The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) offers a bi-annual Training Calendar with workshops and trainings on a wide variety of topics related to domestic violence awareness and prevention. Training sessions are geared toward advocates, service providers, and community members.
Within each Training Calendar, we strive to offer topics in the following categories:
- Basic – topics that advocates should know about as they start working with survivors of domestic violence. Basic trainings include Domestic Violence 101, In Her Shoes, and History of the Domestic Violence Movement.
- Advanced – topics that explore best practices and provide data-driven knowledge on issues related to domestic violence. Advanced trainings we've offered in the past include Exploring Safety: The Role of the Advocate and Serving Immigrants and Refugees: A Cultural Competency Workshop.
- Professional Development – skill-building opportunities to improve advocates’ competence and effectiveness in areas such as facilitation and supervision.
The RICADV’s Training Calendar is intended to provide information, strengthen skills, and share best practices to support direct service advocates, social workers, educators, health care professionals, and others in effectively addressing and preventing domestic violence.
Local training is provided by request through our member agencies for schools, workplaces, health care settings, and any group or organization looking to learn more about domestic violence, dating violence, and related issues. For more information and to coordinate a training or presentation, please contact Brandi Gbemisola, RICADV Community Engagement Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your local member agency directly. Some fees may apply.
National Training and Technical Assistance
The RICADV also provides training and technical assistance nationally to other state coalitions, programs, and organizations by request when possible.