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Confidentiality and Best Practices in Documenting Client Records

Proper documentation is essential when working with survivors of domestic violence. This one and one-half day training assists advocates by providing a greater understanding of using trauma-informed principles in documentation. You will learn where, why, and when to document and identify the risks of documenting too little or too much and the risks unique to custody cases.


You will learn about best practices for informed releases of information and confidentiality provisions in VOCA, VAWA, and FVPSA. Other topics include managing external requests and protecting documentation when responding to subpoenas and file requests. Join ODVN trainers for this informative and engaging training featuring break-out sessions and role-plays. 


This training is designed for both new and seasoned advocates.

ODVN Trainers: Lisa DeGeeter, J.D., Director of Systems Advocacy and Policy Counsel; Leah Stone, MSW, LISW-S, Training and Technical Assistance Manager; Kelly VanDriest, Legal Intake Coordinator


Location: This is being offered as a hybrid training, with the option to attend either virtually or in-person at ODVN's new office building (174 E. Long Street, Suite 200, Columbus). Participants are expected to attend both days either virtually or in-person, but if you wish to attend only one day in-person, please contact the Training Team at [email protected].


CEUs: 11 CEUs are available for Ohio licensed social workers and counselors. To obtain 11 CEUs, you are required to attend the entire training and complete the evaluation. When you register, please include your complete license number if you are a licensed counselor or social worker in Ohio. Evaluations and Certificate Request Forms must be completed within 24 hours after the training to receive CEUs.


Cost: Free for ODVN Members (ODVN Member Program or Individual/Organizational Membership); $150 for Non-ODVN Members. ***Note: If paying by check, please include the name of the training on the memo line. 



Deadline to register: August 6, 2024


Please share any accessibility needs and accommodations when registering for this event, including for American Sign Language interpreting. If you plan to attend in-person, place share any dietary restrictions when registering.



Upon registering, you should receive a confirmation email within 24 hours. If you have not, please contact [email protected].

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
174 E Long St., 200, Columbus, OH 43215
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Virtual location

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Aug 14, 2024 09:00am - Aug 15, 2024 12:00pm

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