Training

End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin (WCADV) designs training primarily for domestic violence victim advocates in Wisconsin. We conduct regional and statewide training events in centrally located facilities, web-based seminars, and customized on-site training for staff and boards of domestic violence programs.

Training for advocates focuses on both practical and philosophical concerns related to anti-domestic violence work. For these trainings, we rely on local advocates as well as state and national speakers to share their expertise.  Additionally, we deliver domestic violence-related training to professionals in numerous systems such as legal, law enforcement, health care, and social services.

Training not only educates, but also provides opportunities for networking and coalition building locally, statewide and nationally, that are critical to our work.   For a training calendar and more information about individual training events, see our Events page.

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Selected Resources

Statewide Directors Meeting - September 10 & 11, 2014 - Handouts

The following handouts from the meeting and individual presentations can be printed or saved to your files.

Prevention: Men as Allies

November 27, 2012 webinar recording

This webinar explored promising local initiatives that engage men, and ways to develop an approach to mobilizing men in your community.  Presented by Molly Zemke, Prevention Program Coordinator from Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.

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Prevention: Voices of Men - Stepping Up and Speaking Out

December 12, 2012 webinar recording

The Fox Valley community has mobilized men and boys to address violence against women and girls. This webinar discussed current initiatives undertaken by Voices of Men and ways the initiative might be replicated in other communities. Presented by: Dave Willems, Fox Valley Voices of Men member, volunteer, and program consultant; and Julie Fevola, Executive Director, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.

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LGBTQ 101: Terminology, Concepts & LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence (Recorded 2.17.2015)

THIS RECORDING

This webinar focuses on increasing knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) identities in an effort to provide inclusive services to these communities and to prevent discrimination, harassment, and bullying.  After completing the recorded webinar, viewers will be able to understand a brief LGBTQ history, describe terms and concepts related to LGBTQ identities, and explain similarities and differences between IPV in LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ relationships.

THE SERIES

It is the first of a three-part series about inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and how to develop non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinars 2 and 3 are: Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People, and Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement. 

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.  

GO TO RECORDING

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

Other Acts Evidence: Recent Legislative Changes 3-18-2015 Recorded Webinar (approximately 60 minutes)

On February 18, 2015, End Abuse and the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault  co-hosted this webinar by Assistant Attorneys General Audrey Skwierawski and Miriam Falk, discussing the anticipated impact of this important legislative change.

View and listen to the recorded webinar now. (You will be directed to respond to two questions and then go on to the recording.) Handouts can be downloaded below.

Description: In 2014 the WI legislature significantly expanded the ability of prosecutors to introduce evidence of prior acts by the defendant in domestic violence and sexual assault cases.  It is hoped that this new broader standard will help prosecutors provide juries with a more complete picture of the defendant’s history and behavior resulting in increased offender accountability.

The change requires that law enforcement officers take a complete history of the defendant’s prior actions and  that prosecutors be able to explain these behaviors using well established DV/SA dynamics.  It may also require increased expert testimony.  Victims may be asked to provide more information than they have in the past, both to law enforcement and to the jury.   The advocate will likely be called upon to explain to victims why this information is being collected and how it can be useful in holding offenders accountable.  Advocates who testify as expert witnesses may be called more frequently in order to explain the additional contextual information being presented at trial.

This webinar discussed the statutory change and provided illustrations of how the change may impact victims and advocates.  All advocates who discuss criminal proceedings with clients and those who may serve as expert witnesses will benefit from this recorded webinar.

Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People

THIS RECORDING

This webinar is about creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ clients.  It explores which areas of service provision, physical and otherwise, can communicate inclusion to LGBTQ people.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to address beliefs that inhibit inclusion of LGBTQ people, provide solutions to common questions about LGBTQ services, and name concrete steps to improve services. See Details for more information and to register.

THE SERIES

It is the second of a three-part series about inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, and how to develop non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies.

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded. 

GO TO RECORDING

To view and listen, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.

Recorded Webinar-The Neurobiology of Trauma: Understanding Victim Behavior

For this webinar, Olga Trujillo combines her lived experience of violence with the science of trauma and violence on the brain to help participants explore how they may enhance their trauma-informed responses. This session examines the struggles criminal justice professionals face in handling domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse cases and explores efforts that can be undertaken to improve their ability to investigate these cases and assess credibility.

Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 26 years has been as an attorney and as a consultant to many local, state and national organizations.  Olga is featured in the video “A Survivor’s Story”, a documentary and training video based on her personal experience of violence. Her numerous articles and publications include “The Sum of My Parts," a 2011 memoir for New Harbinger Publications,  and “Representing Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Also Experiencing Trauma and Mental Health Challenges,” 2012 Handbook for Attorneys, which she co-authored.  Olga currently writes a blog for Psychology Today.

VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People

THIS RECORDING

This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s). 

VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.

THE SERIES

The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.