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Our Training

Training & Consulting Services


The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence provides training and consulting on domestic violence, sexual assault, and nonprofit management. Our highly qualified and
nationally recognized staff will design and deliver customized training, seminars or multi‐day conferences to meet your identified learning objectives. Staff also delivers powerful keynote
speeches that energize organizations and inspire communities to action.




Full Day Professional Training
Fees: $650.00 for a full day (4 hours or more), plus travel expenses. An additional preparation fee of $350.00 is added to each full day of training provided. Additional costs for materials may
be included.

Customized Training & Curriculum Development: See sample curricula for an overview of the
expertise offered by the MCEDSV staff. This list is not all‐inclusive. Staff is able to design and
deliver customized trainings and workshops to meet your training goals.




Road Blocks and Detours Facing Formerly‐Incarcerated Survivors; Women Charged with and/or Convicted of a Criminal Offense
This is an experiential training activity that assists participants in understanding the many barriers that domestic and sexual violence survivors encounter when they become involved in
the criminal legal system. The scenarios used in Road Blocks and Detours are reflective of the
many stories survivors have shared with programs and coalition staffs over the course of many
years. These stories illustrate the complexity of the many obstacles they encounter in
attempting to be free from violence while still complying with the various requirements of the
criminal legal system.
Addressing the Needs of Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Survivors
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who themselves have been incarcerated
often learn a host of "survival skills" that challenge even the most seasoned advocates. This
training offers helping professionals tools to meet these challenges.

NonProfit Legal Management Assistance Project

The MCEDSV Nonprofit Legal and Management Assistance Program provided management consultation to eligible member programs. Each member program had access to the Program Director/Attorney for consultation concerning business and employment law matters. The program goal was to educate and prepare agency directors to manage the risk of employment and operational liability, allowing the organization to better serve survivors. 


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One Thousand Prevention Leaders


You can positively affect our work, and we need your support! MCEDSV assists communities throughout Michigan in strengthening their prevention and social change efforts. Please review the linked page, highlighting a few of our stories. These stories are a direct result of the leadership MCEDSV provides designing strategic prevention initiatives, tools, and alliances for preventing domestic and sexual violence.


We have trained more than 1,500 prevention educators and practitioners. We offer mentoring, grant funds and access to state of the art prevention resources. Our efforts have increased the skills and capacities of our member programs, their communities and individuals to work across multiple disciplines and in partnership with one another to implement effective prevention programs. Our staff is working hard to support prevention educators' work in their communities and neighborhoods as educators start conversations and engage men and boys in actions to prevent domestic, sexual and youth violence.


Think of the possibility! A future where children value one another, respect differences and learn that compassion, kindness and love are the basic building blocks of healthy relationships and peaceful communities. With this vision of social change, the less we have to fear that our daughters and sons will be unsafe, neglected, bullied to desperation and unable to realize their own potential. Family, community, society and your involvement are powerful pieces to develop Michigan's children and ensuring a bright safe future.


Will you join our campaign today? Will you help end violence against women and girls? Follow this link to join our allies and advocates and help our mission to end domestic and sexual violence in Michigan.

Our Team



Sarah Prout Rennie, Executive Director


Kathy Hagenian, Executive Policy Director


Lisa Winchell‐Caldwell, Deputy Director


Christy Long, Finance Director


Jessica Edel Harrelson, Empowerment Evaluator and Program Director 


Shannon Nobles, Operations Director


Eric Stiles, Associate Director 


Sarah Jarous, Events Director


Elinor Jordan, Lead Attorney, Survivor Law Project


Scott Zochowski, Membership, Marketing and Fund Development Manager


William Alexander, Finance Assistant


Eileen Allen, Program Manager


Merkeb Yohannes, Senior Program Director


Amanda Barratt, Program Manager


Ana Holguin, Program Manager


Hannah Thomas, Program Specialist


Erin Roberts, Senior Program Director, NPMP


Phillip Barnhart, Program Specialist


Evan Barratt, Technology Manager


Alison Kolodzy, Program Specialist


Phalguna Siddapureddy, Community Organizer


Jacqulyn Hippe, Program Evaluator


Cheree Thomas, Hotline Director


Marlena Moore, Hotline Manager


Stephane Awuro, Technology and Administrative Specialist



MCEDSV Board Members


Janine Ouderkirk, President, Shelterhouse of Midland and Gladwin


Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn, Vice President, Legal Services of Northern Michigan


Bobette Schrandt, Treasurer, LACASA


Wanda Merriweather, Secretary, First Step


Carmen Wargel, Member At Large, Turning Point


Dr. Nikita Murry, Member at Large, Delta College


Dr. Grace Lubwama, Member at Large, YWCA of Kalamazoo


Layla Elabed, Member at Large, ACCESS


 Jami Moran, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians - Advocacy Resource Center (ARC)


 Mary Niemela, Member at Large, The Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home



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