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Nashville, TN 37217

For Students & Activists: ProtectRespectTN.org
For Prevention Specialists: PrevenTN.com


The office is closed through April 24 but services are available. Reach us 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday at our phone number, 615 386-9406

24-hour State-Wide Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-356-6767

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs. The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations contained within this document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the State of Tennessee.

Coalition Events & Trainings

On this list you will find in-person trainings, webinars, and meetings hosted by the Coalition. If you wish to submit an event for the list, or have a questions about an existing training please click here. As a perk of Coalition membership, we encourage our member programs to request customized trainings and technical assistance as needed. You can complete your request using the button below. 

Note that registration opens on a rolling basis, roughly 2 months prior to each training. 

2020 Training Dates

Date to be determined

POSTPONED 2020 Rape Prevention Education Institute

The Coalition’s 12th Annual Rape Prevention Education Institute is a free two-day conference for prevention professionals, educators, practitioners, and change makers to discuss the latest methods and trends in the field. With this year’s theme of Intersections of Prevention: Building Inclusive Communities, we hope to bring you an exciting slate of content focused on how our field intersects with different communities and other public health issues. Our goal is for each attendee to leave with new skills, perspectives, and lots of ideas about how to impact their community through prevention work. 

RPEI Intersections of Prevention: Building Inclusive Communities

Registration starts at 7:45am and Introductions begin at 8:45am both days.

Location: Embassy Suites Cool Springs
820 Crescent Centre Dr, Franklin, TN 37067

Room Block: Click Here


April 08, 2020

Webinar - Queering Sexual Violence

This webinar seeks to highlight prevalence, rates, and characteristics of intimate partner violence (IPV) in LGBTQ+ relationships, especially sexual violence. We will also discuss the many barriers to sexual assault support for LGBTQ+ populations, as well as deepen our understanding of the ways in which gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression affect victims and survivors experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV) and/or sexual violence.

April 13, 2020

Training - Legal Advocacy (Jackson)

The training will explore Tennessee law as it relates to domestic violence, sexual assault, and advocacy. The training will also give advocates a foundation of best practices and practical tips for helping the survivors they are working with to navigate the legal process.

April 23, 2020

Training - ABCs of Advocacy (Knoxville)

The ABCs of Advocacy Training is designed to improve understanding of domestic violence and sexual assault, improve understanding of how oppression contributes to violence against women, and increase capacity to work with victims and survivors in a domestic or sexual violence program. This training will provide an opportunity for practice and discussion. This training is designed for advocates and other allied professionals who have been in the field for less than two years.

This training is now full. For questions about attendance, please email trainings@tncoalition.org to see if we can find you a spot.

May 13, 2020

Webinar - Financial Management 101

May 27, 2020

Webinar- Legislative Updates

This webinar will explore new Tennessee legislation passed in 2020 related to or impacting domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking, including any changes made to the order of protection.

May 31, 2019

May 31 - June 5

Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy (Chattanooga)

The Senator Tommy Burks Victim Assistance Academy is a project of the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The Academy is a comprehensive basic level training designed for victim service providers and those in allied professions, including prosecutor's offices, law enforcement, child advocacy centers, and other agencies. The goal of the Academy is to improve services to crime victims by enhancing the knowledge and skills of victim advocates. This week-long session will offer a Tennessee-specific 40 hour curriculum modeled after the National Victim Assistance Academy.The training addresses issues specific to Tennessee crime victims and offers people who are new to the field of victim advocacy opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge of Tennessee law by learning from experts and each other. 

Applications are due April 2. Space is limited. Please download the application and application instructions at the application link.


June 03, 2020

Webinar - LGBTQ+ Allyship

June 10, 2020

Webinar - Title VI

This seminar will cover the basics of Title VI:  its purpose, to whom it applies, and how to best comply with its provisions. 

June 17, 2020

Webinar - Consequences, Not Punishment: The Challenges and Solutions to Enforcing Rules in a Trauma-Informed Environment

As our cultural and scientific understanding of trauma evolves, victim service programs are adapting their residential environments and program policies to better accommodate survivor’s needs and expectations. For newer advocates in the field, pursuing a trauma informed environment can often mistranslate to a belief that rules cannot be enforced and that staff have no authority over occurrences that take place in shelter. This webinar will cover the basics of trauma-informed programming, best practices for discussing rules with residents and the differences between ‘punishment’ and ‘natural consequences’.

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Training Archive

You can access an archived selection of our past webinars through Youtube anytime by clicking the icon. 

  • YouTube - Black Circle
Board Meetings 2020

February 21st, April 3rd, August 21st, November 13th

Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council Meetings 2020

March 6th, June 5th, September 25th, December 4th

Executive Director Roundtable Meetings 2020

February 20th, April 2nd, August 20th, November 12th