Training & Technical Assistance

MCEDV offers training, consultation and technical assistance to statewide and multi-regional entities, seeking to improve their responses to domestic abuse. We also support the work of our members, who provide these same services in their local communities.

From general education and awareness-building around the issue, to highly specialized policy development and focused problem-solving, we work to foster a coordinated community response to domestic abuse—one that promotes both safety for victims, and accountability for abusers.

We provide training for a variety of audiences, including:

  • Medical professionals
  • Employers
  • Faith communities
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Law enforcement
  • Behavioral health professionals
  • Professional associations

Examples of ongoing MCEDV training offerings:

  • Maine Criminal Justice Academy – Basic Law Enforcement Training Program
  • Maine Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Child & Family Services – Basic and Advanced Caseworker Trainings
  • Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Responding to Abuse in the Workplace for New Employees
  • Maine Department of Transportation – Responding to Abuse in the Workplace for Supervisors & Managers
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program – Responding to Abuse in the Health Care Setting

These are just a few examples of our training work. We provide topic-specific trainings on request.

For information about statewide or multi-region options available through MCEDV, please contact us at [email protected], or visit our blog.

For information about options available on the community level, please contact your local Domestic Violence Resource Center.


2020 licensure requirements for social workers, counselors and psychologists:

MCEDV played a key role in the legislation that developed the new intimate partner violence training requirements for mental health clinicians.

Starting in 2020, LCSWs and LCPCs will be required to demonstrate that they have received 12 hours of continuing education around intimate partner violence, and psychologists will have to demonstrate completion of 3 hours of training.

Please stay tuned to our blog for updates, and about trainings as they become available.

COVID-19 Training Update – June 26, 2020:

As per the Governor’s Executive Order issued on April 6th, 2020, licensed clinical professionals will have until on or after March 20, 2021 to meet the intimate partner violence training requirement. MCEDV and our member programs have adapted our pre-approved curriculum for online delivery and are offering virtual trainings.  Please see the list of upcoming trainings below:
  • January 14th & 15th, from 8am-4pm, offered by New Hope for Women.  Find more details here.
  • February 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th, offered by MCEDV through AdCare Educational Institute. Find more details here. (Please note: MCEDV is providing content but is not responsible for logistics and registration; contact AdCare with questions and to register.)