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.

For some trainings, coalition members will be given priority registration and non-members will be put on a waitlist when space is limited.

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 2021 session.  For information about applying for upcoming years please email kathrync@endabusewi.org or oliviao@endabusewi.org.

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 have closed.

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) 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.

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Upcoming events

Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma Fall Series

This training will help advocates build their capacity for supporting families whose wounds from childhood trauma often drive behavior, feelings, and attitudes into adulthood and play a powerful role in parenting.

Monday, November 1, 2021 - Friday, November 5, 2021

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Past events

Managing Escalating Crisis Situations

A foundational training that focuses on managing high-stress situations domestic abuse advocates may encounter working with individuals who are experiencing emotional distress, when mental illness is a factor. 

Thursday, September 30, 2021

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Soar Above at Home: An Evening to Support Survivors

Join us for our 6th Annual Soar Above Gala in support of domestic abuse survivors. This online event will address the grim realities of domestic violence while holding essential space for accessing the joy we collectively need, deserve, and work towards as part of the anti-violence movement.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Restraining Order Basics: A Tool that can Help or Harm

Join Jennifer Johnson, JD (RISE Law Center), Kari LaScala, JD (End Abuse), and Jeni Haddad (Family Support Center) and fellow advocates to review restraining order law in Wisconsin, using a question and answer discussion format. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Foundations of Advocacy Training Fall Series

This series is designed for advocates who are new to domestic abuse programs. End Abuse staff will be joined by guest presenters Ana Price, of Domestic Abuse Intervention Services; Missy Jerome, Angela Frieze, and Jessica Christianson , of Embrace. Topics will include: Movement History, Dynamics of Interpersonal Violence, Trauma Sensitive Practices and Self Care, Crisis Counseling, Safety Planning, Confidentiality, and Advocacy and Systems.  We will build in time for discussion, review and practice with your peers.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - Friday, September 17, 2021

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Know More, Do More: Recognizing & Responding to Stalking

Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and often misunderstood crime. This training will explore the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used by perpetrators, stalking’s co-occurrence with domestic and sexual violence, as well as tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Restraining Order Basics: Practical Matters for Advocates

You may know the what and why (or why not) of restraining orders – this training will delve into the how. We will address such practical matters as how to complete the paperwork, how to file, including e-filing, and and understanding the role of service representatives/advocates in the court process.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Trauma, Mental Health, and Substance Use: Skills & Tools for Advocates

Join us to focus on the complex connections between gender-based violence, substance use and mental health when working with individuals who are receiving shelter and non-shelter services. We will look at current practices at agencies to build on skills when mental health, substance use and gender-based violence co-occur in practice.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - Wednesday, August 4, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Human Trafficking – Focus on Legal Issues

When persons who have been trafficked acquire a criminal record as a result of their victimization, their paths forward are further jeopardized. This presentation will discuss strategies for removing this critical barrier trafficking victims face.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Restraining Order Basics: A Tool that can Help or Harm

Join Jennifer Johnson, JD (RISE Law Center), Kari LaScala, JD (End Abuse), and Jeni Haddad (Family Support Center) and fellow advocates to review restraining order law in Wisconsin, using a question and answer discussion format. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Foundations of Advocacy Training Spring Series

This series is designed for advocates who are new to domestic abuse programs. Topics will include: History of the Movement & Dynamics of Interpersonal Violence, Trauma & Self Care, Crisis Counseling & Safety Planning, Confidentiality & Systems, and a final session for Review & Practice.

Monday, May 3, 2021 - Friday, May 7, 2021

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Technology Safety Training Series

We will offer a series of five one-hour sessions on April 14, 16, 19, 21, and 23. Topics wlll be: Technology Misuse: Maintaining Safety & Security in a Digital Age; Safety Planning with Technology; Legal Issues and Technology; Providing Remote Services to Groups and Individuals.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - Thursday, April 22, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Online Training

Advocate Spaces – Northern Region Focus (Statewide Advocates Welcome!)

End Abuse holds monthly meetings for WI domestic violence advocates to share, learn, and be in community. All advocates are welcome to attend. During this month's session, we will be discussing the 2021-23 Legislative Agenda, public policy advocacy, and ways to take action on issues that matter to advocates and survivors across WI.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainers

Please join Kathryn Chapman, Director of Education and Membership Services at End Domestic Abuse WI, who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Foundation Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Virtual Legislative Advocacy Day 2021

Join advocates and survivors from across Wisconsin in this free, virtual event hosted by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin to advocate with elected officials on issues that are critical to the safety and empowerment of survivors.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Virtual - Zoom

Introductory Workshop 101/102: Transformative Justice Starts with Healing Lead by Brandi Grayson

Racism creates and compounds chronic trauma. Traumatic experiences and recovery from trauma create stress in social interactions, contributing to negative outcomes observable in arenas such as health and education. Using the trauma model as a framework, these anti-racism workshops analyze poor and exemplary responses to racialized stressful events in order to improve our ability to function.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Online Training

2021 Teen Summit: Virtual & FREE!

The annual Teen Summit is End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin’s largest training, bringing youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors from all over WI to learn about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault within a larger anti-oppression framework. This will be our FIRST EVER completely virtual, completely FREE Teen Summit!

Sunday, February 28, 2021 - Tuesday, March 2, 2021

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainers

Please join Kathryn Chapman, Director of Education and Membership Services at End Domestic Abuse WI, who will provide information on Financial Empowerment using the Allstate Foundation Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cultural Communications (rescheduled from October 29, 2020)

This webinar will examine the difficulties in understanding and communicating from varied cultural standpoints. Issues that may confuse or interfere with the healing intent of domestic abuse, sexual assault and shelter programs will be considered. We will include a question and answer session with panelists who are experienced in bridging tribal and nontribal advocacy.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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