About Us

About Us

Drawing upon over 40 years of expertise, Rose Brooks Center is a leader within the domestic violence movement – both within the Kansas City metro and the national domestic violence movement at-large. Rose Brooks Center provides training and technical assistance to community partners and community members that translates the domestic violence movement’s tenants and research findings into ideas for implementation and facilitates the adoption of best practices both individually and systemically. Rose Brooks Center provides training to the community because a DV-informed community is a community which empowers, supports, and believes victim-survivors.

Rose Brooks Center’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence so that individuals and families can live free of abuse. To learn more about Rose Brooks Center and its many services, please visit us online at rosebrooks.org

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
Rose Brooks Center trainings are geared for any professional who could potentially work with victim-survivors of intimate partner violence. Rose Brooks Center trainings are oriented toward training professionals how to appropriately respond to and assist victim-survivors of intimate partner violence in a trauma-informed, client-centered, equitable and inclusive way utilizing harm reduction and low-barrier modalities. Rose Brooks Center trainings are not intended to be utilized for therapeutic or psycho-educational purposes.
Currently, Rose Brooks Center trainings are worth CEUs in Kansas as well as CEUs and CLEs in Missouri. Very soon, all community trainings will also be worth Missouri Law Enforcement POST. Please subscribe to Rose Brooks Center’s training listserv to be notified of this update. You can subscribe to our listserv HERE.
Currently, Rose Brooks Center trainings are free of charge however donations are highly encouraged to continue the longevity of Rose Brooks Center’s training program. Donate to Rose Brooks Center HERE.
Within one day of completing a Rose Brooks Center training, you will receive an email with a certificate of attendance attached. If you do not receive a certificate of attendance via email after having attended a Rose Brooks Center training, please email Jess Harman at jessicah@rosebrooks.org
You can register for training by visiting each of the training classes. Under the "Overview" header there is a register link for each individual class.
Please only register yourself and do not share your training link. After you register for training, you will be sent a link to join via email. If you share this link to join with other individuals, then these other individuals won’t receive certificates of completion for having attended or continuing education credits.
Rose Brooks Center uses ZOOM for our training. ZOOM is free to use and does not require downloading software to your computer. You can learn more about ZOOM by visiting their website's help center here.
If you have a training inquiry/request, please email Jess Harman, Advocacy and Education Manager, at jessicah@rosebrooks.org
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose Brooks Center is only offering virtual, online training. You can subscribe to Rose Brooks Center’s training listserv to stay up-to-date on Rose Brooks Center’s current training offerings, updates, and announcements HERE.

Andrea Raya

Director of Community Programs
Eva Vlach

Eva Vlach

Health Services Coordinator
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Jess Harman

Advocacy and Education Manager
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Tanya Draper-Douthit

Chief Operating Officer
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Annie Struby

Blueprint for Safety Coordinator