To Save Lives: Assessing Risk and Lethality in Domestic Conflicts

Presented by SpiriTrust Lutheran® Domestic Abuse Solutions

A woman is battered every nine seconds in the United States and more people in Pennsylvania have died in this century from domestic violence than soldiers have died in the Middle East.

To Save Lives: Assessing Risk and Lethality in Domestic Conflicts

Presented by SpiriTrust Lutheran® Domestic Abuse Solutions

November 3, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Church | 839 West Market Street | York, PA

Cost: $35 includes lunch and workshop materials

Predicting lethality in domestic violence is very difficult because even though common characteristics in killers have been identified, many others who have the same characteristics never go that far. Being aware of the thinking and behaviors can prepare you for situations that are dangerous and identify individuals who may be abusive again in the future and who might kill.


This workshop will:

  • Identify common characteristics of those who are abusive in their attempts to control a partner and who might escalate the control tactics to physical violence.
  • Examine tools to predict risk and lethality. Provide tools for safety planning.
  • Address issues related to custody decisions after separation.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the risk and impact of domestic violence in social situations, such as mass shootings, substance abuse treatment, workplace violence and custody disputes.
  • Recognize anger and emotional coercion as tactics of power and control in intimate partner relationships.
  • Become familiar with objective research tools to assess risk of domestic violence and lethality in intimate partner relationships.
  • Identify the interactive connection between entitlement and escalated risk of violence or lethality in intimate partner relationships and custody disputes.

Presenters include Juanita Jones, program coordinator, and April Troshak, co-facilitator. In addition, a program participant of SpiriTrust Lutheran Domestic Abuse Solutions will share how his thinking and behaviors changed and what his current challenges are following completion of the program.

Please reserve your seat by phone at 717.852.4357 or email at [email protected].
Please include your name, agency, title, work address, phone number and email address.

*NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. Participants will receive NASW-PA CE information and payment instructions at the conclusion of the workshop. Six CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), marriage and family therapist (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.