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.
Basic Restraining Order Training
Location: Rhinelander, WI - Quality Inn Hotel: 668 W. Kemp St., Rhinelander, WI 54501
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 is also offered in Madison on October 27.
Foundations of Advocacy Training
Date: 5/3/2017 & 5/4/2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm (may end early on 5/4)
Location: Eau Claire, WI - Clarion Hotel: 2703 Craig Rd. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Registration Dates: 3/10/2017 - 4/26/2017
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 DV 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, has been expanded from the one day Kick Start Your Advocacy Skills offered in previous years. It is also offered in Madison on September 12 & 13.
Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Providers Association (WBTPA) Annual Conference
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Date: 5/11/2017 & 5/12/2017
Location: Great Wolf Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
Cost: $250 for both days / $150 for one day; Certified WBTPA members receive a code for a discounted registration fee.
Registration Dates: April 1, 2017 - May 1, 2017
Description: The WBTPA welcomes you to its 2017 meeting and conference on May 11 & 12, brought to you by keynote presenters Shawn Smith and Jojopahmaria Nsoroma of Milwaukee's Alma Center. Workshops on May 12 include Motivational Interviewing in the Treatment of Batterers presented by Ernie Marshall, and Integrating Shame with Men Who Batter, presented by Darald Hanusa. Participants may receive educational credits for obtaining or maintaining WBTPA certification. The WBTPA oversees the ongoing development and implementation of the State of WI Male Batterers Treatment Standards.
Regional Advocates Day for Training (RAD) - Northern Region
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Date & Time: 6/2/17 from 10am-3pm
Location: Tula's Cafe: 232 Courtney St. Rhinelander, WI
Registration Dates: 4/21 - 5/25
Description: Join End Abuse staff and fellow advocates for a large group training in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon.
Morning Session: Prevention and Public Awareness Coordinator Stephanie Ortiz will discuss ways to support the implementation of gender violence prevention programming in WI. Learn how adults can create a safe and brave space that allows the expression and leadership of youth to emerge, flourish and impact community change.
Afternoon sessions: Kathryn Chapman will explore ways to build safe financial foundations, information and tools to help survivors heal from financial control and exploitation, and more. Erin Welsh from DOJ’s Office of Crime Victim Services will discuss the Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program, a new safety planning tool for survivors.
Webinar: Violence in the LGBTQ Community and its Impact on Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Date & Time: 6/8/17 from 1pm-2pm
Registration Dates: 4/21 -5/31
Description: Kathy Flores, of Diverse & Resilient, designed this webinar for domestic abuse program staff who serve Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). Join Kathy to discuss the intersection of IPV and other forms of violence that occur within the LGBTQ community, such as pick-up violence, sexual assault and hate/bias violence. This webinar will look at how LGBTQ survivors have encountered barriers when seeking services from the domestic abuse programs and systems that may prevent them from seeking the very services that are meant to help them. The training will also consider ways to address these barriers and learn about resources available to LGBTQ survivors in Wisconsin.
This webinar builds on the 2015-2016 webinar series 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. Sharon Lewandowski, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program Coordinator, will be on hand to talk about the series and answer questions.
Regional Advocates Day for Training (RAD) - Western Region
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Date & Time: 6/13/17 from 10am-3pm
Location: WITC Administrative Office: 505 Pine Ridge Drive, Shell Lake, WI 54871
Registration Dates: 4/21 - 6/5
Description: Join End Abuse staff and fellow advocates for a large group training in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. Director of Justice Systems Tess Meuer will be available to answer legal questions during breaks and over lunch.
Morning Session: Join Naomi Cummings, Executive Director of Bridge to Hope, to discuss the Future of Services: As part of a changing movement, what strengths can DV/SA services providers build on, what aspects of our services no longer serve us well, and what changes can we make as we move forward?
Afternoon Breakouts: Naomi will lead a discussion about intersectionality: How can we address the larger systemic issues that generate and sustain oppression?
Megan L. Sprecher, Immigration & Poverty Law Attorney, will speak about school discipline laws and their impact on the life of a child who acts out after witnessing/experiencing abuse.
Amplify Leadership Institute: An Advocates of Color Conference
Date & Time: 6/30/2017 from 8am-5:30pm
Location: Sheraton Hotel: 375 S. Moorland Rd. Brookfield, WI
Description: 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 who 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.).
The conference will feature amazing keynotes Corinne Sanchez from Tewa Women United & Patricia McManus of Black Health Coalition. New features this year includes a special networking/info event the evening before the conference, as well as a youth of color track. Hope to see you there!
Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma
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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
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.