Statewide Domestic Violence Awareness Events 2019

This October, communities across Maine will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Download the full statewide list here. Mark your calendars for an event near you — and don’t forget to participate in our #TakeActionMaine social media campaign.

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Registration Open: Training for Mental Health Professionals in Hallowell

Join us Sept. 24th and 25th at Maple Hill Farm in Hallowell on for our 12-hour Mental Health Curriculum, presented by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence. On Sept. 24th, we will cover the first two of four modules. Sign up here. On Sept. 25th we will cover the second two of four modules. Sign up here.…

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Free CLE Training for Attorneys Interested in Assisting Survivors of Abuse

Survivors’ access to legal representation in civil court reduces the probability of future domestic violence*: Survivors rate the filing of a protection order as one of the two most effective tools for stopping domestic violence, second only to separating from the abuser.** In one study, 83% of survivors represented by an attorney successfully obtained a…

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MCEDV Statement on Efforts to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act

H.R. 1585, a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), was introduced in the United States House of Representatives last week. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pennsylvania) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-California), presents the opportunity to maintain crucial funding for victims’ services and strengthen VAWA’s commitment to at-risk communities.   The Violence Against Women Act…

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Save-the-Date: MCEDV Offers Training for Mental Health Professionals to Meet 2020 Licensure Requirements

MCEDV will offer our 12 hour training curriculum for mental health professionals this spring. Trainings will take place in Augusta, in collaboration with Family Violence Project, our local member. Additional dates and locations will be added soon. This training was developed to meet the 2020 licensure requirement for social workers, counselors and psychologists. Please save…

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MCEDV Statement on Changes to OVW Website

Many of our partners have expressed concern about changes to the definition of domestic violence reportedly made by the Trump administration, according to an article in Slate. We are grateful for the support and solidarity of our community in the face of a reported threat.  We want to clarify that, while the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women’s website…

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12th Biennial Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel Report Now Available

On Tuesday, October 9th, MCEDV gathered with community partners – including representatives from the Attorney General’s office, law enforcement, and surviving family members – to announce the release of the 12th Report of the Maine Domestic Violence Homicide Review Panel. The Report, which is produced through the Attorney General’s Office and focuses on identifying specific…

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Statewide Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

Each year, our member Domestic Violence Resource Centers throughout Maine host events, campaigns and vigils during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We have compiled a list of events happening throughout the state. Find it here. Note: the list is subject to change; be sure to connect with your local Domestic Violence Resource Center on social media…

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018: Tell Us Why YOU Take Action

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since 1987, when the first DVAM was observed, we have accomplished so much through raising awareness – through getting people to understand and acknowledge that domestic violence is a serious problem for our communities. But now, in 2018, it is time to evolve our approach. It is time to move…

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