Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence

20th Anniversary Institute
Integrating Health, Prevention, and Trauma-Informed Practice into our Work
Save the Dates: July 29-31!
This unique three-day training event will integrate DCADV's work on health, prevention, and trauma and bring together partners from throughout the state to increase knowledge, build skills, and collectively improve services in Delaware. 

More information will be available and registration will open in mid to late June.
Day 1 - Tuesday, July 29
Day 1 of the Institute will focus on domestic violence as a gender health disparity, reproductive coercion, and the primary prevention of intimate partner violence using a public-health lens. DCADV's partnership and work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Futures Without Violence will be highlighted and used to bring nationally recognized best-practices to First State providers.

Workshops will cover:

  • Understanding Intimate Partner Violence as a Health Issue; 

  • Integrating Health Services into Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs;

  • Healthcare Policy and Domestic Violence (including an overview of the Affordable Care Act coverage of screening and preventative services); and

  • Delaware-Specific Prevention Activities and Successes.

Days 2 & 3 - Wednesday, July 30 & Thursday, July 31
Days 2 and 3 of the Institute will help participants better understand the impact of trauma experienced by victims and survivors of domestic, family, and dating violence and will prepare them to better assist those they serve using a more trauma-informed approach to their work.


Workshops topics will include:

  • Trauma-Informed Approaches in Health Services;

  • Cultural Competence;

  • Organizational Practice; and

  • Self-Care and Vicarious Trauma.

Days 2 and 3 will address topics relevant to professionals in the following fields:

  • Social Service

  • Healthcare

  • Attorneys/Justice System

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health

  • Victim and Domestic Violence Advocates

Free Conference
Join us for
1, 2, or all 3 days!
Tuesday July 29, 2014 -
Thursday July 31, 2014
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE
This program is funded through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program Grant Number: DH13-138 and
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Pre-Institute Information
A Pre-Institute will be held on Monday, July 28 for Project Connect partners. Contact for more information.
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