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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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Regional Advocate Day for Training (RAD) - Southern Region



Date & Time: Friday, June 22, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

Location: Rock County Job Center, Janesville


DescriptionAntonia Vann, CEO and Founder of Milwaukee’s Asha Project, will present Understanding the Complexities in Developing a Culturally Relevant Program that includes African American Victims of Domestic Violence. Afternoon breakout workshops are: Community Engagement and Community Building with Antonia Vann, who will expand on the morning presentation; and Crisis Counseling and Safety Planning 101 with Diara Parker, who will focus on specific tools and strategies advocates can use to strengthen their phone and in-person crisis counseling and safety planning skills.

For more information, see the Southern RAD Flyer!  

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. 


Training Registration Dates & Locations

Madison: Tuesday, June 26th, Please register by: June 19th
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Training Center
1245 E. Washington Ave., Suite 150
Madison, WI 53703

• Milwaukee: Thursday, July 12th, Please register by: July 5th
Sojourner Family Peace Center
619 W. Walnut St. 
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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.

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.


Previous Webinars in the Serving LGBTQ-Identifying Individuals Series

The Leadership Institute: Advocates of Color Annual Conference



After registering, please please visit our conference Facebook event page & mark “Going”


 Dates: Networking Event June 28, Conference June 29

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Park Place


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.).  


We are proud to announce that our keynotes will include Luana Nelson-Brown of the Iowa Coalition for Collective Change and Tammie Xiong of the Hmong American Women's Association. We continue our youth of color workshop track this year, so youth of color doing anti-violence work are again welcome to attend. New this year is a bilingual/bicultural Spanish advocacy track.



Bilingual Advocate Day for Training / Día de Entrenamiento Regional para Intercesores (RAD)


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Date & Time: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 10 AM - 3 PM

La Fecha y La Hora: El miércoles, 11 de julio de 2018 10:00 AM a 3:00 PM 


Location: End Abuse Training Center, Madison

El Sitio: En el Centro de Entrenamiento de End Abuse en Madison



This advocate day for training will be uniquely for bilingual advocates, and the entirety of the training will be in Spanish.


Morning Workshop: Trauma-Informed Care in the LatinX Community, Presented by Gricel Santiago-Rivera, Rise Law Center, & Lucía Ledesma, YWCA

What does it mean today to be trauma-informed, not only for the LatinX community but also for advocates that serve this community? This will be a conversational space to explore the impact of trauma, and how to develop strategies for supporting and empowering LatinX survivors.


Afternoon Workshop: Confronting the Barriers to Services for LatinX Survivors, Presented by Nora Zavala, Violence Intervention Project

What are the barriers to service that LatinX survivors encounter, and what can advocates do to overcome these problems? In this interactive session, advocates will identify barriers in our communities, and work together to develop strategies and solutions for LatinX survivors. 


La Descripción:

Taller de la Mañana: Cuidado Informado por el Trauma en la Comunidad LatinX, Presentado por Gricel Santiago-Rivera, RISE Law Center, & Lucía Ledesma, YWCA

 ¿Qué significa hoy en día el ser informado por el trauma, tanto para la comunidad LatinX como para l@s interecesores que sirven a la comunidad? Este será un espacio de conversación para explorar el impacto del trauma, y cómo desarrollar estrategias para apoyar y empoderar a l@s sobrevivientes LatinX.


Taller de la Tarde: Enfrentando las Barreras a los Servicios para LatinX, Presentado por Nora Zavala, Violence Intervention Project

¿Cuáles son las barreras a los servicios que l@s sobrevivientes Latinx han encontrado, y qué pueden hacer los intercesores para sobrepasar esos problemas? En esta sección interactiva, los intercesores identificarán las barreras en nuestras comunidades, y trabajarán juntos para desarrollar estrategias y soluciones para l@s sobrevivientes Latinx.

Click here to see a flyer (in Spanish) for more information.

Clique aquí por más de información (en Español).

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.


A limited number of scholarships for travel expenses are available for DV advocates.  Apply for scholarships by July 13. Funding for this training is provided by the WI Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services, VOCA grant.

Outreach Advocates' Days for Training

Save the Dates!


Northern Region: Tuesday, August 7

Southern Region: Wednesday, August 15


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 the latest revision of End Abuse's Outreach Manual. Additional details coming soon!

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


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


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.


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

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. In addition, 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 will be offered in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!


Regions where RADs will be offered: 

  • Northern: July
  • Western: November/December
  • Southern: June 22
  • Northeastern: July/August
  • Southeastern: August 24
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.