Here are some ways you can learn more about Domestic Violence and about how you can work to reduce Domestic Violence in Arizona:

Training Descriptions

The Sharing Experience: From Domestic Violence in Our Homes to Peace in Our Communities

This is a five day interactive basic Domestic Violence training. The training is designed for professionals working with people and communities impacted by domestic violence including staff and advocates of Domestic Violence shelters and safe homes, social workers, health care providers, faith based leaders, child welfare providers, law enforcement, attorneys, officers of the court, offender treatment providers and others who interact with victims, perpetrators or children exposed to domestic violence.

Lay Legal Advocacy Training

This four day training provides the tools for advocates to assist domestic violence survivors with navigating Arizona’s judicial system. The training is designed to inform a diverse audience of advocates about domestic violence, legal advocacy and legal advocacy methods; build and further develop legal advocacy skills by educating the participants on the judicial process; educate advocates on civil and criminal law matters related to domestic violence; and develop the confidence of advocates by empowering them with the tools they need to assist domestic violence survivors with obtaining justice within Arizona’s legal system.

Regional Trainings

Regional trainings are advanced topical trainings held in three or four locations throughout the state. It is highly recommended that attendees have completed the forty hour basic domestic violence advocacy course, The Sharing Experience, or equivalent domestic violence training. Regional trainings are NOT Domestic Violence 101 classes. This year’s topics are: Best Practices for Shelter: Lethality Assessments, Hotline, Screening and Intake; Best Practices for Shelter: Data Collection, Record Keeping and Confidentiality; and Trauma Informed Care for Domestic Violence Providers.

Board Development Training

The Board Development Trainings are for domestic and sexual violence program Executive Directors and their board members. We ask that each program that registers send a team of at least one board member, preferably the Board Chair, and the organizations’ executive. The training will cover topics such as board roles, board and ED relationships, board and staff relationships, ethical communication and more!

Community Based Training

Community Based Trainings are on-site trainings that vary in length and topic depending on an organization’s needs. Community Based Trainings range from Domestic Violence 101 to advanced topical trainings. Contact the Coalition to set-up a community based training!

Be The Change:  Using Your Voice to Create Safety and Justice

We believe that an effective public policy and advocacy program is driven by the voices of survivors and service providers. Contact the Coalition to request this informative and fun workshop and help create positive change for those whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence.


AzCADV hosts and co-hosts statewide conferences on domestic violence and related topics.

Training Policies

Regional and Board Development Trainings

  • Registration by telephone is required for all Regional and Board Development trainings.
  • Due to space limitations if training attendees come who have not registered they will be turned away if the training is full.
  • If you register, but cannot come cancel your registration within 2 business days to allow those on the waiting list an opportunity to attend.

The Sharing Experience and Lay Legal Advocacy

  • Registration is required for these trainings.
  • Register early! These training fill up quickly and registration is handled on a first come, first served basis.
  • Registration forms can be found on this website and mailed or faxed to the Coalition.
  • Payment for The Sharing Experience and the Lay Legal Advocacy training must be received two weeks in advance of the training.
  • Cancellations must be made at least one week prior.
  • There are no refunds and registration fees are not transferable to another training if participants do not cancel at least one week prior to the training.

Community Based and Be the Change Trainings.

  • Requests for community based trainings and Be The Change must be made at least two weeks prior to the training date.
  • Please have several possible dates available as scheduling depends on staff’s prior training commitments.
  • Community Based Trainings and Be the Change must be at least one hour in length. Due to the complex nature of domestic violence and the vastness of Arizona trainings that last less than an hour are prohibitive.
  • An audience of ten of more people is preferred.


  • Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the conference to receive a refund. There are no refunds if participants do not cancel at least one week prior to the training.

Attend a Domestic Violence Training Event

Click here to view the ACESDV 2014 Training Calendar.