BANGOR, Maine — The domestic abuse resource centers, serving Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, are happy to announce our first combined volunteer training. Our direct service advocates and volunteers complete a training of about 40 hours of classroom instruction. The training is designed to prepare folks to talk with those needing support on the phone, or in person (at one of our resource centers, shelter, or court), support and validate caller’s feelings, identify and explore options, make referrals, and assist with safety planning.
Training topics include dynamics of domestic abuse, elder abuse, effects of family violence on children, relevant legal and social issues, safety planning and crisis intervention. Upon successful completion of the training, 4 CEU’s will be available from the University of Maine.
The training is offered free of charge with the expectation of a volunteer commitment. We will alternate training locations and provide carpooling opportunities. Beginning March 25th, the training will take place twice a week for 6 weeks from 3 pm to 6 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays. Both centers are currently accepting applications.
If you live in the greater Bangor area, please call Catherine at Spruce Run at 945-5102 ext. 32, or you may go to Spruce Run’s web site at www.sprucerun.net to complete an online application.
If you live in the greater Dover-Foxcroft area, please call Ginger at Womancare at 564-8165 or e mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spruce Run Association
P.O. Box 653
Bangor, Maine 04402-0653
Contact: Catherine Kurr
Phone: (207) 945-5102
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE