In the digital age, abusive partners are able to track every move, monitor everything on a computer, in their vehicles, or on their phones. How can we help ensure that survivors are able to stay technologically connected, while also helping minimize the related safety risks they face when in an abusive relationship?
An upcoming Marywood University workshop will examine these and related issues of domestic violence in the digital age. Titled “From Facebook to Spyware: Domestic Violence in the Digital Age, the professional continuing education program, presented by Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence, will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall in the Nazareth Student Center.
This training will enable attendees to identify and explain the principles that should guide technology safety work; describe the common misuses of and safety planning strategies related to various technologies; identify and apply strategies for blocking and reporting abuse and for evidence collection; and identify best practices for protecting survivor privacy and confidentiality while using technology in the workplace.
Those professionals who are encouraged to attend include: addiction counselors, art therapists, certified case managers, counselors, educators, lawyers, music therapists, prevention specialists, psychologists, social workers, law enforcement, court personnel, judges, probation and parole officers, Office of Youth and Family Services workers, and professionals seeking information in this field.
The program fee is $125, and includes continental breakfast and lunch. There is a 20 percent group discount for groups of three or more who register at the same time. For information on professional continuing education credits, or to register, please call (570) 340-6061, or visit marywood.edu/contedureg.