What is extended training?
Our extended training program is an intensive curriculum that prepares attendees with an extensive knowledge of domestic violence, including safety planning for victims and children, an overview of the legal system, characteristics of perpetrators, and tips for effective advocacy. By completing the curriculum and passing the written test, participants are registered for privileged status through FCADV (Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence) and the State of Florida, meaning any communication shared between you and a FavorHouse client will be held confidential.
Is there a cost for training?
All training sessions are free for those who volunteer.
How often is extended training offered?
FavorHouse schedules extended training to meet the needs of the agency. Extended training is offered two to three times. It is a three day (21 Hours) and volunteers seeking to provide direct services to participants must complete the entire training prior to providing direct services.
Does every volunteer position require extended training?
No. FavorHouse offers both entry-level and advanced volunteer positions. Volunteer positions requiring extended training are those positions which provide direct services to victims. Extended training is a mandatory requirement for all staff as well as most college and university internship programs.
How can I get more information?
To receive an information packet, call 850-434-1177.