During the initial phase of the Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program (Supervised Visitation Program), audio trainings were held once a month for grantees. This section includes some of those audio trainings with topics ranging from safety and security to confidentiality and information sharing to assessing risks to victims, children, and staff.
- Crafting Visitation Center Policies Part 1: Successful Policy Development
March 3, 2009
Developing or revising policies can be a daunting task that creates hesitation for even the most seasoned staff. In this first session, we will examine what it takes to be successful at policy development and offer nine tips that can help a center stay on course as it maneuvers through the complexities of policy making.
- Crafting Visitation Center Policies Part 2: The Architecture of a Good Policy
March 10, 2009
Having a structure for thinking about and articulating sound policy will be essential to your policymaking success. In this session, we will explore: 1) key elements of policymaking, 2) the importance of conveying your written policies to different audiences and 3) ways of adapting written policy to each diverse reader.
- Crafting Visitation Center Policies Part 3: Fatal Flaws and Remedies in Writing Policies
March 17, 2009
Policies typically backfire and fail to protect not because they are bad intentioned but more likely because they were poorly designed. This session will: 1) explore the design of a good policy, 2) identify how to avoid harmful, unintended consequences, and 3) provide potential tools to use when crafting policies to account for the safety, complexities, identities, and life circumstances of each person.
- Documentation Dilemmas
This audio training will cover with listeners how to handle documentation in daily supervised visitation settings as well as requests or routine information being provided to the court, mediators, referral source, or other decision-maker when there is the potential of this documentation being entered into record.
- Documentation, Record Keeping and Confidentiality
November 4, 2009
Documentation, confidentiality, and record keeping practices in supervised visitation centers can be complicated and laden with potential risks to the safety of battered women and their children. This training series will offer critical points of examination that communities can use to shape policies and protocols to best account for the unique nature of domestic violence, and best protect victims of battering and their children.
- Intimate Partner Sexual Assault Part 1: Addressing the Needs of Victims
This training will explore how issues of intimate partner sexual assault can effect supervised visitation and safe exchange. It will include ideas on how professional can enhance safety by identifying resources in the community that address safety and advocacy needs.
These audio trainings have been modified from their original version. They have been edited for content.