Throughout the year, SHALVA’s Community Education team connects with those living in or working with the Chicagoland Jewish community to enhance their understanding of what abuse looks like and how SHALVA supports survivors and those who care about them. This October, we are hosting or participating in several programs as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month to raise awareness of this prevalent issue that affects all demographics.
- One Medical Group: We’re providing a professional training for the staff of a primary physician group in Lincoln Park. Participants will learn to recognize the often-hidden signs of abuse in a medical setting, best practices for responding to patients, and how to document domestic abuse in their records.
- Hadassah, AGAM chapter: We’re the keynote speaker at their luncheon, providing attendees with insights into domestic abuse and SHALVA’s abundant services.
- Northwestern University Physical Therapy School: We’re participating on a panel of domestic, child, and elder abuse experts for over 100 physical therapy doctoral students. SHALVA will discuss how to recognize signs of domestic abuse in a physical therapy setting, as well as best practices for responding to and documenting domestic abuse.
- YWCA 40 Hour Training: The State of Illinois requires that those who work, volunteer or interact with domestic abuse survivors in a professional setting must attend a 40 Hour Domestic Abuse Training. We will present a portion of the YWCA Training, entitled DV and Religion.
If you’re inspired by these programs and want to bring something to your network, reach out to Anita at SHALVA today!