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Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking 

Housing providers often struggle with how to help survivors. Is something happening with this resident? How can I help? Why does it seem to be happening? This course is intended to provide housing professionals with a foundation for understanding and working with residents who are survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and/or stalking.  Participants will learn about the cycle of violence, the pattern of power and control, the impact of these traumatic experiences and the resources and community partners available to provide assistance.


About the Trainer

During Victim Rights Month in April, Attorney General Martha Coakley, the Victim Witness Assistance Board, and the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) awarded Clare Namugga of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) the “Advocate of the Year” award at their annual Victim Rights Conference at the Seaport World Trade Center.

The award recognizes individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to assist victims in their recovery and pursuit of justice.  Ms. Namugga is a Senior Case Manager at BARCC, a rape crisis center serving the greater Boston area, who assists over 200 victims annually to access needed services and supports to recover from sexual violence.  In addition to her direct services work, she actively lobbies state and local leaders to enhance resources available to victims, participates in community events to raise awareness of sexual violence, and provides trainings to providers and communities to prevent sexual abuse.  Prior to working at BARCC, Ms. Namugga worked in Uganda with abandoned orphans and survivors of political trauma and has worked locally with homeless families, political refugees, and immigrant communities to access needed services.


About the Trainer

Stephanie Brown has been the Chief Executive Officer of Casa Myrna since July 2013. Responsible for the strategic direction and health of Casa Myrna, Stephanie is committed to centering survivors’ voices in all aspects of Casa Myrna’s work and to strengthening Casa Myrna’s voice, partnerships, and participation in the social justice movement. Stephanie serves on the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and is also a longtime Board member and volunteer at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Stephanie is proud of her history of activism for social justice going back to her days as an undergraduate student at the University of Florida, where she organized speakouts and marched with Take Back the Night. She has been a part of the Casa Myrna’s community since 1994, when she started volunteering at the organization.



Registration fee is $149 per person and includes morning coffee, lunch and all materials. The workshop will go from 9AM - 1 PM.

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