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.


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January Certification Training
    January 30, 2018 - February 10, 2018
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • January Certification Training
    January 30, 2018 - February 10, 2018
    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)

  • Certification Training
    May 8, 2018 - May 19, 2019
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Certification Training
    May 8, 2018 - May 19, 2019
    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