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For more than 20 years CCADV has provided affordable, high-quality training to individuals who are committed to strengthening Connecticut’s response to victims of domestic violence. To expand our capacity to present this information, we opened the CCADV Training Institute in 2011. 

The Training Institute is dedicated to assisting people with obtaining the education they need to become valuable members of the domestic violence response and care coordination in Connecticut. Trainings are comprised of basic and advanced workshops to best accommodate the varying degrees of professional experience held by those who serve anyone impacted by domestic violence. We tailor topics to the needs of the audiences whether they are domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, prevention specialists, state agencies, attorneys, community-based service providers or medical professionals. 

When you attend classes at the Training Institute, you’re working with Connecticut's leading experts on domestic violence- people who have cared about and been engaged in these issues for a large part of their lives. With a faculty of over 50 contracted members and staff trainers, trainings are developed to provide attendees the tools to:

  • Increase victim safety and offender accountability
  • Enhance their advocacy skills
  • Collaborate effectively to improve coordination of services to domestic violence victims
  • Learn to meet the diverse needs of victims from underserved populations
  • Be leaders on domestic violence within their communities

The Training Institute recently introduced two specialized tracks. The first is designed to meet the needs of law enforcement and the second will introduce primary concepts in the prevention of intimate partner violence. While the law enforcement track is confined to law enforcement officials, the prevention track is open to anyone interested in stopping intimate partner violence before it occurs. These series are a valuable resource intended to provide specialized information and skills supporting quality advocacy as well as effective prevention measures. 

Continuing education units for Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers are offered for many of the trainings hosted by the Institute.  POST credits are also available for those individuals working in law enforcement.

CCADV publishes an on-line Catalog of Trainings with detailed descriptions of upcoming trainings or you can view a list our upcoming Training Classes for more information.

Additionally, we are able to provide on-site training at your request.  If you are interested, contact our training team at (860) 282-7899 or via email at training@ctcadv.org.