Curriculum

In our year-long program, fellows will work in teams to take a deep dive into their community’s current response to domestic violence, as well as regularly join peers from across the state to learn from national experts and build skills in domestic violence response and collaboration.

Plan to commit an average of one hour each week on ICCR assignments. The curriculum is flexible to accommodate a variety of schedules and workloads:

  • Most assignments are self-paced, and can be completed at whatever day/time is most convenient for you
  • All webinars are recorded, in case you are unable to make some live
  • Team-based activities will be scheduled by each team to accommodate for everyone’s availability

May: Kick-Off at the Conference on Crimes Against Women

Fellows receive free registration, travel, and lodging to CCAW at the beginning and end of their ICCR year.

June-November: Conduct system-wide case review of community’s current domestic violence response

During the first six months of ICCR, teams work closely with consultants from Praxis International to conduct the Best Practice Assessment, a system-wide case review of their community’s current domestic violence response.

The Best Practice Assessment (BPA) is a structured review of several real domestic violence cases in your community that examines the impact of current policies and procedures on victims of domestic violence. It serves as the backbone of the ICCR curriculum and sets this program apart from other, less extensive training programs. The BPA encourages each team to build on your county’s own unique strengths, rather than employing a “one size fits all” approach, to ensure that the resulting CCR is the best approach for each individual community. To learn more about the BPA click here.

December-May: Create and/or improve upon your community’s Coordinated Community Response

Once your BPA is complete, your team will work with ICCR and Praxis to develop a Collaborative Action Plan, which includes actionable “next steps” based on your BPA findings and recommendations. The Action Plan is the jumping off point for your team to begin creating or improving upon your community’s CCR.

As you move through your last six months in the ICCR training year, webinars and in-person trainings will be focused on specific CCR models and skills, and we will work closely with you to address any/as many of the Action Plan steps as your team chooses.

Throughout the Year: Live and on-demand training focused on collaboration skills and domestic violence dynamics

  • Customized monthly webinars, held on a recurring date that works best for the majority of fellows
  • Quarterly in-person trainings, held in your county and free for anyone to attend
  • Self-paced eCourses and roll call trainings (short video series) throughout the year
- Access to the comprehensive, ever-expanding ICCR Resource Library
- TCOLE, MCLE, and CEU credits throughout the year
  • Click here to view upcoming and past trainings

Networking with like-minded, rural practitioners across the state

About 20 fellows from six rural Texas counties participate in ICCR each year. Throughout the year, you will have ample opportunity to get to know the other fellows, especially those in your profession. You will also be connected with past fellows, as well as several state and national experts within your profession, at the Conference on Crimes Against Women and via ICCR’s eLearning platform, ICCR Link.

Click here to view the current ICCR cohort.

Example Curriculum: One Month of ICCR

  • Week One: Attend webinar (1.5hr)
  • Week Two: Self-guided eCourse (30min)
  • Week Three: Work on BPA with team members (2hr)
  • Week Four: View short video and share with colleagues (15min)