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Creating Trauma-Informed Domestic & Sexual Violence Advocacy Services Workshop

September  24 & 25, 2015           Rapid City, SD

No Registration Fee! Nationally Known Facilitator! Register Early!

Click here for Workshop brochure and registration form.


Women-centered advocacy is the foundation of ending violence against women.  To support this movement, a number of articles have been added into our DV/SV Info button, including:
  • The Role of Advocates
  •  Some Of The Ways Shelter Programs (And Other Helping Systems) Revictimize Battered Women
  •  Shelter is a Place that Provides…Shelter is a Place that Does Not….
  •  Revictimization Of Battered Women And Children In Shelters: Battered Womanism
  •  For Women Who Have Been Battered  Safety  & Accountability Means….
  •  Advocacy:  Social Change For Women's Sovereignty And Safety
  • Advocates Do…, Advocates Don’t
  • Bill Of Rights For Women Who Have Been Battered Or Raped
  •  Real Tools: Responding to Multi-Abuse Trauma by Debi Edmunds and Patti Bland
  •  Disloyal to Feminism: Abuse of Survivors within the Domestic Violence Shelter System by Emi Koyama 
  • How the Earth Didn’t Fly Into the Sun- Missouri’s Project to Reduce Rules in DV Shelters

If you would like additional resources or are interested in training, please contact Brenda Hill at brenda@sdcedsv.org

We declare the turtle as the symbol of the movement to end violence against women. Historically the non-native movements around domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking etc. are separate initiatives. Read More

At the top right corner of every page of our website is a RED ESCAPE button. This button will always appear in the top right corner of your browser window even when you scroll down the page. When this button is clicked it will redirect you to google.com. This is for the protection of battered women who want to view our
site but are afraid to under a watchful eye of their batterer.