Training Institute

Community Education

The Center offers community and professional trainings on issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse. Many of the trainings we provide are in collaboration with our community partners.

Training offerings will be updated regularly on this page.

If you have a request for a specialized training, please contact Amanda Posila, Director of Education & Community Engagement, at aposila@centerforfamilyjustice.org or 203-334-6154.

Training and Workshops

Certification Training

The Center offers a 40-hour training that satisfies the first step in becoming a domestic and sexual violence certified advocate/counselor. Please ask The Center for information on the additional steps to become a certified volunteer.


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Child Sexual Abuse & Responding to Disclosures
    April 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Child Sexual Abuse & Responding to Disclosures
    April 11, 2017
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description Participants will learn about the prevalence and dynamics of child sexual abuse including how to gather “minimal facts” after a disclosure of child sexual abuse and/or severe physical abuse. In addition, participants will learn about the Greater Bridgeport Multidisciplinary Team, healthy sexual development in children, strategies to promote social change and how to (more…)

Dynamics of Sexual Violence

April 20, 2017 2:00 pm


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence
    April 20, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence
    April 20, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description Participants will learn about the dynamics of sexual violence as well as the individual, community and societal factors that contribute to sexual violence. This workshop will also define rape culture and challenge the myths and stereotypes about sexual violence victimization and perpetration. In addition, participants will learn strategies on how to support trauma (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May Certification Training
    May 16, 2017 - May 27, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • May Certification Training
    May 16, 2017 - May 27, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description Individuals interested in providing direct client services at The Center for Family Justice as well as individuals interested in a professional development training on domestic and sexual violence can participate in a six session training course. This course fulfills the training requirements for domestic and sexual violence certification for the State of Connecticut. (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August Certification Training
    August 8, 2017 - August 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • August Certification Training
    August 8, 2017 - August 19, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description Individuals interested in providing direct client services at The Center for Family Justice as well as individuals interested in a professional development training on domestic and sexual violence can participate in a six session training course. This course fulfills the training requirements for domestic and sexual violence certification for the State of Connecticut. (more…)

Hope Starts Here!

Let The Center for Family Justice become your lifeline.

Please call us today at 203-334-6154
Or 24/7 on a hotline:

Domestic violence: 203-384-9559
Sexual assault: 203-333-2233
Vedas (Spanish): 888-568-8332

Serving victims and raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull in Fairfield County