Training Calendar


ICADV Conference – Take it personally; Saving Lives. Shaping Futures
October 28-29
Wyndham Indianapolis West, 2544 Executive Drive in Indianapolis

ICADV is pleased to announce that Dr. Dean Hawley of the Indiana University School of Medicine will join us as our keynote speaker. Dr. Hawley is an expert in the field of pathology and his primary interest is in the area of fatal and non-fatal strangulation in intimate partner violence cases. Dr. Hawley will also present workshops as a part of the conference agenda. The workshop agenda is in the process of being set and will be announced soon. Please watch the website for further information.
Click here to visit the 2014 Conference Information Page


The Duluth Model Trainings
In Partnership with the Center for Nonviolence and the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program

In Our Own Best Interest~ Working with Battered Women
November 17 & 18, 2014
Indiana Community Action Assoc, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN
Cost:  $350.00
This two-day training program for women who have been battered, advocates, women’s-group facilitators, and community activists is based on DAIP’s classic In Our Best Interest (IOBI) curriculum. It is open to women only.
Long-time Duluth trainers and friends of ICADV John & Beth Beams will guide participants through a process of learning how to facilitate educational groups in which women who have been battered explore personal, institutional, and cultural action to end violence against women. The process includes discussions about many topics, such as the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism contribute to violence against women; role-plays; exercises; and presentations about philosophy that underpins the IOBI manual and videos. Participants usually come away from this training with new energy for their work.
Session topics include:
• Exploring what it means to be an advocate and a teacher
• Designing a liberating group process
• Using education as a process for change
• Relating sexism to other forms of oppression
• Examining personal power vs. power over
• Moving from education to action.
Training materials include sample forms, curriculum supplements, and other handouts.
For more information or to register, please click here.
Creating a Process of Change; Working with Men Who Batter
November 19 – 21, 2014
Indiana Community Action Assoc, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $500
This valuable training is the prerequisite for buying and using Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, the world’s most renowned curriculum for helping men identify and change beliefs that support using violence. The curriculum and our trainers’ methods are grounded in the Duluth Model, a constantly evolving philosophy and practice based in the Domestic Abuse Intervention Program’s work to end men’s violence against women through a coordinated community response.
The training is perfect for anyone who is starting a batterer intervention program, who is new to men’s non-violence group facilitation, or who has been facilitating for a while and would like to refresh their insight and information. We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum, or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions, to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context may productively challenge and change how you perceive and practice the work.
All training leaders are experienced Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter group facilitators. The topics they cover will include:
• Understanding the theories that guide Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter
• Facilitating structured, interactive classes
• Establishing and maintaining dialogue while avoiding collusion
• Using control logs, exercises including role-plays, and video vignettes
• Helping men identify and change beliefs that support violence
• Learning how a Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter program fits within a Duluth Model interagency coordinated community response
Materials include articles and other information resources, sample forms, and curriculum supplements
For more information or to register, please click here.

Indiana Fatality Review Institute
November 12, 2014
Facilitated by Dr Neil Websdale, Mattew Dale and Chief Jerald Monahan of the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

This training will examine current best practices and emerging trends in fatality review. As one of Indiana’s strategies addressing intimate partner violence over the next several years is homicide reduction, fatality review will play a key role in the work we do.  Dr Websdale and other consultants from the National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative will examine the current structure of fatality review, explore the role of law enforcement in the fatality review process and on a review team, and facilitate several mock reviews examining contexts such as suisice due to IPV and near-death assault. These exercises are designed to give participants hands-on experience in conducting full reviews and reporting on them.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Where: Indiana Community Action Assoc, 1845 W 18th St, Indianapolis, IN
Cost: $10 Member / $15 Non Member
Registration: REQUIRED  Click Here



Pulling the Pieces Together: Rolling Trauma Informed Care Services into Rules Reduction
Facilitated by Dr Carla Gaff Clark
Dates and locations below.

The fourth session in the series is especially designed to help us assist our clients in a slightly different way. In this training, we will look at how the changes in rules and regulations or just agency modifications are fitting into Trauma Informed Care. It will focus on areas that may be a bit rough right now, or even seem chaotic, due to the recent changes. We will also look at working with challenges and challenging clients through the TIC model. We will spend time looking at several different models that are associated with the TIC movement such as the Sanctuary Model.

