CCADV hosts an Online Learning Center (OLC) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) to provide CCADV members with additional training options.  The OLC is available free of charge to CCADV members in good standing as a benefit of membership. These online, on-demand courses provide participants with uniform, self-paced training. Participants receive a certificate upon successful completion of a course. This is an on-going project that CCADV will continue to build and strengthen.

Available Courses

The Online Learning Center is now available to both CCADV Members and the general public!  (Fill out the form below to request your username and password)
The Online Learning Center is available to non-members of CCADV on a fee per course basis. If you are interested in taking more than one course, or would like to arrange for group (3 or more) access to a course, or courses, please contact Shannon Day: sday(at)

Domestic Violence 101 – This course was designed specifically with advocates in mind!

Description:  Defining domestic violence might seem easy.  However, many people don’t fully understand the myths and facts about domestic violence, what it is, who are victims and perpetrators, and the very real impact on victims, their families, and society.  This course will help to explain what is considered domestic violence by law and by society.  You will learn about the tactics batterers use to maintain power and control of victims and how societal factors can create an environment where domestic violence is tolerated.  You also will learn some basic skills for talking with victims. Time Frame: approx. 1.5 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

Understanding Batterers

Description: Who are batterers?  Why do batterers hurt others? Does alcohol cause physical violence?  This course explores the reasons why batterers hurt the important people in their lives, lists the types of battering most often used against victims, dissects the myths and facts about battering, and much more.  This course will enhance the participant’s skills around safety planning and advocacy with victims/survivors of domestic violence by increasing the participant’s knowledge and understanding of batterers as well as Colorado requirements for offender management.  Course review provided by Cheryl Davis, Program Manager of the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB). Time Frame: approx. 1.5 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

Introduction to Client-Centered Advocacy (Trauma-Informed, Survivor-Centered Advocacy)

Description: This course will provide participants with information about the feminist-based approach to helping, woman/client-centered advocacy, goals of woman/client-centered advocacy and empowerment and options counseling. Time Frame: 3.5 – 5 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

How Batterer Behavior Impacts Children

Description: While advocates spend most of their time partnering with an adult victim, they can simultaneously promote children’s well-being. By promoting the victim parent’s ability to be a safe and stable primary caregiver, advocates can play an important role in supporting the number one resiliency and healing factor for children who have been exposed to domestic violence: an attached relationship to a caring adult. Time Frame: approx 1.5-2.5 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

Understanding Public Benefits

Description: Advocates often find themselves working with Survivors who may want to apply for, or are already receiving, public benefits. The process of applying for public benefits can be overwhelming and advocates can do much to support Survivors through the experience. This course provides a broad overview of public benefits and can serve as a guide for advocates. The more advocates can learn about the process of applying for public benefits, what’s involved when one is receiving them, and even appealing decisions made, can increase their confidence in engaging in advocacy work with Survivors and better ensure  that Survivors can access benefits vital to long term safety and healing. Time Frame: approx 1.5-2 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

Ethics for Colorado Advocates

Description: It is important for advocates to understand and practice ethical communication while working with victims of domestic violence. Skill building and guidance to improve ethical communication are offered in this course. Time Frame: approx 1.5-2.5 hours.
Cost: For members: Free     For non-members: $50/individual

To access the OLC, please complete this form:

Online Learning Center Request for Registration Access

If you experience difficulties submitting this form, please contact Amy Pohl at apohl(at) or 303-962-0936.
  • Each user account must have a unique E-mail address (2 users can't use the same E-mail address). You will be emailed a password once your account is created.
  • *If an individual member, please say 'Individual'
  • *not required for individual members
  • *not req's for individual members


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