Teen Dating Violence/Sexual Assault: Creating a Safe Environment at School

Posted: Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:57am Updated: Tue, 06/10/2014 - 8:26am

Presented by:

Chris Warren, M.Ed., Program Coordinator for Youth and Community Members
Domestic Violence Network

For the past nine years, Chris Warren has worked as a Family Violence Outreach Advocate for the Julian Center and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. During that time he provided emergency counseling, safety planning, and connected people with the resources necessary to move forward after experiencing domestic violence. Additionally, he taught at Carmel High School where he gained public speaking and curriculum writing experience, as well as earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Colleen Yeakle, M.S.W., Delta Focus Program Coordinator
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Colleen has worked as an advocate serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence for over 11 years. She began her service in the field as an AmeriCorps volunteer working in a transitional housing program with formerly homeless women and children with histories of domestic violence. With that foundation in direct service, Colleen moved to a position coordinating crisis intervention and prevention services for Middle Way House, a domestic violence program and rape crisis center in Bloomington, Indiana. Colleen currently serves as the Coordinator of Prevention Initiatives for the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Colleen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. This program will provide a comprehensive approach to school safety by examining all facets of a school safety program in an audit format. Participants will review tools that will enhance their ability to conduct their own internal safety audits.

Topics to Be Covered Include:

  • Policy Development-Responding to incidents of dating violence/sexual assault
  • Sample Protocols-Ready to use policies and procedures related to dating violence/sexual assault
  • Legal Responsibilities-Dating violence/sexual assault have different mandatory reporting laws which will be explored
  • Student Engagement Strategies- Education on dating violence/sexual assault prevention and school policies.

There is no cost for this training. PGP’s, CEU’s and Law Enforcement hours are available.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Harrison College
550 East Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

Target Audience:
Counselors, school nurses, and school safety officers

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Training hours will be 8:30-3:30, with a one hour break for lunch
Lunch will be provided.

You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your registration is received. Questions regarding agenda or other considerations, please contact David Woodward at (317) 232-6975 or dwoodwar@doe.in.gov.