To protect the safety and well-being of Wisconsin advocates, for the remainder of 2020 End Abuse will offer remote training, discussion, and support sessions on most training topics that can no longer be addressed in person.

Registration for our trainings opens 6-8 weeks in advance of the training. In addition to our upcoming events, we host two ongoing training groups that meet regularly throughout the year: New Directors University (NDU) & WE LEAD.

We also provide an as-requested training called Providing Inclusive Services to LGBTQ Victims & Survivors, free to member programs of End Abuse and the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA), as well as to their collaborating partners.

New Directors University

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 current session. 2020 dates are listed below. For information about applying for upcoming years please email

January  8/9 – Leadership
February 20  – Mission /Vision
March 19 – Legislative/Media Day at the Capitol
April 16 – Legal
May – No NDU
June – 18 – Fundraising/Grant Writing & Reporting
July – 16 – Budget/Finance
August – 19/20 – Board and Staff
September – No NDU
October – 15 – Social Justice and Trauma Sensitive Services
November – 19 – CCR and Community Engagement
December – 10 – Introspection

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.

Applications for the 2020-2021 WE LEAD have closed.

Known dates for the cohort to meet are listed below. For more information about WE LEAD, go here or contact Danny Ho (, CJ Doxtater (, or Olivia Osborne ( with questions.

May 28-29, 2020

July 23-24, 2020

Sept 24-25, 2020

Nov 19-20, 2020

Jan 28-29, 2021

March 25-26, 2021

Providing Inclusive Services to LGBTQ Victims & Survivors

This training provides basic knowledge about LGBTQ victims, intersections of identity, and how intimate partner violence and sexual assault affects these populations. Explore ways to enhance agencies’ capacity to serve victims with a range of needs and how to improve experiences of those seeking services by offering trauma sensitive services with cultural humility. *This training is FREE to member programs of End Domestic Abuse WI & the WI Coalition Against Sexual Assault, as well as, their collaborating partners.

To learn more about the LGBTQ training go HERE

To request a training go HERE.

Upcoming events

Bilingual (English/Spanish) Advocate Training

This training will be conducted in Spanish. See flyer for details (coming soon!) Register by October 29 to allow for accommodation of individual needs. Registration is required and will remain open until the webinar begins. Your registration must be approved. After approval, you will receive a confirmation email containing information you need to join the webinar. Contact in advance if you need assistance.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Past events

Cultural Communications – POSTPONED

This webinar, originally scheduled October 29, is postponed because a team member has become ill with Covid-19. Although we cannot be certain of the new date at this time, we plan to hold the event in December or January. We will announce the date as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Seeding Our Future: History, Issues, and Solutions for MMIWG2S in WI

Participants will leave this presentation with an understanding of the development of the MMIW WI Task Force while looking at the many issues that lead up to the larger problem of MMIWG2S, such as Human Trafficking. They will also hear from allies and organizers who will share examples of good allyship, collaboration, ways to engage, and current solutions grassroots organizations are implementing now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Online Training

Historical Trauma: The Effects of Unresolved Grief in Native Wisconsin

Join us for a revealing examination of cultural trauma responses of Native Americans in Wisconsin. This webinar offers a multi-tribal and personal overview including tragedy and resilience, with guest presenters appearing alongside CJ Doxtater, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s Aging and Outreach Director.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Online Training

Soar Above at Home: a non-event fundraiser in support of domestic abuse survivors

Our 5th Annual Soar Above fundraiser will be our first ever non-event, a virtual fundraising day in conjunction with the release of the 20th Anniversary edition of our Annual Homicide Report and as a gateway to Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. We invite you to stay home & support our work - because in 2020, the best way to show up is to stay home.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Supporting Families Who Experience Trauma

Tracy Plamann (Harbor House Community Education Coordinator) and Cody Warner (End Abuse LGBTQ & Youth Program Director) will facilitate two series of remote sessions for a limited number of advocates. Registration for this training is closed.

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Training

Restraining Order Basics: Fall 2020

This session is designed for new advocates at domestic abuse programs, who will assist victims to obtain restraining orders. Registration for this training is closed.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Foundations of Advocacy: Fall 2020

Our Fall Foundations of Advocacy is a series of interactive remote sessions designed for advocates who are new to domestic abuse programs. Registration for this training is closed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - Friday, September 18, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Training

Sharing Our Work, Sharing Our World

This webinar begins the series Bridging Tribal and Non-Tribal Advocacy, presented together by American Indians Against Abuse, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, WCASA, and the WI Department of Children and Families. This series of five Zoom Webinars will share the often...

Monday, August 31, 2020

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Webinar: Serving LGBTQ Youth Facing Family Violence

Experts from Diverse & Resilient will be addressing the violence youth are facing in homophobic/transphobic homes during these times of social distancing and more time at home. It will also address the link to intimate partner violence young people may witness within families. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Human Trafficking in WI: Overview, Resources, & Listening Session

Join this listening session for a brief overview of human trafficking in Wisconsin, statewide and national initiatives, and to share your experiences, challenges, and needs for assisting victims of human trafficking, with a focus on the needs of Native American victims and communities.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Supporting Families Who Experience Trauma

Tracy Plamann (Harbor House Community Education Coordinator) and Cody Warner (End Abuse LGBTQ & Youth Program Director) will facilitate two series of remote sessions for a limited number of advocates. Registration for the first series is already full; registration is open for the second series, June 8-12: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 10am-12pm. Registration is limited and will close when we have reached capacity.

Monday, June 8, 2020 - Friday, June 12, 2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Foundations of Advocacy, Spring 2020

We are offering two series of interactive remote sessions designed for advocates who are new to domestic abuse programs. Registration is limited and will close when we have reached capacity. 

Friday, May 22, 2020 - Friday, June 19, 2020

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainer

Please join Kathryn Chapman, Director of Education and Membership Services at End Abuse WI and Caitlin Canon, Allstate Agency, Business Development Agent,  who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Purple Purse Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dunn County Judicial Center: 815 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie, WI 54751 – Sponsored by the Bridge to Hope

Teen Summit

The annual Teen Summit is End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s largest training, bringing youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from all over Wisconsin to learn about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault within a larger anti-oppression framework. We include educational and enthusiastic plenary speakers, as well as topic-related performances. We are expecting our highest attendance yet, with up to 700 anticipated attendees!

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Chula Vista Resort, Wisconsin Dells, WI

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