In addition to our work responding to survivors of Intimate Partner Domestic Violence, YWCA Spokane is proud to offer training sessions for community members and organizations who would like learn more about domestic and intimate partner violence. Depending on your organization, size, and need, our Education & Outreach Advocate can customize a training session for you. We are also able to share information about our general services with groups, organizations, businesses, etc., as well as supply posters and brochures.

YWCA Spokane offers a variety of community training opportunities throughout the year. To view and register for trainings visit our calendar.


Domestic Violence 101: RECOGNIZE. RESPOND. REFER. Training


It takes a whole community to end Intimate Partner Violence, and the first step is to understand the issue.

YWCA Spokane’s DV 101 Training is a great way to get involved in ending the silence surrounding domestic violence. This training covers the basics of what intimate partner violence is, how to help someone who may be experiencing DV, and provides an overview of our free and confidential services.

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Upcoming DV 101 Training Sessions:

  • January 2022
    • Monday, January 10, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
      • Registration coming soon
    • Thursday, January 13, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
      • Registration coming soon

What You Will Learn

Numerica Credit Union recently hosted YWCA Spokane for an Intimate Partner Violence Training. Thank you for having us!

The topics at each training can vary depending on organizational need and time allotted. At most training sessions, we cover the following:

  • What is Intimate Partner Violence?
  • Myths of Intimate Partner Violence
  • What are our own biases?
  • Who is affected by Intimate Partner Violence?
  • What are the indicators of Intimate Partner Violence?
  • What are the root causes of Intimate Partner Violence?
  • Who are YWCA Spokane advocates, and what are their roles?
  • How can I help someone I suspect is experiencing Intimate Partner Violence?
  • Am I a bystander to Intimate Partner Violence?
  • How do I access YWCA Spokane’s services?
  • How do I end the silence about intimate partner violence?

If you have any questions about hosting a training, please email our Education and Outreach Advocate, Jemma Riedel, at

Thank You To Those Who Have Hosted A Training With YWCA Spokane!

YWCA Spokane Intimate Partner Violence Training with Eastern Washington University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
We could not do this work without your partnership!

We are proud to have provided essential training to so many community members and businesses in Spokane County. Thank you to each of you for taking the time to learn about Intimate Partner Violence, how you can recognize signs, respond to the victim, and refer the situation to a YWCA Spokane Advocate. Our mission is made possible through you!

Thank you to those who have hosted a YWCA Spokane Domestic Violence Training: