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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.

Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma

Date & Time: 8/15/17 & 8/16/17 from 8:30am-4:30pm (start & end time tentative) Location: End Domestic Abuse WI Training Center, Madison, WI

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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.


Lodging: If you need lodging on August 14 and/or August 15, rooms are guaranteed until August 1 at the rate of $82/night at the Holiday Inn Madison at the American Center, at 5109 W Terrace Drive, Madison, WI 53718. 

Call (608) 249-4220 and mention the End Abuse room block to reserve and pay for your room. Bring a tax exempt certificate to avoid paying room taxes. 

CCR/SART Anti-Oppression Training: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities

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Date & Time: 8/31/17 from 10am-3:30pm

Location: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center | Green Bay



10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Understanding Oppression
Nestic Morris, Alma Mann & Anna Grzelak | WCASA
Attendees will understand the significance of privilege and
oppression as it relates to sexual assault work and apply the
understanding to providing more inclusive services

12:30-1:30 PM – Lunch (on your own, see registration
for lunch options!)

1:30 - 3:30 PM
[Breakout Sessions]
Verbalee’s Experience: Cross Training on a Coordinated Community Response to Elder Abuse, C.J. Doxtater | End Abuse
Using an actual case example, this presentation will provide crosstraining
for various systems that may be involved in elder abuse cases.
Participants will discuss how to effectively prevent and respond to
cases of elder abuse in their communities.

Pillars of Oppression: How are we participating?, Stephanie Ortiz | End Abuse
Prevention & Public Awareness Coordinator Stephanie Ortiz will
discuss ways in which CCR/SART teams participate in holding
oppression in place. We will use focused conversations, interactive
activities and real-life stories to engage participants in the topic.
Choose to apply your understanding with one of these breakout

Regional Advocate Day for Training - Southern Region

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Date & Time: 9/7/2017 from 10am - 3pm
Location: End Domestic Abuse WI Training Center, Madison, WI

Registration Dates: August 1 - August 31


Description: Regional Advocate Days for Training (or "RAD's") are opportunities for advocates from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin member programs to take a day to learn, both from the scheduled presenters and from one another. RAD's are held throughout the year and regionally, so a day for professional education can happen closer to home.


MORNING WORKSHOP | 10am-12pm: Working with Survivors Who Have Disabilities, Nadya Rosen, Disability Rights Wisconsin, Victim Advocacy Program Managing Attorney

People who have disabilities are disproportionately victimized and assaulted. Women with disabilities are more likely than women without disabilities to experience physical and sexual violence. Female consumers of inpatient mental health services report significantly higher rates of domestic abuse and other lifetime traumas. This training will focus on working with survivors with disabilities. We will discuss how victimization and survivorship might be different for people with disabilities, and explore best practices for domestic abuse and sexual assault services providers working with survivors who have disabilities.




Screening Men in Victim Services, Teri Varney, Clinical Therapist, Family Service Madison

In this era of dwindling resources, more men are presenting to shelter and advocates are struggling to use their limited resources for those who truly need shelter for safety and protection. A challenge for providing services to men is to screen the perpetrators from the victims, so we can offer appropriate referrals. In this break out session, we hope to offer some ways to assess for who is using coercive control, and how to separate out perpetrators from victims.

Advocacy Beyond Leaving, Veronica Figueroa-Velez, Executive Director, UNIDOS, and Sara Krall, CCR & Homicide Prevention Coordinator, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Most battered women are in contact with current or former partners, sometimes by choice and sometimes by necessity. Our primary goal remains the same—to increase safety and help survivors live free from violence; yet our advocacy might look much different. This session will provide an opportunity to strategize with fellow advocates about ways to support survivors that remain in contact with their abusers.

Questions? Contact Diane Wolfe at 608-237-3444 or

Foundations of Advocacy Training

Dates: 9/12/17 - 9/13/17

Location: End Domestic Abuse WI Training Center, Madison, WI

Registration Dates: 7/18/2017 - 9/4/2017


Description: Learn and practice with fellow advocates who are just starting out at domestic abuse and sexual assault organizations. Participants will gather to review DV dynamics, trauma, and counseling basics, and practice skills during this highly interactive training. We recommend that registrants view the New Advocate Manual, available to member organizations on the End Abuse website. Many of the topics in the manual will be covered in the training, although the specific content will differ. To access the manual, login to the website and click on publications. Contact us if you need help finding it.

This training is designed for new advocates. It will be facilitated by End Abuse staff Kathryn Chapman, Cody Warner, and Colleen Cox.

Lodging: A block of rooms is being held at the Crowne Plaza, 4402 E Washington Ave, Madison, WI 53704. If you need lodging on May 11 or May 12, rooms are guaranteed until August 12 at the rate of $82/night at the Crowne Plaza. Call IHG Reservations at 866-424-0835 and identify yourself as a member of the End Abuse group to reserve and pay for your room. Bring a tax exempt certificate to avoid paying room taxes.


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

Cost: $50. Refunds will be issued for cancellations received in writing by September 4, 2017. A limited number of registration fee waivers are available - find more information and apply at (Application will be closed when scholarships are gone.)

Questions? Contact Colleen (608-237-3979 ext. 322 or

DV/SA/Tribal/Culturally Specific Statewide Directors Meeting

Dates: 9/14/17 - 9/15/17

Location: Madison Marriott West Hotel, Middleton, WI

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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. The spring meeting took place on May 9 & 10.

Soar Above Fundraising Gala

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Date & Time: 9/22/17, with cocktails starting at 5:00pm

Location: Monona Terrace


Description: Soar Above is an annual fundraising gala benefiting End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the statewide coalition that serves the 73 domestic violence programs throughout Wisconsin and also offers direct legal services to immigrants, refugees and other marginalized populations. Join us for an evening of food, fun and flight! You'll enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing, a raffle and silent auction and an awards presentation, honoring heroes in the fight against domestic violence. For additional details, visit our dedicated page at

2017 Statewide Conference

Collective Liberation: Movement Building for the Years Ahead


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Date & Time: 11/15 - 11/17

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.

Additional Information Coming Soon for the Following:

September 21: Regional Advocate Day for Training - Northeastern Region

October 13: Regional Advocate Day for Training - Southeastern Region

October 27: Basic Restraining Order Training - Madison


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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.