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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.

Webinar: Health Coverage in Wisconsin: Medicaid and the Healthcare Marketplace

Register Here by October 19th!


Date & Time: Tuesday, October 24 from 10:00am - 11:00am


Description: Just in time for open enrollment for the healthcare marketplace (“Obamacare”) End Abuse Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney Megan Sprecher shares information about the changes to the healthcare marketplace open enrollment period for 2018, who qualifies for Medicaid and the healthcare marketplace in Wisconsin, and how to help survivors apply or appeal a negative decision.


Presenter: Megan L. Sprecher is the Immigration and Poverty Law Attorney at End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin.  Megan provides technical assistance to domestic abuse program advocates with questions about legal issues their clients face.  She also does domestic abuse-related trainings throughout Wisconsin and policy advocacy at state, local, and national levels.  Prior to joining End Abuse, Megan was a Senior Attorney for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for eight years, where she managed the program’s medical-legal partnership and represented mainly Spanish-speaking clients in a variety of civil matters including immigration, special education, school discipline, language access, public benefits, and tax.  At Legal Aid Megan filed and favorably settled a federal civil rights complaint against a school district for national origin discrimination (OCR Complaint No. 15-08-1276) and had a Violence Against Women Act self-petition Administrative Appeals Office decision featured in the American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA 8 publication (AILA Doc. 15033030).  Megan is a pro bono immigration attorney for both Legal Action of Wisconsin and Kids in Need of Defense.


Once you complete registration, you will be sent all relevant information needed to join the webinar.


Questions: Contact Elise at

Webinar: Inside the Capitol – Legislative Overview and Update

Register Here by October 20th!


Date & Time: Thursday, October 26 from 10:00am - 11:00am


Description: This webinar will provide a basic overview of the legislative process, some tips for programs on engaging with elected officials and influencing public policy as well as an update on some of the important legislative action that took place over the last year. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions about End Abuse’s Public Policy work and ways to stay more involved in the future.


Presenter: Chase Tarrier is the Public Policy Coordinator at End Domestic Abuse WI. Prior to his time at End Abuse, Chase managed a political campaign for a State Assembly candidate in Wausau, WI before spending two years working in the Capitol for State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling (D – La Crosse), where he managed constituent outreach and casework for the 32nd Senate District. Chase was also a Children’s Advocate at Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) in Dane County for several years while working at the Capitol.


Once you complete registration, you will be sent all relevant information needed to join the webinar.


Questions: Contact Elise at

Basic Restraining Order Training

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Registration Dates: 9/14/2017 - 10/20/2017


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Date & Time: Friday, October 27 from 8:30am-4:30pm

(Arrive at 8:00 for coffee and check-in.) 


Location: Holiday Inn Madison at The American Center,

5109 West Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 53718

(phone 608-249-4220) 


Cost: $30


Description: Join Tess Meuer, Jeni Haddad, Renee Jacquet, and Jamie Simms on Friday, October 27 from 8:30-4:30 for this interactive training. This training is 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 


Lodging: If you need lodging on October 26, rooms are guaranteed until Thursday, October 12 at the rate of $82/night at the Holiday Inn. Call (608) 249-4220 or input group code "BRO" into the main reservations area on the left side of website homepage at to reserve and pay for your room. 


Meals: Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. Breakfast is not provided so be sure to grab something before the training! 

Registration Fee Payment: We must receive payment by October 20. If you opted to pay your $30 registration fee by mail, please note the name of the registrant, and name/date of training on the check. Mail payment to End Domestic Abuse WI, 1245 E Washington Ave, Suite 150, Madison, WI 53703. 

If you opted to pay by phone with a credit card, call 608-255-0539 M-F from 9am-4:30pm. 

2017 Statewide Conference

Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Years Ahead


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Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15 - Friday, November 17

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, WI


Description: With a goal of radical movement building, this conference will feature more than 40 diverse workshops, four dynamic, nationally-acclaimed plenary speakers, and other related special events. It is our goal to embrace a message of unity with a racial justice framework, while maintaining intentional inclusion and healing at its core.

2018 Teen Summit

Together We Will: 2018 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships


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Date & Time: Sunday, February 4th - Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Location: Wilderness Resort & Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells


Description: This exciting conference will delve into the topics of healthy relationships, teen dating, sexual violence, and how it affects youth. We invite teens, parents, and adult mentors from across the state to attend this educational and inspiring event!



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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.