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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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Domestic Violence Fatality Review Training



Date & Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 8:45am-4:30pm

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 at the Glacier Canyon Conference Center. 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 Wilderness Resort on October 31. Reservations must be made by October 10; Call 1-800-867-9453 and request a room with code 716193.


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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


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CCR Equity Webinar Series, Part 1: Working Collaboratively to Address Abuse in Later Life



Date & Time: Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 10am -11pm


Description: In collaboration with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault, End Abuse welcomes Juanita Davis and Lisa Furr from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) as they lead participants through a discussion on practical strategies and tips for working collaboratively to enhance supports and services to older survivors. Particular emphasis will be on the role of a coordinated community response to these cases. This discussion will explore these issues through the lens of equity and through the lived experiences of older survivors from marginalized communities.


Information to join the webinar will be emailed upon completing registration.


Questions? Please contact Elise Buchbinder at or Diara Parker at


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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

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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




Date & Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Fairfield Inn, 7100 Stone Ridge Drive, Weston, WI 54476


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.


Lodging & Meals: Morning coffee and lunch will be provided. If you need lodging on November 12, rooms are guaranteed until Friday, October 12 at the rate of $82/night at the Fairfield Inn. Call 715-241-8400 and reference End Abuse to reserve and pay for your room. We suggest that guests bring a copy of a tax exempt certificate with them at check-in to avoid paying room taxes, as well as a photo ID and credit card for incidentals.


Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available to waive the registration fee. We seek to promote equitable participation in our educational programs. Individual access to conference opportunities can be limited by numerous factors that are directly or indirectly related to financial means. For example, income, age, disability, location in a remote or rural area, or being part of a culture or community that is marginalized within mainstream culture or institutions, may all contribute to an individual's increased financial burden. Availability is limited, and the scholarship application will be closed early if no more scholarships are available. Click here to apply for a scholarship by 10/17.



  • October 12: Reserve hotel room.
  • October 17: Apply for a scholarship, if eligible.
  • November 6: Register for training. Pay registration fee. (Seating is limited. Registration will close early if capacity is reached.)

Questions/Access: If you need assistance to register or apply for a scholarship, contact Colleen 608-237-3979 or


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CCR/SART Training 



Date & Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites, Madison, WI


Travel: Limited mileage reimbursement is available on a first come first served basis for those who must travel at least 100 miles round trip. Contact Diara Parker with questions at


Lodging: State rate ($82) rooms for November 13 are guaranteed at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Madison American Center. Call 608-245-0123 and refer to the WCASA room block.




Morning Workshop | 10:00am - 11:30am




Immigrant survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse face a variety of barriers to accessing services, which have only been exacerbated by recent policy initiatives and increased enforcement activities. This session, led by Erin Barbato of the University of Wisconsin Law School, will provide an overview of the legal protections immigrant survivors may utilize, while also offering a perspective from advocates who are working “on the ground” with clients here in Wisconsin. Attendees will receive practical information as to how multi-disciplinary teams across the state can
incorporate a focus on immigration to ensure their efforts to address sexual violence and domestic abuse are meeting the needs of all survivors in their communities.


Afternoon Breakout Sessions | 1:00pm - 3:00pm




Our work within the domestic violence field requires us to coordinate with various systems in order to develop a cohesive, community response to survivors. Although building these relationships is best practice, those working within these systems often have limited opportunity for open, honest communication with one another in their day-to-day work. Please join Adrienne Roach, End Abuse’s Policy & Systems Analyst, in a panel discussion with representatives from child welfare, batterer’s treatment, and the faith community to explore how systems can break down traditional barriers to support survivors and foster safer and healthier communities.




In this session, facilitators will go over the legal services now available to victims of crime – sexual assault, in particular – at Legal Action of Wisconsin and Wisconsin Judicare. These legal services include advice and representation on victims’ rights as they go through the criminal justice process, from reporting to restitution. However, the legal services offered are not limited to the criminal justice system – and also include assistance with civil legal issues including: housing, restraining orders, and discrimination claims in the workplace or on campus. This session will also briefly touch on common victims’ rights questions, discuss available legal services, and how to make referrals.


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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.