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MCADSV educates service providers how to provide quality, trauma-informed domestic violence and sexual assault services.

MCADSV provides domestic and sexual violence education in Missouri through statewide, regional, online and on-site training. Our staff is nationally recognized for its expertise in domestic and sexual violence issues.

Service providers, community organizations, and state agencies rely on MCADSV’s understanding of domestic and sexual violence issues. Evaluations and surveys continue to affirm that MCADSV trainings increase the skill level and preparedness of advocates providing services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.

MCADSV acknowledges the different values and perceptions that exist in our state.  MCADSV provides service providers with a variety of educational opportunities and information to improve and expand domestic and violence services that best reflect the experiences of the diverse populations across the state.  This includes a toll-free helpline for Missouri service providers.

MCADSV annually distributes over 20,000 publications and training tools to our member organizations, service providers, community partners, and supporters.

MCADSV Training Pass form

The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence provides trainings that are an invaluable resource for individuals working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Annual Training Pass offers the opportunity to attend a calendar year’s worth of comprehensive training services and provides a way for community partners to take an active part in the movement to end rape and abuse.

Trainings MCADSV offers

2017 MCADSV Statewide Trainings

2017 MCADSV Regional Meeting Dates

Directors’ Academy

The MCADSV Directors’ Academy began in 2011 as an opportunity for new program Executive Directors to develop the administrative skills they needed in their new leadership roles. This course is open to directors who have been in their positions for three years or less.

Directors’ Academy is presented in four two-day sessions. The curriculum content, networking and community-building aspects of the yearlong series are each equally important to the philosophy of Directors’ Academy. Monthly sessions include training and peer support on topics including board development, staff management, financial administration, best practices in services, and much more.

Each session allows for in-depth examination of the content, thoughtful discussion of strategies to effectively handle situations that challenge leaders, and a platform to forge a community of leadership. There is also time dedicated to examining how to use what you learned to strengthen your partnership with your Board of Directors.

Because each training is held over two days to allow time for thoughtful discussion and solution-building, MCADSV provides lunch each day and breakfast on the second day. In addition, trainers and participants share a provided evening meal on the first day with time to discuss and problem-solve specific situations that leaders face in our movement.

For more information, call MCADSV at (573) 634-4161.