The Core Advocacy Training is the foundational training for domestic violence advocates and batterer intervention facilitators in New Mexico.  It is also a fantastic training for our community partners to learn deeply about domestic violence, network with advocacy programs, and join with us in developing a trauma-informed lens that encourages our own health in addressing violence and understanding the deep impact on those we serve.


The core values of this training are victim-centered advocacy, trauma informed services, and trauma stewardship.

The Core Training is a total of 40 hours, and is comprised of two parts:

  • A 24-hour, self-paced and immediately accessible online training that covers a wide range of skills and knowledge central to advocacy, which is located at, and
  • A 16-hour, highly reflective in-person training that focuses on the “being” of your advocacy.

After registering , you can immediately access the online training at (directions provided in follow up email).

Upon completion of both portions of the training, you will receive a certificate of completion.

There will be 6 in-person sessions held between September 2016 – June 2017.

The upcoming dates and locations are below:

August 29th-31st, Albuquerque
November 14th-16th, Farmington
January 19th-20th, Carlsbad
February 13th-15th, Albuquerque
April 19th-21st, Las Cruces
June 5th-7th, Taos


NMCADV Members and/or CYFD Contractors: $0
Coalition Friend: $100
Non Members and/or CYFD Contractors: $175


If you have any questions about the training, please contact David River at
or 505-220-6582.
For registration concerns contact Alisha Chavez at or 505-670-9093.

Not a Coalition Member? Find out how to join us:
 Coalition Membership

Funded in part by a grant from Children, Youth and Families Department Domestic Violence Unit