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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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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)


Please note that the scholarship application window & hotel room reservation window has now closed. To reserve a hotel room outside of the room block, call Legendary Waters at 800-226-8478.

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!


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!


The training will take place from 8:45am-4:30pm on November 1. Lunch is on your own from 12:15-1:30pm. There is no registration fee to attend this training.


A block of hotel rooms is available at the state rate ($82 single/$99.99 double occupancy) at the Glacier Canyon Lodge on October 31. Reservations must be made by October 1; Call 1-800-867-9453 and request a room with code  716193.


Click here for a printable flyer.

Western RAD



Date & Time: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

Location: Dunn County Community Services Building, Menomonie


Description: Join advocates and community partners from the Western region of the state for a day of connection and learning! In the morning, End Abuse's Policy & Systems Analyst Adrienne Roach will facilitate a Family Law & Domestic Abuse Victims in Your Communities workshop focused on child custody/placement and the role of the Guardian ad Litem in cases in which domestic violence is present.


Afternoon breakout sessions will include:

  • Multi-abuse Trauma: the Intersection of Substance Use/Addiction, Mental Health & Domestic Abuse: A panel discussion with Sheli Jo Metzger, Prevention Coordinator for Arbor Place, Naomi Cummings (Executive Director) and Nancy Olsen (Legal Advocate) for Bridge to Hope.
  • Innovative Service Models and Community Partnerships: Addressing the Housing Needs of Survivors and their Children, presented by End Abuse Policy & Systems Analyst Adrienne Roach


Click here for a printable flyer.

Basic Restraining Order Training


Apply for a registration fee waiver BY 10/18

Reserve a hotel room by 10/18


Date & Time: Friday, November 9, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm (Lunch provided)

Location: Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, 5109 Terrace Drive, Madison, WI, 53718

Cost: $30


Description: Join Tess Meuer, Samantha Bouressa, Renee Jacquet, and Jamie Simms for this interactive training designed for any advocate who will assist individuals to obtain restraining orders. You will learn how to:

  • help a victim assess whether they want a restraining order and explain the process to obtain one
  • determine eligibility for different types of orders
  • learn of new remedies available in a restraining order due to recent legislation
  • assist a victim to complete a petition
  • prepare a victim for court

Click here for a printable flyer containing details about scholarships, lodging, and meals.

The Heart of Shelter: Survivor Support, Rights, and Responsibilities

A day of sharing, reflection, and peer-to-peer learning on trauma-sensitive shelter policies and practices


Registration & Additional Details Coming Soon!


Date & Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Location: Weston, WI


Description: This day of learning and reflection will focus on the policies and practices of shelter operations. Participants will learn from one another as they consider how to best use shelter rules and guidelines to support trauma-sensitive, empowering practices related to shelter intake, survivor and staff input, safety, supporting family relationships, AODA issues and other topics. Shelter programs are encouraged to send more than one person to this event. Stay tuned for more details and registration information.

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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