These trainings are free of charge unless the host agency charges an administrative fee to offset cost. To register, please contact the individual indicated at the location where you would like to attend the training.  Continuing Education Credits are offered and all participants receive a Certificate of Participation for your records.  Questions regarding the training itself can be directed to ICADV training coordinator Caryn Burton.  Questions regarding the training location or other logistics should be directed to the contact person for the location where you would like to attend.

City; Date & Time; Training Location, Host Agency; Contact Person

Paoli; Friday, September 19th, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; Hoosier Hills PACT Paoli Youth Services Offc, 196 S Court St, Paoli, IN; Suetta @ 812-723-2621

Muncie; Tuesday, September 23rd, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Hosted by A Better Way, Inc., Location information upon registration; Teresa @ 765-747-9107

Sellersburg; Wednesday, September 24th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Hosted by The Center for Women & Families, Location information upon registration; Shelley @ 812-944-6743

Terre Haute; Thursday, September 25th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Vigo Co Public Library, 1 Library Sq, Terre Haute, IN, Hosted by Council on Domestic Abuse; Sarah @ 812-234-3441

Noblesville; Tuesday, September 30th, 1:00 – 3:00 pm; Hosted by Prevail, Inc, Location information upon registration; Jessica @ 317-773-6942

Greencastle; Thursday, October 2nd, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; Putnam Co Museum, 1105 N Jackson St, Greencastle, IN, Hosted by Putnam Co Family Support Services; Elizabeth @ 765-653-4820

Angola; Tuesday, October 7th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Carnegie Public Library of Steuben Co, 322 S Wayne St, Angola, IN, Hosted by Community Anti Violence Alliance; Lee @ 260-624-3600

Indianapolis; Thursday, October 9th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; The Julian Center Administrative Bldg, 2011 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN; Linda @

Michigan City; Tuesday, October 14th, 4:00 – 7:00 pm; Hosted by Stepping Stone & The Bridge, Location information upon registration; Cassandra @ 219-871-6895

Lafayette; Thursday, October 16th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm; YWCA of Greater Lafayette, 605 N 6th St, Lafayette, IN, Hosted by YWCA Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program; Kristen @ 765-423-4486

Jasper; Tuesday, October 21st, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, Vincennes University Jasper Campus, 850 College Ave, Jasper, IN, Hosted by Crisis Connection, Inc; Patty @ 812-482-1555

Evansville; Wednesday, October 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 pm; Evansville YWCA, 118 Vine St, Evansville, IN, Hosted by Evansville Domestic Violence Shelter; Mary @ 812-422-1191

Bloomington; Thursday, October 30th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; Monroe Co Library, 303 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN, Hosted by Middle Way House; Debra @ 812-337-4510

Decatur; Wednesday, November 5th, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm; Adams Co Memorial Hospital, 1100 Mercer Ave, Decatur, IN, Hosted by Adams Wells Crisis Center; Angie @ 877-728-9800

Ft Wayne; Wednesday, November 5th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave, Ft Wayne, IN; Debby @ 260-424-4908 x 255

Kokomo; Thursday, November 6th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Family Service Assoc Domestic Violence Program, 618 S Main St, Kokomo, IN; Pam @ 765-457-9313

Warsaw; Wednesday, November 12th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Health Services Pavilion, 1515 Providence Dr, Warsaw, IN, Hosted by The Beaman Home; Christy @ 574-267-7701

Marion; Thursday, November 13th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm; Marion Public Library, 600 W Washington, Marion, IN, Hosted by Hands of Hope; Linda @ 765-662-9971 X 123

Crown Point; Thursday, November 20th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway St, Crown Point, IN, Hosted by St Jude House; Joy @ 219-662-7066

Columbus; Friday, November 21st, 1:00 – 4:00 pm; United Way of Bartholomew Co, 1531 13th St, Columbus, IN, Hosted by Turning Point Domestic Violence Services, Inc; Haley or Jessica @ 812-379-5575 X 217



 WEBINARS:  LGBTQ Access Series
Through December 2014

Join the NW Network for this webinar series that discusses inclusive, relevant services for LGBTQ people and survivors of all genders. This series will have an emphasis on addressing recent LGBTQ related FVPSA assurances requirements and the OVW FAQ on the VAWA implementation. Click here for more information or visit