Addressing Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault with a Racial Equity Lens

Public Health Priority Training

Domestic Violence (DV) and Sexual Assault (SA) are often narrowly examined as issues primarily centering gender and violence. For BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) survivors and their communities, DV and SA are forms of violence rooted in racism and other forms of connected oppression. This training will examine the intersection of DV/SA and racism. In addition, training participants will be provided with critical tools for implementing anti-racism DV/SA intervention and prevention services specific to communities of color.


Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: Sign-In: 8:30am EST – Workshop: 8:45am EST-1:00pm EST

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive – Cat I CE Credits (same as in-person!)

Cost: $79 early registration through June 17, 2022

   $89 after June 17, 2022

  $55 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more

Presenter: Chandra Dawson, LISW

CE Credits: 4 Maryland and DC Social Work Category 1 CE Credits** (see below for additional credit information) 

*Fulfills DC Public Health Priority CE Requirement



Chandra Dawson, LISW, LCSW is a social worker independently licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Her professional career includes 20 years of social work practice serving various marginalized populations primarily comprised of communities of color. A large portion of her career involves designing, managing, and implementing programs designed to meet the multifaceted needs of the underserved. She has years of organizational experience including case management, crisis intervention, supervision, training, project management and senior leadership within organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors as well as numerous vulnerable populations within the District of Columbia. Moreover, Mrs. Dawson’s background includes federal contract coordination and management as well as the design and implementation of training and technical assistance to support the complex needs of local and state systems such as TANF, behavioral health and homeless services. Her ability to establish and maintain vital relationships with organizations across systems has contributed to developing formal partnerships vital to trauma survivor safety, healing, and equitable service accessibility. Mrs. Dawson is deeply committed to the development of trauma prevention and intervention efforts designed to address the intersecting issues of racial, gender and economic oppression


CE Credit Info


All attendees receive Maryland and DC Social Work CE credits. These credits are accepted for:

  • Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Maryland Social Workers
  • Maryland Psychologists
  • Maryland Substance Abuse Counselors
  • Maryland Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Maryland Residential Child Care Professionals
  • DC Social Workers
  • DC Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Virginia Social Workers
  • West Virginia Social Workers
  • New Jersey Social Workers
  • Alabama Social Workers
  • Don't see your licensure listed here? Contact your licensing board and ask if they accept Maryland or DC Social Work approved credits. Many states automatically accept credits approved by another state licensing board.

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits (Category 1 CE Credits). Our workshops are also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.  For more information please visit our FAQ page.


  1. Describe the components of racism
  2. Recall the relationship between domestic violence, sexual assault and racism
  3. Explain intersectionality and its impact on identifying and serving the needs of BIPOC DV and SA survivors
  4. Recall micro and macro strategies for dually addressing DV/SA and racism
  5. Explain the role of cultural humility in developing a racially equitable service lens

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