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.

Here’s what people are saying about our DVI Series:

“Very informative, I really enjoyed the activities.” 

“Presenters showed a lot of compassion towards survivors AND the work.”

“Thank you for your depth of experience; as a batterer’s intervention provider, I MUST hear the victim’s version or treatment is compromised.”

“This DVI series just gets better and better!”


Upcoming Domestic Violence Institute

This 24-hour course provides foundational information about domestic violence, advocacy, and the life-saving services offered at DAWN.

Fall 2018 training dates:  October 29, 2018 through November 29, 2018 (No class Nov 19 or 22- Thanksgiving week)

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

Classes will be every Monday and Thursday, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We will serve light snacks. 

Cost: $200 per participant or free for volunteers*

$50 for individual class

Register HERE!

*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. 

For questions, or to request free volunteer registration code contact Tara Wagner at tara@dawnrising.org or 253-893-1608.