Domestic Violence 101
DCADV offers a semi-annual two-day Domestic Violence 101 (DV101) Training. DV101 is the Coalition’s signature training event and attracts a multidisciplinary audience from across the state. Participants typically include domestic violence service providers, nonprofit organizations, law enforcement agencies, and state employees working on issues ranging from behavioral health services to human resources to the criminal justice system. DV101 provides an overview of the dynamics and prevalence of domestic violence, and teaches participants effective advocacy skills that support safety and empowerment across systems. Topics covered during the training include:
- History & Culture of Domestic Violence
- Dynamics of Abusive Relationships
- Empowerment Advocacy
- Risk Assessment
- Safety Planning
- Community Resources
- Criminal Justice and Civil Justice Systems
- Protection from Abuse Orders
- Trauma-Informed Services
- Prevention & Social Change
Annual Advocates' Retreat and Conference
This two-day annual conference features national, regional, and local speakers on topics addressing a wide variety of issues related to domestic violence intervention and prevention. The Retreat (as it’s typically referred to) is held each Spring/Summer and brings together advocates from the domestic violence and sexual assault communities, as well as representatives from the criminal justice system, social services, health and human services, and members from the mental health, disabilities, and faith communities.
Training Upon Request
DCADV is available to provide training upon request to agencies, organizations, and groups. These trainings can be tailored to meet the needs of each audience. Trainings may cover a wide variety of topics related to domestic violence prevention and intervention.
DCADV has presented a number of webinars in conjunction with local and national speakers. You may listen to recordings of these webinars at any time.
State Professional Training Services
DCADV is an approved vendor for the State of Delaware’s Professional Training Services Contract No. GSS-16659 through 3/31/22.