Upcoming Training and Events

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

Monday, April 23, 2018
9:00am- 4:00pm

FREE! (must register to attend)
CEU's Pending!

Quinnipiac University School of Law
North Haven, CT

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This exciting, one day symposium will feature national and local experts exploring how domestic violence shapes children’s lives and impacts parenting, with an emphasis on the assets and strengths of families who survive this experience together. It will offer strategies and tools for advocates and helping professionals who wish to increase their capacity to provide growth-based services. By shifting away from a deficit model and embracing lessons learned from resilience research, we can more effectively pave the pathway to prevention where individuals, families, and communities can thrive. The symposium will address:

  • Best Practices for nurturing resilience capacity across the lifespan
  • Promising local, state, and national practice models and resources
  • Participants will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of self-assessment tools and explore their direct practice applications


Casey Keene, MSW, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
Jill Davies, Esq., Greater Hartford Legal Aid

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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.