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

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In addition to our upcoming events (see below), we host two ongoing training groups that meet regularly throughout the year: New Directors University (NDU) & WE LEAD.

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, which begins on January 9. For information about applying for upcoming years please email dianew@endabusewi.org or kathrync@endabusewi.org.

2019 NDU sessions take place in Madison at the End Abuse offices on the following dates:

  • January 9
  • February 15
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 7
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12
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. The current WE LEAD cohort meets regularly from May 24, 2018 through March 29, 2019. Applications for the 2018-2019 cohort are now closed.  

For more information about WE LEAD, contact Danny Ho at dannyh@endabusewi.org.

2019 WE LEAD sessions take place in Madison at the End Abuse offices on the following dates:

  • January 24-25 (2018-19 cohort)
  • March 28-29 (2018-19 cohort)
  • May 30-31 (2019-20 cohort)
  • July 25-26 (2019-20 cohort)
  • September 26-27 (2019-20 cohort)
  • November 21-22 (2019-20 cohort)

Upcoming events

Economic Empowerment Train the Trainers

Learn about Financial Empowerment with the Allstate Purple Purse Curriculum, Moving Ahead Through Financial Management. Julie Yeado and Marleisa Quiles of Sojourner Family Peace Center will share practical tools, resources, and lessons learned from using this curriculum.

Monday, January 28, 2019

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sojourner Family Peace Center

Annual Teen Summit

From February 24th - 26th, teens and adult mentors are invited to this annual event that focuses on healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

3:00 pm -

Kalahari Resorts, Wisconsin Dells, WI

Legislative Advocacy Day

Join advocates and survivors from all around the state in Madison to advocate with elected officials on issues that are critical to the safety and empowerment of Wisconsin survivors! Participants will spend the morning learning about pressing policy issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault as well as how to talk effectively with legislators before partaking in direct action to influence policy change en masse. Registration opens in January, and more information will be available soon!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

CCR Equity Webinar Series, Part 2

In this webinar, presented by End Abuse Children and Youth Prevention & Outreach Coordinator Cody Warner & End Abuse Director of Prevention & Outreach Stephanie Ortiz, we will focus on ways CCRs and other multidisciplinary teams can improve their responses to teen survivors. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Spring Statewide Directors Meeting

Domestic violence, sexual assault and tribal executive directors meet for two days - May 8th & 9th - to learn, share, challenge and enhance sexual assault and domestic violence services in our state. End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin co-sponsors the meeting with the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and American Indians Against Abuse. The fall meeting takes place in September. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00 am -

Foundations of Advocacy

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. Participants will have time for practicing skills and self-care during this highly interactive training, which is also offered in the Fall. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

9:00 am -

Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

Basic Restraining Order Training

This training is designed for any advocate who will assist individuals to obtain restraining orders. Participants will learn how to help a victim assess whether they want a restraining order and explain the process to obtain one, determine eligibility for different types of orders, and assist a victim to complete a petition and to prepare for court. Recent legislation related to restraining orders will be covered. This training will also be offered in the Fall. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Friday, May 17, 2019

9:00 am -

Holiday Inn, Stevens Point

DV Homicide Prevention Roundtable

In 2016, Wisconsin experienced the highest number of domestic violence-related homicides since End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin began tracking this information in the year 2000. Spend a day learning about and discussing ways that we can work together to reduce this grim statistic. Registration is NOT yet open, but registration information and additional details will be available soon!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

9:00 am -

Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton

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