Upcoming Trainings

40-Hour Advocate Training

DOVE Center provides a 40-hour training conference twice a year to certify volunteers who are interested in working with survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault (DVRSA). This training provides a foundation for victim advocacy and is required for anyone working directly with survivors within our organization. The training includes an introduction to the dynamics of DV/RSA as well as broader education on trauma, crisis intervention, rape culture, active listening and other advocacy-specific skills.

This training ultimately provides the tools advocates need to better facilitate victim assistance, agency collaboration, and a greater understanding of the impact of domestic abuse and sexual violence in our communities. Although required for DOVE staff and volunteers, this course is always open to community members as well.

Training sessions are held over a 10-day stretch of evening classes in a location TBD. The next course begins July 10 and ends on July 21, 2017. Classes are held each weeknight from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration deadline is June 30, 2017. Questions? Let us know here.

Registration is now CLOSED. 

Specialized Trainings

DOVE Center employees offer specialized trainings for professionals, businesses, or community partners who work with survivors of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault (DV/RSA) or would simply like a better understanding of these topics. These individualized trainings are particularly useful for mental health professionals, clergy, law enforcement, medical professionals, social workers, educators, and management.

Trainings typically last 1-2 hours, but can be customized. Training topics include DV/RSA 101, trauma, domestic violence and rape mythology, and the impact of domestic violence on substance abuse. Topics also cover how to serve different DV/RSA survivors, including children, LGBTQ, men and women, immigrants, the elderly, and adolescents. Request a specialized training on our inquiry page.


Interested in DOVE Center trainings? Please fill out our inquiry form with your specific interest, so we can contact you will more information.