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If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Gbemisola, community engagement specialist, at 401-467-9940 or

PLEASE NOTE: We will not be offering in-person trainings at this time. To protect the safety and wellbeing of advocates and training session attendees, the RICADV will offer trainings remotely via video conferencing, with discussion and support.

The Winter/Spring Webinar Series is still being developed. Please check back for upcoming training events and learning opportunities.

In an effort to go paperless, we are phasing out our training calendar postcards this year.

RICADV Upcoming Trainings

Trainings for Advocates

Domestic Violence 101: Two-part series
Part one - Dynamics of Domestic Violence
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021

1 p.m.
Cost: $10
Presenters: Elissa May Franklin, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) coordinator and Sara Eckhoff, law enforcement training coordinator - Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

This comprehensive two-part training provides a necessary foundation for advocates aiming to support survivors and help end domestic violence. During part one of the training session, participants will learn about the dynamics and forms of abuse, including patterns of abusive behaviors, the cycle of violence, power and control tactics, the various barriers survivors face and the impact of domestic violence on survivors and their children.


Part two - Applying Concepts: Interactive Case Study

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021

Time: 10 a.m.
Cost: $10
CEUs will be provided*

The second part of this training focuses on key concepts in survivor empowerment, foundational aspects of victim advocacy, bystander intervention and state and national resources. During this session, participants will work with two interactive case examples to connect and apply concepts learned during this training.


*Must attend both sessions to recieve CEU 

Trainings for Community Members

Breaking the Cycle: Understanding Teen Dating Violence
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021

Time: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $5
Presenters: Angela Marandola, programs manager, Katie Brown Educational Program and Haley Assner, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) member

This presentation will provide a foundational overview of the dynamics of teen dating violence for advocates, youth professionals and community members. The training will provide a review of the impacts of teen dating violence, forms of violence victims may experience as well as the barriers victims may face when attempting to seek safety or support. A member of the RICADV's task force of survivors, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), will share her personal experiences with teen dating violence and discuss ways to support a friend or loved one who may be experiencing this type of abuse.


Understanding The Basics: Domestic Violence and Its Impact
Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021

Time: 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $5
Presenters: Elissa May Franklin, SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships) coordinator and Kathy McCormick, SOAR member

Through this training, participants will learn the basics of domestic violence, the impact on victims and children who witness violence and steps each of us can take to better support survivors and prevent domestic abuse. This training will be co-facilitated by a member of SOAR (Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships), the survivor task force of the RICADV, who will provide her personal testimony and real life examples of the most commonly experienced forms of domestic violence. Participants will gain a better understanding of the dynamics of abusive relationships and how these impact the lives of survivors.


Trainings for Member and Affiliate Member Agencies

Alicia Aiken, a nationally renowned trainer and director of the Danu Center's Confidentiality Institute, will facilitate five technical assistance (TA) sessions focused on confidentiality issues in the domestic violence field this January.

These sessions are geared toward advocates in the movement to end domestic violence and other direct support professionals working on VAWA/FVSA/VOCA, or other federal grant programs. This training will be free of charge for the RICADV's full and affiliate member agencies.

Confidentiality and the Challenges of the COVID Pandemic

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Registration is closed for this training.

Receiving a Subpoena from Courts or Attorneys for Advocates and DV survivors
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Registration is closed for this training.

Confidentiality and Working on Multi-Disciplinary Committees
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Confidentiality and Distance Advocacy - Consent and Waivers
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

An Open Agenda on Confidentiality for Executive Directors and Residential Directors

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.


Past Training Calendars
  • Training Calendars

  • Summer/Fall 2019

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2018


  • Winter/Spring 2019

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2018


  • Summer/Fall 2018

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2018


  • Winter/Spring 2018

    RICADV Training Calendar Winter Spring 2018

  • Summer/Fall 2017

    RICADV Training Calendar Summer Fall 2017

  • Winter/Spring 2017

    RICADV Training Calendar Winter Spring 2017



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