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Education & Training

Providing education and training about domestic abuse and sexual assault, their consequences and victim support services, is a critical tool for prevention and a key component of the Womanspace coordinated community response and outreach to support victims and their families. Descriptions and examples of group classifications and speaking seminars are outlined below.

Please call (609) 394-0136 to schedule a Womanspace speaker for your organization.


Domestic Violence Victim Response Team and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training is provided for individuals who are interested in becoming members of Domestic Violence Victim Response Teams (DVVRT) or Sexual Assault Support Advocates who serve on the Mercer County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). The trained volunteers are qualified to meet with victims and are supervised by Womanspace staff members.

Professional Training and Technical Assistance for court and judicial personnel, human services, healthcare, mental health, education and law enforcement professionals, is provided by Womanspace staff members and volunteers.

Community Education provides speakers for civic associations, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and others who are interested in understanding interpersonal abuse and violence. By learning more about the issues, community members can become an integral part of the coordinated community response necessary to support victims and hold abusers accountable for their actions.

Community Education & Outreach Seminars

  • Business & Corporate groups – Breakfast Sessions, Lunch & Learn
  • Chamber of Commerce, Civic, Community and Youth groups
  • Community Events, Health Fairs and Retail Benefits

Educational Outreach & Training Seminars

  • Colleges & Universities
  • High School & Vocational Schools
  • Elementary & Middle Schools

Professional Training Seminars

  • Clergy & Faith-Based Leaders
  • Government Groups
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Legal Professionals
  • Medical Professionals
  • Social Services Providers

Mercer County

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault 24 Hour Hotline

(609) 394-9000

New Jersey Statewide

Domestic Violence 24 Hour Hotline

(800) 572-SAFE (7233)

For callers with hearing or speech impairments:

(TTY) 888-252-SAFE (7233)

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