Training and Technical Assistance
MCBW provides training and technical assistance to its member programs, domestic violence programs around the state, systems workers such as prosecution and law enforcement, and community members. Recent or upcoming trainings include the Domestic Violence 101 Training for new advocates, the Violence Against Women Action Day Legislative Training, Advanced Order for Protection Advocacy Training, and Working with the Media. MCBW also co-sponsors trainings with other programs, including Casa de Esperanza's Latino Families and Domestic Violence Training and the Minnesota Network on Abuse in Later Life's trainings on elder abuse.
MCBW provides scholarships to allow member programs to travel to these trainings as funds are available. Increasing Access scholarships are also available for women of color and survivors of domestic violence affiliated with member programs to travel to attend MCBW trainings.
MCBW also provides a monthly audio conference/webinar training for member programs on a variety of topics, including transitional housing for battered women's programs and enforcement of criminal no contact orders. The Coalition also provides regular networking opportunities for directors and team leaders of member programs.