Professional Training

Center for Domestic Peace Training


Healing Children’s Wounds of Witnessing Domestic Violence

Intervention expert for abusive men and their families.

February 27, 2015
Embassy Suites, 101 McInnis Parkway,
San Rafael, CA 94903


  • How to offer the most effective and safe assistance possible to children;
  • The dynamics of emotional injury and recovery in children;
  • What about for the human rights of victims and their children?

Because We Have Daughters Workshop

May 15 & 16, 2014
Los Angeles, CA

Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training & Resource Center (TC-TAT) is excited to once again offer a train-the-trainer event facilitated by the Atlanta-based organization Men Stopping Violence. This training was held in Oakland, CA in March 2013.
This two day training will introduce participants to the Because We Have Daughters® (BWHD) program and will provide comprehensive training on how to facilitate and administer the BWHD program. This training is open to all domestic violence practitioners in California. 

By the end of the training participants will be able to:

•    Utilize the skills necessary to facilitate a BWHD program;
•    Identify and address key issues in conducting the BWHD program;
•    Summarize the seven core values of BWHD;
•    Describe and implement the structure and process of a BWHD session;
•    Create BWHD activities to be used in their local BWHD program.

About Because We Have Daughters
Because We Have Daughters helps men: deepen their relationships with their daughters; connect with other dads around parenting issues; learn more about the obstacles girls and women face in our society; and acquire tools to challenge social and cultural norms that create unsafe situations and spaces for women and girls. This is all done through fun and engaging activities. BWHD is particularly designed for girls between the ages of 8 and 15 and their fathers.

When & Where
The training was held at Peace Over Violence in Los Angeles, CA.
1015 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90017  
What You Will Receive

•    A model BWHD session
•    A detailed workbook (one per organization)
•    Skill building in facilitation and communication
•    A template to help design your own BWHD session

Training Cost

•    $75 per person
•    A limited number of travel stipends are available for agencies who receive CalOES funding. Please contact for more information.

Teen Dating Violence: Best Practices for School Personnel

October 22, 2013, Marin County Office of Education, 111 Las Gallinas Ave, San Rafael.

Learn how to recognize, screen and assess teens for risk of dating violence. Free for school administrators, counselors, and educators. Download flyer for more details:

Teen Dating Violence_School Personnel Training_10_22_13.pdf

Center for Domestic Peace and Huckleberry Youth Programs presents:


Teen Dating Violence Intervention Response Information.pdf

This training will increase the capacity of service providers in Marin County to identify and respond to teen dating violence. This training will feature speakers from Break the Cycle, including Kelley Hampton, J.D., M.P.P.

Break the Cycle is the leading, national nonprofit organization working with teens to prevent and end domestic and dating violence, including initiatives such as Respect WORKS! and partnering with the National Dating Abuse Helpline to form LoveIsRespect and its National Youth Advisory Board.

WHEN:   October 26, 2012
WHERE: Four Points by Sheraton, 1010 Northgate Drive, San Rafael, CA

One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. Greater recognition of teen relationship violence has led to advanced service models that are useful for addressing the unique needs of teen victims. Participants will learn (a) how to recognize and screen for teen dating violence, including abuse that may extend into online and mobile spaces; (b) how to do age-appropriate risk assessment and safety planning that accounts for teens’ unique needs; (c) what legal rights and responsibilities must be considered when working with teens; and (d) how to effectively connect with other local resources available to support teen victims.

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend. Continuing Education Units available for Social Workers, LCSWs, MFTs, and Nurses.

40- Hour Domestic Violence Training

Become a Certified Domestic Violence Advocate

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Women’s Emergency Hotline Advocate – Work from your home!
  • Women’s Support Group Facilitator – Provide peer counseling for women in our support groups.
  • ManKind & WomanKind Batterer Intervention Program Class Facilitator - Get your required hours to meet state criteria!

Board approved for Psychologist, MFT, LCSW, and Nursing Continuing Education Units.

Click here for details.