CCADV provides training for CCADV members and their communities, affiliated professionals, governmental and human service systems, and for the public on occasion. Training is based on best and promising practices that are grounded in feminist-based, trauma-informed advocacy. An anti-violence, anti-oppression framework is woven throughout all CCADV training.
The annual Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference
This conference is a reasonable priced training event open to advocates, affiliated professionals, and the public. It is a multi-day event provided in partnership with the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault that focuses on domestic violence, sexual assault, and intersecting issues through multiple workshops and keynote/plenary speakers. Presenters and speaker are recognized experts in their field on both a statewide and national level.
A one-day pre-conference institute or symposium
The focus of this event changes annually to address the emerging needs of CCADV and CCASA members. It provides an opportunity for the coalition members to participate in a topic-specific training that is provided in a more concentrated manner than the conference workshops.
CCADV may provide additional statewide training events, usually in September and February. The September training is typically focused on skill-building around specific issues that need more time than a conference workshop can provide while the February training focuses on legislative advocacy and education.
CCADV has four geographically-based regions and provides two opportunities annually for CCADV members to meet and receive training and or technical assistance from CCADV staff. The meetings are centrally located within the regions, however; Region 4 entirely encompasses Colorado’s western slope and therefore holds two additional meetings; southwest and northwest.
For Good Measure: Measuring Success on Our Own Terms with Cris Sullivan (available only to CCADV members)