Domestic Violence Solutions’ Upcoming 40-Hour Training

Domestic Violence Solutions (DVS) for Santa Barbara County is pleased to offer a 40-Hour Advocacy Training in
Santa Maria this August. The training will take place August 2, 3, 7, 9 and 10 from 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM each day at the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast, located at 2050 S. Blosser Rd. The training costs $225.

The training meets the requirements for certification by the State of California for people who wish to work directly with victims or perpetrators of domestic violence. The goals of the training are to inform, challenge myths, beliefs and attitudes, and call participants to action. Graduates will receive a certificate of completion that is a primary qualification for working or volunteering with clients in any domestic violence shelter, crisis hotline, or domestic violence counseling agency, statewide.

Who should attend? Interested members of the community, therapists, social workers, medical personnel, law enforcement personnel, alcohol and drug rehabilitation case workers, concerned friends and family members, and/or prospective volunteers.


For more information or to register, please visit or contact Eloisa Patterson at

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