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Representing DV Survivors with Trauma- Informed Care


To celebrate Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Public Law Center and Human Options are proud to present a training on representing survivors at Domestic Violence Restraining Order Hearings! Joanna Wong (Supervising Family Law Attorney at Public Law Center) and Sara Behmerwohld (Legal Advocacy Program Manager at Human Options) will be offering a 3.5-hour training covering: Domestic Violence 101, Preparing a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Application, Providing Trauma-Informed Legal Services, and Representing Survivors at their Domestic Violence Restraining Order Hearing.  Free CLEs will be available for those interested in volunteering with Human Options and Public Law Center! The training will be held Wednesday, October 20th, from 9 am-12:30 pm. Please reach out...

Fall Luncheon – Igniting Social Change: No Visible Bruises

Marriott Irvine Spectrum 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine

  We invite you to join us on Thursday, October 14 at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum from 11:30am-1:30pm, for our live Fall Luncheon Event: Igniting Social Change: No Visible Bruises, featuring Rachel Louise Snyder, journalist, author, domestic violence advocate.  This topic is particularly timely, as we have seen the increase in family violence and abuse during COVID-19.   Rachel Louise Snyder’s book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us, was named one of the 10 best books of 2019 by The New York Times. It reveals that one of America’s most urgent social problems takes place behind closed doors, and that the most dangerous...

40 Hour Domestic Violence Training


Looking to work with domestic violence survivors or just expand your knowledge? Sign up for Human Options' 40-hour state mandated workshop! Offered biannually in the Spring and Fall, this domestic violence series is ideal for those seeking employment or volunteer experience with a domestic violence organization in California. Emergency hotline volunteers help answer calls to our 24-hour hotline and document each call. Emergency hotline volunteers are asked to do at least one, 3 hour shift per week. All hotline volunteers are mandated by the State of California to complete a 40-hour domestic violence awareness training before being eligible to volunteer. For the safety of our volunteers, staff, and families we serve, we...