Caring Unlimited

Training for Mental Health Professionals

Beginning January 1, 2020, licensed mental health professionals in the state of Maine will need to demonstrate proof of completion of 12 hours of domestic violence training when applying for licensure/ license renewal (as per L.D. 1238, 126th Legis. 2013).

Caring Unlimited is presenting curriculum that is designed for practitioners and professionals in the mental health field, and is is pre-approved to meet the full 12-Hour training requirement for 2020, over the course of two days this November.

Tuesday, November 5
8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Modules 1 and 2

Thursday, November 14
8:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Modules 3 and 4

Hampton Inn Saco/ Biddeford
48 Industrial Park Rd.
Saco, Maine 04072

Attendees may attend both days or select just one day as needed to fulfill the requirement.

Full 12- Hour Training (both days): $160
One day only (either date): $80 per day

Registration Closed!  Email: mail@caring-unlimited.org to be added to the waiting list.

About the Curriculum

The four three-hour modules include information that will prepare mental health professionals to work with people who have experienced and perpetrated domestic abuse and violence.

Module 1: Domestic Abuse: Foundations
Module 2: Domestic Abuse: Addressing the Lasting Impact
Module 3: Domestic Abuse: Intervention Strategies
Module 4: Domestic Abuse: Trauma-Informed and Culturally Competent Responses

For an outline of objectives for each module, click here.

This curriculum was developed by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV), along with partners in the mental health field to meet the 2020 DV training requirements for Psychologists, LCSWs, and LCPCs.

About the Trainers

Amy Genest, Education and Prevention Coordinator at Caring Unlimited, has been with the organization since 2000.  During her time with Caring Unlimited, Amy has served in a number of different roles in the organization.  These roles have given Amy a rich and diverse experience working with survivors of domestic violence.  Amy provides community and school based presentations throughout York County, and coordinates educational programming for Caring Unlimited.  She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA in Psychology and Women's Studies.  Amy's pronouns are she, her, and hers.

Anna Youngmann-Morrow, Community Educator at Caring Unlimited, has been with the organization in this role since 2016.  Anna provides prevention education and training throughout York County, working with local colleges, businesses, and community partners to increase safety for individuals experiencing abuse and accountability for individuals perpetrating abuse.  Anna has a background in anti-violence education and awareness, and holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Global Gender Studies from Siena College in New York.  Anna's pronouns are she, her, and hers.