      These training manuals describe a full-day training for domestic violence program advocates, adult protective services workers, aging network professionals and victim advocates on domestic violence in later life.  The curriculum is based on model cross-training created and implemented in 1994 in Wisconsin by Bonnie Brandl, WCADV, and Jane Raymond, Advocacy and Protection Systems Developer, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services.  The curriculum has been adapted and used for training throughout the country.  This curriculum model was created in 2001 for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, funded in part by Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, for regional cross-training sessions throughout the state.
      The purpose of the training is to increase professionals' (domestic violence program advocates, aging network professionals, adult protective services and victim advocates) understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence in later life and effective interventions to improve safety, support and services for victims/survivors.  This interactive training has been designed to initiate or strengthen communication among local service providers.

      The following two training manuals were jointly developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence. 
A Handbook for Aging and Domestic Violence Service Providers
Trainer's Manual
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