New Hope Midcoast strives to coordinate a consistent and helpful response to domestic abuse, dating violence and stalking across our community by providing a range of trainings to all who are interested.

How Training Works

We have customized trainings available for professionals, organizations, businesses and individuals. Most trainings and presentations are under an hour and can be tailored to the audience’s specific needs.

Examples of Training

Domestic Abuse: Foundations
Learn the dynamics of domestic abuse. Understand tactics, concepts of power and control, and how to assist someone who may be experiencing abuse.  Learn to recognize, respond and refer.

Elder Abuse
Identify signs of elder abuse and learn about available resources. Materials are the same as those used in Domestic Violence: Foundations.

Healthcare Professionals
Learn to effectively and safely screen and respond to patients, identify physical and psychological conditions that can signal abuse, and address non-lethal strangulation. Discuss benefits of collaborating with local domestic abuse agencies.

School Faculty and Teachers
Discuss how domestic abuse and dating violence impact students. Bring a domestic abuse lens to trauma-informed approaches in the classroom.

Gain greater understanding of domestic abuse, discuss how to make referrals to domestic abuse resource centers and improve documentation for criminal justice.

CUT IT OUT® - For Salon Professionals 
CUT IT OUT® is a National Program that builds awareness of domestic abuse by training salon professionals to recognize the warning signs of abuse and to safely and confidently refer their clients who are  survivors to local resources.

Clergy and Faith-based Leaders
Explore the unique challenge domestic abuse presents to the faith community and how to provide a space for support and healing.

Mental Health Professionals
Complete this training to satisfy the requirements for licensure renewal. New Hope Midcoast is trained to provide the curriculum developed by the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence (MCEDV) to meet the licensure requirements for Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, as described in L.D. 1238 (126th Legis. 2013).


Core Comprehensive Advocacy, Intervention, Response and Ethics Training for New Advocates (CAIRET)

CAIRET is required of all staff and volunteers. Modules from CAIRET may be expanded or enhanced to provide site-specific trainings and include the following:

  • Social Change Domestic Abuse Advocacy
  • Connecting Oppressions
  • Effects of Domestic Abusers’ Actions on Children
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Civil and Criminal Justice System and the Intersection of Domestic Abuse

Volunteers Needed

There are ways to make a difference to people involved in abuse situations.
Explore our volunteer options to find the right fit for you.

New Hope Midcoast Locations

We offer 4 onsite locations serving Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties in Maine.

New Hope Midcoast
P.O. Box A, Rockland, Maine 04841


24/7 Helpline Midcoast Maine 1-800-522-3304

24/7 Statewide Helpline