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Between Friends 40-Hour DV Training

April 4
April 19
Impact House
200 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60606
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+1 312 761 9601
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What is a 40-hour training?

The Domestic Violence 40-hour training provides participants with the movement’s philosophical and political framework and a solid foundation for supporting folks who experience violence.

What is the 40-hour requirement?

In order for confidential communication to be protected, the Illinois Domestic Violence Act (IDVA) requires that individuals working directly with domestic violence survivors have a minimum of 40 hours of domestic violence training. This training fulfills this requirement.

What about certification?

Completing 40 hours of domestic violence training is the first step toward becoming an Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional (ICDVP). Between Friends is an ICDVP approved training and supervision site. For more information on becoming a Certified Domestic Violence Professional go to

What does the training cover?

Dynamics of DV | Empowerment Counseling | Criminal and Civil Legal Issues | Safety Planning | Risk Assessment | Confidentiality | Teen Dating Violence | Impact of DV on Children | Introduction to Partner Abuse Intervention Strategies | Connection to Mental Health and Substance Abuse | Dynamics within LGBTQ Communities | Building an Anti-Oppression Framework | Elder Abuse | Supporting People with Disabilities | Self and Community Care | And more!

When will the training happen?

The following ten sessions during the spring of 2024 (all sessions must be attended in order to receive a certificate):

April 4: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm
April 5: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm
April 8: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 9: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 11: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 12: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm
April 15: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 16: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 18: Virtual Session: 10am-2pm
April 19: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm

*SAVE THESE DATES for possible make-up sessions (in case of group cancellation or absence):
April 25: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm
April 26: In-Person Session: 9:30am-3:45pm

Do I need to attend all 10 sessions?

If you would like to receive a certificate you will need to be present at all of the sessions. Please do not sign up for this training if you know you will need to miss any portion of it. Please visit to find another 40-hour training opportunity.

What about the make-up sessions?

If any of our in-person sessions need to be cancelled, or if any in-person time is missed by individuals during the training, this content will need to be made up in person. Please save these dates on your calendar (April 25 and April 26) to make up missed content as needed. These are the only days make-up sessions will be offered, so keep them open just in case.

Where will the training happen?

All virtual sessions will be conducted live, via zoom, and participants will need access to a camera for full participation – please contact Susan at if you need a device or wifi access in order to participate on camera. All in-person sessions will be held at Impact House (200 W. Madison Street, Chicago).

How much does the training cost?

The training is $255 for a single participant or $200 per participant for organizations sending more than one person.

Have more questions?

No problem! If you have more questions about the training, you can reach out to Zury at or (312) 775-2158.


$200.00 – $255.00

for more info contact:

Between Friends 773.274.5232

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