End Abuse 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.

For an overview of the types of trainings we offer, view an annual summary of our core trainings and our trainings on emerging issues here!

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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 kathrync@endabusewi.org.

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

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 cohort are now open!

Known dates for the cohort to meet are listed below. For more information about WE LEAD, go here or contact Danny Ho (dannyh@endabusewi.org), CJ Doxtater (cjdoxtater@endabusewi.org), or Olivia Osborne (oliviao@endabusewi.org) 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

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

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

Homicide Prevention Roundtable

In this daylong workshop you will learn more about the benefits of using a DVERT Project model in your community, develop tools to use towards implementation of the DVERT model, and come away with an understanding of how collaborative community response to domestic violence can increase survivor safety/engagement and work to hold abusers accountable for their choices.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Gateway Technical College – Racine: 1001 S. Main St. Racine, WI 53403

Homicide Prevention Roundtable

In this daylong workshop you will learn more about the benefits of using a DVERT Project model in your community, develop tools to use towards implementation of the DVERT model, and come away with an understanding of how collaborative community response to domestic violence can increase survivor safety/engagement and work to hold abusers accountable for their choices.

Friday, April 10, 2020

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Best Western Plus - Eau Claire Conference Center: 3340 Mondovi Rd. Eau Claire, WI 54701

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, April 15, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services: 206 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901

Regional Advocate Day for Training (RAD) – Southern Region

This training for domestic abuse and sexual assault program advocates is planned in collaboration with advocates in the Wisconsin's southern region. In the morning, Shira Phelps from the DOJ Office on Crime Victim Services will provide an Overview of Human...

Thursday, April 23, 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

End Abuse Training Center: 1400 East Washington Ave, Suite 227, Madison WI 53703

Foundations of Advocacy

This two-day training is designed for new domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates. Participants review DV dynamics, trauma, counseling basics, and advocating within systems, practicing advocacy skills and self‐care during this interactive training.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild

Basic Restraining Order Training

This training is designed for any advocate who will assist individuals to obtain restraining orders.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Rothschild

Spring Statewide Directors Meeting

Domestic violence, sexual assault, tribal and culturally specific agency directors meet for two days to learn, share, challenge, and enhance domestic violence and sexual assault services in WI.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hotel Marshfield

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, May 20, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

End Domestic Abuse WI: 1400 East Washington Ave, Suite 227, Madison

AMPLIFY Advocates of Color Conference 2020

Final June date & location TBD; More info coming soon! This free conference by & for WI advocates of color is a safe space, only for folks who identify as people of color &/or Native/Indigenous who work in the DV, sexual assault, or human trafficking field.

Monday, June 1, 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, June 10, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Women’s Community: 3200 Hilltop Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma

This training helps domestic abuse program advocates build their capacity for supporting families who have lived through complex trauma. Focusing on the needs of parents as well as children, this program encompasses communication skills and techniques, strategies to reduce stress, and ways to promote positive experiences within the family and the agency.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Wauwatosa

The Northern Training: Tribal & Rural Communities Addressing Gender Based Violence

American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA) and End Domestic Abuse WI (End Abuse) coordinate this annual gathering. Our hosts in 2020 will be the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. This training will include a variety of training topics, and opportunities for participants to guide conversations using Open Spaces.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Thursday, July 30, 2020

Mole Lake Casino & Lodge

Regional Advocate Day for Training – Northeastern Region

Join northeastern region domestic abuse and sexual assault program advocates to explore story-telling as advocacy. End Domestic Abuse WI Policy & Systems Analyst Abby Swetz and Director of Policy & Systems Change Jenna Gormal will lead this inspiring day-long training.

Friday, August 28, 2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Shawano

Foundations of Advocacy

This two-day training is designed for new domestic abuse and sexual assault advocates. Participants review DV dynamics, trauma, counseling basics, and advocating within systems, practicing advocacy skills and self‐care during this interactive training.

Thursday, September 10, 2020 - Friday, September 11, 2020

Madison

Fall Statewide Directors Meeting

Domestic violence, sexual assault, tribal and culturally specific agency directors meet for two days to learn, share, challenge, and enhance domestic violence and sexual assault services in WI.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Thursday, September 17, 2020

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