Understanding the Impact: Addressing and Preventing Intimate Partner Sexual...

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BECO Conference Center at Century Plaza

10630 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044

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Addressing and Preventing Intimate Partner Sexual Violence (IPSV)


Sexual violence is a common factor in domestic violence, and yet, it is not widely understood, nor is it recognized and responded to. This training provides an overview of coercive control and the dynamics of intimate partner sexual violence. This training will also provide information about supporting women who have experienced IPSV, men who have perpetrated IPSV, and prevention efforts. This training will help to develop the confidence and ability of individuals (advocates, therapist, professionals in the criminal-legal field, and preventionists) to respond and address IPSV, but will also explore how to enhance our systems response to better hold men who perpetrate ISPV accountable and how we can better support the partners who experience IPSV.

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

  1. Have a better working understanding of the dynamics of intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV);
  2. Feel more confident in exploring for IPSV as a part of the dynamics of domestic violence;
  3. Recognize the systemic barriers to responding to ipsv and ways to address these barriers;
  4. Have a working understanding of ways to integrate IPSV into broader domestic violence prevention efforts.


Rus Funk, national consultant, activist, and community organizer

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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10630 Little Patuxent Parkway

Columbia, MD 21044

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