Advocates, Others Gather to Explore, Expand, Create Opportunities to Reduce Domestic and Sexual Violence

Wisconsin Dells—The three statewide anti-domestic and sexual violence groups have brought together advocates, law enforcement officers, attorneys, health care providers and many others for a major conference at the Kalahari Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. The conference—entitled “Transform the Conversation: Explore. Expand. Create.”—is taking place today and tomorrow.

The conference is a joint effort by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA). Approximately 500 people are in attendance. The conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, a selection of over 50 workshops and a variety of opportunities to participate in facilitated conversations. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker and Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades are also expected to address the conference.

In a joint statement End Domestic Abuse WI, WCASA and AIAA said, “The collective energy, passion and expertise that has come together at the conference is remarkable. Participants and presenters are exchanging invaluable ideas and promising practices. We are hopeful that this gathering will infuse the work of ending domestic and sexual violence with fresh thinking and momentum for years to come.”

More information about the conference can be found here:


Selected Resources

2015-2016 End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin Legislative Agenda

This document summarizes End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin's top priorities for legislative advocacy during the 2015 to 2016 biennium. In determining what legislative efforts to support, End Abuse consults regularly with domestic violence programs, survivors of domestic violence, coordinated community response teams, and other professionals who work to address domestic violence. Our Legislative Agenda is a work in progress. We encourage legislators, local domestic violence programs, survivors and other professionals to contact us with potential legislative initiatives throughout the session.

Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing  The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote. 

Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting Harassment of LGBTQ People (Recorded 3-10-2015)


This webinar is about policies to promote inclusion of both LGBTQ clients and employees.  After viewing the webinar, participants will be able to list the types of policies that support an environment free of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ people, describe ways to assist staff in understanding and following the policies, and list the elements of a plan to monitor claims, address them seriously, and document their corrective action(s). 

VIEW AND LISTEN. You will be directed to a short survey and the link to the recorded webinar.


The series is provided by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) Domestic Abuse Program, and presented by Molly Herrmann, statewide training consultant and member of the End Domestic Abuse WI and WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault LGBTQ Committee. Services Act (FVPSA) federal requirements. Webinar 3 is Development and Maintenance of Policies Prohibiting  Discrimination and Harassment of LGBTQ People.

The series offers a wonderful opportunity to reflect on organization practices and culture, and to build bridges between existing knowledge and skills and innovative, emerging practices, while also meeting the DCF training requirement.

All staff of DCF domestic violence programs receiving FVPSA funding must view each webinar live (February and March 2015) or recorded.


When you have completed the recorded webinar, download the certificate below.  It can be completed electronically or by hand and printed. Handouts are also available for download.