October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year, we are focusing on turning awareness into action.
Check out our list of statewide and local initiatives, located throughout the state. No matter where you live, there is something...
Helping Where It's Needed Most
Preventing Future Violence
MCEDV resource centers provided prevention education and training programs for schools, employers, health systems, faith communities and others throughout Maine.
Training and Education: MCEDV’s Coalition staff provided training for 2235 individuals through 51 presentations and events, building Maine’s capacity to respond to domestic violence.
Trafficking Response: MCEDV served on the Attorney General’s Task Force on Human Trafficking and as a partner in the Maine Sex Trafficking and Exploitation Network, to address the growing issue of trafficking in our state.
DV-CPS Program: Domestic violence resource center advocates expanded their decades-long collaboration with Child Protective Services by forming multi-abuse trauma response teams with mental health and substance abuse professionals. MCEDV hosted three days of training for the teams, providing a pathway toward addressing the increasingly complex needs of survivors involved with CPS.
Addressing Strangulation: As part of the Coalition’s ongoing efforts to reduce Maine’s rate of domestic violence homicide, MCEDV hosted a statewide conference featuring Gael Strack and Dr. Ralph Riviello of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. Strack and Riviello are the leading experts on the topic of domestic violence strangulation, and trained nearly 100 law enforcement officers, advocates and health care professionals.