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

CFJ offers a 40-hour state mandated training to become a certified domestic and sexual violence advocate/counselor. For participants interested in volunteer opportunities at CFJ, 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.

Typically, this training is offered three times a year in September, May and January. Our next training is scheduled for Jan. 2021.

Please contact Amanda Posila at the email listed on this page to learn more.


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • LGBTQ Pride Month Series, Part 2: Panel Discussion on Community
    June 24, 2021
    2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • LGBTQ Pride Month Series, Part 2: Panel Discussion on Community
    June 24, 2021
    2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

This is the second webinar in a two-part series for LGBTQ Pride Month. This session will bring together 4 LGBTQ community members from different professions and walks of life who will explore their personal and professional experiences as individuals and how they relate (or not) to one another, especially as it relates to the issues (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Clinical Perspectives on Supporting Youth Mental Health After Abuse
    July 13, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Clinical Perspectives on Supporting Youth Mental Health After Abuse
    July 13, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you work with youth in a clinical setting, in programs, or at school, you can be certain that you are working with a number of young people at any given time who have experienced some form of abuse. In this 60 minute (live, virtual, and interactive) training, our Child Advocacy Clinician, Melissa Martinez M.A., (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    September 14, 2021 - October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    September 14, 2021 - October 2, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Course Description – Online Training This state mandated online 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)

  • Online Certification Training
    January 11, 2022 - January 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    January 11, 2022 - January 29, 2022
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Course Description – Online Training This state mandated online 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…)

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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