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 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
    & Advanced Caseworker Training
  • 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 Healthcare Setting

These are just a few examples of our work. We provide topic-specific training 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, & 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. Psychologists will have to demonstrate the completion of three hours of training. Please stay tuned to our blog for updates, and about training 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 training.

Please see the list of upcoming virtual trainings below:

  • August 19, 20, 26, 27: Offered by Caring Unlimited.  Please contact [email protected] or [email protected] with any questions regarding this training.  Register hereRegistration deadline is August 17th.