Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Trainings

Presage Offers Customized Law Enforcement Trainings on a Variety of Domestic Violence Topics

Lynn-fairweather-speakingThe Sexually Violent Batterer: Assessing Risk in Dual Perpetrators

Research shows that domestic violence perpetrators who also sexually abuse their intimate partner are an exceptional group, a “different breed” of abuser that is potentially far more dangerous than one who physically abuses alone. Learn about the characteristics, tactics, and motives of so-called “dual perpetrators” and discover how to assess their behavior with an eye toward femicide prevention. Participants will explore the issue of intimate partner sexual violence and recognize risk factors associated with perpetrator lethality. Sensitive, culturally competent victim screening practices will be covered, as well as the utility of actuarial assessment tools. This training is appropriate for law enforcement, advocates, health workers, and criminal justice professionals.
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Snakes in the Grass: Detecting Lethality in the Absence of Reported Physical Abuse

Do some femicides and familicides really occur “out of nowhere”? Reported physical abuse is an obvious risk factor for intimate partner homicide, but what about the 20-30% of killings that don’t have an apparent abuse history? This workshop focuses on how dangerous cases can slip through the cracks due to a lack of documented violence, and what lethality traits often appear in seemingly stable situations. Learn about the prevalence and common denominators of such cases, characteristics of offenders, markers of imminent danger, and the signs of system collapse that can end in tragedy. Includes case examples and implications for safety planning. Appropriate for audiences with an advanced understanding of domestic violence and risk assessment.
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Dark Matter: Exploring the Link Between Domestic Violence and Mass Murder

As mass murder events become increasingly more common in America’s public spaces, researchers are discovering that many incidents have roots which are far closer to home. Emerging studies indicate that nearly 60% of mass murders are domestic violence related, presenting the opportunity to help prevent one type of targeted violence by addressing another. In this unique 90 minute training, domestic violence threat assessment expert Lynn Fairweather uses real case examples to demonstrate the connection between domestic violence and mass murder. Participants will explore the mentality and motive of DV related mass murderers, learning risk factors along the way that can help them to identify high-lethality subjects before they strike. Audience members will learn about various risk assessment tools, in addition to micro and macro level response and prevention strategies. Includes a focus on the role of firearms in domestic and public violence, as well as the legal loopholes that often fail to protect both primary and corollary victims.
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Domestic Violence Risks and Resources: What EAP Providers Need to Know

In the United States, domestic violence affects approximately 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 6 men. Most victims of intimate partner abuse work outside the home, and up to 75% experience “spillover”, or incidents of domestic violence that cross into the workplace, ranging from threatening phone calls to deadly mass shootings. Employee Assistance Program providers are in a unique position to recognize, respond to, and refer both victims and abusers, but many lack the training and skills needed to address this complex and dangerous subject. This presentation begins by introducing participants to the issue of domestic violence, and demonstrating how spillover can impact victims, perpetrators, co-workers, and businesses overall. Next, attendees will learn how to screen callers for abuse, and examine options for best practices response and referral. Lastly, the content will explore three common mistakes that EAP providers can make when dealing with domestic violence and offer a toolbox of strategies to improve safety and employee performance outcomes. The training concludes with a list of helpful resources, and an opportunity for Q & A.
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