The Center provides training and technical assistance in four primary topic areas and to a variety of audiences. These include:
An effective and comprehensive strategy to address sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking in communities requires a coordinated community response (CCR) – engagement and active participation from key stakeholders across
throughout the community.
These individuals come together as a CCR Team to:
Research and practice confirm that we must engage multiple entities in order to create the kind of broad cultural shifts necessary to effectively meet the needs of survivors, hold offenders accountable and prevent future incidents of gender-based violence.
Effective CCR Teams:
Our CCR Teams are often not the same as other collaborative groups that may already be in place in a community, such as a criminal legal system CCR or sexual assault response team that is activated when critical incidents occur. A community wide CCR Team looks holistically at the environment, focusing its efforts on creating an overall culture where gender-based violence is not tolerated.
The Center on Domestic Violence is pleased to serve as a technical assistance provider for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant program.
We provide training and support to college and university campuses in the following areas:
We provide technical assistance and consultation for:
In addition to training and consultations, we develop resources and products that assist colleges and universities in addressing gender-based violence on an institutional level.
To learn more about the CDV Campus Training and Technical Assistance Program, contact Shannon Collins at 303-315-2319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and practice confirm that the engagement of multiple entities are required to make the changes needed to effectively respond and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking.
The Center on Domestic Violence (CDV) partners with the Office of Violence Against Women for our Rural Communities Coordinated Response program as well. CDV provides targeted training and technical assistance for rural OVW grant recipients looking to build, strengthen, or revitalize a Coordinated Community Response or Sexual Assault Response Team.
CDV’s focus is to encourage rural programs to work with a broad diversity of leaders from communities that may not have been traditionally involved in community planning in the past. Providing safety and healing for anyone forced to manage the effects of violence is at the core of a team’s purpose. Another function is to work with community leaders and change the conditions and social norms that support the perpetuation of all forms of violence.
At the heart of the Rural Communities Coordinated Response program is CDV’s commitment to building a learning community among rural program staff charged with facilitating a CCR or SARTeam—a community of practice. The assistance is provided through a number of methods - a Rural Communities Collaborative Response training institute; a webinar series focusing on developing the facilitation skills necessary to strengthen community partnerships; individual coaching and technical assistance; and on-site consultations and training.
The Center provides training and technical assistance (TA) to youth serving organizations and their partners on:
1) Youth driven prevention and outreach strategies;
2) Services for youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sex trafficking; and
3) School-based interventions.
A variety of methods are used to deliver this TA that includes: website information; webinars; peer learning; coaching; and in-person workshops. TA focuses on addressing identified gap areas such as:
In providing strong services to children and youth the potential for reducing the damaging impact of violence on young people and the rates of gender violence overall is greatly increased.
Once funded by the Colorado Department of Human Services Domestic Violence Program, Vital is now available on a fee for service basis. The purpose of this project is to assist domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs deal effectively with issues regarding administration and leadership and learn foundational skills that allow organizations to thrive. Despite its importance for long-term viability, leadership development is commonly overlooked by funders for groups that work in the field of gender-based violence.
The Center on Domestic Violence serves the general public as a resource for information, support and referrals. The Center is frequently called upon to provide trainings, talks and classes on issues related to gender-violence. From individual classes with 4th year medical students to local direct service organizations dealing with board staff conflict, to communities struggling to build effective partnerships, we assist individuals, organizations and communities on an ongoing basis.
These annual full-day training events are held twice a year. Students participating in the CDV’s academic programs attend. In addition, these exceptional workshops attract advocates, service providers, government agency staff, and others from Colorado and beyond.
Pat McGann, Director of Strategy and Planning, Men Can Stop Rape
Mobilizing Men and Boys through Healthy Masculinity
Alison Boak, Executive Director, International Organization for Adolescents
The Trafficking of Children and Youth: Identification and Response
Cari Simon, Esq.
Sexual Assault in Schools: Title IX Rights and Remedies for K-12 Student Survivors
Lt. Mark Wynn (ret.)
Domestic/Sexual Violence Intervention, Effective Investigation, Community Collaboration and Response
There is no prerequisite to attend these presentations. By keeping these events open to the public, we provide educational opportunities for workers in gender-based violence and related fields and strengthen the infrastructure of those organizations charged with the responsibility to serve victim/survivors and advocate for social change.