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 state mandated training to become a certified domestic and sexual violence advocate/counselor. For participants interested in volunteer opportunities at The Center, this training is the first step in working directly with survivors. This training is also open to community providers who would like a comprehensive training in the field of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse. Upon completion, community providers will receive a certificate of completion.

Sexual Harassment Prevention

March 8, 2018 9:30 am


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
    March 8, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
    March 8, 2018
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop Description Participants will have an interactive discussion about the recent media attention on sexual harassment and why it is critical that we, as a community, change the conversation and culture. This workshop will focus on the dynamics of sexual harassment, legal responsibilities and steps to file a sexual harassment complaint with employers, educational institutions (more…)

Sexual Harassment Prevention

March 21, 2018 5:00 pm


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
    March 21, 2018
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
    March 21, 2018
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Workshop Description Participants will have an interactive discussion about the recent media attention on sexual harassment and why it is critical that we, as a community, change the conversation and culture. This workshop will focus on the dynamics of sexual harassment, legal responsibilities and steps to file a sexual harassment complaint with employers, educational institutions (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Financially Compensation for Your Clients Impacted by Domestic Violence
    April 4, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Financially Compensation for Your Clients Impacted by Domestic Violence
    April 4, 2018
    9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join The Center for Family Justice at the beautiful Grace Farms in New Canaan for an important day-long seminar designed to help legal practitioners assist survivors of domestic violence obtain legal compensation and overcome financial abuse. Focusing on tort law and legislative advocacy, this training will provide practical tools to help your clients. C.L.E. credits (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Certification Training
    May 15, 2018 - May 26, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Certification Training
    May 15, 2018 - May 26, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description This state mandated 40 hour certification training is the first step for anyone interested in working directly with victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in Connecticut. Individuals can also take this training for professional development and a certificate of completion will be awarded after successful completion. Space is (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Certification Training
    September 4, 2018 - September 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Certification Training
    September 4, 2018 - September 16, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description This state mandated 40 hour certification training is the first step for anyone interested in working directly with victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in Connecticut. Individuals can also take this training for professional development and a certificate of completion will be awarded after successful completion. Space is (more…)

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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