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Five Day Advocate Training


Statewide Comprehensive Domestic Violence Training

for Advocates and Professionals

This training is for domestic violence and sexual assault program staff, social workers,* counselors, health care staff, legal and crime victim advocates, and other allied professionals. Topics include:

Dynamics and Framework:

  • Domestic Violence Framework
  • Empowerment Advocacy
  • Trauma Education
  • Vicarious Trauma and Burnout
  • Victim-Centered Safety Planning

Culture and Underserved:

  • Immigrant Survivors
  • Culturally-Specific and Faith-Based Communities
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientations
  • Older Adults
  • Disabilities

Special Topics:

  • Primary Prevention
  • Children and Teens
  • Legal Aspects of DV
  • Stalking
  • Human Trafficking

*Social work CEUs are available at no cost to MNADV members and $100 for non-members.


2015 Trainings

Eastern Shore – Salisbury

Greater Salisbury Building, Conference Room

200 W Main St, Salisbury, MD

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 9:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 9:30am-4:30pm

Participants are expected to commit to all five sessions.


Central Maryland – Columbia

This training has met capacity. Please contact Amber at aguthrie@mnadv.org if you would like to be added to the waitlist.



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Which training would you like to attend? Attendees are expected to attend all five dates at the same location.

Do you need CEUs? (CEUs are free for MNADV members and $100 for non-members.)

Are you a MNADV member?

Please list any accommodations (interpretation, scent-free, physical accessibility, etc.):


Please email aguthrie@mnadv.org with any questions.