"She's Too Strong!": Understanding the Intersections of Misogynoir, Domesti...

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BECO Park Conference Center

4425 Forbes Blvd

Lanham, MD 20706

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The focus of this workshop is to examine the ways in which historical trauma and institutionalized racism have impacted Black women. Because Black women live intersectional lives, advocates must come to understand how their intersecting identities and intersecting forms of oppression shape not only how they see themselves but also how they engage with systems; including, law enforcement, domestic violence service providers, child protective services, and community-based organizations. Black women, due to misogynoir, have continued to be marginalized and victimized not only on an individual or community level but at an institutional level as well. By challenging the stereotypes and discourse applied to Black womanhood; identifying the unique challenges to identifying and intervening with Black victims; and exploring how to actively engage victims in culturally specific and relevant safety planning, advocates will be able to better support, uplift, and empower Black survivors.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how historical trauma and institutionalized racism have impacted African American women
  2. Understand challenges to identifying and intervening with victims in the African American/Black community
  3. List the ways in which advocates can change the narrative surrounding Black womanhood and in turn support and uplift victims
  4. Engage victims in culturally specific and culturally relevant safety planning and help seeking strategies


Ayana Wallace, MS, Project Manager, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV)

How much is the training?

There is NO COST to attend this training!

Who Should Attend?

Any professional that works directly with domestic violence survivors, their children, or abusers:

  • Domestic Violence Service Providers (Shelter Staff, Advocates, Therapists, Abuser Intervention Staff)
  • Government Social Service Employees (Adult Protective Services, Child Welfare, DHS, Supervised Visitation, Juvenile Services)
  • Law Enforcement (Patrol, Supervisors, Probation/Parole, Corrections)
  • Legal/Court (Attorneys, Victim-Witness Specialists, Judges, Clerks)
  • Education (K-12, Campus Disciplinary, Title IX, Faculty)
  • Community-Based (Substance Use Professionals, Immigration, Transitional Housing)
  • Health Care (Nurses, Physicians, Community Health Advocates, Mental Health Providers)
  • Faith/Religious Leaders

What’s the content level for this training?

  • Basic: For professionals just beginning their work with survivors, or who have not had much training on working with survivors. (0-2 years’ experience)
  • Intermediate: For professionals who have a basic understanding of best practices for working with survivors. (2-5 years’ experience)


Are Social Work CEUs available?

Yes! 4.5 Category 1 Social Work CEUs are available.

How much are Social Work CEU’s?

Social Work CEUs are free if you are an Individual Member of MNADV, or you work or volunteer for an organization that is a Member of MNADV. The cost is $15 for non-members. Please bring payment via check or exact cash to the training. Learn more about the benefits of MNADV Membership here.

When will I receive my Certificate of Attendance or Social Work CEU?

We will make every effort to email you your CEU certificate within 2 weeks of the training. Please email Ayana Wallace at with questions.

I lost my CEU or Certificate. Can you re-send it?

Yes. Please email Ayana Wallace at

Is parking available?

Free parking is available on-site. Please be sure not to park in a marked spot, as towing is enforced.

Do I need to print the Eventbrite ticket?

No – once you receive a confirmation email, you are registered and do not need to print your ticket.

Is food available?

No, lunch will be on your own. Water, tea, and coffee are available in the conference room. There are also several restaurants in the area.

Is this location handicap-accessible?


Will printed handouts be available?

Yes, PowerPoints and handouts will be printed and available for participants.

What is your cancellation policy?

MNADV understands that sometimes life gets in the way. If you need to cancel your registration, please do so at least 48 hours in advance, as many of our trainings have a waitlist. To cancel, please email

I can’t make it anymore, but my colleague can. Can this person take my place?

No - please cancel your registration and have your colleague register on their own so they receive any email instructions prior to the training.

What happens if there is inclement weather the day of the training?

In case of inclement weather, MNADV will reach out to registrants at least 24 hours in advance and will make every effort to reschedule the training in the future.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Ayana Wallace, Project Manager for The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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