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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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Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma




Date & Time: Wednesday, August 1 - Thursday, August 2, 2018

Location: Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield


Description: Harbor House Community Education Coordinator Tracy Plamann will facilitate this unique trauma-sensitive training. Many families who seek our help have lived through multiple traumatic experiences in which domestic abuse has been prominent. The wounds of childhood trauma often continue to drive behavior, feelings, and attitudes into adulthood, and play a powerful role in parenting. Understanding how trauma affects children and parents can help us to make sense of sometimes baffling and challenging behavior. When we explore what is behind such behaviors we are better prepared to help families cope with the effects of trauma. 

Focusing on the needs of parents as well as children, this program will encompass communication skills and techniques, ways to reduce stress, and promote more positive experiences within the family and the agency. This training will help domestic abuse program staff build their capacity for supporting families. Participants who complete the training will be equipped with materials and information to share with others in their organizations and communities. We strongly encourage individuals to attend with one or more staff from their agency.


Funding for this training is provided by the WI Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, VOCA grant.

Regional Advocate Day for Training - Northern Region (Northern RAD)




Date & Time: Friday, August 3 from 10am - 3pm

Location: Northwest Connection Family Resources, Hayward


Description: Join us for a day discussing primary prevention and supporting the LGBTQ community!  In the morning workshop titled "Prevention Talks," End Abuse's Stephanie Ortiz will share how to support the implementation of gender violence prevention programming throughout WI. This session will provide an overview of primary prevention, a peer‐to‐peer youth development model, and highlight programs throughout the state that are using these approaches.


The afternoon workshop, "Supporting LGBTQ Individuals in our Communities," will provide an overview of LGBTQ+ history and how it relates to present day. Led by End Abuse's Cody Warner, Participants will work together to understand key concepts that affect the LGBTQ+ community, explore the differences between sex and gender, and collaborate to work through real life workplace scenarios.


For more information and a printable flyer, click here!

End Abuse Civic Engagement Training Series





Description: Do you see what is happening in our world and wonder how you can play a more active role? Are you searching for a way to make a broader impact? This is your opportunity to connect your experience and passion for social justice with public policy and social change! Please join us for a full-day civic engagement training in a space designed exclusively for domestic abuse survivors, advocates and service providers working with survivors. We are hosting four civic engagement trainings throughout the state this summer. 


Upcoming Training Registration Dates & Locations

Appleton: Wednesday, August 8th, Please register by: August 1st
Fox Valley Technical College Public Safety Training Center
W6400 County Rd. BB
Appleton, WI 54913


Menomonie: Thursday, August 23rd, Please register by: August 16th
Dunn County Community Services Building
3001 US-12
Menomonie, WI 54751



The trainings will include:

  • Critical information about voter registration and confidential voting options.
  • Insight into the legislative process and lobbying rules for non-profit organizations.
  • A space to learn about public policy and connect your values to policies and issues such as affordable housing and preventing homelessness, child safety and well-being, economic security, domestic abuse prevention and education, criminal justice reform, safe schools and communities, and social safety-net supports, among other hot button issues.
  • Opportunities to learn and practice effective strategies to engage decision-makers and elected officials, to fine-tune your position, and make your voice heard, loud and clear!

*PLEASE NOTE – The participant is responsible for all expenses incurred to attend this training. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin does not have additional funding to reimburse for travel, hotel stay, or food. However, this training is provided free of charge to advocates, service providers, and domestic abuse survivors.

Outreach Advocates' Days for Training



Northern Region: Tuesday, August 7

(registration deadline 7/31)

Southern Region: Wednesday, August 15

(registration deadline 8/8)


Description: These trainings are intended for advocates who work at Outreach Offices or in Outreach Counties. By this, we refer to advocates whose work is primarily centered in counties other than the county in which the program has its main office or headquarters. Outreach Advocates will have time for training and connection with one another and an opportunity to provide input into what they would like to see included in the latest revision of End Abuse's Outreach Manual.


For more information and a printable flyer, click here!

Regional Advocate Day for Training - Southeastern Region (Southeastern RAD)

REGISTER HERE between July 18 & August 17!



Date & Time: Friday, August 24 from 10am - 3pm

Location: Froedtert St. Joseph's Hospital, West Bend



Morning Workshop | 10am-11:45am
Antonia Vann, The Asha Project & End Abuse


Additional details coming soon!


Afternoon Workshop | 1:15pm-3pm
Sam Collier, Team Teal 365

Participants will be engaged and affected through a presentation on nurturing our youth with healthy relationships to reduce adolescents dealing with teen dating violence. The Smart Healthy Teen Dating Initiative aims to support families and the holistic development of children and youth to prevent multiple forms of teen dating violence therefor the youth can engage in healthy relationships.


For more information and a printable flyer, click here!

