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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. Out-of-state and international participants can also register for professional development and a certificate of completion will be awarded after meeting all training requirements. All training sessions are virtual. Pre-registration is required. The training fee is $325. The fee will be waived for accepted interns at The Center for Family Justice (CFJ).

This intensive 40+ hour course is led by CFJ’s professional staff as well as experts from our community. Topics covered include the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse, trauma informed approaches, strength-based safety planning, hope centered advocacy, and community collaboration strategies. Sessions will also focus on state confidentiality requirements, violence prevention, working with diverse communities, community, and national resources as well as strategies for social change. Participants will take part in engaging discussions and interactive group activities.

The September certification training will start on Tuesday, September 12 and end on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Specific dates/times are below (Eastern Daylight Time). The next training will be scheduled for January 2024.

Training Dates/Times (EDT)

Week One                                                  

Tuesday, Sept. 12 10:00-3:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 14 10:00-3:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 10:00-3:30pm

Week Two

Tuesday, Sept. 19 10:00-3:30pm

Thursday, Sept. 21 10:00-3:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 23 10:00-3:30pm

Week Three

Tuesday, Sept. 26 3:00-8:30pm* [NOTE later training time]

Thursday, Sept. 28 10:00-3:30pm

Saturday, Sept. 30 10:00-3:30pm

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Upcoming Date(s) and Time(s)

  • Online Certification Training
    September 12, 2023 - September 30, 2023
    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

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5 responses to “Domestic & Sexual Violence Certification Training”

  1. Susan Turci says:

    I am trying to become certified however I am unable to take classes during the day
    Is there any possibility that evening courses will be made available ?
    Thanks so much

  2. Kristina says:

    My victims advocate was amazing the lastvtwo years and now that i am finally becoming stable i wanted to help people the way my advocate helped me. Do you know of any grants thatvare available to help pay for tuition as i am still getting back on my feet.

  3. Chealsey Ortiz says:


    Is the training for week 3 (September 26-30) sold out?

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