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Training & Technical Assistance

MCEDV offers training, consultation, and technical assistance to statewide and multi-regional entities seeking to improve their domestic abuse responses. 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 people who abuse.

MCEDV’s Training Institute serves a variety of statewide audiences, including:

  • Medical professionals
  • Employers
  • Faith communities
  • Child welfare agencies
  • Law enforcement
  • Mental & behavioral health professionals
  • Domestic violence advocates
  • Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program facilitators

Examples of current offerings:

  • Maine Criminal Justice Academy: Basic Law Enforcement Training Program
  • Maine Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Child & Family Services: Foundations & Advanced curricula
  • Maine Department of Transportation: Responding to Abuse in the Workplace for Supervisors & Managers
  • Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program: Responding to Abuse in the Healthcare Setting
  • AdCare Educational Institute of Maine: Comprehensive Training for Mental Health Professionals (meets 12-hour requirement for licensed providers)

These are just a few examples of our work. We provide topic-specific training on request as our capacity allows. For information about statewide or multi-regional options available through MCEDV, please email us at [email protected].

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


Licensure requirements for social workers, counselors, & psychologists:

Starting in 2020, licensed mental health providers named in statute are required to demonstrate that they have received 12 hours of continuing education in family and intimate partner violence. Psychologists will have to demonstrate the completion of three hours of training. MCEDV has designed a pre-approved curriculum to meet this requirement, and both our statewide office and our member programs are offering it.  Please check below for trainings as they become available.

Upcoming Trainings:

  • September 11th, 13th, 19th, & 21st (from 9:30am-1pm):  This virtual 12-hour training is being organized by NASW Maine.  Click HERE to register and for more information.
  • Save the date: November 7th & 8th (from 9am-4pm).  This in-person training will take place at Thomas College in Waterville and is being organized by AdCare Maine.  Stay tuned for more information and a registration link.