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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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 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 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), 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

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

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

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


Foundations of Advocacy: Fall 2020

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


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

Past events

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

POSTPONED: Homicide Prevention Roundtable, April 10

This training has been postponed. Our presenters are unable to travel to the training due to concerns about the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule these events and will notify all registrants via email in addition to publicizing them on our website and social media.

Friday, April 10, 2020

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

POSTPONED: Homicide Prevention Roundtable, April 8

This training has been postponed. Our presenters are unable to travel to the training due to concerns about the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule these events and will notify all registrants via email in addition to publicizing them on our website and social media.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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

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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