One in the Movement | Advocate Resources

Welcome to TCFV’s One in the Movement advocate resource center. This space holds a vast library of self-paced training programs, publications and links to resources for advocacy. Whether you’re a new or seasoned advocate, everything you might need is here!

If you are looking to dive deeper into any of the material via customized training, we can do that! Contact for more information.

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Introduction to Advocacy

Below are several resources to get you started on your advocate journey. Our Essential Guide is a physical guide you can print, read, and refer to throughout your on-boarding. The other resources are webinars which offer training on the HHSC Rule Requirements in section 379.404 for New Employee Orientation and Training for Family Violence Survivor support agencies.

Essential Guide

The webinars below:

  • Provide foundational information focused on developing knowledge of family violence systems.
  • Will extend your knowledge of advocacy best practices.
  • Meet HHSC training requirements for new advocates.
  • Are not required in training new employees of family violence programs.
  • Are offered free of charge.

Programs are responsible for monitoring competition and credits. TCFV provides these webinars as an educational resource and offers Continuing Education Units (CEU) for only the webinars on the Webinato platform.


Advocacy with Peer Counseling Techniques
Civil Rights Laws and Regulations
Crisis Intervention with Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Dynamics of Family Violence
HHSC Required Policies and Procedures for FV Organizations
Hotline Skills
Legal Advocacy for Survivors (Legal Options for Survivors of FV)
Risk Assessment and Safety Planning for Victims of FV
Texas Civil Laws Affecting Victims of Violence
Texas Criminal Laws Affecting Victims of Violence

Enhancing Your Advocacy

Advocate Career Satisfaction: Research on Occupational Stress, Peer Support, and Supervision
Advocating for Survivors of Faith
African American Teens and Dating Violence
Enhancing Economic Agency For Survivors
Enhancing Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors
Honoring Texas Victims: Identifying Trends to Inform DV Reponses
Women Veterans and Ten Years of War
What Do Funds Have to do with It? An Advocate's Guide to Grants
Know More, Do More: Recognizing and Responding to Stalking
Language, Culture and Gender-Based Violence: Ensuring Meaningful Access to Limited English Proficient Speakers and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals
Navigating the Intersections: Cultural Humility and Trauma-informed Approaches
Proceed! LGBTQ Legal Issues for Domestic Violence Advocates
Ready, Set, Taxes! Maximizing Tax Credits and Understanding the Tax and Health Coverage Intersection
ReCentering Services: Understanding Rules Reduction in Shelters and Services
Serving Human Trafficking Survivors in a Domestic Violence Setting
Understanding Reproductive Coercion
Trauma-Informed Services with Survivors of Family Violence
Unauthorized Practice of Law-Regulations, Laws, and Policies
Unresolved: Exploring the Impact of Trauma on Adolescent Brains
We're in this Together: Folding Prevention into our Advocacy
When Women Use Violence in Intimate Relationships
Women in Community and Context: Social Justice, Economic Security, and Personal Safety (Safety and Services)
Opening Our Doors to Men and Boys
What Every Advocate Needs to Know about BIPP

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Train the Trainer

To enhance our advocate education series, we created an online Train the Trainer course for those who train advocates, volunteer advocates and/or community members. This six-module course presents the essential information needed in advocate training and offers coaching tips on how best to train with this material.

Train the Trainer is prerecorded so you can view the modules on your schedule at your own pace. They contain interactive elements and activities so you can pause the recording to practice.

The six modules plus the supplemental module are CEU-certified. You will need to watch each module and complete its survey to receive your CEU certificate for that module.


Train the Trainer

Module One

Upskilling the Trainer

Module Two

Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Module Three

Power and Privilege

Module Four

Empowerment Based Advocacy

Module Five

Crisis Intervention

Module Six

Safety Planning

Supplemental Module

Train the Trainer

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