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Comprehensive Four Day Advocate Training

This 4 day comprehensive training was developed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) to provide professionals with in-depth information about working in the field of domestic violence.  The training emphasizes victim safety, victim empowerment, abuser accountability, and a comprehensive systems response to domestic violence.  Partnering with local domestic violence programs and utilizing local programs and resources is emphasized and local experts are often called upon to present throughout the training.

This training was developed for professionals from a variety of different fields who encounter domestic violence in their work.  Types of professionals who have benefitted from the training include:

  • Domestic violence program staff
  • Sexual assault program staff
  • Crime victim advocates
  • Legal advocates
  • Attorneys
  • Counselors
  • Court staff
  • Social workers
  • Health care professionals
  • Social services staff
  • Faith leaders
  • Law enforcement staff

Topics covered in the training include:

  • History and Framework of Domestic Violence
  • Empowerment Advocacy
  • Victim-Centered Safety Planning
  • Protective and Peace Orders
  • Child Witnessing and Teen Dating Abuse
  • Elder Abuse and Abuse of People who have Disabilities
  • Minority Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities
  • Religion, Ethnicity, and Culture
  • Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

2015 Trainings are TBD

Please email Amber at aguthrie@mnadv.org to be added to the announcement list.