Prevention + Education

Learn with Us

Safe Haven provides a wide range of community education, training, consultation and technical assistance to professionals and the community at large. Our areas of expertise include domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking.

Because preventing violence takes an entire community

Our trainings and educational opportunities are highly interactive and can be customized to fit the needs of the participants. For the time being, we are able to explore both in-person and virtual trainings.

Trainings

While we are able to customize the scope of a training to meet your needs, some topics we often train on include:

  • Understanding domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking
  • Coercive control in abusive relationships
  • Youth Violence Prevention
  • Using an anti-oppression framework to serve victims & survivors
  • Risk and protective factors related to violence
  • Primary prevention of gender-based violence
  • Recognizing and responding to domestic violence and/or sexual violence
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Gender-based violence and the LGBTQIA+ community
  • Characteristics of an abuser
  • Faith and domestic violence
  • Technological abuse
  • Understanding primary aggressor behaviors in abusive relationships
  • Supporting victims and survivors
  • Reproductive coercion
  • Stalking

Consultations

Some areas of consulting expertise include:

  • Needs assessment of existing policies addressing forms of violence policy/procedure development and recommendations to enhance organizational response and prevention of gender-based violence
  • Development of assessment tools and procedures to increase organizational capacity to recognize and respond to domestic violence, sexual violence, sex trafficking and/or labor trafficking
  • Enhancing organizational capacity to serve victims/survivors within faith communities

Domestic Violence and Anti-Trafficking Seminar

Approximately every 3 months, Safe Haven facilitates its Domestic Violence and Anti-Trafficking Seminar – a foundational training that is open to the public. This training is well-suited for community members that might occasionally work with victims/survivors of domestic violence and/or human trafficking, or for anyone interested in learning more about Safe Haven’s work in the community. 

During this 3-hour seminar, participants will explore an array of topics including: 

  • Overview of Safe Haven’s programs, eligibility and referral process
  • Definitions of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • The intersection of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Risk factors and indicators of relationship abuse and human trafficking
  • Characteristics of abusers and traffickers
  • A brief overview of human trafficking typologies
  • Basics of the neurobiology of trauma
  • Strategies and steps for providing support to adolescent and adult victims/survivors

Safe Haven’s seminars use an array of teaching methods and incorporate opportunities for participants to reflect and apply the content they are learning through discussion and activities.

The Domestic Violence and Anti-Trafficking Seminar is approved for 3 social work CEUs.

Michigan State University School of Social Work, an accredited social work education program, is authorized by the Michigan Licensure Law Administrative Rule 338.2965 to award Michigan social work continuing education contact hours. We are also an approved Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative Provider (provider #0001) for all programs through August 2024, renewed annually.

Human Trafficking Seminar

Upcoming Domestic Violence and Anti-Trafficking Seminars:

Upcoming Human Trafficking Seminars:

Human Trafficking Seminar is a 2-hour training offered at Safe Haven’s office. It offers an in-depth look at human trafficking, including definitions and an overview of sex trafficking and labor trafficking. This training will examine the many different typologies of human trafficking, including trends and the landscape of human trafficking in West Michigan. Participants will learn about the impact human trafficking has on adult and minor victims, risk factors and vulnerabilities of trafficking, as well as strategies and tactics used by traffickers. 

Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Report a nuanced understanding of sex and labor trafficking
  • Identify risk factors for trafficking
  • Define different typologies of human trafficking
  • Identify indicators of trafficking for adult and minor victims
  • Identify steps they can take to support someone experiencing trafficking
  • Report a greater understanding of the human trafficking supportive services offered by Safe Haven

 

The Human Trafficking Seminar is approved for 2 social work CEUs.

Michigan State University School of Social Work, an accredited social work education program, is authorized by the Michigan Licensure Law Administrative Rule 338.2965 to award Michigan social work continuing education contact hours. We are also an approved Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative Provider (provider #0001) for all programs through August 2024, renewed annually.