Children and Youth in Crisis: How to be Sensitive to Students Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence and Other Trauma

This video is mandatory for School on Wheels volunteers tutoring in any domestic violence shelter/location. For a quick reference of best practices for tutoring at these sites go here. Please fill out the form here so that we have confirmation that you have completed this training.

Rachel Navarro and Ruth Rodriguez from Interface Children and Family Services shared with School on Wheels tutors their extensive knowledge and experience of how to best work with victims of domestic violence.

View/Download Slideshow of the Workshop (PDF)

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Cycle of Violence

Equality in a Relationship

Power and Control Wheel

About the presenters:

Rachel Navarro has worked at Interface Children and Family Services (ICFS) for 11 years and in their Family Violence Division for the past 6 years. She has a degree in Psychology from Cal State Northridge, and a dedication for assisting families who are affected by domestic violence.

Ruth Rodriguez has worked with victims and survivors of trauma since 2003 on an international and domestic level. Her passion for her work comes out in every aspect of her life. She has been training Domestic Violence Counselors since 2009 with ICFS.