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Professional Training Opportunities

The Center on Violence Against Women and Children's (VAWCs) Professional Certificate Program has been developed to support agencies who are eager to expand their knowledge of issues surrounding power-based violence and violence against women. 

We are a field leader in providing professional development and customized training to meet the needs of individuals and agencies.


Courses are offered in two formats:

  1. In-person professional development

  2. Online through our Virtual Academy

The program features dynamic courses that incorporate current research, field trends, self-reflection, videos, activities, and more. All courses provide participants with a deeper dive into the issues paramount in the field to encourage trauma informed practice. 

Through the exploration of core content areas such as understanding violence, screening and assessment, diversity, ethical issues, and legal resources with the addition of specialty topics like mental health, substance use, economic empowerment, and others; participants will leave the program feeling empowered to support survivors and offer trauma informed services regardless of their role or previous experience.

Offered courses include: 

  • Understanding Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • Screening, Assessment, and Basic Intervention Skills
  • Legal Responses to VAW
  • VAW in Diverse Populations
  • Ethical Issues and Values in Violence Against Women Work
  • Mental Health and Violence Against Women
  • Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Substance Use and Violence Against Women
  • Economic Empowerment with Survivors
  • Understanding Perpetration of Violence Against Women
  • Violence Against Women in College Population
  • Violence Against Women in Middle & High School Populations
  • Violence Against Women and Technology

Cost:

In Person and Virtual Academy Courses $100-125 per person based on cohort size and number of courses selected.

*Due to COVID-19 Organizations may opt to take the certificate series via webinar at a reduced cost.  To support online learning, discounts are also available for the Virtual Academy. Contact us to learn more.

Click this link to learn more and email us at training@ssw.rutgers.edu. We’re here to answer any questions you may have. 

 

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