“I think part of what is so difficult, and has historically been so difficult, is for victims of domestic violence to communicate how afraid they are and how violent this person has been when no one’s watching....I think we have a tendency as a society as a whole to minimize this type of violence when we should be responding with a heightened level of concern...
Training & Education
We all have a part to play in ending domestic violence. But there is no need to act alone.
MCEDV and our member resource centers offer training, consultation, and technical assistance to support communities in responding to abuse. Over the years, we’ve worked with a wide range of entities, including members of the clergy, Maine hair salons, press organizations, law enforcement and the State of Maine. From general training and awareness building around the issue to highly specialized technical assistance, we work to foster a coordinated community response to domestic abuse—one that promotes both safety for victims, and accountability for abusers.