End Abuse offers trainings designed to meet the ongoing needs of advocates and activists, many of whom work for local domestic abuse programs. We offer core trainings on issues that consistently serve to prepare advocates to assist victims and survivors, as well as opportunities to explore issues that have emerged as particularly relevant for survivors & advocates. End Abuse members attend most training events at no cost.

Be sure to check out our Recorded Trainings page for previously recorded trainings!

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Past events

Guardians ad Litem: for Advocates

This training is designed for advocates who want to better understand the role the Guardian ad Litem plays in child custody or placement when domestic abuse is present.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Transformative in Action

Join us to explore Healing Centered Engagement and how you can apply it to your advocacy practices. For more information on Healing Centered Engagement, watch this short video, Radical Healing with Dr. Shawn Ginwright. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

2023 Statewide Conference – Collective Transformation: Building Power through Change

The mission of the Collective Transformation conference is to spark an expansive, mindful, and courageous dialog about domestic violence, while celebrating End Abuse's 45 years of service. Collective Transformation will explore the root causes of violence and the intersectionality of domestic abuse with other forms of abuse and oppression.

Monday, November 27, 2023 - Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Monona Terrace & Convention Center | Madison, WI

WCASA & End Abuse Legislative Advocacy Day

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and End Abuse are excited for a Legislative Advocacy Day at the Capitol on October 25! Our focus will be on legislation that would increase funding for sexual assault and domestic abuse services.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wisconsin State Capitol

GRACE Domestic Violence Homicide Support Group

Providing a safe, non-judgmental space for advocates, this group is cost-free and open to any advocate in Wisconsin who has experienced domestic violence homicide in their work – a client, a loved one, or a community member.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Amplify BIPOC Advocates Conference

This free conference is a safe space, only for folks that identify as black, indigenous, and/or people of color, and it's a space for folks that work in gender-based violence.

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - Friday, October 13, 2023

Hilton Garden Inn MKE Park Place, Milwaukee

Restraining Order Basics

Join End Abuse Legal Staff for an introduction to Basic Restraining Orders in Wisconsin. This nuts-and-bolts training will introduce advocates to the restraining order process, role of the advocate, and how to assist survivors in filing. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Foundations of Advocacy Fall Series

If you are new to advocacy, we invite you to join us for the Foundations of Advocacy five-session series.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - Monday, September 18, 2023

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Legal Lens on Digital Abuse & Exploitation

Join Kelsey Mullins, End Abuse Staff Attorney – Underserved Populations, for this introduction to ways in which digital abuse occurs and how digital abuse may further other types of domestic violence, stalking, and human trafficking. 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Domestic Violence & Child Welfare Intersections

Join Tegan Swanson, Systems Change Coordinator, and Kelsey Mullins, Staff Attorney – Underserved Populations from End Abuse with Jen Adler, Initial CPS Supervisor – Waukesha County for this training.   

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Immigration Options for Survivors

During this training, you will learn about immigration options for survivors, such as U nonimmigrant status (“U visa”), T nonimmigrant status (“T visa”), and VAWA self-petitions. The training will cover requirements to apply, what the processes look like, and outcomes for survivors who obtain these types of immigration remedies.  

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am

2023 Northern Training (In-Person)

We are excited to announce that we’ll gather in person for the July 2023 Northern Training. American Indians Against Abuse, The Lac Courte Oreilles Oakwood Haven Shelter, and End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin will host this unique event together.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - Thursday, July 13, 2023

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe University, 13466 W. Trepania Rd. Hayward, WI

Advocates as Expert Witnesses

Learn the basics of serving as domestic violence expert witnesses in criminal and family law cases in Wisconsin.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Decriminalization for Trafficking Survivors

In this training End Abuse’s Legal Team will discuss how survivors of human trafficking accrue criminal records due to their victimization, and the resulting barriers to employment, housing, family unity, and full empowerment.

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Family Law Institute

Register to attend the entire web-based training series for an overview and discussion of different aspects of family law.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - Thursday, June 22, 2023

2023 Teen Summit

The Teen Summit, developed by and for youth, brings together youth, parents, educators, activists, and mentors to learn about individual and community healing, anti-violence work centering those most impacted, and imagining violence-free futures.

Friday, May 19, 2023 - Sunday, May 21, 2023

Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, WI Dells

Supporting Families Who Have Experienced Trauma

Many families who seek our help have lived through multiple traumatic experiences in which domestic abuse has been prominent. The wounds of childhood trauma often drive behavior, feelings, and attitudes into adulthood, and play a powerful role in parenting. This training will help domestic abuse program staff build their capacity for supporting families. 

Monday, March 13, 2023 - Friday, March 17, 2023

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Beyond the Basics Restraining Order Series

This five-part Restraining Order Series delivers interactive, virtual training that takes an in-depth look at each topic using an advocacy-focused lens. End Abuse’s Legal Services Team developed these sessions based on advocates’ most common questions. 

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - Thursday, March 30, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Foundations of Advocacy Winter Series

If you are new to advocacy, we invite you to join us this February for the Foundations of Advocacy five-session series.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - Tuesday, February 21, 2023

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Disability Benefits for Survivors

Join to better understand how the law defines disability, how to navigate disability benefits, the process to apply, and what the requirements for disability benefits are. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Restraining Order Basics

This introduction to Basic Restraining Orders in Wisconsin will introduce advocates to the restraining order process, role of the advocate, and how to assist survivors in filing.  

Thursday, January 19, 2023

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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2023 Statewide Conference
November 27-29, 2023 The Collective Transformation Conference will be held on November 27-29, 2023 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  It will feature 30 workshops, 2 enthusiastic keynote speakers, and an evening reception. The mission of the Collective Transformation conference...
Teen Summit
The statewide annual Teen Summit on healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault. Created by teens for teens.

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