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Effectively Facilitating As Agents Of Change:

Intervention With Abusers


Deer Rehabilitation Services Inc

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Training will be held at:

9a-4:30p Daily (donuts and coffee at 8:30a)
Street Parking Available $7-$10 daily, Public Transportation is Encouraged 

Cost: $120

Last Day to Register is 


  1. This 3 day training is designed to help new partner abuse intervention program staff gain the information and skills to conduct intake screenings, facilitate group, and design programs which meet the Illinois protocols for PAIP programs. The training will provide opportunities for practical application in the delivery of those services. The training format mirrors the PAIP group process and supports enhancement of skills, increased competency, problem solving and application of intervention strategies. Activities will include presentation, small group discussion, role-play exercises, and video presentations.

    The Illinois protocol for partner abuse intervention programs requires facilitators to obtain 20 hours of training in abuser services. This workshop will meet this requirement. It is highly recommended that participants have obtained the 40 hours of IDVA (Illinois Domestic Violence Act) training prior to the attendance of this workshop.
    Registration priority will be given to staff working in protocol approved partner abuse programs and agencies in the process of submitting an application for protocol approval. To register simply click this link and register online. For easy payment by credit card which is encouraged, please click this link and download the credit card authorization form, complete and fax to the number listed on the form. Last day to register is:


Attendance Policy

We ask that you please attempt to be on time for each day of the training. Unfortunately because we have to account for CEU time and State mandated 20 hours, if you are more than 15 minutes late we cannot allow you to enter the training. We thank you for understanding and complying with this.


Parking in the South Loop is approximately $7-$10 daily, we encourage car pooling and public transportation if feasible.


Lunch is on your own. There are many fantastic restaurants within walking distance of the training site. You may also explore the wonderful restaurants of beautiful downtown Chicago. 


Trainers Bio's


Michelle Maldonado, BA, CPAIP

Michelle has over ten years of experience of working with perpetrators of domestic violence.  Her background also includes over eight years of experience in the mental health field, which included facilitating groups.  She currently serves as Secretary of the Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (ICDVP) Board of Directors and is part of the IDHS Partner Abuse Services Committee.  She currently co-facilitates groups for perpetrators of domestic violence at Salvation Army Family Services and Deer (Re)habilitation Services.


Dr. Dennis Deer LCPC, CRC, CPAIP

Dennis has over 15 years experience working with perpetrators of domestic violence and providing a myriad of counseling services to disadvantaged populations. In addition, Dennis has over 10 years of experience training law enforcement professionals. Dennis serves on many Board of Directors including IDHS Partner Abuse Services Committee, The Domestic Violence Accountability Committee (DVAC), 7th Congressional Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (chair), 2nd County District Advisory Committee (chair), North Lawndale Employment Network, Sheriffs Reentry Task force and several others. Dennis currently serves as President and Founder of Deer Rehabilitation Services Inc. and has trained thousands of individuals locally and nationally.