The Houston Area Women’s Center is committed to working with our communities to build greater understanding of domestic and sexual violence in order to reduce and ultimately prevent such violence. Each year, our staff train and educate thousands of medical, law enforcement, mental health and legal professionals, youth, university students, faculty, staff and administrators, faith-based leaders, community leaders, neighborhood groups, and volunteers and advocates.
HAWC trainings for professionals are designed to increase knowledge and understanding of domestic and sexual violence and to build specific skills that will enhance participants’ ability to safely support a person experiencing such violence. Trainings combine lecture with activities; discussion is valued and encouraged.
Martha Pacelli, Ph.D
Manager of Violence Prevention & Community Education
Phone: (713) 528-6798 ext. 2263
Training Request Form
For All Non-medical Professionals
(Social Workers; Faculty; Clergy; Law Enforcement; Lawyers; Bartenders; etc):
For All Medical Professionals
HAWC Educators are out in the community engaging and educating audiences about domestic and sexual violence to support participants’ efforts to create relationships and neighborhoods free from such violence. Workshops are interactive; discussion is valued and encouraged.
For Youth (grades 9 – 12):
For College and University Students:
We at HAWC understand the vital role of volunteers in helping us to fulfill our mission to one day end domestic and sexual violence. The Violence Prevention and Community Education department also conducts the agency’s Volunteer Training. Please visit the Volunteer Page to sign up.
* Please note: Crisis Intervention Training for Volunteers are limited to the first 25 registrants. Please make sure to register early!