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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.

CCR & SART Training



Date & Time: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 from 10:30am-3:30pm

Location: L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire


Description: End Abuse and WCASA invite you to attend the Coordinated Community Response (CCR) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Training! From 10:30am-12:30pm, Praxis International will present Methods to Assessing Victim Experience within Community Systems. From 1:30-3:30pm, we’ll be joined by the WI VAWA Regional Resource Prosecutors Panel to discuss the prosecution response to survivors and how they can work with your community’s team. There is no registration fee to attend this training. For more information, see the CCR-SART Flyer!

Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association (WBTPA) Annual Conference



Date & Time: Thursday, April 19th - Friday, April 20th, 2018

Location: Kalahari, Wisconsin Dells 


Description: The Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Provider Association (WBTPA), with support from End Domestic Abuse WI, welcomes you to its 2018 meeting and conference with keynote presenter Michael Paymar. Participants may receive educational credits for obtaining or maintaining WBTPA certification. The WBTPA oversees the ongoing development and implementation of the State of Wisconsin Male Batterers Treatment Standards. 

Foundations of Advocacy Training



Date & Time: Tuesday, May 8th - Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Location: Hotel Marshfield, Marshfield


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 domestic violence 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, designed for new advocates, is also offered in the Fall. 

Spring Statewide Directors Meeting

Date & Location Pending



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 Domestic Abuse Wisconsin co-sponsors the meeting with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and American Indians Against Abuse.  Spring Statewide Directors Meeting registration opens soon for local DV/SA directors and designees. The fall meeting will take place in September.

Basic Restraining Order Training



Date & Time: Friday, June 1, 2018

Location: Fairfield Inn, Weston


Description: This training is designed for advocates who will assist individuals to obtain restraining orders. Participants 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, and assist a victim to complete a petition and to prepare for court. They will also learn about recent legislation related to restraining orders. This training will also be offered in the Fall in a different location.

Webinar: LGBTQ Abuse in Later Life



Date & Time: Wednesday, June 27 from 11:00am-12:00pm


Description: What are some concerns for LGBTQ persons in later life who experience intimate partner violence, which may be very different from those of younger generations? How can we ensure that our programs invite older LGBTQ victims and address their unique needs? This webinar, presented by Kathy Flores of Diverse & Resilient, continues the series begun in 2015 on serving LGBTQ people, reflecting on organization practices and culture, and building bridges to innovative, emerging practices. Participation in the series (recorded webinars available on the End Abuse website) meets the DCF training requirement for domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding.

The Leadership Institute: Advocates of Color Annual Conference

Date & Location Pending



Description: The Leadership Institute is a safe space for folks that identify as people of color, that work, volunteer, or intern in domestic violence, sexual assault, or similar fields of gender-based violence work.  It’s about our communities of color connecting with each other, each other’s communities, and each other’s best resources working together to end gender violence.


This annual free conference is by and for advocates of color in Wisconsin, against gender-based violence in all its forms. It is a safe space, only for folks that identify as people of color and/or Native/Indigenous, a space for folks that work in the domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking field (i.e. advocate, youth worker, youth, staff, volunteer, intern, etc.).  More details coming soon!

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.

Northern Training



Date & Time: Tuesday, October 16 - Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Location: Legendary Waters, Redcliff


Description: American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA), End Domestic Abuse WI (End Abuse) and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) join together to present this annual gathering. At this training, advocates come together to learn and share about a broad range of topics related to domestic abuse and sexual assault in rural and tribal communities.

Restraining Orders and Tribal/nontribal Jurisdiction Issues



Date & Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Location: Legendary Waters, Redcliff


Description: Ten of Wisconsin’s federally-recognized tribes are subject to Public Law 83-280 (P.L. 280). This training will discuss how PL 280 applies to restraining orders and legal requirements such as jurisdictional issues to determine whether to file in tribal or state (county) court, and potential advantages and disadvantages of filing in the state court vs tribal courts when working with a First Nation victim.  Advocates will learn about which tribes have tribal courts, established a tribal restraining order statutes, and/or tribal law enforcement or cross-deputization with their county law enforcement. Participants will work through different scenarios and legal issues. They will also learn about available resources to assist First Nation victims to obtain restraining orders.


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

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). Every training takes place from 10am to 3pm, and includes a large group training in the morning and smaller breakout sessions in the afternoon. In addition, two RADs specifically for advocates of color, and two networking meetings for outreach office advocates will be offered in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!


Regions where RADs will be offered: 

  • Northern
  • Western
  • Southern
  • Northeastern
  • Southeastern
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


2018-2019 Applications Now Open!


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.  For more information, visit our WE LEAD FAQ Sheet 2018-19. To apply, complete the WE LEAD Application by 11:59pm on March 5, 2018.


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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.