This comprehensive 40+ hour training course is facilitated by the professional expert staff at The Center for Family Justice and includes insights from community partners. This training equips participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively support and advocate for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse. All training sessions are live webinars. Pre-registration is required. The training fee is $325.

This training is mandatory for anyone working or volunteering directly with victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence in Connecticut. Participants who are not currently affiliated with CFJ or any member agency in the statewide network will receive a certificate of completion upon fulfilling all training requirements. This training is also open to individuals from out-of-state or international locations.

The curriculum covers various crucial topics, such as the dynamics of domestic violence, sexual violence, and child abuse. Participants will explore trauma-informed approaches, strength-based safety planning, hope-centered advocacy, and strategies for community collaboration. Key areas of focus include state confidentiality requirements, violence prevention strategies, working effectively with diverse communities, and utilizing local and national resources. Additionally, participants will explore strategies for social change through engaging discussions and interactive group activities.

The September training will start on Tuesday, September 17 and end on Saturday, October 5, 2024 (Eastern Daylight Time). Specific dates/times are below. The next training will be scheduled for January 2025.

Week One
Tuesday, Sept. 17 10:00-3:30pm
Thursday, Sept.19 10:00-3:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 21 10:00-3:30pm

Week Two
Tuesday, Sept. 24 10:00-3:30pm
Thursday, Sept. 26 10:00-3:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 28 10:00-3:30pm

Week Three
Tuesday, Oct. 1 3:00-8:30pm* [NOTE later training time]
Thursday, Oct. 3 10:00-3:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 5 10:00-3:30pm

Contact Information:
For more information about upcoming certification training or to register, please contact Amanda Posila, Director of Prevention & Community Engagement, at or (203) 334-6154 ext. 114.

  • Domestic & Sexual Violence Certification Training (Sept. 2024)
     September 17, 2024 - October 5, 2024
     10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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