Upcoming Training and Events

Symposium - Embracing an Asset-Based Approach to Supporting Children Exposed to Family Violence

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us for this exciting event! Check out our Resource Library for some of the documents and programs discussed at the symposium.

Many thanks to our presenters Casey Keene of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Jill Davies of Greater Hartford Legal Aid. And thanks to our sponsor:

Check back soon for information on our Fall Symposium!

Science & Community - Family Violence Research & Intervention

This event is sponsored by UCONN School of Medicine CICATS Child Mental Health Core Interest Group and organized by Dr. Damion Grasso, a staff member of the Children's Center on Family Violence.

Friday, May 11, 2018
4:30pm- 6:30pm

FREE! (must register to attend)

J. Timothy's Tavern
143 New Britain Avenue

Plainville, CT

Click here to register!

Each month the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) hosts a science cafe with the Kavli Foundation on a different scientific topic. Our science cafe series aims to engage researchers, professionals, and the broader community in an informal and productive dialogue around an important clinical or public health topic.

Our May Event is organized by Dr. Damion Grasso, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UConn Health, and focuses on children’s exposure to family violence. We will hear brief presentations from invited researchers, providers, advocates, and community members spotlighting cutting-edge research and practice as it pertains to improving prevention and intervention efforts. There will be ample time for informal discussion and networking. This event is FREE and all are invited to attend. Food and beverages will be provided.

For questions, please contact Michlle at Noehren@uchc.edu.

Other Available Trainings

The Center's staff is available to provide training to your organization upon request. Below is a sample of available trainings, but please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like covered as we may be able to accommodate your request. Please use the form on the Contact Us page to request a training. Fees are negotiable.

Trauma Informed Recommendations for Working with Children Exposed to DV

Exposure to domestic violence is a potent traumatic stressor for children, often adversely affecting their physical and emotional health. However, caring adults can help children heal and thrive. This training will help guide children’s advocates in their daily work with mothers and families. These recommendations are drawn from a review of core components of evidence-based therapeutic intervention models for children exposed to domestic violence including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child and Parent Psychotherapy, and the Kid’s Club.

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Exposure to Children

Do you want to improve your capacity to serve children who have experienced trauma in the home?  Tis training will provide an overview of the impact of violence on children and families and how to identify resources and supports for those in need.  Participants will learn to identify different types of domestic violence and the power and control dynamic, how children are exposed and the impact the violence has on them.

Little Children, Big Challenges

Young children face new challenges at every age and stage—that's why it's so important to help them build the skills they need to become resilient. With self-confidence and the ability to express themselves, little ones will be able to handle whatever may come their way…and will just keep getting stronger.  Little Children, Big Challenges, Sesame Workshop’s resilience initiative, aims to help children build self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and emotional tools they need to cope with adversity. Resilient children have the ability not only to overcome difficult situations (such as bullying, divorce, sibling rivalry, and relocation) but also to learn from and be strengthened by challenges throughout their lives.