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2009 Trainings
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2009 Trainings

Statewide Trainings

Statewide trainings are conducted by nationally and statewide recognized professionals, who are highly experienced trainers in the field of domestic and sexual violence. In addition to the statewide trainings, on-site customized trainings to meet the specific needs of a program, group or community are also available.

Click here to register online for any of these trainings.

  • Executive Directors' Roundtable
    Date: February 13
    Location: Nashville
    Cost: $20

    This is an interactive environment for Executive Directors of domestic violence and sexual assault programs to provide dialogue about current issues facing Executive Directors and discuss how programs from across the state are addressing these issues.

  • Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women
    Dates: February 22-25, 2009

    This is a Tennessee-specific modification of the National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women, a project of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) designed as an unprecedented opportunity for law enforcement executives, who are first or second in command of a state, Tribal, local or campus police agency in Tennessee, to assess their agency's current response to crimes of violence against women and identify strategies to improve their ability to meet the needs of the community. Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) credit hours will be available upon completion of the Institute.

  • Violence Against Women Training
    Date: March 5-6, 2009
    Location: Nashville
    Cost: $100 (members) or $150 (non-members)

    This two-day training is an introduction to the violence against women movement in Tennessee . It discusses the history of violence against women, practical advocacy techniques, prevention, strategies for taking care of ourselves, and much more. 

  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Training
    Date: March 16-20, 2009
    Location: Crossville, TN

    This training provides a foundation for nurses, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives in the complex issues of caring for victims of sexual assault. Course content will include teaching psychosocial aspects of sexual assault, forensic concepts, documentation, evidence collection, including photographing injuries and legal issues. 

  • Uprooting Violence Against Women: Youth Violence Prevention Training
    Date: March 17, 2009
    Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Location: Sexual Assault Center, Nashville
    Cost: $35 (members) or $50 (non-members)

    By working with youth and our communities, we can prevent violence before it ever begins. This workshop will begin with an in-depth look at the root causes of dating violence and sexual assault. Additionally, we will discuss successful prevention strategies that are currently being implemented in Tennessee .

  • Batterers' Intervention Programs Standards Workshop
    Date: March 19, 2009

    This training will assist batterers' intervention programs that are compiling their application for certification or currently certified programs seeking re-certification. Attendance at this training meets the requirement of Tennessee Code Annotated § 38-12-110, 0490-1-.07(8)(d) as authorized training for batterer intervention programs designated by the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council.

  • A Call to Men Training
    Date: April 16, 2009
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Location: Nashville
    Cost: $50 (members) or $75 (non-members)

  • Media Training (Webinar)
    Date: June 26, 2009
    Time : 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Location : Family Justice Center Knoxville
    Cost: $15
  • Violence Against Women in Tennessee
    Date(s): July 23-24, 2009
    Location: Memphis
    Cost: $100 (members) or $150 (non-members)

    This two-day training is an introduction to the violence against women movement in Tennessee . It discusses the history of violence against women, practical advocacy techniques, prevention, strategies for taking care of ourselves, and much more. 

  • "Promoting Gender Respect" Curriculum Facilitation Training
    Presenter: Rus Ervin Funk
    Date: July 31, 2009
    Location: Sexual Assault Center, Nashville

    This training is for Tennessee Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault advocates who want to use the "Promoting Gender Respect" curriculum in their community. Developed by National speaker and published author, Rus Ervin Funk, M.S.W., this curriculum is designed for use with middle school boys, helping to develop their leadership skills to address, respond to, and prevent bullying, sexual harassment and dating abuse in Tennessee.

  • Leadership Development Institute
    Presenters: Rus Ervin Funk & Randy Randolph
    Date: August 1, 2009
    Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Scarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN
    Cost: Free for youth; $15 for adults
    (Please note that this training is open only to attendees from Middle TN)

  • Pitching Like a Pro: Working With Your Local Media (Region 1)
    Date: August 7, 2009
    Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
    Location: Memphis Public Library
    Memphis , Tennessee

    Registration available 6/26

  • Legal Advocacy Training
    Presenters: Coalition staff
    Date: September 2, 2009
    Time: TBA
    Location: Nashville

    This training is for new advocates and will focus on issues, such as the basics of civil and criminal law in cases of domestic and sexual violence, the role of the advocate and tips on avoiding the unauthorized practice of law; and Title VI and LEP Policies.

