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End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin hosts trainings and events related to preventing and ending domestic abuse, and works to keep advocates and allies informed of trends, resources, policies, and practices that have an impact on survivors, families, and communities affected by domestic abuse.

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CCR/SART Training 

REGISTER HERE by 11/7

 

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Madison, WI

 

Travel: Limited mileage reimbursement is available on a first come first served basis for those who must travel at least 100 miles round trip. Contact Diara Parker with questions at diarap@endabusewi.org

 

Lodging: State rate ($82) rooms for November 13 are guaranteed at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Madison American Center. Call 608-245-0123 and refer to the WCASA room block.

 

Description

 

Morning Workshop | 10:00am - 11:30am

 

SERVING IMMIGRANT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AT A TIME OF INCREASED ENFORCEMENT AND HEIGHTENED FEAR

 

Immigrant survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse face a variety of barriers to accessing services, which have only been exacerbated by recent policy initiatives and increased enforcement activities. This session, led by Erin Barbato of the University of Wisconsin Law School, will provide an overview of the legal protections immigrant survivors may utilize, while also offering a perspective from advocates who are working “on the ground” with clients here in Wisconsin. Attendees will receive practical information as to how multi-disciplinary teams across the state can
incorporate a focus on immigration to ensure their efforts to address sexual violence and domestic abuse are meeting the needs of all survivors in their communities.

 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions | 1:00pm - 3:00pm

 

RECOGNIZING OUR SHARED PURPOSE TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS ACROSS SYSTEMS

 

Our work within the domestic violence field requires us to coordinate with various systems in order to develop a cohesive, community response to survivors. Although building these relationships is best practice, those working within these systems often have limited opportunity for open, honest communication with one another in their day-to-day work. Please join Adrienne Roach, End Abuse’s Policy & Systems Analyst, in a panel discussion with representatives from child welfare, batterer’s treatment, and the faith community to explore how systems can break down traditional barriers to support survivors and foster safer and healthier communities.

 

MEETING THE LEGAL NEEDS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

 

In this session, facilitators will go over the legal services now available to victims of crime – sexual assault, in particular – at Legal Action of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Judicare. These legal services include advice and representation on victims’ rights as they go through the criminal justice process, from reporting to restitution. However, the legal services offered are not limited to the criminal justice system – and also include assistance with civil legal issues including: housing, restraining orders, and discrimination claims in the workplace or on campus. This session will also briefly touch on common victims’ rights questions, discuss available legal services, and how to make referrals.

 

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Webinar: Confidentiality Basics for Domestic Violence Advocates

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Date & Time: November 10 at 1pm

 

Description: This webinar will introduce the basics of confidentiality for domestic abuse advocates. We will consider the importance of confidentiality in light of fundamental advocacy principles, like survivor empowerment and being survivor-centered. We will also look at the basic provisions of state and federal laws that protect client information. Participants will understand when these laws prohibit the release of information. We will give guidance on how to resolve situations in which the obligation to maintain confidentiality may conflict with other needs or demands.

 

Questions? Contact Elise at eliseb@endabusewi.org

Annual Teen Summit

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Date: Sunday, February 24 - Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Location: Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Social Media: Facebook

 

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Description: The Teen Summit is meant for teens working on or interested in learning about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault. Adult mentors working with or supporting teens including parents and caregivers, sexual assault & domestic violence programs, tribal programs, runaway programs, school personnel, youth development organizations, etc.

This event is continuing to grow, with over 450 people in attendance in 2018! The event starts on a Sunday to avoid taking youth out of school three days in a row. End Abuse offers an Excused Absence form every year that students can provide their schools without fear of being tardy or having unexcused absences.

Regional Training & Networking: Regional Advocate Days for Training (RADs), RADs for People of Color, and Outreach Office Networking Meetings

SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

 

Description: There are five Regional Advocate Days for Training annually. End Domestic Abuse WI plans them in collaboration with local advocates in each Wisconsin region (western, northern, northeastern, southeastern, and southern). Most trainings take place from 10am to 3pm, and include a large group training in the morning and smaller breakout sessions in the afternoon. Additionally, we have hosted RADs specifically for advocates of color, a bilingual advocates RAD, and two networking meetings for outreach office advocates.

New Directors University (NDU)

Description: In this year-long workshop, new directors from around the state gather to discuss important aspects of leadership and service provision to victims of domestic violence. Areas covered include working with the board of directors, grant writing, budgeting and finance management, and community and organizational leadership. This group is open to new directors with 3 years and less experience, and promotes networking and connections. The application process is now closed for the 2018 session. For information about applying for upcoming years please email dianew@endabusewi.org or kathrync@endabusewi.org.

WE LEAD

Description: WE LEAD is a yearlong leadership academy which focuses on building new voices of leadership within the movement to end gender-based violence by providing hands-on leadership development opportunities for survivors of violence and/or people from Wisconsin’s underserved or under-represented communities. The next WE LEAD cohort meets regularly from May 24, 2018 through March 29, 2019.  Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are now closed.

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We envision communities fully engaged to provide safety and to give a voice to all affected by domestic abuse, while creating the social change necessary to address its root causes. We honor the wisdom and strength of domestic abuse survivors across the lifespan. Our mission is achievable through survivor-centered work that includes strategic partnerships and collaboration. As advocates for social justice, we embrace the voices of diverse communities.