2021 Summer Advocacy Training

May 17, 2021 - May 25, 2021

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

Monday, May 17th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 18th – 6:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, May 24th – 6:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 25th – 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 and history of our organization
  • An introductory education on the dynamics of domestic and sexual abuse
  • 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, click HERE.

If you have any questions, please email Erica at or call 608-791-2610 ext. 1301