Supporting Men Who Have Experienced Domestic Violence

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BECO Conference Center at Century Plaza

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044

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Supporting Men who have Experienced Domestic Violence


Men’s experiences of domestic violence is still largely not well understood. This training will provider an overview of coercive control and how men experience domestic violence (both in same sex and heterosexual relationships). This training will also integrate intersectional theory and practice, and the notion of “meaningful access” to deepen participants understanding of men’s experiences of domestic violence such that participants can feel more confident in assessing for men’s experiences of domestic violence. Implications for advocacy, intervention and prevention will also be addressed.

As a result of participating in this training, participants can expect to:

  1. Have a working understanding of coercive control;
  2. Feel more confident in assessing men for their experiences of domestic violence;
  3. Have a working understanding of using a meaningful access approach to provide services and advocacy for men who have experienced domestic violence.


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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! 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 emailHiba Ahmed at with questions.

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

Yes. Please email Hiba Ahmed at

Is parking available?

Ample free parking is available on-site.

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?

Food will not be available. Please make prior arrangements. A microwave and refrigerator are available for use on-site.

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 log into Eventbrite and delete your registration or 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.

For any further questions or concerns, please contact Amber Guthrie, Project Director for the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence at

We look forward to seeing you there!

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