Crisis Center for South Suburbia to offer 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training


Crisis Center for South Suburbia to offer 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training

Training begins Tuesday, September 13th


(Tinley Park, IL) — The Crisis Center for South Suburbia (CCSS) is offering its bi-annual 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training this September! The program will begin on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 at the Crisis Center for South Suburbia in Tinley Park. Sessions take place from 6:00-9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, for a three week period. Participants must attend all sessions to earn the 40-hour training certificate. The cost for the program is $150; students can register for $75 with proof of enrollment as a full- or part-time student. *Some topics within this course may be sensitive to survivors of domestic violence.*

Individuals considering volunteering at the Crisis Center are encouraged to participate, as well as professionals who work with victims of domestic violence. After completion of the 40-Hour DV Training, participants will be allowed to do ‘client-based’ volunteering (working hotline, childcare, or court advocacy) at the Crisis Center. Additionally, participants will be able to apply to complete 150 hours of direct client services in order to sit for the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional examination.

Some of the topics covered during this training include: the various definitions of domestic violence, myths and realities of abuse, types of abuse, direct service issues, safety planning, abuser profiling, teen dating, the Cycle of Violence and legal issues related to domestic violence. CCSS’s highly skilled and licensed professionals will give participants an inside look into how to properly address a victim or abuser and how to face issues within the workplace. This is a course open to any individual interested in becoming educated on domestic violence.

To enroll in the program; contact Claire Scully, Volunteer Coordinator, at (708) 429-7255 ext. 145, or email


To obtain additional information about the program; contact Renee Rogers-Williams, Director of Clinical and Prevention Services, at (708) 429-7255 ext. 134, or email


Enrollment is limited and participants are accepted on a first come, first served basis.


The Crisis Center for South Suburbia’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and address the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence.


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