DV Institute

Group of diverse community members with a woman trainer

Our Domestic Violence Institute educates professionals and volunteers to work with survivors.

Dawn’s Domestic Violence Institute offers training aimed at providing professionals, volunteers and community partners with the information they need to advocate for survivors of domestic violence. Guided by principles of trauma-informed advocacy, each session offers content and skills-based curriculum so we can all reduce violence in our community. Dawn’s Domestic Violence Institute meets Washington state requirements for domestic violence advocates’ continuing education.

Upcoming Domestic Violence Institute

This 26-hour course provides foundational information about domestic violence, advocacy, and the life-saving services offered at DAWN.

Spring 2018 training dates: Coming Soon!



Where: DAWN 221 West Gowe Street, Kent, WA 98032

*Breakfast will be provided on the weekends.  Lunch will be a full hour, but on your own.  During evening sessions, Dawn will provided a light dinner.


Dawn volunteers are required to submit an application, complete an interview, and pass a background check prior to attending the training. Registration fee will be waived after admissions into program. Please find the volunteer application here for your convenience.

Are you a community service provider looking to complete 20-hours of domestic violence training?  Please contact Erin to be added to our registration list. The cost of this training is $200 per participant.

For questions, erin@dawnrising.org or 253-893-1612.