Foundations of Advocacy: Fall 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Sheraton Madison Hotel | 706 John Nolan Drive, Madison, WI 53703

This training is currently at capacity. To be placed on the registration waitlist, please email Colleen at*


This training is designed for new domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates. For two days, participants will gather to review DV dynamics, trauma, counseling basics, and advocating within systems. We will practice advocacy skills and self‐care during this interactive training.


Dates & Times: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 9:00am‐ 4:45pm & Wednesday, November 13 from 8:30am‐4:30 pm

Registration: Space is limited, so register early! Registration will be closed early if capacity is reached before the deadline; preference will be given to advocates of DV/SA programs.

Cost: $75. The preferred payment method is a credit card at registration. Refunds will be issued, less $10 for administrative fees, for cancellations received in writing by November 5, 2019.

Lodging & Meals: Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided. A block of rooms at the Sheraton is available for November 11‐13, at the state rate of $82 per night. To reserve a room online go to Reserve a Room, or call 1‐888‐625‐4988 and mention the “Foundations of Advocacy/Basic Restraining Order Training” block by October 21 to receive the group rate. 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.

Questions? Need assistance? If you need assistance to register, or if the registration fee is a barrier that will prevent you from being able to attend, contact Colleen at 608‐237‐3979 or

Online Learning: You may also want to check out the New Advocate Manual, created to supplement in‐person and on‐the‐job training for new advocates at domestic abuse programs. A login to the End Abuse website is required to access this manual. If you have not yet set up an account to login, register to receive credentials for full website access.

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