Colorado Department of Human Services

Family Violence Option

The Employment and Benefits Division at the Colorado Department of Human Services offers the following Family Violence Option (FVO) Training:


Core FVO

The one-day workshop is required for all county workers who Work with applicants and customers (ex, Eligibility, Case Manager, etc). It is an overview of domestic violence dynamics (DV 101), as well as a review of the technical aspects of conducting assessments.

Advanced FVO

This one half day workshop is designed to enhance the skills and abilities of county workers who perform assessments by briefly reviewing domestic violence dynamics and providing participants with an opportunity to build screening and assessment skills through directed activities. (prerequisite: Core FVO taken within past 2 years)