Domestic Violence Education & Trainings

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Domestic Violence Education Class

Survivors who have been identified as domestic violence victims by the Department of Children and Families are referred to a domestic violence class. The class is held once a week for five weeks. Please call our helpline at 508-755-9030 for more information and to enroll.

Domestic Violence 101 Workshops
for Professionals and Community Members

YWCA’s Domestic Violence 101 Workshop series is designed and facilitated by our domestic violence staff to help community professionals and members recognize the dynamics of violence, understand the complex impact of domestic violence on individuals, families and the community, and learn how and when to take steps towards intervention.

Workshops are held on Wednesday and  Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.  Upon completion of the 28 hours of domestic violence education, participants will receive a YWCA Certificate of Completion for those hours.

NOTE: we currently cannot offer CEUs.

The workshops series can also be offered to agencies and organizations on-site for a flat rate. Contact Marienelly Vazquez at for more information.

**Please note that survivors of domestic violence are more than welcome to register for the series, however, it is not a service designed for survivors. ALL services for survivors are FREE. Call our 24 hour helpline at 508-755-9030 or visit for more information on our survivor services.


DV 101 Topics:

  • Abuse Dynamics & Forms of Abuse
  • Trauma Effects, Abusive Mentality
  • Gender Roles, Healthy Relationships
  • Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence
  • Escalation & Red Flags
  • High Risk Teams & Lethality Signs
  • Safety Planning
  • Self-care


The schedule for the fall will soon be posted. Please check back.


To register for our Domestic Violence 101 Workshops, please email Marienelly Vazquez at

Please note that each workshop is limited to 10 registrants and registration closes 5 business days prior to the workshop date.

If you are experiencing any issues with your registration or have additional questions, you may contact Marienelly Vazquez at for assistance.