Training Institute
The NRCDV Training Institute ensures that all training efforts and educational resources are relevant, forward thinking and innovative, and center the voices and lived experiences of diverse survivors in our work.

We accomplish this by providing high-quality and accessible training opportunities designed to increase individual and organizational capacity of our constituents as well as our own organization’s capacity.

NRCDV’s Training Institute provides development opportunities that enhance knowledge, develop skills and enrich participants. We model, promote and foster an organizational culture that values development, diversity, inclusivity and growth opportunities for all.

 

 

NRCDV Upcoming Trainings & Events

 

rculos/Conversations with Women of Color Advocates

Círculos/Conversations for Black Women Advocates

Thursdays, October 14 and 21
2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT / 11:00 am PT

This event will be in English with Spanish and ASL interpretation. CC

Black advocates have been tired for a very long time. What would it look like to build a movement that truly supports Black women’s well-being and ability to bring their whole selves to this work? How do Black women sustain each other in this movement? How can we foster true unity for Black and Brown advocates in the face of constant and ongoing disruption? Collective liberation and healing can only happen when Black women are at the center. Join these conversations to listen, learn from, and honor the lived experiences of Black women advocates.

Speakers:
Nnenna Minimah, Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment
Leona Williams, Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence
DeAnna Swope, BRIDGES
Jacqueline Miller, H.A.I.R.
Kenosha Davenport, Ascending Concepts
Kenyatta C. Grant, West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

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National Prevention Town Hall Registration

National Prevention Town Hall

Thursday, October 28 & Friday, October 29
1:00 pm ET / 12:00 pm CT / 10:00 am PT

The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in collaboration with partners from across the Southern region of the United States, invites you to join us for our second virtual Prevention Town Hall on October 28 and 29. This event is an opportunity to dig deeply into this year’s theme for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice.

Day 1: Thursday, October 28: Survivor-Centered Prevention

Day 2: Friday, October 29: Transforming Our Agencies to Center Racial Justice

Building on the momentum from last year’s Prevention Town Hall featuring the East North Central region of the United States, this year's event will explore prevention strategies that center survivors who are most marginalized, uplift grassroots and community-based organizing, honor the leadership of survivors and advocates who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and promote real transformative change that centers racial justice in our agencies.

 

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NRCDV Training Highlights

 

 

 

View all of our training videos and podcast recordings on our Videos page.

 

Interested in scheduling a NRCDV Training?

 

NRCDV’s training programs can be tailored to meet the needs and time limitations of your organization. To inquire about NRCDV providing a training for your organization or event use our contact form.

Events

NRCDV’s training events aim to build individual, organizational, and systemic capacity to provide empowering, trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and survivor-defined intervention and prevention efforts. NRCDV staff and consultants serve as a key training resource for domestic violence coalitions, federal agencies and others needing trainers with particular expertise.


Educational Programming

What is our expertise? NRCDV's trainers provide educational programming on a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

Survivor-centered Advocacy
This training explores ways to advocate for survivors in ways that support their right to self-determination. We take a look at leadership in advocacy, principles in survivor-centered advocacy, intention vs. impact of advocacy practices, shelter rule reduction and promising practices in survivor-centered advocacy through a racial justice lens.


Building Promising Futures: Services and Outcomes for Enhancing the Response of Domestic Violence Programs to Children & Youth
This training explores ways to advocate for survivors in ways that support their right to self-determination. We take a look at leadership in advocacy, principles in survivor-centered advocacy, intention vs. impact of advocacy practices, shelter rule reduction and promising practices in survivor-centered advocacy through a racial justice lens.  


Self-care and Wellness for the Advocate
Working with survivors of domestic violence can be stressful for advocates, learning about  the abuse survivors endure day after day can have an impact on an advocates propensity for compassion fatigue. Through this training, participants will increase their understanding of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and will learn how to recognize the indicators of compassion fatigue and burnout as well burnout prevention strategies including how to create a self-care plan.


Serving Male Survivors
This workshop explores how different ideas of masculinity affect help-seeking, how systemic barriers and challenges prevents us from doing effective work with male and male identified survivors and how the dynamics of violence are different when working with male survivors, including those who are gay, bisexual or trans identified.  In addition, this workshop addresses  compliance issues and doing system advocacy for male survivors. 


Integrating a Racial Justice Lens in all Aspects of your Work
Domestic violence is linked to a web of oppressive systems such as racism, that disproportionately affects women, children, and other historically marginalized groups. Experiencing multiple forms of oppression increases one’s vulnerability to violence, and can make it more challenging for victims to find the help and support that is responsive to their individual needs. By applying a racial justice lens, we acknowledge the role of racism and privilege in perpetuating violence and oppressive behavior in our culture. This training and facilitated discussion exposes the impact of our own (unintended) biases on the quality of our work, and challenges all isms and privileges as a roadblock to effective action. The facilitators also discuss ethical communication principles for resolving conflict, barriers to alliance building, and strategies for becoming an inclusive organization.