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)

  • SOLD OUT! Online Certification Training
    June 2, 2020 - June 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • SOLD OUT! Online Certification Training
    June 2, 2020 - June 20, 2020
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Course Description – New Online Training This state mandated 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. (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Part One: Webinar
    June 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Part One: Webinar
    June 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About this Webinar This is the first 1-hour webinar in a two-part series for LGBTQ Pride Month. This session will go over the frequently asked questions, the lesser-known history of the LGBTQ movement(s), the vocabulary of the LGBTQ community, and more! This series is designed to be accessible to all, cover unique topics we don’t (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Part Two: Webinar
    June 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Part Two: Webinar
    June 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About this Webinar This is the second 1-hour webinar in a two-part series for LGBTQ Pride Month. This session will dive deep into the issues facing LGBTQ people today and what the path forward looks like! This series is designed to be accessible to all, cover unique topics we don’t always consider and be a (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    September 15, 2020 - October 3, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    September 15, 2020 - October 3, 2020
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Course Description – Online Training This state mandated 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 (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