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Addressing Family Violence & Abuse© Training

Addressing Family Violence and Abuse© is a 14-session program that was created to provide a more
in-depth and focused resource for families and communities facing this devastating problem.  The three-day training defines domestic violence and abuse identifies contributing factors and provides ways to overcome the effects of abuse and much more.  This program offers hope and healing to individuals caught in the cycle of abuse and violence.

Training is available virtually (Zoom) or in person. Our in-person training will take place at 525 West Southern Avenue, Suite 109/110, Mesa, AZ 85210.


We have three host hotels you may choose from.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton- Phoenix/Mesa, located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85210. To make reservations at this hotel, click here. 

  • Holiday Inn & Suites- Mesa, located at 1600 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210.  To make reservations at this hotel, click here.

  • Hyatt Place- Phoenix/Mesa, located at 1422 W Bass Pro Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201.  To make reservations at this hotel, click here.

If you are interested in training for your organization or program, please email

Upon training for Addressing Family Violence and Abuse® facilitator certification, you can earn college credit.  If you are interested, please visit our CEU site.

I know of no tradition, belief, ceremony, or teaching that allows family members to abandon, abuse, neglect, ignore, harm, injure, or molest other family members, specifically children.” -Albert M. Pooley

Upcoming Dates

September 18-20, 2023 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual
December 4-6, 2023 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual
February 5-7, 2024 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual
April 8-10, 2024 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual
September 25-27, 2024 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual
October 23-25, 2024 - Mesa, AZ or Virtual

On-line Recertification (11am-1pm Arizona) 

August 22, 2023
ctober 17, 2023
December 12, 2023
February 20, 2024
April 16, 2024
June 25, 2024
August 20, 2024
October 15, 2024
December 17, 2024

Information Packets

AFVA Flyer

AFVA Agenda

Recertification Agenda

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