SOMB Training

Specialized Trainer Application - Apply Now

The SOMB and DVOMB are assembling a catalog of possible training resources on specific and specialized areas that can be offered annually. We plan to sponsor and list trainings on the website that allows individuals to register for a particular training. Once enough individuals have registered for that training, our office will contract with the trainer, schedule the training, and notify those registered. Examples of some specific and specialized trainings include but are not limited to, female offenders, LGBT+ offenders, psychopathy, etc.

If you are an experienced trainer and would like to be considered for the 2021 year, please fill out this training application and email it back to us. Even if you are not an experienced presenter, we are here to help you! Please fill out the form and submit it to us. We want to help professionals in our field grow and share their knowledge and expertise. 

This form is intended for individuals who possess expertise in specialized areas that are relevant to the domestic violence and sex offense management fields. Submission of this form does not guarantee any contractual agreement with the Office of Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management (ODVSOM). Rather, if selected, the ODVSOM may consider and choose to advertise training events based on interest, registration, cost, and availability. 

SOMB Monthly Online Lunch & Learns


SOMB Lunch and Learn Webinar: Adult and Juvenile Standards Booster 

General Information

Lunch and Learns are web-based one-hour monthly trainings over the lunch hour hosted by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and the Division of Criminal Justice. They are intended to assist approved treatment providers, evaluators and polygraph examiners who are under the SOMB purview with the implementation of the Standards and provide technical assistance on specific case challenges. Our staff tries to partner with other subject matter experts in the field for these discussions and appreciates the collaboration that takes place.

This is an opportunity for our approved providers to:

  • Be updated as to recent events at the Board meeting.
  • Obtain the most current information regarding changes to the Standards and Guidelines.
  • Discuss implementation of those Standards and Guidelines in your community and within your teams.
  • To identify challenges to your work and learn from peers how they are managing similar challenges.
  • Obtain technical assistance from staff.

Approved providers that attend a lunch and learn are able to receive a training credit by participating in a content-based post-training survey. A recording of the lunch and learn can be accessed by other providers to be viewed on their own time, however, they will not be able to receive a training credit. Some of the topics covered have been: Roles of a Victim rep on the CST/MDTs, Continuity of Care, Child Contact, Revisions to Juvenile Standards Updates, Polygraph, New Probation Terms and Conditions, SOMB purview and variance process.

If you are an approved treatment provider and would like to listen to the lunch and learn recording or your stakeholder group is interested in a webinar covering any of these topics, please contact us.

Policy and Certificates

Training Policy

Certificate of Completion

Contact Us to receive your certificate of completion.


SOMB Juvenile Standards Introductions & Boosters

Law Enforcement SVP Communication Notification Training

SVP Community Notification for law enforcement (pre-recorded webinar)

Training Sponsored by Others

December 4, 2020

Translating Trauma-Informed Care Concepts into Practice with Justice-Involved Clients December 4th at 11am
Online Training: Translating Trauma-Informed Care Concepts Into Practice with Justice-Involved Clients

Presenters: Dr. Jill Levenson, PhD, LCSW, Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami

David S. Prescott, Editor, Safer Society Press and mental health practitioner of 36 years


Many clients receiving counseling or social services have experienced adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and other traumas. Trauma experiences can influence a person’s thinking, emotions, behavior, and sense of identity. These can, in turn, contribute to the emergence of behavioral patterns that result in harm to self and others. Further, systemic racism, economic disparities, and mass incarceration also serve as both the causes and consequences of trauma, often rooted in a long history of implicit bias.

This workshop first explores the concepts of trauma and adversity (including cultural and historical trauma) and their legacy for clients and communities. We will then summarize SAMHSA’s principles and components of trauma-informed care (TIC).

Using TIC principles, this interactive workshop will focus on two main skill sets:
(1) case conceptualization through the trauma lens, and
(2) trauma-informed responding to clients.

The workshop then includes a panel discussion (with Tyffani Dent and Alejandro Leguizamo) specifically focusing on aspects of cultural trauma.  The presenters will invite opportunities for participants to share their own case challenges and to refine their TIC skills. Through trauma-informed practices, we can improve delivery of rehabilitative services by recognizing that presenting problems are sometimes rooted in inter-generational trauma.

Date/Time:  Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:00 am to 3:30 pm, Eastern time

Cost: $80.00

Register Here

CEU:  Earn 4 continuing education (CE) credits

Psychology CE Credits can be purchased for $18.  The CE credits for this training are provided by Amego Prepare, an APA Approved CE Sponsor Organization authorized to offer continuing education for psychologists.

Social Work CE credits can be purchased for $18. This program has been approved in accordance with the regulations of the Board of Registration of Social Workers, 258 CMR 31.00  by the Collaborative of NASW-MA Chapter and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work.

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