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2018 Rural Domestic Violence Training Institute

May 16 – 17, 2018| Dade City, FL

Deadline for submissions: January 31, 2018

The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) will hold its 21st annual Rural Domestic Violence Statewide Training Institute on May 16 and 17, 2018 in Dade City, FL.

FCADV is seeking individual or team presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops, and interagency presentations featuring a variety of disciplines responsible for domestic violence advocacy, perpetrator accountability, and direct service provision of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual violence and stalking in rural communities.

The Rural Training Institute brings attention to the unique needs of rural communities serving survivors of intimate partner violence. Students, direct service advocates, law enforcement, child protection, health care providers, allied agencies, professionals and other individuals who work in the domestic violence arena throughout Florida will come together to increase their knowledge of emerging trends in assisting survivors and their children. Workshops should address a wide range of topics and be accessible to experienced and new advocates and allies..

Preferred domestic violence related topics for this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Cultural & Linguistic Capacity

  • Working with Faith Based Communities

  • Trauma-informed Mental Health

  • Batterer Intervention

  • Later in Life Abuse

  • LGBTQI services

  • Substance Use/Abuse

  • Sexual Violence

  • Working within Culturally Specific Communities

  • Healthcare Screening

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • STIs, HIV, AIDs

  • IPV Homicide

  • Self-Care Strategies

  • Use of Technology

  • Impact of Violence on Children

  • Prevention Programs

  • Teen Dating Violence

  • Child Welfare Programs

  • Law Enforcement Response

  • Legal Remedies/ Responses

  • Human Trafficking

  • Immigration

  • Anti-Oppression

  • Other Related Topics

For more information about this event, please contact Reisha Williams, by email at

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