Statewide Training in Intimate Partner Violence

Statewide Comprehensive IPV Training

This Statewide Comprehensive Training provides 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 intimate partner violence. MNADV emphasizes partnering with local domestic violence programs and utilizes local experts to present throughout the training. MNADV developed this training for professionals from a variety of different fields who encounter domestic violence in their work.

2020 Update

MNADV’s Statewide Comprehensive Domestic Violence Training is usually offered three times a year at select regions of Maryland in partnership with the local domestic violence program and its community partners. Because of COVID-19, trainings in 2020 are delayed as we evaluate safe and effective ways to present this information. We will announce training dates for the rest of 2020 soon. Check back frequently for updated information!

What We Cover and Who It Benefits

  • Topics Covered in the Training
  • History of the Domestic Violence Movement
  • Abuse Intervention Programs
  • Civil Legal Remedies
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Engaging Men and Boys
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Foundations of Advocacy
  • Organizational Trauma
  • Predominant Aggressor
  • Privilege and Oppression
  • Power and Control Dynamics
  • Reproductive Coercion
  • Risk & Lethality
  • Safety Planning
  • Social Normalization of Violence against Women
  • Stages of Change & Challenges
  • Stalking
  • Tactics of Abuse
  • Technology Abuse
  • Trauma
  • Self-Care
  • And More
  • Domestic violence program staff
  • Attorneys
  • Counselors
  • Court staff
  • Crime victim advocates
  • Faith leaders
  • Health care professionals
  • Law enforcement staff
  • Legal advocates
  • Sexual assault program staff
  • Social services staff
  • Social workers


Each attendant receives a binder of resources and information and a certificate of attendance. They can receive Social Work Continuing Education Credits. The Statewide Comprehensive Domestic Violence Training can be adapted for specific audiences and held at your location for a fee. To request a training, visit the link below.

Praise From Past Participants

  • “Everything was helpful. I particularly like the case studies. I also think everyone needs to know how the entire justice system works.”
  • “The section on how our brains relate to trauma was eye opening. I love the content.”
  • “I will be more aware of intersectionality when working with my clients.”
  • “The visual parts of the training such as videos were extremely effective as I am a visual learner, and it helps to break down new information learned.”