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