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)

  • April 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 14, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

First impressions start long before the interview. YOU are your brand. Learn how to promote your best self during the job search process! Please join us for our FREE virtual workshop, “Promoting Yourself on Social Media,” on Wednesday, April 14 at 12 noon! You MUST pre-register for this workshop; login information will be provided upon registration. All (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 20, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • April 20, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

You’ve got an online interview! This workshop will help you learn how to prepare for that all-important meeting and practice your skills in a virtual environment. You’ll be confident and ready to rock that interview! Please join us for our FREE virtual workshop, “Interviewing Virtually,” on Tuesday, April 20 at 12 noon! You MUST pre-register for this workshop; (more…)


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    June 1, 2021 - June 19, 2021
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Details


Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    June 1, 2021 - June 19, 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…)

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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