Introduction to Domestic Violence

A Community Education Presentation


cover page of Introduction to DV Powerpoint

This presentation can be tailored to your group’s unique needs. Because DV is such a complex issue, we require a minimum of 1 hour to present. For more interactive presentations, we suggest 1.5 to 2 hours. We’re happy to present virtually or in-person.

If you’re interested and would like to learn more, please contact Madeleine Keegan O’Connell at or 707-303-8400


Survivors of domestic violence often suffer in silence due to myths and misunderstandings. In Sonoma County more than 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence at some point in their lifetimes. Although it isn’t easy to talk about, having conversations about family violence is crucial to support survivors and ensure that families live free from harm.

Enter YWCA Sonoma County’s Introduction to Domestic Violence, a community education presentation aimed at helping our community members spot the signs and discern myths from facts. Whether you’re an educator, employer, social service worker, first responder, medical provider, parent or a concerned citizen, we need you to help us end domestic violence in our community.

Topics may include:

  • Dynamics of domestic violence
  • Types of abuse
  • Barriers to support
  • The impact of trauma
  • Safety planning 101
  • And much more!



For a more in-depth domestic violence training, we offer:

40-Hour Domestic Violence Training