2020 Fall Advocacy Training

October 19, 2020 - October 27, 2020

For the safety of our community, we are moving our annual fall Advocacy Training online. We invite you to join us for a four-part series held via Zoom:

Monday, October 19th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, October 20th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, October 26th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, October 27th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

New Horizons holds formal volunteer, intern, and community member trainings three times a year. The training is designed to help our volunteers, interns, and community members understand what our organization does, what each advocate’s role is within the organization, and what each of their programs entail. The advocates train all attendees on topics such as active listening, advocacy, crisis intervention, diversity, trauma-informed care, legal issues, and so much more.  Below is the list of knowledge that is provided at the training:

  • Structure of our organization
  • Our history
  • Our various programs
  • The important role of volunteers and interns
  • Guidelines for volunteers and interns
  • Our policies and procedures
  • How to have boundaries and work with confidential issues
  • How victims handle their life experiences
  • Hands on experience (provided through role play)
  • The effects of domestic abuse on all classes, cultures, races, and social structures
  • Different types of abuse and the “red flags”
  • How to provide and maintain supportive and non-judgmental advocacy

To register, please email Erica at or call 608-791-2610 ext. 1301