Virtual CUES Train-the-Trainer June 7 & 10 (Virginia Home Visiting SUPERVISORS ONLY)

JUN 07, 2021
3:00 pm EDT

Training Dates: June 7th AND June 10th
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Debrief Session Date: June 11th
Debrief Session Time:
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
This Train-the-Trainer course is for Supervisors to be informed about the new CUES intervention for IPV.  Their home visiting staff will have the opportunity to take this in the coming months from the trainers with Early Impact Virginia.  The training is two sessions, each 2 hours long, and then a debrief session for additional discussion, questions, etc.  The training will take place on the Zoom platform, and the link/details will be provided after registration.

Virtual CUES Background and Learning Objectives
FUTURES’ National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence supports health care professionals, domestic violence experts, survivors, and policymakers at all levels as they improve health care’s response to domestic violence.  Specifically, for home visitation, and to answer the MIECHV IPV Benchmark, FUTURES created a curriculum, Healthy Moms Happy Babies (HMHB), to help support home visitors and their clients experiencing domestic violence or IPV.

HMHB highlights our evidence-based intervention, CUES.  CUES is an acronym that stands for the steps of the intervention: Confidentiality, Universal Education, Empowerment, and Support. This universal education approach is not disclosure-driven and thus ensures that all clients receive information on healthy and unhealthy relationships and how it can impact health, regardless of whether a client indicates that they are experiencing violence. This is an important way to promote health equity— CUES also prompts providers to share their power by not requiring disclosure for the patient to receive these educational brochures that have safer planning and information on domestic hotlines and chat lines for support. 

As many health settings have now transitioned to telehealth visits, our CUES intervention has been adapted for virtual implementation. This adaptation for telehealth visits includes guidance for increased attention to client privacy and confidentiality while providing virtual support, as well as guidance for sharing resources electronically rather than with hard copy materials. 

During this training, we will review promising practices for home visitors within a virtual space reviewing how power and control issues may look different within the ‘shelter in place’ situation and how this might prevent clients from being able to disclose abuse or reach out for help.  Talking about healthy and unhealthy relationships and how to help friends and family is a strategy that builds stronger client relationships and allows survivors to hear about resources and ways to promote safety without disclosure of IPV.  The intervention strategies we will be sharing are adapted for virtual home visitation settings for staff to use with caregivers.

Learning Objectives
 As a result of the HMHB training, you will be able to:

  •  Learn 3 ways to promote healing and self-care to strengthen staff relationships    
  •  Understand evolving practices and challenges around virtual home visits and IPV
  •  Learn CUES, a trauma-informed evidenced-based intervention, to address domestic violence, adapted for virtual home visits
  •  Learn about virtual safer planning strategies during heightened isolation and advocacy resources

Event Details

WHEN June 07, 2021 at 3:00 pm - June 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm EDT
4 Hours, divided over 2 days

CONTACT Alison Markow
(804) 306-4694
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