Regional Advocate Day for Training - Northeastern Region (Northeastern RAD)



Thursday, August 30



“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde


DescriptionChristine Ann Domestic Abuse Services will host this training in which End Abuse's Chase Tarrier and CJ Doxtater will join advocates to focus on legislation and policy issues that will impact our work with survivors, on radical self-care in these challenging times, and more. Stay tuned…registration and details coming soon!

Fall Statewide Directors Meeting



Dates: Wednesday, September 5- Thursday, September 6, 2018

Location: Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield


Description: Domestic violence, sexual assault, and tribal executive directors meet for two days to learn, share, challenge, and enhance sexual assault and domestic violence services in our state. End Abuse co-sponsors the meeting with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and American Indians Against Abuse.


Lodging: A room block is set up at the Hotel Marshfield at the state rate of $82/night for the nights of September 4th & 5th. The room block is set to expire on August 6th. Book reservations at:(715)387-2700.


For additional details, visit WCASA's website.


Questions? Contact Peter:

Foundations of Advocacy



Date & Time: Tuesday, September 11- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Crowne Plaza, Madison

Cost: $50


Description: Learn and practice with fellow advocates who are just starting out at domestic abuse and sexual assault organizations. For two days, participants will gather to review DV dynamics, trauma, counseling basics, and advocating within systems. Participants will have time for practicing skills and self-care during this highly interactive training. This training will be offered again in Spring 2019.


Lodging: A block of rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza. If you need lodging on September 10 or 11, rooms are guaranteed until August 10 at the rate of $82/night. Call 608-244-4703 to reserve and pay for your room. Bring a tax exempt certificate to avoid paying room taxes.


Meals: Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Breakfast is not provided.

The Northern Training: Tribal & Rural Communities Addressing Gender-Based Violence



Please visit WCASA's website for additional information.


Date & Time: Tuesday, September 25 - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Location: Red Cliff (Bayfield)


Description: Join AIAA, End Abuse, and WCASA as Theda New Breast, M.P.H. (Montana Blackfeet) of the Native Wellness Institute leads a full-day training. Theda has been a leading authority on Indigenous Cultural Resilience internationally and has worked with over 500 Tribes in 34 years on Proactive Healing from Historical Trauma, Post Traumatic Growth, Mental Health Healing, and Sobriety/Recovery/Adult Child of Alcoholic (ACOA). 

Restraining Orders and Tribal/nontribal Jurisdiction Issues



Date & Time: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Location: Legendary Waters, Red Cliff (Bayfield)


Description: When can a person file a restraining order in a tribal court vs the state (county) court? In some situations, a petitioner MUST file in the tribal court or MUST file in the state (county) court due to jurisdiction laws; in other cases, a petitioner can file in EITHER the tribal or state court. What if a petitioner is eligible to file a restraining order petition in BOTH courts – tribal and state?  


Join Attorneys Tess Meuer (End Abuse) and Genie Hedlund (Wisconsin Judicare) to learn about these complex jurisdiction issues.  Participants will explore scenarios, ask questions and discuss options.


Please note that registrants should have a basic understanding of restraining orders if attending this training.


Note that this training immediately follows the Northern Training at Legendary Waters. Take this opportunity to attend both of these unique training opportunities!


A limited number of scholarships is available for registration fee and travel expenses.  Apply online for a scholarship by September 10.  Funding for this training is provided by the WI Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, VOCA grant.

Danger Assessment Training



Date & Time: Monday, October 8, 2018

Location: Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center

Cost: $30 (morning coffee & lunch provided)


Description: End Abuse welcomes Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell to Madison for training on the use of the Danger Assessment, an instrument developed to help determine a victim’s level of danger of being killed by their intimate partner. Those who attend the training will be eligible to obtain their Danger Assessment Certification. This training is open to advocates, law enforcement and other collaborative partners that wish to enhance their ability to identify and respond to victims at the greatest risk of homicide.


Click here for a printable flyer with additional details.


Questions? Contact Sara Krall: / (608) 237-3450

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Training



Date & Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018

Location: Wisconsin Dells 


Description: End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative are partnering together to provide a free, full-day Domestic Violence Fatality Review training. Participants will learn effective methods for conducting fatality reviews and have the opportunity to engage in a mock fatality review. For the most benefit, plan to attend with others from your county or community!


Click here for a printable flyer. Additional details coming soon!

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



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, two RADs specifically for advocates of color (offered in November/December), a bilingual advocates RAD (offered in July/August), and two networking meetings for outreach office advocates (offered in August) will be offered in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!


Regions where RADs will be offered: 

  • Southern: June 22, Janesville
  • Northern: August 3, Hayward
  • Southeastern: August 24, West Bend
  • Northeastern: August 30, Neenah
  • Western: November 7, Menomonie
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 or


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.