  • Batterers' Intervention Programs Standards Workshop
    Date: September 10, 2009

  • Violence Against Women Training
    Presenters: Coalition staff
    Dates: September 17-18, 2009
    Location: Knoxville
    Cost: $100 (members) or $150 (non-members)

    This two-day training is an introduction to the violence against women movement in Tennessee . It discusses the history of violence against women, practical advocacy techniques, prevention, strategies for taking care of ourselves, and much more. 


  • Pitching Like a Pro: Working With Your Local Media (Region 2)
    Date: October 2, 2009
    Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm
    Location: Sexual Assault Center
    Nashville , Tennessee
    Registration available 9/21

  • Technology Safety Training
    Presenters: Coalition Staff
    Date: December 4, 2009
    Location: Sexual Assault Center, Nashville
    Cost: $50 (members) or $75 (non-members)

    This one-day training is on the ever changing world of technology and how it affects survivor safety. This interactive training will introduce advocates to the risks and benefits of technology to victims and survivors as well as how to safety plan around technology.


    Date: May 3, 2009

    This pre-conference will focus on sexual assault advocacy with an emphasis on leadership. We encourage advocates from sexual assault and dual programs to attend.

    Date: May 4-6

    This three-day advocacy based conference will provide training opportunities, networking, and information to advocates of domestic and sexual violence victims. This year's conference will focus on building leadership and empowering participants to take an active role in creating change and reaching their goals.

    Date: May 3-6, 2009

    This Institute is designed for advocates and allies of all experience levels, looking to expand their leadership abilities in local communities. The goal of the Institute is to develop or enhance participants' skills in advancing community collaborations to address domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.
  • 1ST ANNUAL RAPE PREVENTION INSTITUTE: Somebody Say Something: Mobilizing Your Community to Prevent Violence
    Date: August 31 - September 1, 2009
    Times: TBA
    Location: Nashville , TN

Customized Trainings
TCADSV provides tailor-made trainings for service programs, law enforcement officers and other criminal justice personnel, child protective services employees, healthcare providers, those working with immigrant populations, advocacy organizations, other allied professionals and local communities on a variety of topics. These trainings are customized to meet the specific needs of the program, group or community requesting training. Customized trainings include:

  • Board Development
  • Building Community Partnerships to Combat Violence Against Women
  • Dynamics of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Empowerment Based Advocacy
  • Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Healthcare Response to Violence Against Women
  • Introduction to the Legislative Process and Public Policy Advocacy
  • Lethality Assessment / Safety Planning
  • Legal Advocacy for Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System Training
  • Strengthening Teams and Building Consensus
  • Violence Against Women and Cross-Cultural Issues
  • Violence Against Women and the Faith Community
  • Violence Against Women Update for Criminal Justice Personnel

Technical Assistance
TCADSV provides technical assistance and consultation to domestic & sexual
violence service providers and other professionals on a variety of topics through
telephone contact and in person. Some of the many topics our experienced staff
can address include:

  • Service Delivery to Survivors and Batterers
  • Reaching and Serving Special Populations
  • Public Policy and Legislative Issues
  • Immigration Issues and Cultural Competency
  • Assistance to Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice System
  • Program Development
  • Philosophy and History of the Violence Against Women’s Movement
  • Program Administration and Policy
  • Fundraising
  • Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Training Development
  • Public / Community Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Legal Issues

On-site consultation is available by request when programs need in-depth assistance. Examples of issues addressed through on-site consultation are program development, focused service delivery, support to new executive directors, financial management and community organizing. Please call 1-800-289-9018 or (615) 386-9406 to request technical assistance.

Essential Information

Registration fees for Coalition members: Coalition members are those who have applied for, and are recognized as Coalition members and who are current on their payment of annual dues. Coalition membership includes the following categories: Agency, Supporting Agency, Individual and Advocate members. Special rates to trainings and the conference are available for Coalition members. Review your membership information or call for more information.

Please note the following Coalition policy on registration for workshops, meetings, and trainings:

  • Registration must be made 48 hours prior to the workshop/meeting/training.
  • Cancellation must be made a full 24 hours prior to the start timeof the workshop/meeting/training.
  • If breakfast or lunch is included in the fee and you do not register for the workshop/meeting/training 48 hours prior to the start time, you may not receive a breakfast or lunch. We order food based on the number of registrations.
  • If you come to a workshop/meeting/training without registering, you will be required to pay for the meeting
    at that time.
  • Payment is required prior to or the day of training, and can be made by credit card, check, or cash.

To register online, please click here.

For questions, call 1-800-289-9018 or (615) 386-9406.


If you are in immediate danger, call 911. For resources in Tennessee call 1-800-356-6767 or 1-800-799-7233 (National Domestic Violence Hotline).

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